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Pastor of Newtown UMC writes of ‘new normal’ after massacre

By Mel Kawakami One month ago, a young gunman walked into the Sandy Hook Elementary School just down the street from Newtown United Methodist Church and killed 20 precious children and six brave adults. It has been a long and difficult 30 days here in Sandy Hook, and we are just beginning to find our way […]

Time of mourning at Newtown UMC

By Arthur McClanahan… It was supposed to be Christmas Pageant Sunday at Newtown United Methodist Church. The joy candle was to be lit on the Advent wreath. Christmas caroling was to take place after the second service. Instead, it was a time to weep, a time to mourn. Two 7-year-olds from the congregation were among the […]