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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 […]

Newtown UMC becomes help center after school shootings nearby

By United Methodist News Service, … Members of Newtown United Methodist Church in Sandy Hook, Conn., are “still holding our breath” to learn the full impact of the Dec. 14 shooting at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School, said the Rev. Mel Kawakami, the church’s senior pastor. “We’re trying to keep our lines open,” he said. […]