Better Together

Better Together

On July 22, a number of United Methodist clergy and laity gathered in Tucson for the Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding asylee temporary housing. Containment. Detention. Call it what you like. I use those terms because the topic of the meeting was...

Peace with Justice Funds – Making Ministry Happen

Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice On a recent Saturday the Conference Board of Church and Society, Kent Olson, chair, met for a Saturday retreat of visioning justice ministry in our Conference. While there were many topics of innovative discussion...
2019AC Offering: Homeless/Hungry Youth & Young Adults

2019AC Offering: Homeless/Hungry Youth & Young Adults

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice 36% of all college students are homeless. Approximately 58,000 nationwide. 46% of all community college students are homeless. Arizona data states there are more than 29,500 homeless children and youth in our...
2019AC Offering: Huachuca UMC Fire Relief

2019AC Offering: Huachuca UMC Fire Relief

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice October 18, 2018: first responders arrive at the Huachuca United Methodist Church in Huachuca City. The majority of the church is destroyed by a massive fire. Investigators determine the cause is arson. Later...
2019AC Offering: U.S. Disaster Relief Response

2019AC Offering: U.S. Disaster Relief Response

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As United Methodists, one of the things we can be most proud of is our nation-wide church support of UMCOR – the United Methodist Committee on Relief. UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The...
2019AC Offering: Asylum Seekers Relief Effort

2019AC Offering: Asylum Seekers Relief Effort

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice “ICE (U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement) is dropping off 140 people sometime today… ICE is dropping off 90 today… Rumor has it there are another 100 at the bus station… Bus station no longer...

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