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TIME DOESN’T HEAL SEXUAL ASSAULT IF VICTIMS ARE SILENCED


How churches can help victims decades after assault.    

Christianity Today is a conservative evangelical publication founded by Billy Graham. Please remember males are victims of sexual assault, too, as we are public witnesses to cases of assault in the Roman Catholic Church. This is CT's response to the recent dialogue on sexual assault. Please do read the article and give some thoughtful consideration of its content. I n Christ, Pastor Brenda

PASTOR BRENDA IN THE NEWS LETTER JOURNAL

Newcastle, WY

Abby Gray

NLJ Correspondent


Sitting at the Railroad Park preparing for a meet and greet during the farmers market, with a smile on her face and her trusty sidekick Georgia, her standard poodle, at her side was the new pastor of First United Methodist Church in Newcastle. 

FUMC IN THE NEWS LETTER JOURNAL 10.18.18 FRONT PAGE

Tilly shivered under her tiny, fleece leopard skin coat as she waited for her turn to receive the blessing from First United Methodist Pastor Brenda Torrie.

'Market Night' emerges as one of the 'best Holy Spirit surprises' in Newcastle, WY

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Brenda Torrie
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Newcastle, Wyoming

At a church meeting, the United Methodist Women's president wondered aloud if she might want to be involved in the newly revived Thursday Night Market Night where folks would bring their produce and their wares to sell to their neighbors. It was being held at Railroad Park, around the corner from the church, beginning mid-July to mid-September from 5 to 7 p.m. The church decided they would include in the mix some hearty doses of God’s honest-to-goodness hospitality.

It was Brenda Torrie's first summer as pastor at First UMC in Newcastle. Enthusiastically, she threw herself in to be a part of the hospitality team exiting the church building to mingle with her neighbors. Next thing she knew, they had hospitality bags for adults, chock-a-block full of bookmarks with inspiring scriptural verses, postcard invitations to our soon-to-be-launched Messy Church, and other information about our church happenings. They had bags for the kids, too, which also included the Messy Church invitations and little trinkets and Bible verse games.


 

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