Alcohol & Other Addictions

Let’s Be the Church that Models Human Dignity

Growing up in North Carolina and south Georgia, one of our family pastimes was watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. Sitting in my grandfather’s lap, I heard endless stories about great players whom he respected because they were giving back to the community. Football games were gathering... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on January 30, 2015

Why I switched to CVS

I recently switched pharmacies. I decided to cast my lot with CVS – despite my upbringing. You see, my grandmom, Mimi, was a Walgreens shopper from way back. I have many fond memories of going there as child. “Need to stop at Walgreens” often meant, “Clayton&rsquo... read more»

Posted by The Rev. Clayton Childers on August 15, 2014

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

This is not the time to think we’ve solved the problem

We are in a period, unfortunately, of great apathy about alcohol. Pamela Erickson Pamela Erickson, United Methodist from the Desert Southwest and President/CEO of Public Action Management, PLC, was the featured speaker for the August 21 national call on addictions. Pamela raised concern over the growing apathy towards alcohol consumption... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on August 28, 2012

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012

3 Justice-Related Things You Can Do While Watching Super Bowl XLVI

Whether you're watching for the commercials or excited to see which team is crowned the next world champion of the National Football League, millions of people around the world will watch Super Bowl XLVI taking place in Indianapolis this Sunday. Here are 3 justice issues to lift up during Super... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 03, 2012