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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    Lament for Ukraine

    April 5, 2022 / By Melanie Simmons

    “Like stampeding buffaloes, tanks roll in a path of destruction; roads are paved with destroyed vehicles and ruin. Bombs fly like diving birds of prey, destroying homes; rubble is strewn across the city. Striking like lightning, drones shoot missiles into communities; children cry out in fright as their homes are destroyed – who shall comfort them? Streams of refugees flee on broken roads; where are the hungry to find food, or the sick to find care?”

    This is just a small caption of an eloquent lament written by Melanie Simmons, pastor at Georgetown UMC and South Otselic UMC.

    Click here to read the beautiful two-page lament.

    TAGGED / Connectional Ministries

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."