Category Archives: Global AIDS Fund

Four Little Girls

Every year, since 2012, I have posted this piece I wrote.  In light of today’s racial unrest, particularly from the campaign trail, we need to hear these words more today than  ever. By Vince Gonzales, September, 2012   Four little … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Easter, 2016

I saved this for after Easter Sunday. So often, after the anthems are finished, our special meals are cleared off the tables and our friends, family and guests have returned from whence they came, we put our Easter-spirit away like … Continue reading

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On being a clergy spouse.

With the increasing role of male clergy spouses across many denominations, our roles have not been clearly defined.  I remember asking people I trusted who have been clergy wives for advice on how to fill the role of a good … Continue reading

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There is a Balm in Gilead

I am heartbroken by the events this week at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. For too long, we have seen incidents which have inflamed our communities of color. Police shootings in Ferguson, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Salinas, and Dallas … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Rev. Ted Dotts.

Today, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, where I hold my full-membership, there will be a memorial service. It is a memorial service I long to attend but will not be able to do so. It is only 5 hours … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day revisited

Below is the posting I wrote last year.  Unfortunately, nothing much has changed.  In 2004, when our Council of Bishops, through the General Conference that year, agreed to raise funds for the Global AIDS Fund equal to $1.00 per United … Continue reading

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