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Wings: a faithletter for United Methodists and those who care about them

In Memoriam
Jo D'Archangelis
July 1, 1940 - August 6, 2012

photograph of Jo D'ArchangelisJo lived with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She held a B.A. in English, a master's in English, and another in philosophy. A member of Fallbrook United Methodist Church in California, she served as treasurer and on the worship committee. She began publishing Wings after attending a retreat sponsored by the California-Pacific Annual Conference, for which she has been honored as Laywoman Of The Year.

Wings was a pioneer effort, an unofficial quarterly newsletter for United Methodists with disabling conditions as well as all persons who are interested in issues of disability and accessibility in the church. It was founded and edited by Jo D'Archangelis, who referred to Wings as a "faithletter." In addition to news, each issue contained Jo's observations in "From Where I Sit," as well as other commentary, poetry, theological reflections, and some artwork. Of Wings, Jo wrote "I am grateful to God and to those family members, friends, personal care assistants, church family and friends, and Wings supporters who have enabled me to get to this point in my life journey and in my faith journey. Both those journeys have been—and at times continue to be—difficult and frustrating, but they have always been grace-filled."

Jo was a member of the United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities, and we are pleased to provide an archive of the available issues of Wings. The issues are in Adobe PDF format, with some also in Microsoft Word or plain text, without graphics, optimized for screen readers.


August 2012 Volume 23, Issue 1, Number 89 PDF
Spring 2012 Volume 22, Issue 4, Number 88 PDF Word
Winter 2012 Volume 22, Issue 3, Number 87 PDF Word

Fall 2011 Volume 22, Issue 2, Number 86 PDF Word
Summer 2011 Volume 22, Issue 1, Number 85 PDF Word
Spring 2011 Volume 21, Issue 4, Number 84 PDF Word
Winter 2011 Volume 21, Issue 3, Number 83 PDF Word

Fall 2010 Volume 21, Issue 2, Number 82 PDF Word
Summer 2010 Volume 21, Issue 1, Number 81 PDF Word
Spring 2010 Volume 20, Issue 4, Number 80 PDF Word
Winter 2010 Volume 20, Issue 3, Number 79 PDF Word

Fall 2009 Volume 20, Issue 2, Number 78 PDF Word
Summer 2009 Volume 20, Issue 1, Number 77 PDF Word
Spring 2009 Volume 19, Issue 4, Number 76 PDF Text
Winter 2009 Volume 19, Issue 3, Number 75 PDF Text

Fall 2008 Volume 19, Issue 2, Number 74 PDF Text
Summer 2008 Volume 19, Issue 1, Number 73 PDF Word
Spring 2008 Volume 18, Issue 4, Number 72 PDF Word
Winter 2008 Volume 18, Issue 3, Number 71 PDF Text

Fall 2007 Volume 18, Issue 2, Number 70 PDF Word
Summer 2007 Volume 18, Issue 1, Number 69 PDF Word
Spring 2007 Volume 17, Issue 4, Number 68 PDF Word
Winter 2007 Volume 17, Issue 3, Number 67 PDF Word

Fall 2006 Volume 17, Issue 2, Number 66 PDF Text
Summer 2006 Volume 17, Issue 1, Number 65 PDF Text
Spring 2006 Volume 16, Issue 4, Number 64 PDF Text
Winter 2006 Volume 16, Issue 3, Number 63 PDF Text

Fall 2005 Volume 16, Issue 2, Number 62 PDF Text
Summer 2005 Volume 16, Issue 1, Number 61 PDF Text
Spring 2005 Volume 15, Issue 4, Number 60 PDF Text
Winter 2005 Volume 15, Issue 3, Number 59 PDF Text

Fall 2004 Volume 15, Issue 2, Number 58 PDF Text
Summer 2004 Volume 15, Issue 1, Number 57 PDF Text
Spring 2004 Volume 14, Issue 4, Number 56 PDF Text
Winter 2004 Volume 14, Issue 3, Number 55 PDF Text

Fall 2003 Volume 14, Issue 2, Number 54 PDF Text
Summer 2003 Volume 14, Issue 1, Number 53 PDF Text
Spring 2003 Volume 13, Issue 4, Number 52 PDF Text
Winter 2003 Volume 13, Issue 3, Number 51 PDF Text

Fall 2002 Volume 13, Issue 2, Number 50 PDF Text
Summer 2002 Volume 13, Issue 1, Number 49 PDF Text
Spring 2002 Volume 12, Issue 4, Number 48 PDF Text
Winter 2002 Volume 12, Issue 3, Number 47 PDF Text

Fall 2001 Volume 12, Issue 2, Number 46 PDF Text
Summer 2001 Volume 12, Issue 1, Number 45 PDF Text
Spring 2001 Volume 11, Issue 4, Number 44 PDF Text
Winter 2001 Volume 11, Issue 3, Number 43 PDF Text

Fall 2000 Volume 11, Issue 2, Number 42 PDF Text
Summer 2000 Volume 11, Issue 1, Number 41 PDF Text
Spring 2000 Volume 10, Issue 4, Number 40 PDF Text
Winter 2000 Volume 10, Issue 3, Number 39 PDF

Fall 1999 Volume 10, Issue 2, Number 38 PDF
Summer 1999 Volume 10, Issue 1, Number 37 PDF
Spring 1999 Volume 9, Issue 4, Number 36 PDF
Winter 1999 Volume 9, Issue 3, Number 35 PDF

Fall 1998 Volume 9, Issue 2, Number 34 PDF
Summer 1998 Volume 9, Issue 1, Number 33 PDF
Spring 1998 Volume 8, Issue 4, Number 32 PDF
Winter 1998 Volume 8, Issue 3, Number 31 PDF

Fall 1997 Volume 8, Issue 2, Number 30 PDF
Summer 1997 Volume 8, Issue 1, Number 29 PDF
Spring 1997 Volume 7, Issue 4, Number 28 PDF
Winter 1997 Volume 7, Issue 3, Number 27 PDF

Fall 1996 Volume 7, Issue 2, Number 26 PDF
Summer 1996 Volume 7, Issue 1, Number 25 PDF
Spring 1996 Volume 6, Issue 4, Number 24 PDF
Winter 1996 Volume 6, Issue 3, Number 23 PDF

series of photos of ministers with disabilties