Recent Posts

News March 1, 2019

Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women

From its nascent beginnings from eight women gathered in a cozy church room to what it is today—a mission organization comprising 800,000 members around the world—United Methodist Women are celebrating 150 years strong this month. Jessica Brodie has the story.

Read More
Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women from South Carolina have some fun during Leadership Development Days in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this winter.
News March 1, 2019

GC2019 passes Traditional Plan, maintains ‘incompatible’ language

Culminating a day of tears, frustration, peaceful protests and impassioned debate, General Conference delegates have passed an amended Traditional Plan for the denomination. The Traditional Plan affirms the current language in the United Methodist Book of Discipline, which states, “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” (Para. 304.3). Jessica Brodie has the story for the Advocate.

Read More
GC2019 passes Traditional Plan, maintains ‘incompatible’ language
Delegates comfort one another after an impassioned speech. Photo by Matt Brodie.
News March 1, 2019

Church sows seeds of love producing food for those in need

One pastor has taken up the call to feed the hungry through missions. The Rev. Darrell McNeill, of Spartanburg Urban Mission, has been involved with feeding programs since 2015. Now, thanks to a significant grant from the South Carolina Association for Community and Economic Development, they are partnering with Foodshare. Laura Camby McCaskill has the story.

Read More
Church sows seeds of love producing food for those in need
Tonja Smith (left), executive director of Spartanburg Urban Mission CDC, with Ms. Wanda, a Foodshare customer. 
Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women from South Carolina have some fun during Leadership Development Days in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this winter.
No Comments   Mar 1, 2019

Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women

From its nascent beginnings from eight women gathered in a cozy church room to what it is today—a mission organization comprising 800,000 members around the world—United Methodist Women are celebrating 150 years strong this month. Jessica Brodie has the story.
No one wins
1 Comment   Mar 1, 2019

No one wins

Editor Jessica Brodie on how—despite how many are hearing rejection in the aftermath of General Conference—we should all work to send a different message and narrative: one of God’s love and unity.

Contact Us

Advocate, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 | 803-786-9486 | advocate@umcsc.org

Social Media