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News May 22, 2017

Thanks to Orangeburg District, Ghana tech center complete

By Jessica Brodie. Rural churches in the heart of South Carolina responded in Christian love to rural brothers and sisters half a world away, and their generosity has made possible a technology center and library that could transform a nation and its people forever.

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Thanks to Orangeburg District, Ghana tech center complete
Photo by Geoff Coston. Eighty-four of the Orangeburg District’s 93 churches contributed to the tech center and library, congregational specialist the Rev. Jim Arant said.
News May 22, 2017

UMC to gather for 2019 special session of General Conference on human sexuality

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodists from around the world will gather for a special called session of General Conference in 2019 to address issues surrounding the church divide over human sexuality. Sixteen South Carolina delegates will represent this annual conference at the special session, set for Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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UMC to gather for 2019 special session of General Conference on human sexuality
Photo by Matt Brodie. SC delegates to General Conference 2016 gather for prayer during business. With a 428-405 vote, GC2016 authorized the Council of Bishops to defer all 56 petitions on human sexuality and refer the entire subject to the Commission on a Way Forward to develop a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph in the UMC Book of Discipline regarding human sexuality. The COB has called a special session of General Conference for February 2019 to act on that commission’s recommendations.
Ready, set, go: UMCSC gears up for Greenville-based AC2017
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Ready, set, go: UMCSC gears up for Greenville-based AC2017

By Jessica Brodie. The countdown is on for Annual Conference 2017 as hundreds of South Carolina United Methodists get ready for a gathering in a new location with a wealth of new offerings.
God does miracles … even this
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God does miracles … even this

By Jessica Brodie. God can do all things. He made the universe. He made the world. He made us all. He has a plan, and He always works all things to His good purpose. And that is why—even amid arguments and worries and legal disputes and other ways we simple, non-divine human beings attempt to solve problems—I am resting calmly, safely and securely in the faith that God is with us all and will see us through everything.

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