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News March 25, 2015

Anti-bullying resolution to go before AC2015

By Jessica Brodie. More than a hundred United Methodists have submitted an anti-bullying resolution that will go before lay and clergy members of Annual Conference when they gather in Florence June 7-11.

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Anti-bullying resolution to go before AC2015
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News March 25, 2015

Jesus 101: Middle-school Bible ministry in Upstate

By Jessica Brodie. The smell of cheese puffs and cream-filled cookies fills the fellowship hall at Pisgah United Methodist Church as, one by one, about 60 eighth graders file in. “Hey, Pastor Matt!” a girl calls out as the boys jostle each other, angling for the best spot in the food line. But just like that, the clamor settles down, and the kids take their seats in orderly rows behind tables with Bibles. They’re here for Christian Released Time, a once-a-week middle school elective hosted by Pisgah, and the clock is ticking. It’s time to learn about the Bible.

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Jesus 101: Middle-school Bible ministry in Upstate
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Churches gather for prayer, unity after Charleston man shot by police officer
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3 Comments   Apr 13, 2015

Churches gather for prayer, unity after Charleston man shot by police officer

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodist churches in South Carolina’s Lowcountry are calling for peace, advocacy and prayerful healing after a police shooting left an unarmed Charleston man dead.
Passion
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No Comments   Mar 25, 2015

Passion

By Jessica Brodie. There I was, at the United Methodist Men’s spiritual retreat, surrounded by literally hundreds of men who were committing themselves to Christ, some for the very first time. I saw grown men with tears running down their cheeks, grown men laying on the floor or with their heads in their hands, ashamed that it had taken them this long to make that leap, excited about what was ahead of them. And it blew my mind.