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News November 27, 2017

Wrapped in love: Ministry gives hope for families fighting cancer

By Jessica Brodie. Horrible stuff happens to the most beautiful people. Tom Russell has seen it too many times. “We don’t know why,” he says, recounting the stories: the 16-year-old who came seeking hope and a cure—and died just a month later. The 10-year-old in remission five years from leukemia who was bouncing in a bounce house one day, then rushed to the hospital the next, cancer back with a vengeance.

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Wrapped in love: Ministry gives hope for families fighting cancer
News November 27, 2017

Blessing Boxes: First UMC helps Fairfield County needy

By Jessica Brodie. Again and again, Jane Hinnant felt the tug on her heart. She knew it was God, knew He wanted her to step up and do something to help, but the why-not reasons piled on. “I just kept shoving it back,” said Hinnant, longtime member of First UMC, Winnsboro—but God had other plans.

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Blessing Boxes: First UMC helps Fairfield County needy
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News November 27, 2017

UMC bishops explore three ‘Way Forward’ models for denomination

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodist bishops—including South Carolina’s Bishop Jonathan Holston—are reviewing three possible models for the denomination’s future courtesy of a report from the Commission on a Way Forward stemming from the denomination’s widely differing views on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer issues and the difficulty of addressing 56 pieces of sexuality legislation at the 2016 General Conference.

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UMC bishops explore three ‘Way Forward’ models for denomination
Bishops pray for fellow bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.
Wrapped in love: Ministry gives hope for families fighting cancer
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Wrapped in love: Ministry gives hope for families fighting cancer

By Jessica Brodie. Horrible stuff happens to the most beautiful people. Tom Russell has seen it too many times. “We don’t know why,” he says, recounting the stories: the 16-year-old who came seeking hope and a cure—and died just a month later. The 10-year-old in remission five years from leukemia who was bouncing in a bounce house one day, then rushed to the hospital the next, cancer back with a vengeance.
Overcoming the world
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Overcoming the world

By Jessica Brodie. Three models—one far left, one far right, one smack in the middle. Three starting points for the future of The United Methodist Church. Which path is best? These? Another? None? Only God knows. And He does know.

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