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News May 26, 2015

The Graying of the UMCSC

By Jessica Brodie and the Rev. Ken Nelson. South Carolina clergy are getting older—so much so that church leaders are starting to worry that if trends keep up, there might not be enough younger clergy to fill their shoes.

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The Graying of the UMCSC
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News May 26, 2015

AC2015

By Jessica Brodie. With a passion for “Becoming Disciples God Can Use,” United Methodist clergy and laity are gearing up for an Annual Conference this month that includes a massive Stop Hunger Now meal-packing, election of delegates to General and Jurisdictional conferences, resolutions on highly controversial issues and more.

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AC2015
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News May 26, 2015

Stopping hunger, Carolina style

By Jessica Brodie. Organizers are shifting into high gear as they seek remaining money and volunteers for this month’s Stop Hunger Now meal-packing. As of the Advocate’s press time, the conference has raised more than a third of what is needed—$30,417 of the $86,000 needed to pack the meals—and still has plenty of space left for volunteers who want to help.

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Stopping hunger, Carolina style
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The Graying of the UMCSC
Photo by Jessica Brodie
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The Graying of the UMCSC

By Jessica Brodie and the Rev. Ken Nelson. South Carolina clergy are getting older—so much so that church leaders are starting to worry that if trends keep up, there might not be enough younger clergy to fill their shoes.
Not my will, but thine
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Not my will, but thine

By Jessica Brodie. News broke as we prepared to go to press on the Advocate this month that an economist has a grave warning for The United Methodist Church: the denomination is in crisis, and if we don’t turn things around soon, we’re in big trouble.