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News July 27, 2015

Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives

By Jessica Brodie. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that is entirely curable and preventable with the right resources. Now, South Carolina is stepping up to help these children in a mighty way, with Bishop Jonathan Holston committing the conference to raising $1 million over the next year for The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative.

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Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives
Photo by Matt Brodie. Six-year-old Olive, above, member of Wesley UMC, Hartsville, has already raised $4,000 through the Imagine No Malaria mission project she spearheads. Her work has inspired the Hartsville District to raise more than $12,000 for the cause.
News July 27, 2015

Hands in prayer, not fists

By Jessica Brodie. Wave after wave, South Carolina has weathered an ocean of grief, racial turmoil and strife over the past month. But now, as the waters settle and life returns to a relative normal, United Methodist leaders are praising God for the spirit of Christian unity and love that kept this state with hands clasped in prayer instead of clenched in fists.

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Hands in prayer, not fists
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News July 27, 2015

United Methodist clergy couples navigate balance between church, home

By Porsche Barton. Pastors shoulder a vast amount of responsibilities in leading a church, from preaching the word of God to counseling and handling the overall administration and oversight of a congregation. Some rely on help from a husband or wife who can handle the demands of a household or the role of “pastor’s spouse” in church life. But for single pastors or clergy couples, there is often no one to take the reins in these areas.

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United Methodist clergy couples navigate balance between church, home
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Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives
Photo by Matt Brodie. Six-year-old Olive, above, member of Wesley UMC, Hartsville, has already raised $4,000 through the Imagine No Malaria mission project she spearheads. Her work has inspired the Hartsville District to raise more than $12,000 for the cause.
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Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives

By Jessica Brodie. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that is entirely curable and preventable with the right resources. Now, South Carolina is stepping up to help these children in a mighty way, with Bishop Jonathan Holston committing the conference to raising $1 million over the next year for The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative.
A commandment to care
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A commandment to care

By Jessica Brodie. Since our last edition, it’s been a whirlwind for people of faith in South Carolina, from the shooting of nine people during Bible study at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, to sweeping landmark Supreme Court cases legalizing gay marriage and upholding the Affordable Care Act, to the removal of a painful symbol of racism (or Southern pride) from the South Carolina State House grounds.