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News October 24, 2017

Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston challenges UMC to get moving

By Jessica Brodie. Armed with a hula hoop and a commitment to fitness, South Carolina’s bishop is calling on United Methodists across the nation to join him in the denomination’s Abundant Health Initiative. To kick off Hulapalooza, Holston and the other South Carolina United Methodist leaders donned hoops and showed off their skills in a video. Now, they are encouraging United Methodist churches and individuals to join them and make their own hula-hooping (or other fitness) video, then mark it with the hashtag #getmovingumcsc and post it on social media.

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Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston challenges UMC to get moving
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News October 24, 2017

Side by side, couple in 80s crafts quilts for children in need

By Jessica Brodie. One elderly United Methodist couple is using their golden years to give back and do rather than sit back and receive. Ken and Joanne Lehman, longtime members of Ebenezer UMC, are in their 80s and are experiencing health difficulties. But over the past 15 years, they have pushed those cares aside and made nearly 1,600 quilts for children in need at Greenville’s A Child’s Haven.

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Side by side, couple in 80s crafts quilts for children in need
Photos by Jessica Brodie
Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston challenges UMC to get moving
Photo by Jessica Brodie
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Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston challenges UMC to get moving

By Jessica Brodie. Armed with a hula hoop and a commitment to fitness, South Carolina’s bishop is calling on United Methodists across the nation to join him in the denomination’s Abundant Health Initiative. To kick off Hulapalooza, Holston and the other South Carolina United Methodist leaders donned hoops and showed off their skills in a video. Now, they are encouraging United Methodist churches and individuals to join them and make their own hula-hooping (or other fitness) video, then mark it with the hashtag #getmovingumcsc and post it on social media.
Faith lessons from a bike ride
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Faith lessons from a bike ride

By Jessica Brodie. There I was, zipping through the forest on two wheels and a metal frame, knuckles clenched tight, helmet rattling, knees pumping furiously and a crazed grin on my face. That’s right—for the first time in who-knows-how-many years, I got back on the proverbial bike. Oh, the lessons I learned.

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