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News December 15, 2017

Church spreads Christmas cheer to storm victims

By Jessica Brodie. Imagine losing almost everything and having to start over with just the essentials. Now imagine it’s Christmas, and the cheerful tree and festive decorations are absent, lost to mold and muck and other flood-related devastation. For hundreds of South Carolina hurricane and flood victims, that’s exactly what happened. Members of Macedonia United Methodist Church, Mullins, saw this firsthand, and this Christmas, they decided to pitch in and help make their neighbors’ holiday season a bit brighter by donating Christmas trees, garland, ornaments and other decorations.

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Church spreads Christmas cheer to storm victims
Volunteers stand with one of the pickup truck loads of Christmas decorations donated by Macedonia UMC and other area churches to flood and hurricane victims in Nichols, Sellers and elsewhere in Marion County.
News December 15, 2017

United Methodists among those calling for legal protection for immigrant youth in S.C., U.S. as DACA end nears

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodists were among the people of faith and other advocates who rallied in protest and prayer recently over the thousands of young adults slated to lose their legal status and face deportation because the Trump administration is ending a government policy to protect them.

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United Methodists among those calling for legal protection for immigrant youth in S.C., U.S. as DACA end nears
Photo by Crush Rush. People rally in Columbia for those affected by DACA.
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
Church spreads Christmas cheer to storm victims
Volunteers stand with one of the pickup truck loads of Christmas decorations donated by Macedonia UMC and other area churches to flood and hurricane victims in Nichols, Sellers and elsewhere in Marion County.
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Church spreads Christmas cheer to storm victims

By Jessica Brodie. Imagine losing almost everything and having to start over with just the essentials. Now imagine it’s Christmas, and the cheerful tree and festive decorations are absent, lost to mold and muck and other flood-related devastation. For hundreds of South Carolina hurricane and flood victims, that’s exactly what happened. Members of Macedonia United Methodist Church, Mullins, saw this firsthand, and this Christmas, they decided to pitch in and help make their neighbors’ holiday season a bit brighter by donating Christmas trees, garland, ornaments and other decorations.
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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