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News October 25, 2010 posted by brutledge@fastpivot.com

The time is now: Apportionments at 50 percent as final crunch looms

By Jessica Connor. It’s crunch time. That’s the word from Tony Prestipino, treasurer of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church. As of Sept. 30, apportionment payments averaged 50.4 percent conference-wide, with some districts as high as 67 percent (Columbia) and others as low as 37.9 percent (Florence).

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News October 25, 2010 posted by brutledge@fastpivot.com

New translation reaches out through common English

By Jessica Connor. Getting new believers to come to a contemporary worship service with modern praise music and a hip young pastor who uses video and everyday speech in driving home the message? Check. Getting new believers to pick up a Bible filled with antiquated, formal language so they, too, can know the word of God? Not so easy.

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Editor's Views October 25, 2010 posted by brutledge@fastpivot.com

Faith and a zip line

By Jessica Connor. I’ve never quite considered myself an extreme-sports junkie. Adventurous? Sure – I’ll hop on a roller coaster any day. The kind of person who’ll bungee jump or parachute out of a perfectly good airplane? Not likely.

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