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News July 24, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Weekly breakfast ministry helps Greenville homeless

By Jessica Brodie. For the past two years, rain or shine and even on holidays, Triune Mercy Center has hosted a free breakfast for the homeless, a ministry organized by Bethel United Methodist Church, Simpsonville. Bethel, with help from a handful of other local churches, offers the weekly breakfast for anyone in need, no questions asked.

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Weekly breakfast ministry helps Greenville homeless
News July 24, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Me to We: New quilt project to craft tangible symbol of connectionalism

By Jessica Brodie. Imagine a large quilt filled with the prayers and spirit of every major United Methodist ministry effort in every district in South Carolina—a tangible reminder of the way all work together for the good of the Kingdom. That is the vision of Cynthia Williams, former convener for Connectional Ministries…

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Me to We: New quilt project to craft tangible symbol of connectionalism
News July 24, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Grace joins efforts to end homelessness

By Caroline Dennis. This year in America, more than 2.5 million children and their parents will experience homelessness. Family Promise and Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta, are doing something about this problem.

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News July 24, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Equal Justice Initiative encourages UMCSC to use its website, resources

By Rena Smith. In light of the recent passing of the “Healing the Legacy of Lynching” resolution during South Carolina’s Annual Conference 2017, the Equal Justice Initiative is encouraging South Carolina United Methodists to utilize its interactive website, EJI.org, to confront the legacy of racial terror.

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Editor's Views July 24, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Quiet nudging

God doesn’t meow like my cat. But He’s still nudging us daily—all day long. A reflection by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Quiet nudging
News June 12, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Standing rules change at AC means end to late resolutions

By Jessica Brodie. Changes to the Annual Conference’s standing rules have done away with the ability for late resolutions to be submitted on the conference floor, though this (or any) standing rule can be suspended with a two-thirds vote at Annual Conference.

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Standing rules change at AC means end to late resolutions
News June 12, 2017 posted by Jessica Brodie

Entangled and connected: Louisiana bishop preaches ordination service on importance of faith community

By Jessica Brodie. Lifting up the majestic and transformative beauty of the redwood tree, which starts out from a seed tinier than a tomato’s and grows into a massive and hardy testament to life, Louisiana Resident Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey preached an ordination service Monday at Annual Conference that ordained or commissioned 26 clergy.

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Entangled and connected: Louisiana bishop preaches ordination service on importance of faith community

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