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News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC2018 passes three new resolutions

By Jessica Brodie. In just more than an hour on Day 4 of Annual Conference, the body debated, amended and passed three of its four resolutions and referred the fourth to the General Conference Delegation for 2019.

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AC2018 passes three new resolutions
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC passes five changes to standing rules

By Jessica Brodie. Annual Conference kicked off early Monday with several new changes approved by the body to the conference’s standing rules, including a change on voting for resolutions from the last day to the second full day and a change to help simplify voting and ensure there will be no situations where a “no” petition vote means “yes” (and vice versa).

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AC passes five changes to standing rules
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

South Carolina re-votes on Amendment I

By Jessica Brodie. South Carolina United Methodists got the chance to re-vote June 5 on Constitutional Amendment I, one of five approved by the 2016 General Conference but that had to be ratified by annual conferences before inclusion in the Discipline.

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South Carolina re-votes on Amendment I
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

Mission and health: AC embraces abundant life with hula hoops, health kit packing, more

By Jessica Brodie. Tuesday at Annual Conference celebrated the many ways South Carolina United Methodists engage in missions and global health. From packing health kits to lifting up global and in-state mission work to taking on a world hula-hoop record, it was all designed to celebrate how the Annual Conference works together for healthy bodies, healthy homes and healthy communities.

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Mission and health: AC embraces abundant life with hula hoops, health kit packing, more
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC2018 Bible study focuses on ‘spiritual checklist’ before mission trips

By Allison Trussell. Before you go on a trip, you have a checklist. Did you pack enough clothes? Toothbrush and toothpaste? Similarly, before you go on a mission trip, you need to do a spiritual check, said Dr. Herbert Marbury, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Bible study leader for this year’s annual conference.

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AC2018 Bible study focuses on ‘spiritual checklist’ before mission trips
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

Nelson preaches on lessons from Luke at Laity-Clergy Luncheon

By Jessica Brodie. Bringing a message on pouring out our precious gifts for our master like the sinful woman did with her perfume in the Gospel of Luke, the Rev. Angela Ford Nelson spoke to a crowded room at the Lay Servant Ministries’ Laity-Clergy Partnership Luncheon Tuesday, June 5, at Annual Conference.

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Nelson preaches on lessons from Luke at Laity-Clergy  Luncheon
News June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC2018 closes churches, changes charge lines

By Allison Trussell. The mood of Annual Conference turned somber during the last morning session as the Rev. Cathy Jamieson, Columbia District superintendent, led delegates through the final resolutions of church closures.

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Editor's Views June 10, 2018 posted by Jessica Brodie

Our Methodist family

Editor Jessica Brodie on how—when we take a step away from our own clique, our own church, our own circle of friends and family, and we begin to look around at others who are also Christian—we realize our family is nothing like us at all on the surface except where it counts: in matters of faith.

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Our Methodist family

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