Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Editor's Views May 24, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Opening our eyes to the plight of children

By Jessica Connor. Recently, I had the opportunity to tour several childcare centers in some of the poorer areas of the Midlands. It was a way to educate me about children living in poverty right here in South Carolina. Some of them were not too many miles from where I live with my own children.

Read More
News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Prayer warriors: For 27 years, group lifts up Rural Mission to the Lord

By Jessica Connor. They make their circle in the brightly lit room, folding chairs crunched close together and well-worn Bibles resting on their laps. For hours every Tuesday, starting around 11 a.m. and lasting well into the afternoon, the Rural Mission Prayer Warriors join hands to pray, sing and read Scripture, all for the glory of God.

Read More
News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Fighting hunger, S.C. style

By Jessica Connor. From spring hat luncheons to Pennies from Heaven buckets, United Methodist churches across South Carolina are getting creative as they raise funds to fight hunger.

Read More
News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Lake Junaluska: 100 years of Godly transformation

By Jessica Connor. A hundred years ago, the majestic sweep of mountain valley didn’t boast acre upon acre of manicured landscaping and cheerful buildings. There were no hotels built yet, and the lake wasn’t even filled with water.

Read More
News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Blankets of Hope: Bethlehem UMC reaches out to the suffering through prayer-filled comfort ministry

By Brady Hammond. It has been an unusually rough day, the rain is beating against your windows relentlessly and you just want to curl up with your favorite blanket and forget the world. Sometimes nothing can brighten your mood like the comfort of that old familiar quilt. But for the ladies of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Johnston, blankets have come to carry far more meaning than merely comfort.

Read More
News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

National UMM to gather in Nashville

By Jessica Connor. With an aim to turn themselves “inside out” for God, thousands of men from across the nation will head to Nashville this summer for the 11th national gathering of United Methodist Men.

Read More

Contact Us

Advocate, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 | 803-786-9486 | advocate@umcsc.org

Social Media