Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Bishop's Corner February 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Giving God room to work

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Dr. Fred Craddock, a former homiletics professor at the Candler School of Theology, shares a remarkable story about seeing a violin on the steps of Cannon Chapel at Emory University.

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News January 29, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

87%: S.C. UMCs achieve best apportionments in a decade

By Jessica Connor. South Carolina United Methodist programs and agencies have more money for ministry thanks to a year-end push in apportionment giving that saw the best numbers since 2003. S.C. United Methodist churches paid 87.02 percent of apportionments for 2012 —almost 3 percent higher than the 84.2 percent they paid in 2011.

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News January 29, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Church, Locks of Love help girl with alopecia

By Jessica Connor. For Tatum Brewer, 10, having alopecia isn’t so bad. Except when it’s July, and all the kids are asking why you’re wearing a hat on the sweltering indoor playground. Except when it’s a sleepover, and all the girls are French braiding their hair and tying satin bows.

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News January 29, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

How can districts be more effective?

By Jessica Connor. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. So how can the S.C. Conference s 12 districts be most effective in helping congregations do that?

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News January 29, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

UM print shop to close

By Jessica Connor. After more than a year doing everything possible to turn itself around, the S.C. Conference’s Print Media Center will be closing its doors.

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Editor's Views January 29, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Now what?

By Jessica Connor. While job security and the overall financial health of the nation seem to be on the upswing, I don’t think anyone expected the S.C. Conference to see its best year in apportionments giving since 2003. After all, the recession nearly crippled many in this state, and economy experts are calling this year’s Christmas shopping season the worst since 2008. Most people expected something on par with last year, if we were lucky.

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News December 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Two by two: St. Andrews Shepherd Ministry reaches out with food, fellowship

By Jessica Connor. It’s a pretty Tuesday morning in Orangeburg, and the willing hands at St. Andrews United Methodist Church are at it again. There, in the sunny, spacious church kitchen, a dozen volunteers are hard at work making salad and garlic bread, doling out desserts into Styrofoam boxes and ladling portions of steaming hot spaghetti into containers for their weekly citywide delivery to more than 65 homebound community members.

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News December 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Motorcyclists help local UMC with signage

By Jessica Connor. A block from the busy Hwy. 28 bypass in Anderson stands a church so concealed in the neighborhood that most people drive by and don’t even notice it’s there. But thanks to new signage donated by a local motorcycle club, that’s not the case anymore.

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