Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

News November 20, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Limitless: South Carolina joins nationwide UMW in new initiative to reach young women

By Jessica Connor. It’s all over the headlines: today’s generation doesn’t like traditional meetings, would rather network through social media and thinks it’s a colossal waste of time to talk about doing something when they can just go out and do it. Now, a new initiative from United Methodist Women is trying to tap into that spirit nationwide, and South Carolina is stepping up to help.

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Editor's Views November 20, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Jesus’s birthday party

By Jessica Connor. Red-faced and sad, I have to confess: This morning I asked my 7-year-old son, “Do you remember why we celebrate Christmas?” and he responded, “Because it’s Santa Claus’s birthday.” With a crash, all my happy notions that I was doing right by him as a Christian parent crumbled to the ground, replaced with shock and disbelief.

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News October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Ready to respond: S.C. Conference begins comprehensive disaster response plan

By Jessica Connor. The storm does not discriminate—it has no understanding who is rich or poor, man or woman, black or white. Destruction occurs. The total upheaval of life occurs. And then we pick up the pieces. With those words, S.C. Conference Disaster Response Coordinator the Rev. George Olive opened a meeting Sept. 26 to help the conference take its first steps toward establishing a comprehensive disaster response plan.

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News October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

South Carolina wins 25 UMAC awards

South Carolina has won more than two dozen writing, photography, video, website and publication awards from the United Methodist Association of Communicators — including 18 awards for the Advocate and its staff.

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News October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Conference email server upgrading to Google

By Jessica Connor. The S.C. Conference is getting an email upgrade that should bring more integration, collaboration and efficiency — and remedy the troubling “lost email messages” problem that had been plaguing many statewide.

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Editor's Views October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

My election prayer

By Jessica Connor. Prayer is a powerful, powerful thing. We pray for safety, for health, for strength, for comfort. On prayer lists and church bulletins, in worship and in small groups, we pray for a friend diagnosed with cancer or an acquaintance recently widowed.

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Bishop's Corner October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

A faithful diet

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Have you ever received words of inspiration from a family member, mentor, teacher or someone you value?

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Bishop's Corner September 24, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

A fresh start

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. There is nothing more spectacular than something new. It signals to all something fresh, original or different than before: new clothes, new school year, new teachers, new outlook, a new start.

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