Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

News July 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Giving the gift of hope

By Valarie Flowers. One Charleston first grader is living out the message of hope and love demonstrated by the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Editor's Views June 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Feeling the love

By Jessica Connor. There I was, standing in the Pee Dee Room Sunday afternoon at Annual Conference, surrounded by a sea of Advocate supporters, all talking excitedly and sharing stories. It was the Advocate’s celebration reception, the afternoon when our board of trustees marked 175 years of newspaper ministry with an Advocate birthday party, complete with cake and plenty of friends. What a beautiful thing!

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News June 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Bishops, other business on slate for Jurisdictional 2012

By Jessica Connor. Thirty-six delegates from across South Carolina will join counterparts from 14 other annual conferences for the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, set for July 18-20 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Western North Carolina.

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News June 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

50 years of rebuilding lives: Alston Wilkes Society

By Jessica Connor. John Smith knows more than his share about bad decisions. More than a decade ago, Smith (not his real name) was a law enforcement officer and had just gotten out of the military. “But I made a wrong choice,”  he said, winding up in prison on a drug charge.

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News June 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

New life for an old space

By Jessica Connor. A smooth slick of dust once coated the tables, chairs and shelves on the bottom floor of the church’s education building. Books lay open, pens marking the very pages that had last been read six, seven, maybe 10 years prior. Colorful lessons were gray with disuse, all activity frozen in time.

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Views May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Plan UMC: Rookies, Restructuring and Reflections

By the Rev. Richard Reams. In a time when our denomination seems more fractured and partisan than ever, the last thing that is needed is some type of polemical article about how things should have gone, or who is to blame for what did/didn t occur, or what could have happened if people listened to me.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Advocate turns 175

By Michael C. Wolfe. This year is the 175th anniversary of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. Since its very first edition, June 24, 1837, the paper has tried also to live in the world but not of the world. It has been a difficult task.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. at General Conference

By Jessica Connor. TAMPA, Fla.—In an 11-day whirlwind of sunup-to-sundown work, nearly 1,000 delegates from across the globe descended upon the Tampa Convention Center for General Conference, the quadrennial legislative gathering that is the voice of The United Methodist Church.

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