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News June 10, 2018 posted by

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
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News June 10, 2018 posted by

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
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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
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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
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News May 25, 2018 posted by

S.C. to re-vote on gender justice amendment

Because of an error made in the text of the amendment, lay and full clergy members of Annual Conference will get the chance to re-vote on The United Methodist Church’s gender justice constitutional amendment when they gather June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center. By Jessica Brodie.

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S.C. to re-vote on gender justice amendment
Tellers count votes on the constitutional ballots at Annual Conference 2017. Because of an error in the text of Amendment I, lay and full clergy members of Annual Conference will get the chance to revote on the gender justice constitutional amendment when they gather June 3-6. Photo by Allison Trussell.

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