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News January 31, 2019

Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

One Upstate church is hoping to heed Jesus’s call to visit people in prison through weekly, intentional and specific prayer during the season of Lent, and its pastor is urging other churches across the UMC to join them. Through a project called “Visit Prison with Your Prayers,” St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, plans to pray each week for a number of prisoners living in South Carolina correctional facilities.

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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent
Above are several men from St. Mark UMC, Seneca, and elsewhere who participated in a prison ministry weekend. St. Mark is hoping other UMCs across South Carolina will participate in the Lenten “Visit Prison with Your Prayers” project with them.
News January 31, 2019

Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage

What started as a way to help women who had been sexually assaulted find relief and solace within a church setting has now become something more. By offering the use of their facility, St. Mark United Methodist Church has been helping the community by housing a Trauma Relief Clinic, run for the past two years by Pamila Lorentz.

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Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’
Photo by Matt Brodie
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Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’

Three years from its 75th anniversary, a United Methodist home for women in crisis is casting what it calls a “new vision net” as it prepares to seek a new executive director and a new perspective on current issues facing its female clientele. By Jessica Brodie.
Dead to self, alive in Christ
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Dead to self, alive in Christ

Editor Jessica Brodie on being alive in Christ and how in accepting Jesus as our savior we have the freedom to let all the unworthy aspects of ourselves go—fully and completely.

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