Recent Posts

News September 17, 2018

UM-founded Dream Station helps with job training

By Laura Camby McCaskill. In 2012, two police officers were killed in the line of duty in Aiken County within six weeks of each other. This brought the community together to find out why—and led to the creation of an organization, Megiddo Dream Station, that helps alleviate issues of poverty and unemployment.

Read More
UM-founded Dream Station helps with job training
News September 17, 2018

Deacons, lay employees to see insurance increase

By Jessica Brodie. Deacons and lay employees outside the conference office will see an increase in their premium costs for insurance in 2019. That’s the word from the Rev. Christopher Lollis, director of the South Carolina Conference Pensions and Benefits Office.

Read More
Deacons, lay employees to see insurance increase
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
News September 17, 2018

Constitutionality of Way Forward plans goes before UMC top court this month

By Jessica Brodie. This month, The United Methodist Church’s top court is expected to review the final report of the Commission on a Way Forward and rule on whether the proposed legislation for General Conference 2019, including petitions, is constitutional. That court, the Judicial Council, will gather Oct. 23-26 in Zurich. The matter is on the court’s docket along with other items.

Read More
Constitutionality of Way Forward plans goes before UMC top court this month
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods
Photo courtesy of Dr. Kim Strong. Trinity UMC, Conway, flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The water is still rising, said Marion District Superintendent Tim Rogers.
No Comments   Sep 18, 2018

Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods

By Jessica Brodie. The worst is yet to come. Days after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating communities and claiming 32 lives as of the Advocate’s press time, that’s the consensus among disaster response leaders as they prepare for when, not if. While the downgraded storm didn’t do as much tree and wind damage in this state as many had feared, the deluge of water caused flash- and much localized flooding throughout the Pee Dee area. As of press time Sept. 18, disaster response leaders were prayerfully on pause—watching, waiting, staged and ready to respond. Six have died in South Carolina because of the storm: two from carbon monoxide poisoning and several drivers from flood waters or trees.
Organ restoration pipes in new excitement at St. John’s
No Comments   Sep 17, 2018

Organ restoration pipes in new excitement at St. John’s

By Jessica Brodie. What started as a restoration project has become a full-scale catalyst for one United Methodist church in South Carolina, St. John’s UMC, helping members honor their history while invigorating their future.

Contact Us

Advocate, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 | 803-786-9486 | advocate@umcsc.org

Social Media