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News September 22, 2017

Holding Up Your Corner: Conference-wide dialogue event to address police violence, poverty and race

By Jessica Brodie. Across the nation, news about recent shootings of unarmed African-American men by law enforcement officers from Charleston to Baton Rouge have catapulted the nation into dialogue and debate. Reports circle of excessive police force and cities labeled “hostile to black residents.” Lawsuits and mobs have erupted. In some parts of the country and in South Carolina, there is a culture of fear and distrust among races, police and civilians. But in October, the church is hoping to replace some of the pain and fear with education, awareness and a healthy dose of Jesus.

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Holding Up Your Corner: Conference-wide dialogue event to address police violence, poverty and race
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News September 22, 2017

ERT members return to Orangeburg to help home a second time after storm damage

About one year ago—Sept. 15. 2016—members of the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Early Response Team tarped a home on Mosley Street in Orangeburg that had several trees on it and roof damage courtesy of Tropical Storm Hermine. Exactly one year later, the conference’s Disaster Recovery Ministry headed back to Franklin’s home to replace the damaged portions of her roof and do interior work, including her bathroom and kitchen ceilings.

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ERT members return to Orangeburg to help home a second time after storm damage
News September 22, 2017

UMCSC ERTs help homeowners after Irma

South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers In Mission’s Early Response Team started preparation for Hurricane Irma well in advance when it was a Category 5 storm, along with all on the South Carolina United Methodist Disaster Response Committee. By Billy Robinson.

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UMCSC ERTs help homeowners after Irma
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Harvey, Irma, Maria: UMCSC responds in Christian love
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Harvey, Irma, Maria: UMCSC responds in Christian love

By Jessica Brodie. From assembling cleaning buckets, health kits and school kits to deploying disaster response teams to the areas with the most need, the church is stepping up in a variety of ways to be the hands and feet of Christ. But as far as in-state disaster response, things are looking far different this year than the past two years—and it all boils down to money.
An obligation to save
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An obligation to save

If you’re hired to be a cashier and show up for work in a freshly laundered uniform with a bright smile, a winning personality and a strong work ethic but are willing to do everything but ring up orders, then you’re not a cashier. If we are a Christian but aren’t willing to share the Lord with others (one of our most important job duties!), then how can we be a Christian? By Jessica Brodie.

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