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News March 26, 2018

Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018

By Jessica Brodie. In two more months, June 3-6, 2,000 United Methodists will head to Greenville for Annual Conference ready to worship, serve God and vote on a host of business items concerning the denomination in this state. Details are still finalizing for the gathering, but the conference has released plans for the 2018 Annual Conference Mission Project, as well as information on speakers, pre-conference trainings, offerings, resolutions, meal plans and more.

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Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018
Health kits like these (assembled last fall by residents of The Oaks after Hurricane Irma) will be this year’s Annual Conference mission project. The conference will collect $122,400 ($10,200 per district) to purchase supplies, and then volunteers will spend all day June 5 assembling UMCOR health kits.
News March 26, 2018

Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service

By Allison Trussell. Forty years ago, the Rev. John Culp came face to face with the severe poverty that existed and remains in South Carolina and was determined to do something about it. On March 10 at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, the South Carolina Conference celebrated 40 years of Salkehatchie, the result of Culp’s determination. Since 1978, youth and adults have crisscrossed the state repairing homes in weeklong camps.

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Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service
Photo by Allison Trussell. Salkehatchie founder the Rev. John Culp addresses the crowd.
What’s the way forward? UMC bishops consider two models for church unity
In the fall, bishops pray for fellow bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.
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What’s the way forward? UMC bishops consider two models for church unity

By Jessica Brodie. A plan to keep The United Methodist Church united despite difficult differences over human sexuality will go before the denomination’s bishops this month.
God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story
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God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story

Sometimes spreading the Gospel is sharing our testimony. Sometimes it’s bringing someone to church. Sometimes it’s loving people in His honor. And sometimes, it’s spray-painting His name on concrete planters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico to remind passersby that no matter what else the day, the week or this temporary human life can bring, at the end it’s all about God. A column by Jessica Brodie.

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