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News November 28, 2018

Apportionments on track, says UMCSC treasurer

By Jessica Brodie. As 2018 edges to a close, churches across the conference are gathering final funds to pay their 2018 apportionments for The United Methodist Church. As of Oct. 31 financials, numbers were on track for the conference to bring in about the same as it did last year, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer and director of administrative services.

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Apportionments on track, says UMCSC treasurer
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News November 28, 2018

Summit offers real talk on vitality in the black church

By Jessica Brodie. How can we connect missing links to make a unified, powerful whole—and do it in a way that glorifies God? That was the gist of a three-day Summit on the Black Church in Charleston this fall attended by hundreds of lay and clergy United Methodists from across South Carolina.

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Summit offers real talk on vitality in the black church
Photo by Jessica Brodie
Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes
Photo by Billy Robinson
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Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes

By Billy Robinson. For two months, more than 160 volunteers worked about 3,800 hours providing Christian love in action to survivors of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, many of these survivors in dire need of help. Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14 near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, then moved inland toward South Carolina, and Hurricane Michael swept up from the Gulf Coast and impacted South Carolina as a tropical storm Oct. 11. While the storms themselves caused problems, flooding in the aftermath was far worse. Now, volunteers’ early response work is largely ending as the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church shifts into recovery mode.
A holy circle
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A holy circle

When I was a kid, preparing for Christmas involved a whole lot of me, myself and I—what I wanted to receive for Christmas, where my family was going to celebrate Christmas, you get the picture.But now, I’ve come to realize that a focus on Advent—the four weeks when we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ—is what I was always missing in the holiday. By Jessica Brodie.

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