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News April 25, 2017

UMCSC achieves 100 percent for Africa University Fund

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Africa University golf tournament, South Carolina achieved its goal of paying 100 percent of its apportionments last year to help the United Methodist university. By Jessica Brodie.

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UMCSC achieves 100 percent for Africa University Fund
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS. David Munasirei teaches geography at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. South Carolina achieved its goal of paying 100 percent of its apportionments last year to help the United Methodist university.
News April 25, 2017

‘Bibleland’ brings God’s stories to life at Ashland UMC

One S.C. United Methodist church has a hands-on, interactive room that has been bringing Bible stories to life for children, and God gets all the credit for the idea. By Jessica Brodie.

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‘Bibleland’ brings God’s stories to life at Ashland UMC
Pillows, robes, bread and “wine” on the table help bring the Last Supper to life in Bibleland, a hands-on, interactive playroom and learning room at Ashland UMC. Jesus’ robe and sandals are at one place, and there is more food on a side table that can be used for a full meal.
News April 25, 2017

First UMC, Easley, brings worshipers to common table

First United Methodist Church, Easley, successfully confronted a dilemma of bringing together at one common worship setting two congregations that had grown within its membership at its non-traditional service and the traditional worship hour. By Alice Vander Linden, David Cantrell and Chris Weston.

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First UMC, Easley, brings worshipers to common table
During the contemporary service, the projection screen extends up from the casement behind the choir loft.
Advocate Awareness Day May 21, 2017
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Advocate Awareness Day May 21, 2017

The 180-year-old South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper will celebrate Advocate Awareness Day May 21, 2017, and a variety of resources (speakers, bulletin inserts, subscription envelopes, more) are available for churches.
We’re bigger than this
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We’re bigger than this

As the UMC's top court prepares to hear questions related to a lesbian bishop, Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie reminds us to keep our focus more on God and being united in Christ than on any distractions sent our way.

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