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News July 30, 2010

Spirit, spark draw laity

By Jessica Connor. Organizers are calling the 2010 Laity Convocation a stellar gathering that raised the bar on events to come – despite attendance from a crowd of fewer than 250, likely because of the holiday timing.

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Views July 30, 2010

The Wow Factor

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. Every once in a while, the only word that can begin to describe it is “wow.” It is the spontaneous expression reserved for those times when something stops the routine, wakes us up and grabs our attention. In wonder and amazement, we are stopped right in our tracks. Our expectations have been exceeded. Something has touched us deeply, and we want to talk about it.

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Editor's Views July 30, 2010

What’s on your UM T-shirt?

By Jessica Connor. At Laity Convocation last month, Columbia District Superintendent the Rev. Tim McClendon talked about something I just can’t get off my mind. He called it the “T-shirt test” and wondered how, on such a small piece of cloth, we could possibly fit the message of United Methodism. After all, T-shirts are supposed to be quick-reads. And while meaningful, let’s face it – the vision and purpose of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church is pretty long.

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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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