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News July 27, 2011

God’s Kitchen feeds hungry bodies, souls

By Jessica Connor. It’s said she rules the church food bank with an iron fist. “A tough girl,” her pastor calls her. But Gladys Edge’s eyes tell a different story, gleaming with emotion as she recounts the woman with cancer trying to feed seven grandkids after their mother was killed; the man with a criminal record and six mouths to feed who can’t get government help because of his shaky past; the woman with an armor of “attitude” to hide her shame and fear about having to beg for a meal. “She would’ve starved if not for Murray Church,” Edge said.

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S.C. to re-vote on gender justice amendment
Tellers count votes on the constitutional ballots at Annual Conference 2017. Because of an error in the text of Amendment I, lay and full clergy members of Annual Conference will get the chance to revote on the gender justice constitutional amendment when they gather June 3-6. Photo by Allison Trussell.
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S.C. to re-vote on gender justice amendment

Because of an error made in the text of the amendment, lay and full clergy members of Annual Conference will get the chance to re-vote on The United Methodist Church’s gender justice constitutional amendment when they gather June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center. By Jessica Brodie.
What I love best about the UMC
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What I love best about the UMC

By Jessica Brodie. The concept of the United Methodist “connection” has been central to this denomination from the beginning, stemming from our founder John Wesley and the “connexion” he encouraged to help us stay accountable and in touch. After all, as I’ve heard former Columbia District Superintendent Dr. Tim McClendon say a dozen times, “Together we can do more.” And it’s true! Together as God’s body, we the people of Jesus are a powerful army of the Lord. When we put our hearts and minds and dollars and prayers together in His name, nothing can stop us.

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