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News January 25, 2011

Sitting down with the Robbie Seay Band

By Jessica Connor. The Advocate got to chat with Robbie Seay, front man and songwriter for contemporary Christian group the Robbie Seay Band, which headlines the S.C. Conference’s youth event Revolution Feb. 11-13.

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Editor's Views January 25, 2011

Enough already

By Jessica Connor. We don’t know what spurred Jared Loughner to go on an alleged shooting spree Jan. 8, leaving six innocent people dead, including a 9-year-old girl. We don’t know whether it was, as some have suggested, a festering response to the intense political vitriol that has slowly been building to a crescendo in our nation, or some other reason entirely.

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News December 21, 2010

Planting a new church

By Jessica Connor. When it comes to starting a new United Methodist church in S.C., it all boils down to two things: the right place and the right person.

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S.C. United Methodists among first to help Puerto Rico rebuild efforts
Photo by Matt Brodie. The South Carolina team works on a new roof at a home March 1 in Hatillo, in northwest Puerto Rico. The team—the first rebuild team to work through a partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico and Home Depot—included a mix of South Carolina Annual Conference disaster response and UMVIM Early Response Team leaders, as well as members of Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington: Team leader Nate Gibson, ERT Coordinator Billy Robinson, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Matt Brodie, the Rev. Mike Evans, Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie, Jason Bost, Keith Fairchild, David Ivey, Keith Rowland and Nick Shelly.
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S.C. United Methodists among first to help Puerto Rico rebuild efforts

A South Carolina rebuild and response team headed to Puerto Rico recently as the first to help the storm-battered island begin recovery through a new partnership between UMCOR, Home Depot and the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Jessica Brodie has the story.
A tithe of time
2 Comments   Feb 22, 2018

A tithe of time

By Jessica Brodie. Giving back with the first tenth of what I “have”—whether that’s money or time—is an important symbol of faith and homage, a gesture of respecting His authority. Now I start each day by offering my tithe of time, just like I tithe my money. He gets my “first fruits.” It doesn’t matter what else the day holds; He comes first. And ironically, just like I haven’t missed the money I tithe to Him, I don’t miss the time, either.

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