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News October 27, 2011

Feeding mouths, feeding souls

By Jessica Connor. You might not know it by the food-laden plastic bags their clients gratefully carry out, a new light in their eyes. You might not see the Lord behind the canned goods and the cuts of meat and the bakery-fresh loaves these men and women take away, scurried home to hungry families eager for new bounty in tough times.

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News October 27, 2011

Turkey farm suit returns to court

By Jessica Connor. Members of Mount Zion United Methodist Church head back to court this month over eight new turkey grow-out barns in their rural community. But this time, they go for moral support, not as parties to the suit.

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Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods
Photo courtesy of Dr. Kim Strong. Trinity UMC, Conway, flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The water is still rising, said Marion District Superintendent Tim Rogers.
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Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods

By Jessica Brodie. The worst is yet to come. Days after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating communities and claiming 32 lives as of the Advocate’s press time, that’s the consensus among disaster response leaders as they prepare for when, not if. While the downgraded storm didn’t do as much tree and wind damage in this state as many had feared, the deluge of water caused flash- and much localized flooding throughout the Pee Dee area. As of press time Sept. 18, disaster response leaders were prayerfully on pause—watching, waiting, staged and ready to respond. Six have died in South Carolina because of the storm: two from carbon monoxide poisoning and several drivers from flood waters or trees.
Organ restoration pipes in new excitement at St. John’s
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Organ restoration pipes in new excitement at St. John’s

By Jessica Brodie. What started as a restoration project has become a full-scale catalyst for one United Methodist church in South Carolina, St. John’s UMC, helping members honor their history while invigorating their future.

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