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Editor's Views September 1, 2010

Love Not in Word but in Action

By Jessica Connor. On page 9 of this month’s edition, I draw your attention to guest columns written by two Salkehatchie alumni – one a teenager, one an adult. What touches me especially about these columns is the do-gooder Christ-inspired sincerity these volunteers have about the annual summer service project. It’s a spirit I’ve heard echoed by a host of people since I started as Advocate editor in June.

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Uncategorized September 1, 2010

Bethel UMC, Other Churches to Hold Green Festival Sept. 25

{mosimage}Six congregations in the North Trenholm Road area are collaborating on a project that encourages sustainable living and building practices.

Bethel United Methodist Church, along with Beth Shalom Synagogue, Forest Lake Presbyterian, North Trenholm Baptist, St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal and Tree of Life Congregation are planning the Forest Acres Green Festival.

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Views September 1, 2010

Vital Churches

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. Does your church have life and vitality? Is it an essential part of your life? There are some ways you can help your church thrive.

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Bouncing back: After struggle, Wallace Family Life Center begins rebound
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Bouncing back: After struggle, Wallace Family Life Center begins rebound

By Jessica Brodie. Cabbage and baked chicken simmer in the kitchen as they gather around the folding tables in the community room at Wallace Family Life Center—older ladies and one older man, all huddled in pairs with calculators and workbooks, their pencils poised and brows furrowed. As they work, program coordinator Linda Sanders stirs the cabbage and tells her tale. Like many in the Wallace community, Sanders has seen the center go from a thriving haven to a struggling operation and back again. And today, as the center continues its climb, she says she’s trusting in God to use her and the other staff and volunteers to be His conduit, helping the people get the help they need.
A tithe of time
No 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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