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News September 17, 2018

Organ campaign begins at Main Street UMC in Abbeville

By Jane Agan. As one church in South Carolina hurries to finish its organ restoration, another is just beginning. Main Street United Methodist Church began an organ campaign Aug. 26. Called “Keep the Music Flowing: A Campaign to Replace and Restore the Organ,” this campaign is eight weeks of spiritual renewal as well as funding a new organ.

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Organ campaign begins at Main Street UMC in Abbeville
Photo by Kai Suess, Germany East Annual Conference
Bishop's Corner September 17, 2018

While we breathe, we hope

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. South Carolina once again is feeling the brunt of a powerful hurricane that has caused widespread property damage across our state. While many South Carolinians have had their lives disrupted, there is tremendous evidence of God’s faithfulness in our midst. We recognize that these are trying times that are overwhelming and often lead us to believe there is nothing we can do to help.

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While we breathe, we hope
Photo by Billy Robinson
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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