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News June 10, 2014 posted by

AC passes resolutions on gun violence, mentally ill inmates, historic church

By Jessica Connor. S.C. United Methodists approved resolutions on awareness and prevention of gun violence, advocating for humane treatment of mentally ill inmates and designating a local church as historic at this year’s Annual Conference. Two of the resolutions—mentally ill inmates and historic church—were approved in original format, while the third was amended to remove all reference to the ecumenical organization Faith Coalition on Gun Violence.

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AC passes resolutions on gun violence, mentally ill inmates, historic church
News June 10, 2014 posted by

560 years of service: AC2014 honors 31 retiring pastors

By Allison Trussell. “Preaching is as close to a sacrament as you can get. It is a high privilege and terrifying responsibility to speak on God’s behalf.” “Dwell on your relationship with God.” “Your ministry won’t be a bed of roses, but remember you are a minister. You’re a child of God. It’s a great job!” Those were some of the words of wisdom passed on from this year’s class of retiring pastors during a Service of Recognition for Retiring Pastors on Tuesday during Annual Conference.

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560 years of service: AC2014 honors 31 retiring pastors
Editor's Views June 10, 2014 posted by

Be kindness

By Jessica Connor. In final worship at Annual Conference, Bishop Holston wrapped to a close quoting Mother Teresa: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

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News May 27, 2014 posted by

Million Book Effort: final steps

For months, United Methodist churches across South Carolina have been hard at work collecting one million brand-new preschool and elementary books for children in need through the Million Book Effort. Now, their work comes to fruition. By Jessica Connor.

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Million Book Effort: final steps

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