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Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes

By Billy Robinson. For two months, more than 160 volunteers worked about 3,800 hours providing Christian love in action to survivors of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, many of these survivors in dire need of help. Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14 near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, then moved inland toward South Carolina, and Hurricane Michael swept up from the Gulf Coast and impacted South Carolina as a tropical storm Oct. 11. While the storms themselves caused problems, flooding in the aftermath was far worse. Now, volunteers’ early response work is largely ending as the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church shifts into recovery mode.

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Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes
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General Conference: Now what?

By Jessica Brodie. In less than three months, 864 United Methodists from across the world who are delegates from each annual conference in the denomination will gather in one place with one purpose: helping the global church move beyond its debilitating disagreement over human sexuality. Here’s the latest news.

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General Conference: Now what?
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UMC prison chaplains help inmates pray for pastors, churches

By Jessica Brodie. This Advent, United Methodist prison chaplains are embarking on a new faith journey with inmates designed to wrap pastors and churches in prayer. The Rev. Traci Bennett, clinical chaplain supervisor at Tyger River Correctional Institution, and the Rev. Edward McKnight, senior chaplain at Lee Correctional Institution, are two of several prison ministry advocates across South Carolina taking part in Give the Gift of Prayer, a Christmas-themed prayer vigil. With the vigil, Christian prisoners will be praying daily from the beginning of Advent through Epiphany for the pastors and churches of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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UMC prison chaplains help inmates pray for pastors, churches
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Apportionments on track, says UMCSC treasurer

By Jessica Brodie. As 2018 edges to a close, churches across the conference are gathering final funds to pay their 2018 apportionments for The United Methodist Church. As of Oct. 31 financials, numbers were on track for the conference to bring in about the same as it did last year, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer and director of administrative services.

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Apportionments on track, says UMCSC treasurer
Editor's Views November 28, 2018 posted by

A holy circle

When I was a kid, preparing for Christmas involved a whole lot of me, myself and I—what I wanted to receive for Christmas, where my family was going to celebrate Christmas, you get the picture.But now, I’ve come to realize that a focus on Advent—the four weeks when we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ—is what I was always missing in the holiday. By Jessica Brodie.

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A holy circle
Bishop's Corner November 28, 2018 posted by

A hope and a promise

For many of us, this season will be an endurance marathon of way too much to do, way too much to eat and way too much stress. However, the true blessing of the Christmas season can be discovered when we focus on preparing our hearts to receive again the greatest gift given to humankind: the hope, comfort, joy and glad tidings the baby Jesus brought to earth. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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