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News January 31, 2019 posted by

GC2019: Almost there

Delegates and other church leaders are in the final stretch as they prepare this month to head to the special called session of General Conference to help the denomination move beyond its impasse on human sexuality. The special session is slated for Feb. 23-2 in St. Louis. There, 16 delegates from South Carolina will join the 864 total men and women who are delegates from each conference in the UMC. Here’s what you need to know and how you can pray.

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GC2019: Almost there
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth

One program in rural South Carolina is broadening teens’ sense of self-purpose and helping to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2009, lifelong United Methodist Marian David spearheaded a mission of creating Tea Time with Teens, a program in the Bennettsville-Cheraw area that not only helps establish a solid foundation for teens, but also teaches them about their self-worth.

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Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

One Upstate church is hoping to heed Jesus’s call to visit people in prison through weekly, intentional and specific prayer during the season of Lent, and its pastor is urging other churches across the UMC to join them. Through a project called “Visit Prison with Your Prayers,” St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, plans to pray each week for a number of prisoners living in South Carolina correctional facilities.

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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent
Bishop's Corner January 31, 2019 posted by

Taking a step beyond caution

Bishop Jonathan Holston on how men’s ministry is not only about the opportunity we have to disciple men and their families in their faith journey, but it is also about empowering men and women to return to their communities ready to continue the witness of faith locally and beyond.

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Taking a step beyond caution
News January 2, 2019 posted by

UMCSC opens nominations for lay, clergy delegates to GC2019

By Jessica Brodie. Anyone interested in being a delegate to the 2020 General and Southeastern Jurisdictional conferences has to act fast. Lay (non-clergy) potential delegates have until Jan. 10 to submit their nomination form to their district superintendent, and clergy potential delegates have until Feb. 1 to submit theirs to the conference secretary.

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UMCSC opens nominations for lay, clergy delegates to GC2019
News January 2, 2019 posted by

Veteran Christmas card project one way small church shows big heart for missions

By Laura Camby McCaskill. One small church is proving it can affect the community in a huge way—by taking missions to another level. Bethel, Peachtree Rock, United Methodist Church has taken missions to heart and run with it. The congregation at Bethel is involved in many mission projects—at least 17!—and this Christmas, local veterans felt Bethel’s Christian love.

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Veteran Christmas card project one way small church shows big heart for missions

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