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News December 29, 2015 posted by

Good Samaritans: 21 years of helping people in need

By Jessica Brodie. For the past 21 years, Good Samaritans for All People has been helping people in need with Christmas gifts, school supplies, furniture, clothing, food and other donated items. And as the God-led ministry begins its 22nd year of service, founder the Rev. Eddie Thomas thanks Jesus and a committed core of volunteers for keeping it strong.

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Good Samaritans: 21 years of helping people in need
News November 28, 2015 posted by

Tech center to be reality in Ghana thanks to UMCSC

By Jessica Brodie. This Christmas, schoolchildren in Abesewa, Ghana, are getting the kind of present they once only dreamed about: hope and a future, in the form of a 6,000-square-foot technology center. And while their present won’t technically be ready until after final funds can be raised, they can see it, standing there on the rural street in their tiny African village, a promise and a dream just waiting for fruition.

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Tech center to be reality in Ghana thanks to UMCSC
News November 28, 2015 posted by

Praying for Paris, world after terrorist attacks

By Jessica Brodie. When news broke Nov. 13 about the terrorist attacks in Paris, one Lexington mother, Stephanie Cox, immediately turned to her church family for help. Cox’s daughter, Ashlyn, a senior at Wofford College, was out to dinner with friends at a café in Paris when Islamic State terrorists stormed a concert hall, stadium and several restaurants in the city, leaving 129 dead and 352 wounded. “It was a really scary situation,” Cox said.

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Praying for Paris, world after terrorist attacks
News November 28, 2015 posted by

S.C. ERT responds to ‘1,000-year’ South Carolina flood

By Billy Robinson. On Friday morning, Oct. 2, as rain began, I was still filling sandbags and placing them at every door around my home in North, as only two years prior our home flooded from what they called a “100-year flood” for our area. Since then, the Department of Transportation had cleaned out some main drainage pipes that were halfway filled with dirt and roots. We hoped that would help immensely, but with the dreaded forecast for unprecedented flooding all across South Carolina, I continued to sandbag my home.

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S.C. ERT responds to ‘1,000-year’ South Carolina flood
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UMCSC disaster coordinators tapped to lead VOAD task forces

By Jessica Brodie. Two United Methodist disaster response coordinators have been tapped to chair task forces for the South Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster group. The Rev. Gregg Varner, South Carolina Conference disaster response coordinator, will chair South Carolina VOAD’s Rebuild and Repair Task Force, and the Rev. George Olive, disaster response coordinator for the Marion District, who chair the Case Management Task Force.

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UMCSC disaster coordinators tapped to lead VOAD task forces

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