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News October 27, 2014 posted by

A voice for all

By Jessica Connor. This fall, South Carolina United Methodists begin work on a comprehensive plan designed to give voice to various racial-ethnic groups within the conference.

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A voice for all
News September 25, 2014 posted by

African-American Task Force brings new awareness to UMC’s struggles, challenges

By Jessica Connor. When the Rev. James Elbert Williams made a pilgrimage in January on the bishop’s trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe, his eyes were opened in a brand-new way. He expected to see some poverty. He expected to see some challenges. But what surprised him was the realization that the challenges he saw there, 8,000 miles away, were the identical challenges facing his African-American brothers and sisters right here in South Carolina.

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African-American Task Force brings new awareness to UMC’s struggles, challenges
News July 28, 2014 posted by

Joint service helps bridge racial, denominational divide

By Ariel Gilreath. In an attempt to overcome racial division and bring their shared community closer together, Wesley United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church held a joint sermon June 22 called CommUnity. Wesley UMC, whose members are predominantly black, and First Baptist, whose members are predominantly white, decided to combine services after Wesley’s Rev. Sheila Elliott said she got the idea from another UMC.

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Joint service helps bridge racial, denominational divide

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