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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
Editor's Views November 28, 2015 posted by

Christ Jesus, we need you

By Jessica Brodie, Advocate editor. We go to press on the December paper just before Thanksgiving and the start of Advent—a time when we’re supposed to be having thoughts of peace and gratitude, love and kindness. Instead, on Facebook and in news headlines, we’re bombarded with stories of terrorist attacks in Paris and in Mali. Talk has turned to how we can stand strong against the threat of ISIS and whether or not we should let Syrian refugees into our nation. It’s hard sometimes to cultivate so-called Christmas cheer and the quiet peace of Advent when all around us is the clamor of negativity, worry and, sadly, hate.

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Christ Jesus, we need you
News November 23, 2015 posted by

A tale of two churches (a Christmas story)

By Connie Davis Rouse. This is not your average Christmas story. It starts out as nightmarish as the floods Noah predicted, just without the admonishments and animals. The torrential waters came in almost biblical proportions without warning in a matter of hours. The church was empty and, thanks be to God, no lives were lost.

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A tale of two churches (a Christmas story)
News October 26, 2015 posted by

Faith through the flood

By Jessica Brodie. Weeks after a storm so catastrophic South Carolina’s governor called it a “1,000-year flood,” South Carolina United Methodist disaster responders are transitioning from a rescue phase to a relief and recovery phase.

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Faith through the flood

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