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News October 26, 2015 posted by

Local churches reach out after S.C. flood

By Jessica Brodie. Across South Carolina, United Methodist churches small and large are stepping up to be the hands and feet of Christ in the aftermath of the flood. And whether serving as Red Cross shelters, collecting money or mobilizing money and volunteers, they are heeding God’s call to help.

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Local churches reach out after S.C. flood
Editor's Views October 26, 2015 posted by

Strength to go on—in Christ

By Jessica Brodie. Somehow, life goes on. I find myself this week, as we prepare to go to press on the Advocate, shopping for Halloween costumes for our four kids and decorations for our church’s Trunk or Treat, wondering which side of the family to visit for Thanksgiving, scheduling doctor visits and oil changes and weekend chores and all the other trappings of my first-world life.

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Strength to go on—in Christ
News September 24, 2015 posted by

First Circles site in SC

By Jessica Brodie. Circles, a nationwide campaign that teams low-income families with community allies to carve a long-term pathway out of poverty, has come to the Palmetto State thanks to the efforts of one United Methodist church.

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First Circles site in SC
News September 24, 2015 posted by

Reaching up, reaching out

By Jessica Brodie. A childless church filled mainly with snowbird retirees, McCormick UMC, is finding new meaning through strategic outreach with local schools—particularly one special school for at-risk teens. And now, its members have a second set of “grandkids” to love and a revitalized, outward-focused identity that is transforming the way they do ministry.

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Reaching up, reaching out

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