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News January 26, 2015 posted by

Almost 90%—again

By Jessica Brodie. Final numbers are in, and S.C. United Methodist churches paid 89.45 percent of their apportionments for 2014—almost a mirror of what they paid last year, 89.72 percent.

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Almost 90%—again
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show

By Jessica Brodie. S.C. lay leaders and lay servants are gearing up for the final two stops in the 12-district Bishop’s Road Show this month. S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston will head to the Anderson District Feb. 7 and the Spartanburg District Feb. 28 to meet one-on-one with lay servants and lay leaders, sharing wisdom on how to build healthy teams and churches.

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Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Stepping up to the challenge

By Jessica Brodie. In what the Rev. Michael Turner calls “an overwhelming but wonderful” response to a church-wide challenge, Advent United Methodist Church raised $265,000 for the homeless this Christmas.

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Stepping up to the challenge
News December 22, 2014 posted by

Disaster response plan almost ready

By Jessica Brodie. After more than two years in the making, S.C. Conference disaster response leaders are about to roll out a comprehensive disaster response plan that will help churches across the state effectively respond when the unthinkable happens.

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Disaster response plan almost ready
Editor's Views December 22, 2014 posted by

A New Year of peace, tolerance

By Jessica Brodie. As I write this column, so many are in anguish across the nation and the world—about the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, and the still-fresh scars of long-seated racism and prejudice the shooting elicited. About the 132 schoolchildren the Pakistani Taliban shot and set ablaze, citing religious and political motivation. About the scores of Christian martyrs, adults and children alike, beheaded by ISIS in the Mideast. About the hatred, intolerance and rampant bullying of gays and lesbians.

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A New Year of peace, tolerance
News November 26, 2014 posted by

Bishop’s Road Shows ‘well received,’ leaders say

Healthy churches require healthy lay leadership teams, at least when it comes to South Carolina. That’s the message S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston is bringing on his 12-district tour of the state, joined by district superintendents and other conference leaders as he visits with local church lay leaders and lay servants. By Jessica Brodie.

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Bishop’s Road Shows ‘well received,’ leaders say
News November 24, 2014 posted by

Christmas mission helps church ‘love thy neighbor’

By Jessica Brodie. One church is taking the Great Commandment—to love your neighbor as yourself—quite literally this Christmas. Advent United Methodist Church, Simpsonville, is challenging its congregation to cut their Christmas spending in half, then give the other half to Advent’s Christmas Miracle Mission Offering, which directly benefits area neighbors in need.

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Christmas mission helps church ‘love thy neighbor’

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