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News April 24, 2018 posted by

Resolutions to go before Annual Conference

By Jessica Brodie. This June, lay and clergy members of the South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference will consider five issue-based resolutions ranging from affirming the Discipline’s current language on human sexuality to supporting equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians living in the Holy Land.

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Resolutions to go before Annual Conference
News April 24, 2018 posted by

UMC top court to consider what petitions can be submitted to called General Conference

By Jessica Brodie. The United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council will hold a special session in May to consider what petitions—other than the report by the Council of Bishops—can be submitted to the called special session of General Conference in 2019. The special 2019 General Conference will only address issues surrounding the church divide over human sexuality.

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UMC top court to consider what petitions can be submitted to called General Conference
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Rock Hill Hulapalooza helps United Methodists focus on Abundant Health

By Jessica Brodie. Rain thrummed against the roof and sloshed through the parking lot outside St. John’s United Methodist Church. But all that water didn’t dampen the festive mood inside, as hundreds of people from the community and beyond gathered to embrace Abundant Health through hula-hooping, dance-fitness, health booths and more. On April 7, in Rock Hill as well as in New York, Berlin and locations throughout Zimbabwe, United Methodists gathered for the denomination’s Hulapalooza, a morning dedicated to embracing health and wellness—and the kickoff for the Abundant Health Initiative in South Carolina and across the globe

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Rock Hill Hulapalooza helps United Methodists focus on Abundant Health
Editor's Views April 24, 2018 posted by

Let’s go slowly

The proverbial writing is not on the wall. In fact, as people guided by the Holy Spirit, I would argue anything can happen. God has this in His hands, my friends. His will is going to be done. Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie on the denominational models to be considered by General Conference.

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Let’s go slowly
Bishop's Corner April 24, 2018 posted by

A time to remember

I have found that to know what really matters in life is to eliminate all the things that distract you from what really matters. Even though our minds are filled with other thoughts, preoccupied with schedules and not always thinking about heavenly things, the Easter message reminds us that what we do with our lives matters to Jesus. A column for the Advocate by Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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News March 26, 2018 posted by

South Carolina team helps Puerto Rico rise

By Jessica Brodie. Driving through San Juan and into the mountains of northern Puerto Rico, it’s hard to tell what is hurricane damage versus storm-exposed poverty. Two-story concrete houses and mural-painted businesses stand strong alongside half-tattered rubble and buildings with blue-tarp roofs. Still others are just a crumpled shell of iron bars and decay. Litter-strewn patches of grass share space with grazing cows, horses and goats; a giant crushed-metal structure fills the next field over. And everywhere, amid the wreckage and the rebuild, Puerto Rican flags wave proudly.

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South Carolina team helps Puerto Rico rise
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Happy birthday, UMC: Denomination marks 50 years since merger

By Allison Trussell and Dr. Phillip Stone. The United Methodist Church turns 50 years old this month. On April 23, 1968, Bishop Reuben H. Mueller of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of the Methodist Church joined hands over symbolic items and said, “Lord of the Church, we are united in thee, in thy Church, and now in The United Methodist Church.” With that pronouncement, The United Methodist Church became the second-largest denomination with nearly 12 million members worldwide.

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Happy birthday, UMC: Denomination marks 50 years since merger
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018

By Jessica Brodie. In two more months, June 3-6, 2,000 United Methodists will head to Greenville for Annual Conference ready to worship, serve God and vote on a host of business items concerning the denomination in this state. Details are still finalizing for the gathering, but the conference has released plans for the 2018 Annual Conference Mission Project, as well as information on speakers, pre-conference trainings, offerings, resolutions, meal plans and more.

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Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service

By Allison Trussell. Forty years ago, the Rev. John Culp came face to face with the severe poverty that existed and remains in South Carolina and was determined to do something about it. On March 10 at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, the South Carolina Conference celebrated 40 years of Salkehatchie, the result of Culp’s determination. Since 1978, youth and adults have crisscrossed the state repairing homes in weeklong camps.

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Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Hulapalooza! Rock Hill to host huge health celebration April 7 to kickoff Abundant Health Initiative

By Jessica Brodie. South Carolina is jumping through a huge hoop for health this month as one United Methodist church gears up for an Abundant Health Hulapalooza. Held at St. John’s UMC, Rock Hill, April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Abundant Health Hulapalooza is a morning dedicated to embracing health and wellness and is the kickoff for the Abundant Health Initiative in South Carolina.

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Hulapalooza! Rock Hill to host huge health celebration April 7 to kickoff Abundant Health Initiative
News March 26, 2018 posted by

New Salkehatchie camp forms to help eastern Williamsburg County

By Jessica Brodie. One of the poorest counties in South Carolina will get some much-needed housing repair assistance this summer thanks to a newly launched Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp. Hemingway Kingstree East Salkehatchie, based out of Mount Seal United Methodist Church, Hemingway, will handle housing needs in that city and the eastern portion of Williamsburg County

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New Salkehatchie camp forms to help eastern Williamsburg County

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