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GC2019 passes Traditional Plan, maintains ‘incompatible’ language

Culminating a day of tears, frustration, peaceful protests and impassioned debate, General Conference delegates have passed an amended Traditional Plan for the denomination. The Traditional Plan affirms the current language in the United Methodist Book of Discipline, which states, “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” (Para. 304.3). Jessica Brodie has the story for the Advocate.

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GC2019 passes Traditional Plan, maintains ‘incompatible’ language
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Church sows seeds of love producing food for those in need

One pastor has taken up the call to feed the hungry through missions. The Rev. Darrell McNeill, of Spartanburg Urban Mission, has been involved with feeding programs since 2015. Now, thanks to a significant grant from the South Carolina Association for Community and Economic Development, they are partnering with Foodshare. Laura Camby McCaskill has the story.

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Church sows seeds of love producing food for those in need
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UMW Legislative Day lifts up importance of helping children know their worth

Forget “simply trying to survive.” It’s time to help children know their worth—that they are loved by God, loved by us, and important enough to raise our voices loud enough to help. That was the message brought by the Rev. John Holler, president of Epworth Children’s Home, who brought a keynote message for hundreds of South Carolina women gathered Feb. 12 for the annual United Methodist Women Legislative Advocacy Day. Jessica Brodie has the story.

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UMW Legislative Day lifts up importance of helping children know their worth
Editor's Views March 1, 2019 posted by

No one wins

Editor Jessica Brodie on how—despite how many are hearing rejection in the aftermath of General Conference—we should all work to send a different message and narrative: one of God’s love and unity.

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No one wins
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’

Three years from its 75th anniversary, a United Methodist home for women in crisis is casting what it calls a “new vision net” as it prepares to seek a new executive director and a new perspective on current issues facing its female clientele. By Jessica Brodie.

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Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’
News January 31, 2019 posted by

GC2019: Almost there

Delegates and other church leaders are in the final stretch as they prepare this month to head to the special called session of General Conference to help the denomination move beyond its impasse on human sexuality. The special session is slated for Feb. 23-2 in St. Louis. There, 16 delegates from South Carolina will join the 864 total men and women who are delegates from each conference in the UMC. Here’s what you need to know and how you can pray.

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GC2019: Almost there
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth

One program in rural South Carolina is broadening teens’ sense of self-purpose and helping to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2009, lifelong United Methodist Marian David spearheaded a mission of creating Tea Time with Teens, a program in the Bennettsville-Cheraw area that not only helps establish a solid foundation for teens, but also teaches them about their self-worth.

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Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth
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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

One Upstate church is hoping to heed Jesus’s call to visit people in prison through weekly, intentional and specific prayer during the season of Lent, and its pastor is urging other churches across the UMC to join them. Through a project called “Visit Prison with Your Prayers,” St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, plans to pray each week for a number of prisoners living in South Carolina correctional facilities.

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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

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