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News December 28, 2017 posted by

Circles poverty effort expands across S.C.

By Jessica Brodie. A relationship-based effort to break the cycle of poverty called Circles is working its way across South Carolina, and United Methodist churches are getting solidly on board. Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, is starting a new Circles chapter, and Buncombe Street UMC will begin its second cycle in January.

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Circles poverty effort expands across S.C.
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 February 6, 2015 posted by

Computers for Ghana

By Jessica Brodie. Churches in one of South Carolina’s most rural areas are coming together to help rural brothers and sisters a world away. The Orangeburg District of The United Methodist Church is partnering with The Methodist Church of Ghana to build a technology center and library in the remote village of Abesewa, Ghana, which is in the Ashanti Region of the northwestern African nation.

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Computers for Ghana
Editor's Views October 27, 2014 posted by

Not ‘nobody’

By Jessica Connor. What would happen if we all just took a minute and smiled at everybody we encountered? If we didn’t simply rush on by but paused to acknowledge the humanity, the Spirit, within each of us?

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Not ‘nobody’
News August 26, 2014 posted by

Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty

By Jessica Connor. It’s daytime in Tent City 2. Safe time, when a so-called privileged woman like this writer can dig her low heels in the loose gravel and clay as she makes her way among the tents, cardboard boxes and wood planks, looking for stories, photos. Anything to show people what it’s really like to walk in these residents’ shoes.

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Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty
Editor's Views August 26, 2014 posted by

Look past the surface

By Jessica Connor. As humans, we put all sorts of social constraints on our ourselves. Beyond race, ethnicity or creed, we like to further divide ourselves: Are we “Southern,” “Northern” or “Midwestern?” “Liberal” or “conservative?”

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Look past the surface

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