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News August 24, 2018 posted by

Being Jesus to the mentally ill

By Jessica Brodie. In his time on earth, Jesus ministered not only to the sick and the sinful, but also to those tormented by mental calamities. Now, as mental illness, substance use disorders and suicide are on the rise, some churches in South Carolina are stepping up to learn how they, too, can be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need.

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Being Jesus to the mentally ill
News July 19, 2018 posted by

Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears

By Jessica Brodie. There’s a sign outside the fellowship hall at Shiloh United Methodist Church that reads, “Love grows here.” For pastor Dr. Christopher Greene, that sign encapsulates everything his congregation is trying to do as they live into a major expansion project designed to broaden both building and membership base. “We are growing—but with the intent to keep the bonds of family and community intact,” Greene said. “It’s steady growth, over time.”

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Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears
News July 19, 2018 posted by

Call changed for GC2019

By Jessica Brodie. A footnote in a recent Judicial Council decision has prompted the United Methodist Council of Bishops to amend its call for the human sexuality-focused 2019 Special Session of General Conference. The new call by the COB specifies that the purpose of the special session shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based upon COB recommendations—not the report of the COB itself, which had been the thrust of the previous call.

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Call changed for GC2019
News July 19, 2018 posted by

S.C. mission team, local family home safe after riots strand them in Haiti

By Jessica Brodie. A mostly youth mission team from Chapin United Methodist Church and a United Methodist family with young children from Leesville were among a large group of Americans unexpectedly stranded in Haiti in early July after major rioting there. The team and family are home safe now, and all are thanking United Methodists locally and globally for prayers that kept them and the people of Haiti from significant harm.

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S.C. mission team, local family home safe after riots strand them in Haiti
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Pillowcase ministry comforts children helped by DSS

By Laura Camby McCaskill. God can take the smallest things in life and bless them for His glory. A pillowcase probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, a pillowcase is what He has used in one Upstate church, and He has blessed it tremendously. Through a thriving Pillowcase Ministry, members at Travelers Rest United Methodist Church are working diligently to serve the Lord.

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Pillowcase ministry comforts children helped by DSS

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