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News April 27, 2015 posted by

Ready for Annual Conference?

By Jessica Brodie. Six weeks from now, thousands of United Methodists will head to Florence for the denomination’s Annual Conference, and organizers are doing all they can to help delegates be ready, aware and fully educated.

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Ready for Annual Conference?
News April 27, 2015 posted by

Pilgrimage to ease pain of racism—then and now

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodists are heading to South Carolina State University this month for a two-day racial reconciliation pilgrimage centered on the 1968 police shooting of unarmed black students during a segregation protest. Set for May 15-16 on the campus in Orangeburg, the pilgrimage comes just weeks after a North Charleston police shooting left an unarmed man dead.

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Pilgrimage to ease pain of racism—then and now
News April 27, 2015 posted by

AC2015 to vote to remove UMC from Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice

By Jessica Brodie. This June, Annual Conference members will vote whether to ask The United Methodist Church to withdraw two of its agencies from the Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice. The RCRC is a national community of religious organizations and individuals dedicated to achieving reproductive justice through education, organizing and advocacy; coalition members include the UMC’s General Board of Church and Society and the United Methodist Women.

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AC2015 to vote to remove UMC from Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice
News April 27, 2015 posted by

1 Million Hours of Service

By Jessica Brodie. How much do South Carolina United Methodists care about children? If organizers have their way, the new 1 Million Hours of Service initiative will show they care a million times over.

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1 Million Hours of Service
News April 27, 2015 posted by

New direction for the Spirit Singers

By Jessica Brodie. The South Carolina Conference’s youth singing ministry is heading in a new direction. In an effort to reach more youth singers and even possibly branch into instrumental, dance and visual arts, the Spirit Singers choir will shift from its current model into a new all-encompassing creative vision under direction by a conference design team.

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New direction for the Spirit Singers
Editor's Views April 27, 2015 posted by

Once (color) blind, now I see the light

By Jessica Brodie. Growing up, race wasn’t a big deal to me. Maybe it was growing up in Miami—where the swirl of Spanish mingled with the tropical breeze, where your bare arms on the beach were just a shade darker or lighter than your friends’, and no one could tell who was Latina or white or “mixed” or what—but it seemed like no one cared about race in the least. But now…

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Once (color) blind, now I see the light
Editor's Views March 25, 2015 posted by

Passion

By Jessica Brodie. There I was, at the United Methodist Men’s spiritual retreat, surrounded by literally hundreds of men who were committing themselves to Christ, some for the very first time. I saw grown men with tears running down their cheeks, grown men laying on the floor or with their heads in their hands, ashamed that it had taken them this long to make that leap, excited about what was ahead of them. And it blew my mind.

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Passion
News February 20, 2015 posted by

‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing in SC

By Jessica Brodie. South Carolina United Methodists are using the movie “Selma” to build new bridges for racial healing and unity. Churches across the state are seeing the movie en masse or teaming up with other-race congregations to see it, then holding honest and prayerful discussions together about what it means to them, how we view race today and how we can move forward as Christians together.

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‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing in SC
News February 20, 2015 posted by

Above and beyond: Mount Horeb’s $16.4M expansion

By Jessica Brodie. Work is moving along on what is thought to be the largest capital campaign in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference—and it’s all driven by prayer and an unwavering faith that God is at the wheel. Workers broke ground this winter on a new $16.4 million expansion at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, featuring a multipurpose worship area, plus repurposing of the existing church gym into a two-story youth facility.

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Above and beyond: Mount Horeb’s $16.4M expansion

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