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News July 28, 2014 posted by

UMCs welcome special needs

By Ariel Gilreath. As parents of two boys with special needs, John and Katie Doudoukjian remember all too well a time when they were unable to attend church as a couple. For years, one of them had to stay with their autistic sons while the other went to worship.

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News July 28, 2014 posted by

Helping hungry kids: Seven-year-strong program at Francis Burns meets community’s needs

By Jessica Connor. In the sunny kitchen and fellowship hall at Francis Burns United Methodist Church, Columbia, helpers swing into action, ladling baked beans into tiny plastic cups and teasing each other about who is supposed to do what. Four young men stand at food stations, dishing out already-made meals into child-sized portions, their good-natured ribbing and laughter echoing.

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Helping hungry kids: Seven-year-strong program at Francis Burns meets community’s needs
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Cruise injury unites Methodists on global level

By Ariel Gilreath. Worldwide travelers Tommy and Ellen Davis, members of Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, took a cruise from Tahiti back home, thinking they would be on a relaxing vacation. Instead, their trip veered into emergency, rushing by ambulance to a hospital in Peru several days later.

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Cruise injury unites Methodists on global level
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UMCs help local kids head back to school

By Ariel Gilreath. Children across the state are preparing—and often dreading—their return to school this fall. In most South Carolina schools, that means the last two weeks of August children will be scurrying down halls and heading to classrooms. But not every student has the supplies needed to face the looming school year. To meet their needs, United Methodist churches across the state have begun gathering their own school supplies for those children.

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UMCs help local kids head back to school
Editor's Views July 28, 2014 posted by

Welcome to America?

By Jessica Connor. More than 50,000 undocumented children intercepted by U.S. immigration officials just in the past year. More than that, perhaps, crossing into this nation and into the system, sometimes documented, sometimes undocumented. All searching for a better life, far from the starvation, the terror, the cycle of poverty.

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Welcome to America?
Bishop's Corner March 24, 2014 posted by

Who could ask for anything more?

By Bishop Holston. Most days I seem to get bogged down in the busyness and irritations of life. Often I am reminded of the quote that says, “Make sure that we never get too busy with life that we don’t have time to live.” Yet it is so easy to waste time fretting over things that are not important.

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Who could ask for anything more?

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