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News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps

By the time Annual Conference ended Thursday, June 6, the roughly 2,000 clergy and laity had passed a $16.8 million 2020 ministry budget for the church, ordained or commissioned 19 deacons and elders, collected hundreds of Native American elder baskets and 25 filled boxes of donated food for Harvest Hope, addressed three petitions and elected 32 delegates plus alternates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences. By Jessica Brodie.

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A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps
News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC passes new sexual ethics, clergy assessment policies

By Jessica Brodie. Annual Conference passed two new policies Monday recommended by the South Carolina Board of Ordained Ministry: an eight-year clergy assessment plan policy to help with ministry effectiveness, and a sexual and professional misconduct policy for clergy and church staff.

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News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Teen delegate to Annual Conference reflects on experience

A common theme present throughout Annual Conference 2019 was the desire to bring in young leaders in the church. Youth, after all, represent a continued life of the church and hope for what is to come. That hope is personified in individuals such as Addie Hendrix. By Allison Redmond.

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Teen delegate to Annual Conference reflects on experience
News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC2019 approves slight pension, health changes

By Allison Trussell. The Rev. Chris Lollis, Conference Pension and Health Benefits Officer, and Valerie Brooks-Madden, chairperson, presented the Board of Pension and Health Benefits report June 5. There were very few changes for both the pension and health insurance plans.

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News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMCSC disaster recovery efforts repair 287 homes

By Jessica Brodie. Thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars in grant money and individual donations, South Carolina United Methodists were able to help hundreds of people devastated by the floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

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UMCSC disaster recovery efforts repair 287 homes
News June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Made for God: Memorial service preached by White honors 58 souls

By Jessica Brodie. We are made for God. No matter our pain, our joy or any of our circumstances, all we are and all we do comes down to this one fact, preached the Rev. Sara White during an Annual Conference memorial service Monday that remembered 58 souls who have died in the past year.

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Made for God: Memorial service preached by White honors 58 souls
Editor's Views June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

No matter what

As we shift into summer in the aftermath of Annual Conference, let’s all take a deep, full, Spirit-filled breath of gratitude that we all have the opportunity to be children of God—every one of us. God made each of us, and God loves each of us. No matter what. A commentary by Jessica Brodie.

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No matter what
Bishop's Corner June 11, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Moving hope forward

Some of the final words we hear each year during Annual Conference are these: “Sine Die.” Adjournment indefinitely. The completion of the agenda. The time for everyone to go their separate ways back home. While this is a necessary action in accordance with parliamentary procedure, as People of Hope, we know that the conclusion of Annual Conference is not the end of our time together as Christians. As United Methodists. As disciples of Jesus Christ. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Moving hope forward

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