Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Bishop's Corner February 24, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

An encouraging word

Anticipation abounds in uncertain times. We want to know what to expect, what the prognosis will be—and we want to know now. In the face of the unknown, we can find ourselves overcome with fear and helplessness. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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An encouraging word
News February 23, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Deadline extended for submissions to upcoming Advocate book, ‘Testify’

The deadline has been extended to April 3, 2020, for submissions for a book, to be published by the Advocate Press. The title is “Testify: How I Came to Know Jesus.” The book will focus on how South Carolina United Methodist individuals came to know the Lord. All people, lay or clergy, are invited to share their story for possible publication. Stories should be 500-1,000 words in length. You should be a South Carolina United Methodist to participate.

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Deadline extended for submissions to upcoming Advocate book, ‘Testify’
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Hopes and concerns: S.C.’s first GC2020 listening session draws crowd

What are your hopes for The United Methodist Church? What are your main concerns? What do you want South Carolina delegates attending General Conference 2020 to know? Nearly 200 United Methodists headed to Indian Field UMC Jan. 5 for the first of several “listening sessions” being held across the state, addressing these questions and more. The next sessions are Feb. 9 in Florence and Feb. 16 in Mauldin. By Jessica Brodie.

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Hopes and concerns: S.C.’s first GC2020 listening session draws crowd
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMCSC closes 2019 with 90 percent in apportionments

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church closed 2019 with 90.02 percent in apportionment giving of the church’s $17.8 million total budget for the year. That percentage translates to nearly $16 million for church ministries, missions, programming and more across the conference’s 12 districts in South Carolina. By Jessica Brodie.

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UMCSC closes 2019 with 90 percent in apportionments
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Poverty awareness: United Methodists take part in march, rally to help the poor

United Methodists joined with other social justice advocates in South Carolina’s Holy City Jan. 11 and 13 to rally, march and pray to spread awareness about the issue of poverty. The event was part of Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which included a neighborhood voting drive and poverty testimonies designed to help people understand the plight of the poor and what all people can do to help. By Jessica Brodie.

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Poverty awareness: United Methodists take part in march, rally to help the poor
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Service weekend repairs hurricane-devastated homes while honoring Dr. King’s legacy

MARION—Sixteen months after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating homes and towns alike, more than 50 United Methodists gathered for a weekend designed to rebuild and repair homes in the McColl, Lakeview, Dillon, Latta and Mullins communities of South Carolina. The service project was held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 18-20, both as an opportunity to give volunteers a long weekend to help, as well as to honor the legacy of King, one of the civil rights movement’s greatest heroes and servant-leaders. By Jessica Brodie.

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Service weekend repairs hurricane-devastated homes while honoring Dr. King’s legacy
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Restored: Retreat to help men learn new ways to be whole in Jesus

This month, men from across South Carolina will gather for a two-day spiritual retreat designed to help them be restored and made whole in Christ. Dr. Eric Mason, author, teacher and founder of Epiphany Fellowship Church in Philadelphia, will serve as keynote for the conference-wide United Methodist Men’s spiritual weekend, set for Feb. 28-29, 2020, at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, Lexington. By Jessica Brodie.

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Restored: Retreat to help men learn new ways to be whole in Jesus
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Five from S.C. visit Zoe Ministries in Kenya

In the summer of 2019, five travelers set out from South Carolina to visit Zoe Ministries in Kenya: Bishop Jonathan Holston and Felicia Holston, the Rev. Ken Nelson, Janice Holiday and myself. By Dr. Clay Faulk.

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Five from S.C. visit Zoe Ministries in Kenya
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Advocate offers scholarship for student at UM college; deadline 3/1/20

The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate invites applications for a $1,000 scholarship for South Carolina United Methodist students who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled at one of the four United Methodist colleges in South Carolina: Claflin University, Columbia College, Spartanburg Methodist College or Wofford College. Deadline 3/1/20.

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Advocate offers scholarship for student at UM college; deadline 3/1/20
Editor's Views January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Be at peace, for God has it all under control

God is still the God of the universe—and the head of this denomination. And God has the power and authority to do whatever God wishes—including change our hearts and minds and push through whatever plan God intends, whether this one or another entirely. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.

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Be at peace, for God has it all under control
Bishop's Corner January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Not by sight

Followers of Christ are often called to walk by faith and not by sight as we live in the in-between times modeled through Scripture. To walk by faith, not by sight, requires you to go to places God will reveal to you even if they are not familiar and to cling to the dreams God has planted in your heart. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Not by sight

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