Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

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
News June 5, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMCSC elects its GC2020 delegation

South Carolina United Methodists have elected their slate of 16 delegates to the 2020 General Conference as of Wednesday morning at Annual Conference. By Jessica Brodie.

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UMCSC elects its GC2020 delegation
News June 4, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC UPDATE: Three more delegates elected; seven total

By Jessica Brodie. As of Tuesday at 5:20 p.m., the South Carolina Annual Conference has elected seven delegates so far to GC2020. Voting continues. Clergy elected: the Rev. Ken Nelson, Dr. Robin Dease and the Rev. Keith Hunter. Laity elected: Jacqueline Jenkins, James Salley, Michael Cheatham and Herman Lightsey.

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AC UPDATE: Three more delegates elected; seven total
News May 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Advocate launches newest book: hunger devotional by Editor Jessica Brodie

The newest book from the Advocate Press is a 40-day devotional called “Feed My Sheep” that attempts to awaken a heart for hunger ministry in South Carolina United Methodists. Penned by award-winning author and Advocate editor Jessica Brodie, the 174-page book teams Bible verses with hunger ministry stories that have appeared in the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper over the last decade since Brodie has served as editor.

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Advocate launches newest book: hunger devotional by Editor Jessica Brodie
News May 28, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

It’s time: Annual Conference

Two mission initiatives, three petitions and 32 delegates—all in five days. That’s what is ahead of United Methodists from every corner of South Carolina this month as they travel to the Upstate for Annual Conference. From June 2-6 at the TD Convention Center, the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church will gather for the yearly meeting, tackling business, legislation, elections and passage of the coming year’s budget. Jessica Brodie has the story, here.

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It’s time: Annual Conference
News May 28, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

South Carolina UMs among 600 attendees at UMCNext

By Stanton Adams. A team from South Carolina joined more than 600 other leaders from across The United Methodist Church May 20-22 for UMCNext, an opportunity to pray, discuss and discern a way forward in response to the adoption of The Traditional Plan.

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South Carolina UMs among 600 attendees at UMCNext
News May 28, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Epworth launches Charleston outpost

By Jessica Brodie. Children across the state are getting an extra level of love and protection this summer as Epworth Children’s Home prepares to launch its first outpost in the Charleston District.

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Epworth launches Charleston outpost
News May 28, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Trail of hope: Native American Pilgrimage remembers scars of past, looks to bright future

By Jessica Brodie. It was a time of insight, inspiration and understanding. That was the overwhelming takeaway of the Native American Pilgrimage, a South Carolina United Methodist advocacy event held on the Catawba Reservation May 17-18. More than 50 people attended the pilgrimage, hosted by the United Methodist Native American Committee and the Advocacy Committee of Conference Connectional Ministries, including South Carolina Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and many members of his Cabinet.

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Trail of hope: Native American Pilgrimage remembers scars of past, looks to bright future
News May 28, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

One year later, new church Two Rivers seeing huge growth

By Jessica Brodie. They started Two Rivers Church to reach the lost and lonely, the “misfits,” the people who didn’t necessarily feel welcome or wanted in church. A year after their launch, it seems the lost and lonely—not to mention lots of new residents and young families—are finding their new church home in droves.

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One year later, new church Two Rivers seeing huge growth

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