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News February 23, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Sunday at GC to focus on setting priorities

After a prayer-focused Day 1, General Conference delegates will spend Day 2 setting priorities, narrowing the field of legislative petitions to high-priority petitions versus low-priority ones. Jessica Brodie has the story here.

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Sunday at GC to focus on setting priorities
News February 23, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

South Carolina delegates reflect on General Conference Day 1

Editor Jessica Brodie of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is here at the special session of General Conference 2019 (Feb. 23-26) to prayerfully cover the event for South Carolina United Methodists. Here, South Carolina’s delegates and bishop describe the first day of General Conference 2019 as a holy, sacred and affirming day that enabled them to focus on the mission of the church and being centered in God.

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South Carolina delegates reflect on General Conference Day 1
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’

Three years from its 75th anniversary, a United Methodist home for women in crisis is casting what it calls a “new vision net” as it prepares to seek a new executive director and a new perspective on current issues facing its female clientele. By Jessica Brodie.

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Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

GC2019: Almost there

Delegates and other church leaders are in the final stretch as they prepare this month to head to the special called session of General Conference to help the denomination move beyond its impasse on human sexuality. The special session is slated for Feb. 23-2 in St. Louis. There, 16 delegates from South Carolina will join the 864 total men and women who are delegates from each conference in the UMC. Here’s what you need to know and how you can pray.

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GC2019: Almost there
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth

One program in rural South Carolina is broadening teens’ sense of self-purpose and helping to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2009, lifelong United Methodist Marian David spearheaded a mission of creating Tea Time with Teens, a program in the Bennettsville-Cheraw area that not only helps establish a solid foundation for teens, but also teaches them about their self-worth.

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Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

One Upstate church is hoping to heed Jesus’s call to visit people in prison through weekly, intentional and specific prayer during the season of Lent, and its pastor is urging other churches across the UMC to join them. Through a project called “Visit Prison with Your Prayers,” St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, plans to pray each week for a number of prisoners living in South Carolina correctional facilities.

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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage

What started as a way to help women who had been sexually assaulted find relief and solace within a church setting has now become something more. By offering the use of their facility, St. Mark United Methodist Church has been helping the community by housing a Trauma Relief Clinic, run for the past two years by Pamila Lorentz.

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Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Nominees sought for 2019 Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for five awards to be presented at the 2019 Annual Conference in June, as well as an annual award for scouting units at UMC churches.

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Nominees sought for 2019 Annual Conference awards
News January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. bishops to hear education concerns in Allendale

The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops, which includes South Carolina’s United Methodist Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, will hold a listening post in Allendale Feb. 11, 2019, based on the bishops’ Public Education Initiative.

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Bishop's Corner January 31, 2019 posted by Jessica Brodie

Taking a step beyond caution

Bishop Jonathan Holston on how men’s ministry is not only about the opportunity we have to disciple men and their families in their faith journey, but it is also about empowering men and women to return to their communities ready to continue the witness of faith locally and beyond.

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Taking a step beyond caution

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