Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

News June 18, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Memorial service celebrates 34 souls

By Jessica Connor. With a call to rejoice, rejoice, even when you are racked with a sadness of heart that seems unbearable, the Rev. Lillian Washington delivered a memorial service June 11 for those of us left behind. 

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Editor's Views June 18, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Can I God-size that?

By Jessica Connor. Suddenly, that’s all I’m hearing: God-sized vision. God-sized dream. God-sized goal. God-sized reality. God-sized worship. Popularized by Bishop Jonathan Holston, the phrase was repeated everywhere at Annual Conference—in conversation, on the stage, on the floor, in the Twittersphere. And I’ve got to say, the phrase really works.

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Bishop's Corner June 18, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

A more excellent way

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Ron Walters, the vice president of church relations for Salem Media of Georgia Inc. shared this story about Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, saying, “Few ballplayers have ever played the game as Mickey Mantle did. He launched home runs like missiles.”

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News May 24, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Top college QB to keynote AC2013 service

By Jessica Connor. A big name in college football will headline the youth worship service at Annual Conference this month, and organizers hope his testimony will inspire and uplift thousands of souls.

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News May 24, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Musical abundance: Small mountain church blessed with surplus of musical talent

By Jessica Connor. They usually don’t plan it. It’s just the way they do church. In fact, until just recently, they didn’t even have an organized choir. But when the 65 or so members of Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church gather for worship on Sunday mornings, they can count on one thing: There’s going to be lots and lots of musical praise for the Lord.

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Editor's Views May 24, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Opening our eyes to the plight of children

By Jessica Connor. Recently, I had the opportunity to tour several childcare centers in some of the poorer areas of the Midlands. It was a way to educate me about children living in poverty right here in South Carolina. Some of them were not too many miles from where I live with my own children.

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News April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Prayer warriors: For 27 years, group lifts up Rural Mission to the Lord

By Jessica Connor. They make their circle in the brightly lit room, folding chairs crunched close together and well-worn Bibles resting on their laps. For hours every Tuesday, starting around 11 a.m. and lasting well into the afternoon, the Rural Mission Prayer Warriors join hands to pray, sing and read Scripture, all for the glory of God.

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