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News December 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Two by two: St. Andrews Shepherd Ministry reaches out with food, fellowship

By Jessica Connor. It’s a pretty Tuesday morning in Orangeburg, and the willing hands at St. Andrews United Methodist Church are at it again. There, in the sunny, spacious church kitchen, a dozen volunteers are hard at work making salad and garlic bread, doling out desserts into Styrofoam boxes and ladling portions of steaming hot spaghetti into containers for their weekly citywide delivery to more than 65 homebound community members.

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News December 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Motorcyclists help local UMC with signage

By Jessica Connor. A block from the busy Hwy. 28 bypass in Anderson stands a church so concealed in the neighborhood that most people drive by and don’t even notice it’s there. But thanks to new signage donated by a local motorcycle club, that’s not the case anymore.

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Editor's Views December 18, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Let it shine

By Jessica Connor. January is the clean month, the time when I ceremoniously tear off the December page in my desk calendar and gaze down upon all the fresh blank spaces, just waiting for me to plug in meetings, events and occasions.

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News November 20, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMCs seek new ways to pay apportionments

By Jessica Connor. As year-end giving rallies to a close, many United Methodist churches across the S.C. Conference are relying on new and long-standing traditions to make their apportionment payments.

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News November 20, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Answering the call: Greenville family to serve as Thai missionaries

By Jessica Connor. Imagine if Jesus called today and asked you to give up all your creature comforts, move across the world and share the Gospel in a tiny village seven hours north of Bangkok, Thailand. Would you say yes? Now imagine you have four kids: an 8-year-old, a freshman in high school and two in college. And understand that answering that call would mean at least two of your kids would have to uproot their lives and go with you. Now how would you answer?

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News November 20, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Limitless: South Carolina joins nationwide UMW in new initiative to reach young women

By Jessica Connor. It’s all over the headlines: today’s generation doesn’t like traditional meetings, would rather network through social media and thinks it’s a colossal waste of time to talk about doing something when they can just go out and do it. Now, a new initiative from United Methodist Women is trying to tap into that spirit nationwide, and South Carolina is stepping up to help.

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