Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Views May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Plan UMC: Rookies, Restructuring and Reflections

By the Rev. Richard Reams. In a time when our denomination seems more fractured and partisan than ever, the last thing that is needed is some type of polemical article about how things should have gone, or who is to blame for what did/didn t occur, or what could have happened if people listened to me.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Advocate turns 175

By Michael C. Wolfe. This year is the 175th anniversary of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. Since its very first edition, June 24, 1837, the paper has tried also to live in the world but not of the world. It has been a difficult task.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. at General Conference

By Jessica Connor. TAMPA, Fla.—In an 11-day whirlwind of sunup-to-sundown work, nearly 1,000 delegates from across the globe descended upon the Tampa Convention Center for General Conference, the quadrennial legislative gathering that is the voice of The United Methodist Church.

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Editor's Views May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

GC2012—it’s a wrap

By Jessica Connor. General Conference 2012 has come and gone—an overwhelming, educational, inspiring, exhausting and ultimately reassuring experience for this editor.

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Views May 25, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Invitations

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The services of worship during the General Conference of our United Methodist Church are always meaningful. It is wonderful to praise God with brothers and sisters from around the world. The visible reminders that the Spirit of God is at work in near and distant places are magnificent. As at the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit continues to breathe life into the church.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC packets going digital

By Jessica Connor. A dozen years into the 21st century — amid the boom of smartphones, iPads, thumb drives and other electronic advancements — the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church is taking steps to be paper-free.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Lake Junaluska, transformed

By Jessica Connor. Armed with a new mission statement and a new strategic vision, Lake Junaluska is stepping into a bold new future. And it has Christian hospitality and transformation at its heart.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Epworth Steeple Challenge

By Jessica Connor. This summer, United Methodist children across South Carolina are getting a unique challenge: raise $18,000 for a new steeple on the campus of Epworth Children’s Home.

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