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News June 4, 2019 posted by

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
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News May 31, 2019 posted by

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

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

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
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
News May 28, 2019 posted by

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
Photo by Jessica Brodie
News May 28, 2019 posted by

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
Photos by Ashley Goverman

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