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News January 2, 2019 posted by

UMCSC opens nominations for lay, clergy delegates to GC2019

By Jessica Brodie. Anyone interested in being a delegate to the 2020 General and Southeastern Jurisdictional conferences has to act fast. Lay (non-clergy) potential delegates have until Jan. 10 to submit their nomination form to their district superintendent, and clergy potential delegates have until Feb. 1 to submit theirs to the conference secretary.

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UMCSC opens nominations for lay, clergy delegates to GC2019
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News January 2, 2019 posted by

Veteran Christmas card project one way small church shows big heart for missions

By Laura Camby McCaskill. One small church is proving it can affect the community in a huge way—by taking missions to another level. Bethel, Peachtree Rock, United Methodist Church has taken missions to heart and run with it. The congregation at Bethel is involved in many mission projects—at least 17!—and this Christmas, local veterans felt Bethel’s Christian love.

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Veteran Christmas card project one way small church shows big heart for missions
Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS
News January 2, 2019 posted by

Men to gather next month for ‘Get Out of the Boat: Faith Over Fear’

Registration is stepping up for Get Out of the Boat: Faith Over Fear, the annual men’s ministry spiritual retreat of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, the full-day event for men and boys of all ages will be an opportunity to strengthen faith and connect with brothers in Christ.

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Men to gather next month for ‘Get Out of the Boat: Faith Over Fear’
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News November 29, 2018 posted by

S.C. Methodists among 2,000 fans at TobyMac in concert in Augusta

He’s one of Christian music’s most iconic artists, popular with fans ranging in age from 6 to 66. His music has been around since the late 1980s, and yet he is still garnering new fans every time one of his songs comes across the radio—and I was here to check out TobyMac’s Theater Tour for myself to see if I could get a handle on just what it is about his music that appeals to such a wide fan base. By Charlene Dunbar.

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S.C. Methodists among 2,000 fans at TobyMac in concert in Augusta
TobyMac performed Nov. 3 in Augusta. If you missed TobyMac’s Theater tour, the “Hits Deep” tour begins late January 2019. Photo courtesy of Jyl Poole and Charlene Dunbar
News November 28, 2018 posted by

Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes

By Billy Robinson. For two months, more than 160 volunteers worked about 3,800 hours providing Christian love in action to survivors of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, many of these survivors in dire need of help. Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14 near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, then moved inland toward South Carolina, and Hurricane Michael swept up from the Gulf Coast and impacted South Carolina as a tropical storm Oct. 11. While the storms themselves caused problems, flooding in the aftermath was far worse. Now, volunteers’ early response work is largely ending as the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church shifts into recovery mode.

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Christian love in action: ERT volunteers wrap up work after double-whammy hurricanes
Photo by Billy Robinson
News November 28, 2018 posted by

General Conference: Now what?

By Jessica Brodie. In less than three months, 864 United Methodists from across the world who are delegates from each annual conference in the denomination will gather in one place with one purpose: helping the global church move beyond its debilitating disagreement over human sexuality. Here’s the latest news.

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General Conference: Now what?
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
News November 28, 2018 posted by

UMC prison chaplains help inmates pray for pastors, churches

By Jessica Brodie. This Advent, United Methodist prison chaplains are embarking on a new faith journey with inmates designed to wrap pastors and churches in prayer. The Rev. Traci Bennett, clinical chaplain supervisor at Tyger River Correctional Institution, and the Rev. Edward McKnight, senior chaplain at Lee Correctional Institution, are two of several prison ministry advocates across South Carolina taking part in Give the Gift of Prayer, a Christmas-themed prayer vigil. With the vigil, Christian prisoners will be praying daily from the beginning of Advent through Epiphany for the pastors and churches of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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UMC prison chaplains help inmates pray for pastors, churches
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

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