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News February 23, 2019 posted by

Sunday at GC to focus on setting priorities

After a prayer-focused Day 1, General Conference delegates will spend Day 2 setting priorities, narrowing the field of legislative petitions to high-priority petitions versus low-priority ones. Jessica Brodie has the story here.

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Sunday at GC to focus on setting priorities
South Carolina delegates (here) will spend Day 2 of GC2019 setting legislative priorities. Photo by Matt Brodie.
News February 23, 2019 posted by

South Carolina delegates reflect on General Conference Day 1

Editor Jessica Brodie of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is here at the special session of General Conference 2019 (Feb. 23-26) to prayerfully cover the event for South Carolina United Methodists. Here, South Carolina’s delegates and bishop describe the first day of General Conference 2019 as a holy, sacred and affirming day that enabled them to focus on the mission of the church and being centered in God.

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South Carolina delegates reflect on General Conference Day 1
The South Carolina delegates on Day 1 of General Conference 2019. Photo by Matt Brodie.
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’

Three years from its 75th anniversary, a United Methodist home for women in crisis is casting what it calls a “new vision net” as it prepares to seek a new executive director and a new perspective on current issues facing its female clientele. By Jessica Brodie.

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Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’
Photo by Matt Brodie
News January 31, 2019 posted by

GC2019: Almost there

Delegates and other church leaders are in the final stretch as they prepare this month to head to the special called session of General Conference to help the denomination move beyond its impasse on human sexuality. The special session is slated for Feb. 23-2 in St. Louis. There, 16 delegates from South Carolina will join the 864 total men and women who are delegates from each conference in the UMC. Here’s what you need to know and how you can pray.

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GC2019: Almost there
Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth

One program in rural South Carolina is broadening teens’ sense of self-purpose and helping to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2009, lifelong United Methodist Marian David spearheaded a mission of creating Tea Time with Teens, a program in the Bennettsville-Cheraw area that not only helps establish a solid foundation for teens, but also teaches them about their self-worth.

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Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent

One Upstate church is hoping to heed Jesus’s call to visit people in prison through weekly, intentional and specific prayer during the season of Lent, and its pastor is urging other churches across the UMC to join them. Through a project called “Visit Prison with Your Prayers,” St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, plans to pray each week for a number of prisoners living in South Carolina correctional facilities.

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Churches gear up to visit prisoners with their prayers this Lent
Above are several men from St. Mark UMC, Seneca, and elsewhere who participated in a prison ministry weekend. St. Mark is hoping other UMCs across South Carolina will participate in the Lenten “Visit Prison with Your Prayers” project with them.
News January 31, 2019 posted by

Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage

What started as a way to help women who had been sexually assaulted find relief and solace within a church setting has now become something more. By offering the use of their facility, St. Mark United Methodist Church has been helping the community by housing a Trauma Relief Clinic, run for the past two years by Pamila Lorentz.

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Trauma relief clinic helps clients navigate pain through massage
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
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
Photo by Matt Brodie

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