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News March 23, 2011 posted by

Open arms

By Jessica Connor. On a chilly March morning, the downtown streets just beginning to clog with commuters fighting traffic, the halls of John Wesley United Methodist Church begin to clog with a different kind of commuter.

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News February 25, 2011 posted by

Annual Conference 2011

By Jessica Connor. With a theme of “In the Wesleyan Way—Principles, Passion and Practice,” the S.C. Annual Conference is returning to its roots in 2011, embracing the groundwork John Wesley laid almost three centuries ago.

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News February 25, 2011 posted by

Wesley Riders

By Jessica Connor. A group of open-air riders is reaching out to people in the spirit of Christian love, just like United Methodism’s founding father John Wesley did 270 years ago.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Spirit Singers

By Jessica Connor. A hush descends upon the room as they begin, voices pitched in perfect harmony. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses rush together like powerful water, ebbing and flowing, lifting and turning, all to the glory of the Father.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Shelter from the storm

By Jessica Connor. Before, when it was cold and he didn’t have anyplace to sleep, Scottie McKee would find shelter in a portable toilet or the library’s gazebo, maybe gulp a bottle of liquor just to feel the warmth rush through him.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Here am I, send me!

By Jessica Connor. First-timers are often shocked by what they see: sagging shacks with crumbling roofs, peeling paint and no indoor plumbing. Broken floors, rotting wood, cracked windows. No air conditioning. Maybe no electricity.

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