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News December 30, 2019

UMCSC disaster service weekend Jan. 18-20 to honor King’s legacy

Five decades after the assassination of one of the civil rights movement’s greatest heroes and servant-leaders, South Carolina United Methodists are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weekend dedicated to service. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 18-20, the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is hosting a Disaster Recovery Day of Service where volunteers will have the opportunity to work on homes impacted by Hurricane Florence. By Jessica Brodie.

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UMCSC disaster service weekend Jan. 18-20 to honor King’s legacy
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News December 30, 2019

Finishing strong: Financial leaders optimistic about UMCSC apportionment goals

Just a few weeks remain until the 2019 books close, and conference financial leaders are hopeful. As of Dec. 16, the conference had collected 76.95 percent of its apportionments, compared to 77 percent this time last year, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer. That translates to $13.7 million collected so far of the budgeted $17.8 million for 2019. By Jessica Brodie.

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Finishing strong: Financial leaders optimistic about UMCSC apportionment goals
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News December 30, 2019

Fellowship spurs mission ‘family’ at Anderson church

They started out simply as “fellow church members” at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Anderson—a quick wave or a nod in the pew, knowing each other by sight but no deeper. Now, thanks to the fellowship fostered in a witty email chain and hard work doing side-by-side hands-on mission work, they’ve become a family. By Jessica Brodie.

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Fellowship spurs mission ‘family’ at Anderson church
Make your voice heard: GC2020 ‘listening sessions’ set for this month in S.C.
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Make your voice heard: GC2020 ‘listening sessions’ set for this month in S.C.

This January and February, South Carolina United Methodists will have the opportunity to voice concerns and share hopes and prayers with the South Carolina delegates to General Conference 2020. By Jessica Brodie.
2020 vision
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2020 vision

But what does "2020 vision" really mean for me as a woman of faith, and what does it mean for The United Methodist Church as we prepare to embark on yet another difficult and tumultuous year? A column by Editor Jessica Brodie.

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