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News March 26, 2020

Advocate wins two more journalism excellence awards

The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has been honored with two more journalism excellence awards this spring. These latest are from the Religion Communicators Council.

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Advocate wins two more journalism excellence awards
One of the awards the Advocate won was for this devotional, written by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.
News March 26, 2020

Retired UMC bishop Ken Carder seeks to address ‘Dementia through a Pastoral Lens’

Nearly 6 million people each year in the United States live with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Countless more are affected by its debilitating effects. As an adjunct professor with Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, retired bishop Kenneth Carder has sought to address some of the social and theological issues resulting from the disease in his class, Dementia Through a Pastoral Theological Lens.

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Retired UMC bishop Ken Carder seeks to address ‘Dementia through a Pastoral Lens’
Photo courtesy of LTSS. Bishop Carder gives Communion to a participant in an adult day program visited by the class.
The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus
Photo by Cole Carter, Mount Horeb UMC. Congregations across the state are seeking alternative ways to do church amid the COVID-19 crisis. Here, the technology team at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, films for worship Sunday, March 22. Like many other churches in South Carolina, Mount Horeb is livestreaming its worship, plus using Facebook Live and other social media to reach people for Christ.
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The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, as the death toll rises and state and local officials respond with curfews, government shutdowns, school and restaurant closures, and emergency aid. But ask any faith leader if that’s stopping church, and the answer is a resounding “no.” Across the state, churches are getting creative in how they gather. While in-person gatherings are nixed for now, phone trees, Facebook live worship services, video conference devotionals and even church radio stations are helping God’s people stay connected. By Jessica Brodie.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
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Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

These are trying times, to say the least. Our lives are upended, routines are off and many of the plans we thought we had a month ago are now completely and irrevocably gone. Some of us have lost our jobs, our security, our prospects, our health. And yet still: God is good. All the time. Even now. Especially now. A column by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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