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News November 26, 2019

Mount Zion UMC runners raise funds for two Upstate causes

A group of United Methodist runners in the Upstate laced up recently to raise funds for two local charities. The team, comprising people from Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Central, plus a few others outside the church, participated in the Spinx Run Fest in Greenville Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Mount Zion UMC runners raise funds for two Upstate causes
Runners gather for a smile. From left are Micah Harris, Marissa Harris, Bonnie Littrell, Lynn Martin, Beth Westbury, Jonathan Harris and Isaac Harris. Not pictured are Donna Harris, Nicole McRight and their two sons who did the kids’ fun run.
News November 26, 2019

Trinity UMC gets wheelchair ramp thanks to ‘labor of love’ by volunteers

On Friday, Nov. 15, volunteers gathered from across the state to build a special love project in the form of a wheelchair ramp for Trinity United Methodist Church in the Orangeburg District. This was no ordinary project. It was inspired by Robert Jackson of Trinity UMC, who has been remodeling much of the interior at Trinity from major termite and water damage for more than one and a half years, doing the work basically by himself with some help from a Baptist pastor. By Billy Robinson.

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Trinity UMC gets wheelchair ramp thanks to ‘labor of love’ by volunteers
Photo by Billy Robinson
News November 26, 2019

St. Paul fall block party reaches out to community

This year, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Greenville, gave its former fall festival a makeover, transforming it into a Fall Block Party designed to serve as an outreach to families all over the community. The festival had been designed primarily for families and kids inside of the church, but the block party is designed for families outside of the church.

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St. Paul fall block party reaches out to community
Saylor Strong: Family carries on toddler’s memory through butterfly carts for other grieving parents
The Robinson family—Stephanie, her husband, William, and their older daughter, Lakelyn—has spent the last several months purchasing all the items needed to supply the pediatric intensive care unit at The Medical University of South Carolina Charleston with a butterfly cart of its own.
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Saylor Strong: Family carries on toddler’s memory through butterfly carts for other grieving parents

By Jessica Brodie. When Stephanie Robinson lost her young daughter, Saylor, this summer, she received an unexpected gift in the form of a “butterfly cart”—something she never could have imagined, but something that made her child’s passing a bit more bearable. Now, inspired both by a desire to help other grieving parents, and by a way to honor the beautiful impact of Saylor’s short life, the Robinson family has spent the last several months purchasing all the items needed to supply the pediatric intensive care unit at The Medical University of South Carolina Charleston with a butterfly cart of its own.
Dry bones come to life
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Dry bones come to life

We’ve heard the stories time and again: once-thriving country churches whose numbers dwindled as their communities folded, until eventually the churches themselves closed their doors. I picture these country churches as they likely were long ago, bustling with activity and chatter, their doors spilling open after worship with people who’d picnic on church grounds or under a nearby shade tree. But once in a while, I hear stories of the reverse: a small church suddenly flourishing again with new life, filled with people and ministry doing all they can the name of the Lord. A commentary Jessica Brodie.

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