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News January 25, 2011

UMC pastor attends White House holiday party

By Jessica Connor. The Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson is no stranger to pomp and circumstance, having grown up in politics and community service. But when she got the rare opportunity to experience a holiday party at the White House this Christmas, she had one word for it: Amazing.

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News January 25, 2011

Sitting down with the Robbie Seay Band

By Jessica Connor. The Advocate got to chat with Robbie Seay, front man and songwriter for contemporary Christian group the Robbie Seay Band, which headlines the S.C. Conference’s youth event Revolution Feb. 11-13.

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Editor's Views January 25, 2011

Enough already

By Jessica Connor. We don’t know what spurred Jared Loughner to go on an alleged shooting spree Jan. 8, leaving six innocent people dead, including a 9-year-old girl. We don’t know whether it was, as some have suggested, a festering response to the intense political vitriol that has slowly been building to a crescendo in our nation, or some other reason entirely.

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A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps
Photo by Matt Brodie
1 Comment   Jun 11, 2019

A future of hope: Annual Conference 2019 wraps

By the time Annual Conference ended Thursday, June 6, the roughly 2,000 clergy and laity had passed a $16.8 million 2020 ministry budget for the church, ordained or commissioned 19 deacons and elders, collected hundreds of Native American elder baskets and 25 filled boxes of donated food for Harvest Hope, addressed three petitions and elected 32 delegates plus alternates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences. By Jessica Brodie.
No matter what
2 Comments   Jun 11, 2019

No matter what

As we shift into summer in the aftermath of Annual Conference, let’s all take a deep, full, Spirit-filled breath of gratitude that we all have the opportunity to be children of God—every one of us. God made each of us, and God loves each of us. No matter what. A commentary by Jessica Brodie.

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