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News September 25, 2019

Protecting the flock: Active shooters seminar helps churches prepare

By Jessica Brodie. In an active shooter situation, churches can’t wait five to seven minutes for first responders to arrive. Church members are the true first responders and need to be actively engaged in protecting their own lives. That was the gist behind a church security seminar by SMCI attended by a host of United Methodist pastors and church leaders, as well as leaders from other denominations across the state.

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Protecting the flock: Active shooters seminar helps churches prepare
Guy Beveridge speaks on how to prepare. Photo by Matt Brodie.
God called, women answered: United Methodist Women celebrate 150 years of pressing against limits, pushing toward tomorrow
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God called, women answered: United Methodist Women celebrate 150 years of pressing against limits, pushing toward tomorrow

By Jessica Brodie. One step, one boundary, one risk at a time. For 150 years, United Methodist Women have been at work, pressing against limits and pushing toward the future. Now, a century-and-a-half after they began, those small steps have resulted in transformative, significant achievements for women, children and youth across the world. “God called, and women answered!” That was the resounding word from Harriett Jane Olson, general secretary and chief executive officer of National United Methodist Women, who spoke to hundreds who gathered for the South Carolina United Methodist Women’s 47th annual meeting Oct. 25-26.
On being grateful
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On being grateful

By Jessica Brodie. As the mother of preteens, I hear the word “entitled” bandied about a lot. My kids are in Generation Z, which is the first generation to grow up in an entirely digital world, and they are fully accustomed to all things electronic and adapt to new technologies quickly and easily. Entitled is a funny word...

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