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News March 28, 2016 posted by

Six months after the flood

By Jessica Brodie. When the rains came last October, Trinity United Methodist Church took a pelting. The historic downtown Charleston church didn’t get flooded, but instead stood like a sponge as an estimated 4 trillion tons of rainwater poured out of the skies, breaking through Trinity’s aging roof and swamping an empty space between the sanctuary and annex. They’re not the only one.

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Six months after the flood
News March 28, 2016 posted by

Changing how S.C. Native American history is taught

By Jessica Brodie. If you listen to state social studies education standards, Native Americans are a “dead” people, their history centering on the distant past and entirely ignoring contemporary issues facing tribes today, say Native American South Carolina United Methodists. But The United Methodist Church could play a role in changing that if the South Carolina Conference passes a new resolution brought by the Native American Committee.

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Changing how S.C. Native American history is taught
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Crisis intervention class helps pastors, chaplains step up to help

By Jessica Brodie. The Rev. Richard Lewis will never forget the time when he was a rescue squad member and a person committed suicide right in front of his ambulance. Or the time a house fire claimed three victims. Or the time he went with a team to North Carolina and felt powerless to comfort the family of a man who died trying to escape his car after it plunged into the Broad River.

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Crisis intervention class helps pastors, chaplains step up to help
Editor's Views March 28, 2016 posted by

Five minutes

By Jessica Brodie. The forced solitude and inherent meditation opportunity in my morning commute has become my favorite time of the day to pray. Lulled into a happy, contemplative place by the hum of the car and the beauty of the coming day spread out in a panorama all around me, it’s a special, peaceful time I cherish and a great way to start the day.

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Five minutes
News February 24, 2016 posted by

Beds for kids

By Jessica Brodie. A chance reading in a Christian book became an all-out God-call for one South Carolina United Methodist. And now, his church is reaching out to the community by constructing beds for children in need.

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Beds for kids

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