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Editor's Views October 26, 2015 posted by

Strength to go on—in Christ

By Jessica Brodie. Somehow, life goes on. I find myself this week, as we prepare to go to press on the Advocate, shopping for Halloween costumes for our four kids and decorations for our church’s Trunk or Treat, wondering which side of the family to visit for Thanksgiving, scheduling doctor visits and oil changes and weekend chores and all the other trappings of my first-world life.

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Strength to go on—in Christ
News September 24, 2015 posted by

First Circles site in SC

By Jessica Brodie. Circles, a nationwide campaign that teams low-income families with community allies to carve a long-term pathway out of poverty, has come to the Palmetto State thanks to the efforts of one United Methodist church.

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First Circles site in SC
News September 24, 2015 posted by

Reaching up, reaching out

By Jessica Brodie. A childless church filled mainly with snowbird retirees, McCormick UMC, is finding new meaning through strategic outreach with local schools—particularly one special school for at-risk teens. And now, its members have a second set of “grandkids” to love and a revitalized, outward-focused identity that is transforming the way they do ministry.

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Reaching up, reaching out
News August 24, 2015 posted by

Salkehatchie: A summer of service

By Jessica Brodie. They sweated, they downed gallons of water in the sweltering summer heat and they worked their muscles sore. And now, weeks after the final Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp of 2015, more than 3,000 teens and adults are breathing a collective sigh of relief for a job well done.

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Salkehatchie: A summer of service
News August 24, 2015 posted by

South Carolina delegation to Korea discovers unexpected kinship, similarity

By Jessica Brodie. They might speak Korean instead of English, enjoy kimchi and tteok instead of fried chicken and sweet tea and listen to K-pop over American rock or hip-hop. But when you get right down to it, South Carolina and Korea have far more in common than many expect—especially when it comes to racial tension and a fervent desire for social justice and unity.

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South Carolina delegation to Korea discovers unexpected kinship, similarity
News August 24, 2015 posted by

Quilting with purpose

By Porsche Barton. COLUMBIA—Six women sit around small work tables covered with colorful squares of fabric and sewing materials in the quilting room at Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church, working patiently with the teens beside them. The quilters—known as Fran’s Quilters—work steadily, cutting materials, creating borders and sewing together squares of fabric for the backings of the quilts they’ve been working on for the past month.

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Quilting with purpose

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