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Editor's Views June 15, 2015 posted by

A way to help all our children

By Jessica Brodie. Every 60 seconds, a child dies of malaria. In the time it takes you to read this editorial, a small, precious, vulnerable child, who Jesus Christ himself charged us to protect, will die from a disease that is preventable, treatable and beatable—if only there were enough money and resources.

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A way to help all our children
News May 26, 2015 posted by

The Graying of the UMCSC

By Jessica Brodie and the Rev. Ken Nelson. South Carolina clergy are getting older—so much so that church leaders are starting to worry that if trends keep up, there might not be enough younger clergy to fill their shoes.

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The Graying of the UMCSC
News May 26, 2015 posted by

AC2015

By Jessica Brodie. With a passion for “Becoming Disciples God Can Use,” United Methodist clergy and laity are gearing up for an Annual Conference this month that includes a massive Stop Hunger Now meal-packing, election of delegates to General and Jurisdictional conferences, resolutions on highly controversial issues and more.

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AC2015
News May 26, 2015 posted by

Stopping hunger, Carolina style

By Jessica Brodie. Organizers are shifting into high gear as they seek remaining money and volunteers for this month’s Stop Hunger Now meal-packing. As of the Advocate’s press time, the conference has raised more than a third of what is needed—$30,417 of the $86,000 needed to pack the meals—and still has plenty of space left for volunteers who want to help.

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Stopping hunger, Carolina style
News May 26, 2015 posted by

‘Like Salkehatchie for Seniors’

By Jessica Brodie. They might have gray hair—maybe even white—but don’t let their age fool you. These older adults take on a full-scale repair of a church every single year, maybe even more. And those they help say their work is invaluable.

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‘Like Salkehatchie for Seniors’
News May 26, 2015 posted by

ERT: 10 years of missions

By Billy Robinson. On Feb. 24, eight United Methodist Volunteers In Mission personnel gathered in Biloxi, Mississippi, for the 2015 UMVIM/UMCOR Southeastern Jurisdiction Disaster Academy. While standing on the beach many reflected back on our first major response for the South Carolina UMVIM Early Response Team, which happened Sept. 6, 2005, in the first week’s aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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ERT: 10 years of missions
News April 27, 2015 posted by

Ready for Annual Conference?

By Jessica Brodie. Six weeks from now, thousands of United Methodists will head to Florence for the denomination’s Annual Conference, and organizers are doing all they can to help delegates be ready, aware and fully educated.

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Ready for Annual Conference?
News April 27, 2015 posted by

Pilgrimage to ease pain of racism—then and now

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodists are heading to South Carolina State University this month for a two-day racial reconciliation pilgrimage centered on the 1968 police shooting of unarmed black students during a segregation protest. Set for May 15-16 on the campus in Orangeburg, the pilgrimage comes just weeks after a North Charleston police shooting left an unarmed man dead.

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Pilgrimage to ease pain of racism—then and now
News April 27, 2015 posted by

AC2015 to vote to remove UMC from Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice

By Jessica Brodie. This June, Annual Conference members will vote whether to ask The United Methodist Church to withdraw two of its agencies from the Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice. The RCRC is a national community of religious organizations and individuals dedicated to achieving reproductive justice through education, organizing and advocacy; coalition members include the UMC’s General Board of Church and Society and the United Methodist Women.

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AC2015 to vote to remove UMC from Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice

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