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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
News April 27, 2015 posted by

1 Million Hours of Service

By Jessica Brodie. How much do South Carolina United Methodists care about children? If organizers have their way, the new 1 Million Hours of Service initiative will show they care a million times over.

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1 Million Hours of Service
News April 27, 2015 posted by

New direction for the Spirit Singers

By Jessica Brodie. The South Carolina Conference’s youth singing ministry is heading in a new direction. In an effort to reach more youth singers and even possibly branch into instrumental, dance and visual arts, the Spirit Singers choir will shift from its current model into a new all-encompassing creative vision under direction by a conference design team.

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New direction for the Spirit Singers
Editor's Views April 27, 2015 posted by

Once (color) blind, now I see the light

By Jessica Brodie. Growing up, race wasn’t a big deal to me. Maybe it was growing up in Miami—where the swirl of Spanish mingled with the tropical breeze, where your bare arms on the beach were just a shade darker or lighter than your friends’, and no one could tell who was Latina or white or “mixed” or what—but it seemed like no one cared about race in the least. But now…

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Once (color) blind, now I see the light
Bishop's Corner February 20, 2015 posted by

Keeping a holy Lent

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It was in 1896 that Professor George Washington Carver received a letter from Dr. Booker T. Washington. It was a plea for help from the president of one institution of higher learning, Tuskegee Institute, to a well-known professor of agriculture at another institution, Iowa State College.

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Keeping a holy Lent
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Almost 90%—again

By Jessica Brodie. Final numbers are in, and S.C. United Methodist churches paid 89.45 percent of their apportionments for 2014—almost a mirror of what they paid last year, 89.72 percent.

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Almost 90%—again

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