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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
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show

By Jessica Brodie. S.C. lay leaders and lay servants are gearing up for the final two stops in the 12-district Bishop’s Road Show this month. S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston will head to the Anderson District Feb. 7 and the Spartanburg District Feb. 28 to meet one-on-one with lay servants and lay leaders, sharing wisdom on how to build healthy teams and churches.

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Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show
Bishop's Corner January 26, 2015 posted by

What the world needs now

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Some years ago, Dionne Warwick recorded a popular song written by Hal David and Bert Bacharach, which stated these simple words; namely, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”

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What the world needs now
Bishop's Corner December 22, 2014 posted by

Qualities within reach

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. So we’re at that place where we’re checking our resolution list again. Unfortunately, just like last year and in previous years as well, we notice that there were some resolutions we achieved with excellence while others left much to be desired.

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Qualities within reach
News November 26, 2014 posted by

Bishop’s Road Shows ‘well received,’ leaders say

Healthy churches require healthy lay leadership teams, at least when it comes to South Carolina. That’s the message S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston is bringing on his 12-district tour of the state, joined by district superintendents and other conference leaders as he visits with local church lay leaders and lay servants. By Jessica Brodie.

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Bishop’s Road Shows ‘well received,’ leaders say
Bishop's Corner October 26, 2014 posted by

Imagine No Illiteracy

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Recently, I attended a meeting where my attention span was uniquely challenged. It was the kind of meeting where you check your watch every 30 seconds or so. Then a statement was made that captivated my attention. In the midst of my boredom, a colleague raised a question; namely, “Can you imagine no illiteracy?”

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Imagine No Illiteracy
News September 25, 2014 posted by

Strong laity=strong churches

By Jessica Connor. The Bishop’s Road Show is off and running, and early sentiment says his message is hitting home. S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston has embarked on a tour of every district in South Carolina, reaching out directly to lay servants and lay leaders to share his thoughts about how to build healthy teams and churches. If the first two road shows is any indicator, his remarks are encouraging and inspiring laity to take ministry to the next level.

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Strong laity=strong churches
Bishop's Corner March 24, 2014 posted by

Who could ask for anything more?

By Bishop Holston. Most days I seem to get bogged down in the busyness and irritations of life. Often I am reminded of the quote that says, “Make sure that we never get too busy with life that we don’t have time to live.” Yet it is so easy to waste time fretting over things that are not important.

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Who could ask for anything more?
Bishop's Corner January 27, 2014 posted by

You must not shine alone

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Karlton was young, bright, strong and smart. He was also away from home for the first time facing opportunities he had worked hard to achieve. He was acutely aware he would need to be at his very best from day one.

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Bishop's Corner November 27, 2013 posted by

The wonder of it all

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. The point of the whole Christmas message is that what we do with our lives matters to Jesus. Christmas is all about Jesus coming to be with us. It is about Immanuel, God with us, looking on! In fact, we can look and see the image of God in Jesus.

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Bishop's Corner September 25, 2013 posted by

Being neighborly

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. An anonymous writer penned these words titled A Collection of Attitudes, referencing the parable of the Good Samaritan, saying: To the expert in the law, the wounded man was a subject to discuss; To the robbers, the wounded man was someone to use and exploit; To the religious men, the wounded man was a problem to be avoided; To the innkeeper, the wounded man was a customer to serve for a fee; To the Samaritan, the wounded man was a human being worth being cared for and loved; To Jesus, all of them and all of us were worth dying for. 

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Bishop's Corner August 27, 2013 posted by

How do you spell relief?

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Every weekday morning, it was the local radio station blaring from my parent’s room. The disc jockey, H. Randolph Holder, would recite his signature closing, Smile until 10 o’clock, and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

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