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Guest Views February 24, 2016 posted by

Hispanic/Latino Ministries: Take a chance on me

By the Rev. Elizabeth Murray. I have a song dedication for the South Carolina Annual Conference, and it is ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me.” Though the 1970s Swedish pop group likely wrote the song about two distant lovers, I imagine myself singing it to the Annual Conference in respect to Hispanic/Latino ministry.

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Hispanic/Latino Ministries: Take a chance on me
News January 28, 2016 posted by

91.1%: UMCSC celebrates best year in more than a decade

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodist financial leaders are cheering this month after closing the conference’s best year in more than a decade—even after a devastating flood that racked up billions of dollars in damage statewide. South Carolina United Methodist churches paid 91.1 percent of their apportionments for 2015, almost 2 percent higher than the 89.4 percent paid in 2014 and the first time the conference has achieved over the 90 percent mark since 2002.

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91.1%: UMCSC celebrates best year in more than a decade
News January 28, 2016 posted by

McClendon: ‘All welcome’ at monthly delegation meetings

By Jessica Brodie. As General Conference approaches, delegates continue to gather for monthly meetings to discuss issues and share fellowship in preparation for their time at The United Methodist Church’s quadrennial gathering. Both General and Jurisdictional conference delegates and alternates meet roughly once a month, and Dr. Tim McClendon, their episcopal nominee, said all are welcome to attend and learn with them.

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McClendon: ‘All welcome’ at monthly delegation meetings
News January 28, 2016 posted by

Orangeburg District hopes Ghana tech center will change lives, be witness for Christ’s love

By Jessica Brodie. When it comes to the new information technology center they are building in rural Ghana, Orangeburg District leaders have far more ambitious goals than merely a facility with computers to serve the villagers. They are looking to God’s Kingdom for inspiration, hoping it will be a true testimony to the power of Christ’s all-encompassing love for His children.

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Orangeburg District hopes Ghana tech center will change lives, be witness for Christ’s love
News January 28, 2016 posted by

Two churches, two races: Bridging the racial divide

By Ayinde Moir Waring. Charleston is a city teeming with culture, arts and historical significance that brings millions of visitors to its streets each year. Most native Charlestonians are well aware of their city’s rich past and prosperous future. Historical facts are shared in common conversations among friends. But there are also other facts that the “Holy City” (as Charleston is known for its many churches) is less apt to discuss or address.

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Two churches, two races: Bridging the racial divide
Editor's Views January 28, 2016 posted by

People of the story

By Jessica Brodie. Storyteller. After five days in Portland, Oregon, site of the upcoming 2016 General Conference, where I sat elbow-to-elbow with fellow United Methodist communicators learning about how better to do our work for God’s Kingdom, that’s the word I keep coming back to…

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People of the story
News December 29, 2015 posted by

The connection and the flood

By Jessica Brodie. As South Carolina United Methodists continue their long-term effort to rebuild and repair homes and churches damaged after the October floods, Christian brothers and sisters outside the state are pitching in with hammer, nail—and checkbook.

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The connection and the flood
News December 29, 2015 posted by

Title I schoolchildren to benefit from UMCSC Million Book Effort

By Martha Thompson and Jessica Brodie. South Carolina children in need will receive funding for new books for their school libraries thanks to a gift from the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and its Million Book Effort. The South Carolina Conference of the UMC donated $22,000 to three Title I schools in the state: West Lee Elementary School, Rembert; Main Street Elementary School, Lake City; and Greeleyville Elementary School, Greeleyville.

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Title I schoolchildren to benefit from UMCSC Million Book Effort

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