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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
Editor's Views August 24, 2015 posted by

The power of an apology

By Jessica Brodie. I’ve been reading a lot in secular media about how we—particularly women—need to stop apologizing for everything. Apparently, our inherent gut reaction to murmur “I’m sorry” when things go awry sends the wrong message to people.

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The power of an apology
Bishop's Corner August 24, 2015 posted by

Two words

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It has been said that “when spoken together at just the right moment, there are two words that have amazing life-changing power.” These two words possess the capacity to breathe into us new life, to lift burdens and calm fears as well as to inspire hope.”

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Two words
News July 27, 2015 posted by

Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives

By Jessica Brodie. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that is entirely curable and preventable with the right resources. Now, South Carolina is stepping up to help these children in a mighty way, with Bishop Jonathan Holston committing the conference to raising $1 million over the next year for The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative.

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Imagine No Malaria: S.C. to raise $1M to save lives
News July 27, 2015 posted by

Hands in prayer, not fists

By Jessica Brodie. Wave after wave, South Carolina has weathered an ocean of grief, racial turmoil and strife over the past month. But now, as the waters settle and life returns to a relative normal, United Methodist leaders are praising God for the spirit of Christian unity and love that kept this state with hands clasped in prayer instead of clenched in fists.

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Hands in prayer, not fists
News July 27, 2015 posted by

United Methodist clergy couples navigate balance between church, home

By Porsche Barton. Pastors shoulder a vast amount of responsibilities in leading a church, from preaching the word of God to counseling and handling the overall administration and oversight of a congregation. Some rely on help from a husband or wife who can handle the demands of a household or the role of “pastor’s spouse” in church life. But for single pastors or clergy couples, there is often no one to take the reins in these areas.

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United Methodist clergy couples navigate balance between church, home

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