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Editor's Views March 25, 2015 posted by

Passion

By Jessica Brodie. There I was, at the United Methodist Men’s spiritual retreat, surrounded by literally hundreds of men who were committing themselves to Christ, some for the very first time. I saw grown men with tears running down their cheeks, grown men laying on the floor or with their heads in their hands, ashamed that it had taken them this long to make that leap, excited about what was ahead of them. And it blew my mind.

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Passion
News February 20, 2015 posted by

‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing in SC

By Jessica Brodie. South Carolina United Methodists are using the movie “Selma” to build new bridges for racial healing and unity. Churches across the state are seeing the movie en masse or teaming up with other-race congregations to see it, then holding honest and prayerful discussions together about what it means to them, how we view race today and how we can move forward as Christians together.

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‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing in SC
News February 20, 2015 posted by

Above and beyond: Mount Horeb’s $16.4M expansion

By Jessica Brodie. Work is moving along on what is thought to be the largest capital campaign in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference—and it’s all driven by prayer and an unwavering faith that God is at the wheel. Workers broke ground this winter on a new $16.4 million expansion at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, featuring a multipurpose worship area, plus repurposing of the existing church gym into a two-story youth facility.

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Above and beyond: Mount Horeb’s $16.4M expansion
News February 20, 2015 posted by

A game-changing youth Revolution

By Jessica Brodie. More than 2,000 youth from across the state. Hundreds of new commitments to Christ. Major outpouring of volunteer hours. Dozens considering a call to ministry. In other words, organizers will tell you, Revolution 2015 was a “huge win,” a game-changer on so many levels.

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A game-changing youth Revolution
Editor's Views February 20, 2015 posted by

Big plans

By Jessica Brodie. My husband once told me he had big plans for me. He told me this when we were first dating, and his words naturally made my heart go pitter-patter and I began to dream of all sorts of wonderful future romantic what-ifs. God also has big plans for us, as he says in Jeremiah 29:11…

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Big plans
News February 6, 2015 posted by

Computers for Ghana

By Jessica Brodie. Churches in one of South Carolina’s most rural areas are coming together to help rural brothers and sisters a world away. The Orangeburg District of The United Methodist Church is partnering with The Methodist Church of Ghana to build a technology center and library in the remote village of Abesewa, Ghana, which is in the Ashanti Region of the northwestern African nation.

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Computers for Ghana
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
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Stepping up to the challenge

By Jessica Brodie. In what the Rev. Michael Turner calls “an overwhelming but wonderful” response to a church-wide challenge, Advent United Methodist Church raised $265,000 for the homeless this Christmas.

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Stepping up to the challenge

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