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News March 26, 2018 posted by

Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018

By Jessica Brodie. In two more months, June 3-6, 2,000 United Methodists will head to Greenville for Annual Conference ready to worship, serve God and vote on a host of business items concerning the denomination in this state. Details are still finalizing for the gathering, but the conference has released plans for the 2018 Annual Conference Mission Project, as well as information on speakers, pre-conference trainings, offerings, resolutions, meal plans and more.

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Mission project, speakers, meal plans finalized for AC2018
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service

By Allison Trussell. Forty years ago, the Rev. John Culp came face to face with the severe poverty that existed and remains in South Carolina and was determined to do something about it. On March 10 at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, the South Carolina Conference celebrated 40 years of Salkehatchie, the result of Culp’s determination. Since 1978, youth and adults have crisscrossed the state repairing homes in weeklong camps.

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Salkehatchie celebrates 40 years of service
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Hulapalooza! Rock Hill to host huge health celebration April 7 to kickoff Abundant Health Initiative

By Jessica Brodie. South Carolina is jumping through a huge hoop for health this month as one United Methodist church gears up for an Abundant Health Hulapalooza. Held at St. John’s UMC, Rock Hill, April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Abundant Health Hulapalooza is a morning dedicated to embracing health and wellness and is the kickoff for the Abundant Health Initiative in South Carolina.

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Hulapalooza! Rock Hill to host huge health celebration April 7 to kickoff Abundant Health Initiative
News March 26, 2018 posted by

New Salkehatchie camp forms to help eastern Williamsburg County

By Jessica Brodie. One of the poorest counties in South Carolina will get some much-needed housing repair assistance this summer thanks to a newly launched Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp. Hemingway Kingstree East Salkehatchie, based out of Mount Seal United Methodist Church, Hemingway, will handle housing needs in that city and the eastern portion of Williamsburg County

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New Salkehatchie camp forms to help eastern Williamsburg County
News March 26, 2018 posted by

Lollis to be new UMCSC benefits officer

The Rev. Christopher M. Lollis has been appointed as the new benefits officer for the South Carolina Annual Conference, effective July 1. Lollis, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Darlington, will succeed the Rev. David Anderson, who has served as the conference benefits officer since 2005 and will retire.

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Bishop appoints three new district superintendents

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed three new district superintendents: the Rev. Terry Fleming to the Florence District, the Rev. Cathy Mitchell to the Spartanburg District and the Rev. Steve Patterson to the Anderson District.

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Vincent named president-elect of S.C. UMC Foundation

The Rev. Robert M. Vincent has been named president-elect of the South Carolina United Methodist Foundation Inc., by the foundation’s board of directors. Vincent will begin his association with the foundation July 1 and will become president on Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding the Rev. Roger M. Gramling, who has served as the foundation’s executive officer since 1985.

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Editor's Views March 26, 2018 posted by

God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story

Sometimes spreading the Gospel is sharing our testimony. Sometimes it’s bringing someone to church. Sometimes it’s loving people in His honor. And sometimes, it’s spray-painting His name on concrete planters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico to remind passersby that no matter what else the day, the week or this temporary human life can bring, at the end it’s all about God. A column by Jessica Brodie.

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God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story
Bishop's Corner March 26, 2018 posted by

The moment when everything changes

It’s so easy to simply get caught up in the enthusiasm of the crowds and join the procession that has the loudest brass bands or the most elaborate floats or the greatest number of celebrities or the most charismatic leaders. It’s easy to miss the procession where Jesus is riding on a humble donkey proclaiming dominion, not with violence, but by courageously loving, humbly serving and bravely acknowledging his place among the victims of imperial power. A column by Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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The moment when everything changes
News February 22, 2018 posted by

Bouncing back: After struggle, Wallace Family Life Center begins rebound

By Jessica Brodie. Cabbage and baked chicken simmer in the kitchen as they gather around the folding tables in the community room at Wallace Family Life Center—older ladies and one older man, all huddled in pairs with calculators and workbooks, their pencils poised and brows furrowed. As they work, program coordinator Linda Sanders stirs the cabbage and tells her tale. Like many in the Wallace community, Sanders has seen the center go from a thriving haven to a struggling operation and back again. And today, as the center continues its climb, she says she’s trusting in God to use her and the other staff and volunteers to be His conduit, helping the people get the help they need.

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Bouncing back: After struggle, Wallace Family Life Center begins rebound
News February 22, 2018 posted by

From softball to a walking track: Clinton’s recreation outreach

By Jessica Brodie. For as long as anybody can remember, softball has been more than a diversion in Salley—it’s been a way of life, an integral part of both of the town and its people. But the community’s softball field had fallen into disrepair over the years. People rarely got to see each other outside of worship. Thanks to Clinton UMC and its spirit of outreach, that is now changing. Last year, members of the 157-year-old church cleared the land for a softball field on church property, and the games have returned. They decided to take their recreation outreach a step further and recently poured the foundation for what will soon be a paved lighted walking track. Plans are in the works for a prayer walk program, Weight Watchers and possibly Zumba classes.

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From softball to a walking track: Clinton’s recreation outreach
News February 22, 2018 posted by

Annual Conference lifts mission theme, gears up for business

By Jessica Brodie. This summer, South Carolina United Methodists will gather for an Annual Conference that embraces mission, both locally and across the globe. With the theme “A More Excellent Way: In Mission from Anywhere to Everywhere,” Annual Conference 2018 will celebrate local missions, such as Salkehatchie Summer Service and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, and lift up the impact they have made worldwide and in South Carolina.

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Annual Conference lifts mission theme, gears up for business
News February 22, 2018 posted by

Silent no more: Chisholm speaks at UMW Legislative Advocacy Day on domestic abuse

By Jessica Brodie. It took her 27 years to stand up and tell her story, but Karen Wright Chisholm is silent no more. Chisholm, a retired chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force and one of 12 authors in the anthology “Camouflaged Sisters: Silent No More,” stood before more than 300 people at the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women’s 2018 Legislative Advocacy Day Feb. 20 and shared her story—about growing up in Charleston with domestic abuse in families all around her, including her own.

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Silent no more: Chisholm speaks at UMW Legislative Advocacy Day on domestic abuse
News February 22, 2018 posted by

UMMen movement all about making disciples

By Dan O’Mara. The goal of getting a new generation of men involved in ministry in South Carolina is not simply to grow the ranks of the United Methodist Men—it’s about making more disciples of Jesus Christ. That message was shared across the generations as about 1,000 men, and a few women, gathered at Christ United Methodist Church Feb. 16-18 for the UMMen’s “Come to the Water” spiritual retreat.

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UMMen movement all about making disciples

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