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News September 25, 2019 posted by

Saluda pastor’s gun buy-back program a success

Almost two weeks after her church’s gun buy-back program, the Rev. Hillary Taylor is still elated with the results. “We bought back 20 guns in total,” said Taylor, pastor of Bethany and Zoar United Methodist churches in Saluda. “If we had bought only 10 guns, I would have been ecstatic.”  Nine of the purchased guns came from persons living somewhere other than Saluda. 

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Saluda pastor’s gun buy-back program a success
Editor's Views September 25, 2019 posted by

Stop the madness

This month, October, is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And sadly, South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men. Your silence and your inaction could be deadly. Together, we can do something to help.

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Stop the madness
News August 26, 2019 posted by

Unanimous: Historic Washington Street UMC votes to join Reconciling Ministries

One of South Carolina’s oldest and largest United Methodist churches has joined the Reconciling Ministries Network. Washington Street UMC Church Council voted unanimously July 29 to join the network, an unofficial caucus of United Methodists that promotes full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other individuals in the life of the church. The vote makes Washington Street the only reconciling congregation in the South Carolina Conference of the UMC, though there are at least 11 additional reconciling Sunday school classes and other communities in various UMCs across the state. By Jessica Brodie.

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Unanimous: Historic Washington Street UMC votes to join Reconciling Ministries
News August 26, 2019 posted by

Cumberland’s anti-incarceration weekend targets community’s young men

They’ve seen the statistics, seen the toll it’s taken on families—young men with so much promise making poor choices and then winding up behind bars. Now, one United Methodist church is doing its part to fight back. On Aug. 16-17, Cumberland United Methodist Church, in collaboration with community partners, hosted Anti-Incarceration Weekend, two days filled with honest discussion about real consequences when people choose the wrong path. By Jessica Brodie and Dr. Anthony Hodge.

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Cumberland’s anti-incarceration weekend targets community’s young men
News August 26, 2019 posted by

The ‘Choo-Choo Man’s’ miracle after devastating fall solidifies his calling

Joe Fuller lay on a cement slab after missing his step and falling eight feet onto the walkway leading to the basement entrance of his home. He noticed a beautiful bronze cross that had almost cushioned his head before it hit the cement. In the distance, he saw one thing very clearly: the train he had used for years to minister to children. What he didn’t know what this experience would soon prove to be what Fuller and his wife are calling a miracle, one that made him understand God’s unique call on his life.By Allison Redmond.

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Editor's Views August 26, 2019 posted by

Standing together

Keeping people out of prison is not about being “soft” on crime or altering laws. It’s about coming together as a responsible and loving community before crimes occur. It’s standing with our young people before they walk down the wrong path or begin to make poor choices. It’s coming alongside them with accountable mentoring relationships that expose them to positive life models and high expectations. A column by Jessica Brodie.

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Bishop's Corner August 26, 2019 posted by

Must be carefully taught

How we live each day matters and impacts others in ways that we may never even know. So, being intentional about living our lives as a reflection of the Gospel even when that is challenging or unpopular, is critical. That’s why becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable is key. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Must be carefully taught

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