Bishop calls for patience over questions about UMC, future

South Carolina Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston released a statement calling for patience amid a “cacophony of voices” that have been offering details and conversations about the future of The United Methodist Church—what will happen and when. By Jessica Brodie.

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A new direction after prison

Turn90 helps formerly incarcerated men start over with case management, cognitive behavioral classes, transitional work and job placement. By Jessica Brodie.


UMC seminars teach first aid for mental health

Seeking a way to address a gap in mental health care and mitigate a steady decline in mental and emotional health, Wespath offered a two-part live, virtual seminar on first aid for mental health this spring well attended by clergy and laity across the United Methodist connection. By Jessica Brodie.

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A reflection on discerning when "more" is the answer. By Jessica Brodie.


Now is the time

In the midst of this prolonged, pandemic-induced pause, we have had to stop almost everything. And now the challenge is to avoid being a “SnapBack” church—one that simply goes back to what we “used to do.” There is an opportunity before us to recalibrate our ministry and carry forward those things we have learned during these challenging two years. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.


Resurrecting temples

While my emotions are wobbly and I strive to find peace with all the changes going on around me, I don’t have to fear. I only have to trust. By Jessica Brodie.

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The story of how one S.C. United Methodist pastor, the Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass, found God and spiritual transformation out of the heartbreak and trauma of an abusive marriage and other mental anguish.

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