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News July 28, 2020

Apportionments dip, but financial leaders optimistic

By Jessica Brodie. Apportionment giving is down in South Carolina—but not nearly as down as it could be. As of June 30, United Methodist churches in South Carolina have given $5.1 million, or 29.2 percent, of the conference’s $17.6 million budget.

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Apportionments dip, but financial leaders optimistic
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Can’t stop VBS: Churches figure out new ways to hold Bible school during pandemic
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Can’t stop VBS: Churches figure out new ways to hold Bible school during pandemic

By Jessica Brodie. While the pandemic has caused most churches to host virtual vacation Bible schools this summer, some churches have figured out creative ways to do a safe in-person VBS.
No ‘one right way’
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No ‘one right way’

People who choose one thing—whether a presidential candidate, a political party, a denomination, or whether or not to send their kids back to school in-person—are not “stupid,” bad or utterly wrong because their choices do not align with our opinion. Let’s respect each other, understand that everyone has a unique perspective—and let peace prevail in the midst of this turmoil. A commentary by Jessica Brodie.

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