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Two S.C. ERT teams help in Florida after Ian
Two South Carolina teams headed to Florida in November to do their part helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Early Response Teams sent Team Alpha Nov. 6-13 to the Fort Myers, Florida, area. Team Bravo responded from Nov. 13-18. By Billy Robinson.
Buncombe Street UMC votes to disaffiliate from UMC ‘when time comes’
One of South Carolina’s largest United Methodist churches, Buncombe Street UMC, Greenville, has voted to pursue disaffiliation from the denomination when the time comes. It is thought to be the first and only church in the state to do. By Jessica Brodie.
Conference at 66 percent in apportionments as of Oct. 31
Conference Treasurer Beth Westbury has set a goal of collecting 93 percent of the $16.7 million total budget. As of Oct. 31, the conference was at 66 percent. That means churches have a little beyond the end of the year to pay 27 percent more in order to meet that goal. By Lillian D. Williams.
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Where there is breath, there is hope
Felecia and I were honored and humbled to receive our assignment from the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy to continue serving in the South Carolina Conference (Columbia Area). We feel blessed to be assigned “back home again” and to continue our efforts to dream God-sized visions with the laity and clergy across this wonderful state. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston
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Prayer Changes Us
Many of us are accustomed to hearing how prayer changes God’s mind or life’s circumstances. But what about how prayer changes us? The Rev. Dr. Ted Goshorn teaches how we can learn to better understand the heart of God through deep, focused, habitual prayer that changes us.
The Sacred Year
The Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace explores how the Christian liturgical calendar can be another way for us to keep time—sacred time. Combining the major seasons of the liturgical year with contemplative practices that connect to that season, Lyn invites you to discover a new way to look at time that helps you live with deeper intention and connection.