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News March 2, 2010 posted by Dwest

Older Adult Retreat

The Older Adult Retreat held each year is “one of the best kept secrets in the conference,” said Bayard Lindell of Greenwood’s Main Street UMC.

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News January 29, 2010 posted by Dwest

Your apportionment giving at work—in Haiti

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti at 4:53 p.m. EST Jan. 12, left the Caribbean nation in shambles and rescuers and disaster teams scrambling to save lives. The death toll is expected to be more than 200,000.

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Views December 22, 2009 posted by Dwest

Unintended Consequences

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The first time I saw it, it scared me to death. We were coming home in the evening, and the car headlights illuminated the red eyes of a large rat-like animal crossing the street into our front yard. Instead of a very fat rat, we decided it was a very round opossum.

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News November 30, 2009 posted by Dwest

Vance Ross – Preaching the Word

If your pastor’s sermon was full of fire Nov. 8, maybe it was because she or he had heard the Rev. Vance Ross preach as the Orders meeting a couple of days before.

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News November 30, 2009 posted by Dwest

Shalom

Three bishops, including the president of the Council of Bishops, came to Columbia to speak to 300 people – the majority of them the poor Jesus and John Wesley would have spoken to.

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News October 30, 2009 posted by Dwest

Prayer: Oxygen for the Soul

A candle goes out when it is snuffed because it lacks oxygen. In like manner, prayer is the oxygen for the soul, said the Rev. Dr. Tom Albin, dean of the Upper Room Chapel in Nashville, TN.

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Views October 30, 2009 posted by Dwest

From a grateful heart

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. I do not know anyone who gets excited about paying bills. In fact sometimes we get mad when the notice due arrives in the mail.

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News October 2, 2009 posted by Dwest

Seven churches worship together

Pews, chairs, doors, and hallways quickly filled at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Johns Island as four African- and three Anglo-American congregations gathered Aug. 30, a bright, hot, Sunday morning.

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News October 2, 2009 posted by Dwest

Reunion reunites black and white

A quiet, contemporary church with the feel of a small abbey set on a rural hill is bringing together divided spirits of the past and molding them into a deep bond of love.

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