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News December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

New creation in Christ: Greene Street sells property to UofSC

By Jessica Brodie. Greene Street United Methodist Church closed the sale of its property to the UofSC Foundation for $1.1 million. The foundation plans to lease the space to the university’s School of Music to be used for concert performances, practice space, office space and more.

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New creation in Christ: Greene Street sells property to UofSC
News December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Hoping for a comeback: Apportionments goal shifts to 84% in weeks before 2020 books close

By Jessica Brodie. It’s the final stretch, those last few weeks before financial books close on what has been a difficult and tumultuous year. The goal has changed, scaled back from 90 percent to 84 percent with a push toward achieving what can be done over focusing on what can’t. But if conference financial leaders get their Christmas wish, UMCs across South Carolina will send in something—anything—so missions and ministries can get back to a reasonable level of monetary support.

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Hoping for a comeback: Apportionments goal shifts to 84% in weeks before 2020 books close
News December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Q&A with the District Lay Leaders

Here, we talk to each of the district lay leaders, new and returning, to learn what they most look forward to in their role, what they believe are the most pressing issues within the local churches, what is one thing a year from now they hope to look back on and know was successful, and a few things about their profession, hobbies, family and more.

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Q&A with the District Lay Leaders
News December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Doing church differently: some social media reminders

By Sha’Rome Henry and the Rev. Angela Ford Nelson. So you want to teach your Sunday school class, lead a meeting or offer your worship services via Zoom, Facebook Live, teleconference or another social media platform, but you don’t know where to start. Below you’ll find the beginning of a checklist we have compiled and use to offer our five online services, various meetings and classes to our church family and a growing online community.

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Doing church differently: some social media reminders
Editor's Views December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Time to pay up

If every church stretches just a little, prays a bit harder, takes up that last-minute special collection—something, anything—we’ll see change. We’re all in this together. By Jessica Brodie.

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Time to pay up
Bishop's Corner December 31, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Go for it

My prayer for the new year is succinctly, I trust you, Jesus. That fear loses its grip on me. That adversity becomes an opportunity for growth and that grace is gratefully received. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Go for it
News December 29, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Extreme Makeover: Ministry Edition

A look at a transformed men’s ministry at Covenant UMC, Greer   Reprinted courtesy of the Man in the Mirror Team, Maninthemirror.org Tommy, a men’s leader at Covenant UMC, Greer,…

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Extreme Makeover: Ministry Edition
News December 2, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Methodist newspaper broadens scope by launching book publishing venture

Methodism’s oldest still-in-existence newspaper is now a book publisher, too. In late 2017, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper launched the Advocate Press, a small publishing arm that produces nonfiction books and devotionals. To date it has produced five books and is working on its sixth to be released in 2021.

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Methodist newspaper broadens scope by launching book publishing venture

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