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News March 31, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Easter lilies bring hope to homebound

This Easter, people unable to leave their homes because of illness or other issues will get some springtime cheer courtesy of an Easter lily delivery project led by the Rock Hill District of the UMC.

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Easter lilies bring hope to homebound
News March 31, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Men’s ‘One in the Spirit’ retreat focuses on unity

By Jessica Brodie

It was shorter than years past—just two hours on a Friday night—and many of the participants weren’t even gathered in-person. But those who attended the Men n Ministry “One in the Spirit” men’s spiritual retreat said it was just as powerful and Spirit-filled as the rest.

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Men’s ‘One in the Spirit’ retreat focuses on unity
News March 31, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Preparations continue for online S.C. Annual Conference June 6-7

With the theme “Seeking A More Excellent Way—Taking the Next Faithful Step,” this year’s Annual Conference will be held in Florence at the Florence Center, with the Florence District and Cumberland United Methodist Church as hosts. However, in-person attendance will be limited strictly to those who must be onsite to conduct the business.

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Preparations continue for online S.C. Annual Conference June 6-7
News March 31, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Gadson appointed as new district superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed the Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson as new superintendent of the Hartsville District. Gadson, senior pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Taylors since 2013, will succeed Dr. Robin Dease after the 2021 Annual Conference. Dease has served the Hartsville District as superintendent since 2013.

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Bishop's Corner March 31, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Simple blessings

Jesus’ call for us not to worry about the future is a bold claim. The good news of the Gospel is just that—GOOD news. So when Jesus tells us not to worry, he is not leaving us high and dry. Jesus is calling us to put our trust in him. To trust that he will provide for our every need—the big stuff and the little stuff. All of it. By Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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News February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. history buffs mourn closure of World Methodist Council Museum

South Carolina Methodist history lovers are reeling this month after news that the World Methodist Council Museum has closed. The museum, housed at nearby Lake Junaluska, was established in 1956 and has one of the largest collections of artifacts from the early days of Methodism, including rare paintings, significant historical Methodist findings and artifacts from the time of Jesus. By Jessica Brodie.

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S.C. history buffs mourn closure of World Methodist Council Museum
News February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Heart ‘attack’ project shows love to Cayce’s homebound elderly

One Midlands church showed some extra special love to its elderly homebound members in honor of “love month.” Cayce United Methodist Church members, from preschoolers to older adults, handcrafted Valentine’s Day cards for the church’s elderly who are confined to their homes or nursing facilities. The 24 shut-ins, all in their 90s, got 15-20 valentines apiece. By Jessica Brodie.

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Heart ‘attack’ project shows love to Cayce’s homebound elderly
News February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

God’s Abundance: Church starts new food ministry amid COVID

An ecumenical endeavor, God’s Abundance includes Christians throughout the town of Newberry and the surrounding area, both clergy and laity. Lutherans, Episcopalians, Catholics, Baptists and Methodists all gather together, volunteering to help those facing food insecurity in their community.

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God’s Abundance: Church starts new food ministry amid COVID

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