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News November 22, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Shandon hosts ‘Blue Christmas’ service

Service recognizes tension between grief and ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ By the Rev. Shannon Bullion COLUMBIA—Personalized Christmas ornaments that mark the year have never been more lamenting….

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Shandon hosts ‘Blue Christmas’ service
News November 22, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Christian love in action: Seeing Jesus through an ERT trip

The motto written on every ERT trailer and many personal vehicles is “Christian Love in Action.” The daily question for meditation and reflection is always, “Where did you see Jesus today?” We had come to work. But where was Jesus? By David Bryant.

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Christian love in action: Seeing Jesus through an ERT trip
News November 22, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

St. Andrew By-The-Sea ‘Christmas Grace’ to provide gifts for 70+ families in need

A group of United Methodists in the Lowcountry have revamped their Christmas gift program for families in need because of the challenges presented by the pandemic. This year, St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church’s Bridge Builders and Christmas Grace ministries are teaming up to provide Christmas gifts for roughly 70 families within the Hardeeville area.

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St. Andrew By-The-Sea ‘Christmas Grace’ to provide gifts for 70+ families in need
News November 22, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

United Methodist Women hold 48th annual meeting virtually

Although not always welcomed, change is sometimes necessary. And, after months of anticipation, preparation, as well as some anxiety, the members of the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women gathered virtually on Saturday, Oct. 24, to celebrate their 48th Annual Meeting. By Jacqueline F. Williams

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News November 21, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

New book launches for trauma and sex abuse survivors

A new book to support survivors of trauma and sexual abuse has launched. Authored by a United Methodist connected with South Carolina, Tambry Harris, the book is called “Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story.”

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New book launches for trauma and sex abuse survivors
News November 16, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

New ‘call stories’ book available from Advocate Press

The newest book from the Advocate Press is launched just in time for the holidays. “Called By God: 30 Inspiring Call Stories from South Carolina United Methodists” features tales from pastors and a few other church leaders revealing how they were nudged, called, urged or otherwise invited into the ministry—and how they ultimately said “yes.”

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New ‘call stories’ book available from Advocate Press
News October 27, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Virtual Annual Conference goes smoothly, finishes early

South Carolina’s first—and some hope only—all-virtual Annual Conference took less than three hours to complete. But by the end of the day Oct. 17, the conference passed a $16.5 million budget for 2021, elected hundreds of members to non-quadrennial boards and committees, passed three changes to conference Standing Rules, approved a resolution against predatory lending, closed three churches and merged some charge lines, and heard reports from various conference entities. By Jessica Brodie.

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Virtual Annual Conference goes smoothly, finishes early
News October 27, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

New digital archives connects Methodists today with past

For years, if people wanted to dig into the full tomes of South Carolina’s Methodist history, they needed to make the cross-state trek to Wofford College and slide carefully preserved old books and papers from their shelves, or pore through images on a microfilm reader. Now, all they need is available with the click of a button from the comfort of their own home thanks to the leadership of Dr. Phillip Stone. By Jessica Brodie.

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New digital archives connects Methodists today with past

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