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News October 27, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Aynor Feast of Tabernacles a creative way to gather in COVID

A small-town pastor frustrated with COVID-19’s crimp on fellowship opportunities in her community has taken a cue from early Hebrew tradition. The Rev. Kelly Snelgrove, pastor of Aynor United Methodist Church, encouraged her church to embrace old-fashioned outdoor gathering much like the Israelites, holding an on-campus Feast of Tabernacles after church last month. By Jessica Brodie.

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Aynor Feast of Tabernacles a creative way to gather in COVID
News October 27, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

GBGM Church and Community worker serving in S.C. virtually itinerates

South Carolina’s resident Church and Community Worker through The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries experienced a “virtual itineration” this year. Shirley Townsend-Jones, who has served with the Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry since 1991, spent time talking with churches and other interested individuals, including South Carolina Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about the work she and the ministry do to serve God’s Kingdom.

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GBGM Church and Community worker serving in S.C. virtually itinerates
News October 27, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Rev. Sh’Kur Francis selected to become Riley Fellow

The Rev. Sh’Kur Francis, senior pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church, Anderson, is joining a network of more than 2,300 leaders committed to creating social and economic progress in South Carolina. Francis joins other distinguished leaders from across South Carolina to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative, an award-winning program of Furman University’s Riley Institute now in its 17th year.

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News September 29, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business

This month, South Carolina United Methodists will gather for a virtual Annual Conference—the first time lay and clergy members have not gathered in person as a body for their yearly business meeting. Health and safety concerns because of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the conference to shift to the all-virtual gathering, set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.

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One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business
News September 29, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

South Carolina sends two ERT teams to Alabama after Hurricane Sally

Two disaster response teams from South Carolina headed to the Alabama-West Florida Conference to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. The Rev. Mike Evans led an Early Response Team there Sept. 21-25 from South Carolina’s Edgefield area, and Billy Robinson led a team on its heels Sept. 28-Oct. 2 from South Carolina’s North community. By Jessica Brodie.

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South Carolina sends two ERT teams to Alabama after Hurricane Sally
News September 29, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Asbury Hills dedicates new pool

On Aug. 22, Asbury Hills welcomed board members, campers, camper families, summer staff alumni and friends of the camp safely on property to celebrate the completion of this part of Phase One in the Asbury Hills Master Plan: a new pool and amenity building. 

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Asbury Hills dedicates new pool
News September 29, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. lay servants to gather virtually for weekend academy

South Carolina’s lay servants might not be able to gather in-person this year, but they are hoping their online weekend academy will feel just as intimate, thoughtful and relationship-oriented. The annual South Carolina Lay Servant Ministries Academy will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11, featuring empowering worship, intelligent learning and practical training designed to help lay servants know and do all they can for the Lord. By Jessica Brodie.

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