Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

News February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Jesus, Justice and Action: S.C. UMW holds virtual Legislative Advocacy Days

South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women’s district social action coordinators have chosen mass incarceration/criminal justice reform, quality education, environmental justice and expanded physical and mental health services access as our primary legislative issues for 2021. Four Legislative Advocacy Days were held in February to help women understand these issues better.

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Jesus, Justice and Action: S.C. UMW holds virtual Legislative Advocacy Days
Editor's Views February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

It’s time to stop

It’s time to stop ignoring or disregarding views not in line with our own, writing them off as if they belong to “them” or “those people.”  We are all the body of Christ, and words can hurt. By Jessica Brodie.

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It’s time to stop
Bishop's Corner February 22, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

In every situation

Even now—especially now—we have the opportunity to be for someone the Gospel that they may never otherwise hear. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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In every situation
News January 25, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

MLK Day pastor panel explores racial equality

By Jessica Brodie. Six diverse United Methodist pastors in the Midlands gathered in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to discuss issues of truth, accountability and reconciliation when it comes to racial equality.

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MLK Day pastor panel explores racial equality
News January 25, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Virtual retreat to help men become ‘One in the Spirit’

By Jessica Brodie. What does it mean to pull together during COVID and a time of unrest rather than apart? That’s what United Methodist men across South Carolina are hoping to explore when they gather this month for their men’s spiritual retreat. This year’s event is free and mostly online, though some groups of men are socially distance gathering at host churches, while others are participating from their homes.

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Virtual retreat to help men become ‘One in the Spirit’
News January 25, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMW virtual Legislative Advocacy Days to focus on criminal justice, elder abuse, more

Women across South Carolina will gather by Zoom on four days this month to explore issues of advocacy and justice. Normally held one day in person at Epworth Children’s Home, this year’s South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women Legislative Advocacy event will be a virtual program that spans four weeks. Workshops and registration are free.

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UMW virtual Legislative Advocacy Days to focus on criminal justice, elder abuse, more
Editor's Views January 25, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Christ will make a way

Christ will make a way where no one else can. I hope you will join me in continued prayer for our nation, our culture and our world as a whole to turn to God as our “guiding star.” A reflection by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Christ will make a way

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