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News April 27, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up

By the Rev. Darlene L. Kelley. We squirm to navigate the armholes of our Day-Glo orange safety vests and pick up our green bags. Pumping the handles of our also-orange “garbage grabbers” that look a bit like giant lobster claws, we make our way along the edge of Mount Pleasant Road, amazed at how much litter lines the asphalt.

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Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up
News April 27, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

Our Response to Racism: ‘The duty of a generation’

By Dan O’Mara. More than 400 clergy from across the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church gathered virtually recently for a wide-ranging conversation about one of the conference’s most important initiatives in recent years: Our Response to Racism.

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Our Response to Racism: ‘The duty of a generation’
Bishop's Corner April 27, 2021 posted by Jessica Brodie

The question is

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. Walking with Bishop Knox into the town of Alajuela, I asked him his expectations of clergy. He responded, “To be on the cutting edge of ministry, making a difference for the sake of Christ.”

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The question is
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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