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Views May 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

The switch has been flipped

By the Rev. Angela Halter Marshall Some people may think the pandemic has finally “gotten” to us. They may think being quarantined and the practice of social distancing has taken…

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Views May 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

When? We must speak out

By Dr. Robin Dease As a seminary student in Washington, D.C., I worked for Marriott Management Services in the George Washington University community. I had the awesome opportunity of catering…

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News April 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Annual Conference postponed

South Carolina has postponed its Annual Conference gathering and issued a call that churches remain closed to in-person worship and other activities until at least May 20. The announcements, released April 23, cited concern for public health and a conviction to do no harm amid the coronavirus pandemic. A new date for Annual Conference has not been set. By Jessica Brodie.

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Annual Conference postponed
News April 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Apportionments down, but not necessarily giving

By Jessica Brodie. The social and emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is already difficult for some people, who struggle with being forced to stay inside, avoid friends and extended family, homeschool their kids and steer clear of large gatherings. But the financial impact is taking a toll, too. Many are furloughed from work or newly unemployed, facing pay cuts and other economic issues. Across the conference, some churches are doing well, while others are struggling.

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Apportionments down, but not necessarily giving
News April 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

A town comes together

Methodists, others help buy new trike for woman with cerebral palsy after hers is stolen. By the Rev. Jamie McDowell.

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Editor's Views April 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Such beauty

By Jessica Brodie. I’m astounded by the beauty of God’s glory shining across every single page of this month’s newspaper. Take a look and tell me if you don’t agree! On every page, you’ll find examples of regular men and women—and sometimes children!—doing something extraordinary for the Lord, living beyond themselves to spread the Good News or to help others in His name. And all this is happening when many of us are stuck at home, quarantined for the most part because of the coronavirus.

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Such beauty
Bishop's Corner April 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Just for today

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. The famed Dear Abby advice column offers wisdom wrapped in empathy and practicality. One such insightful column includes ways to have a chance for a fresh start today. There is no need to wait for a new week, a new month, or a new year. We don’t need to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the long term.

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Just for today
News March 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, as the death toll rises and state and local officials respond with curfews, government shutdowns, school and restaurant closures, and emergency aid. But ask any faith leader if that’s stopping church, and the answer is a resounding “no.” Across the state, churches are getting creative in how they gather. While in-person gatherings are nixed for now, phone trees, Facebook live worship services, video conference devotionals and even church radio stations are helping God’s people stay connected. By Jessica Brodie.

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The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus
News March 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

GC2020 postponed by pandemic to 2021

As the coronavirus death toll rises and the disease continues to spread worldwide, organizers of General Conference have postponed the quadrennial church gathering. As of press time, that date had not yet been determined, but organizers said they are working toward a date in 2021. By Jessica Brodie.

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GC2020 postponed by pandemic to 2021

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