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News March 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Pleasant Hill UMC breaks ground on new family life center

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, in Indian Land in the Rock Hill District, held a groundbreaking for its new Family Life Center Sunday, March 8. Multiple generations of members of this historic church, having served the area since the 1880s, joined together for a cookout to celebrate the long-awaited official beginning of the new 10,500-square-foot building.

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Pleasant Hill UMC breaks ground on new family life center
News March 26, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Immerse expanding for 2020

Immerse, South Carolina Methodist Youth Program’s youth discipleship event, is expanding this year to now offer two similar but different events, Beach Immerse and Mountain Immerse, each with the focus of helping youth dive deeper in their faith. 

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Immerse expanding for 2020
News March 1, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Seven SMC women awarded United Methodist Women scholarships

Seven Spartanburg Methodist College students got a helping hand with tuition thanks to the United Methodist Women, a national organization with a legacy going back almost 150 years. The group gave $29,500 in scholarships to SMC women students this academic year, with individual scholarships generally ranging between $1,000 and $5,000.

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Seven SMC women awarded United Methodist Women scholarships
News February 24, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

A beacon of hope: Anderson mental health conference

When it comes to mental health, the church has a job to do—and it’s a job the church is uniquely positioned to fulfill. That was the key message from a district-wide mental health conference held in Easley Feb. 23, which featured pastors, psychologists and other industry professionals working to educate Christians about mental illness and how to help.

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A beacon of hope: Anderson mental health conference
News February 24, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

The salvation of mass incarceration

Jerry Blassingame’s testimony, which he told before hundreds of South Carolina United Methodist Women gathered Feb. 11 for their annual Legislative Advocacy Day, helped underscore one of the group’s action themes: the problem of mass incarceration.

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The salvation of mass incarceration
News February 24, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. United Methodists, others gear up for Earth Day at 50

A group of Christian environmentalists who are helping to plan a major awareness, education and action event at the South Carolina Statehouse to help people live into what it means to be good stewards of the earth in the way God intended. Organized by the Columbia Circle of GreenFaith, Earth Day at the Dome is set for Wednesday, April 22, from 3-7 p.m. at the state government building on Gervais Street in downtown Columbia.

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S.C. United Methodists, others gear up for Earth Day at 50
Bishop's Corner February 24, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

An encouraging word

Anticipation abounds in uncertain times. We want to know what to expect, what the prognosis will be—and we want to know now. In the face of the unknown, we can find ourselves overcome with fear and helplessness. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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An encouraging word
News February 23, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Deadline extended for submissions to upcoming Advocate book, ‘Testify’

The deadline has been extended to April 3, 2020, for submissions for a book, to be published by the Advocate Press. The title is “Testify: How I Came to Know Jesus.” The book will focus on how South Carolina United Methodist individuals came to know the Lord. All people, lay or clergy, are invited to share their story for possible publication. Stories should be 500-1,000 words in length. You should be a South Carolina United Methodist to participate.

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Deadline extended for submissions to upcoming Advocate book, ‘Testify’
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

Hopes and concerns: S.C.’s first GC2020 listening session draws crowd

What are your hopes for The United Methodist Church? What are your main concerns? What do you want South Carolina delegates attending General Conference 2020 to know? Nearly 200 United Methodists headed to Indian Field UMC Jan. 5 for the first of several “listening sessions” being held across the state, addressing these questions and more. The next sessions are Feb. 9 in Florence and Feb. 16 in Mauldin. By Jessica Brodie.

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Hopes and concerns: S.C.’s first GC2020 listening session draws crowd
News January 28, 2020 posted by Jessica Brodie

UMCSC closes 2019 with 90 percent in apportionments

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church closed 2019 with 90.02 percent in apportionment giving of the church’s $17.8 million total budget for the year. That percentage translates to nearly $16 million for church ministries, missions, programming and more across the conference’s 12 districts in South Carolina. By Jessica Brodie.

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UMCSC closes 2019 with 90 percent in apportionments

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