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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC packets going digital

By Jessica Connor. A dozen years into the 21st century — amid the boom of smartphones, iPads, thumb drives and other electronic advancements — the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church is taking steps to be paper-free.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Lake Junaluska, transformed

By Jessica Connor. Armed with a new mission statement and a new strategic vision, Lake Junaluska is stepping into a bold new future. And it has Christian hospitality and transformation at its heart.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Epworth Steeple Challenge

By Jessica Connor. This summer, United Methodist children across South Carolina are getting a unique challenge: raise $18,000 for a new steeple on the campus of Epworth Children’s Home.

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Editor's Views April 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

The ‘united’ in United Methodist

By Jessica Connor. There I was, hairnet on, notebook in hand, all prepared to cover the Great Day of Service hunger packaging event in the Greenville District. Except I couldn’t really move. I stood there, mesmerized, looking around at the sea of faces. I watched kids younger than my young son being runners,  transporting plastic bags of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables from the stuffing table to the weighing table, their heads high with pride and determination.

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News March 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

AC 2012: ‘Invitation to a Changed Life’

By Jessica Connor. In less than three months, hundreds of members of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church will gather in Florence to pray, fellowship and ultimately decide the business of the church in this state.

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News March 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. to lead cross-racial, cross-cultural training

By Jessica Connor. In the Kingdom of God there is no United Methodist section or Presbyterian section, no white or African-American section. We are all together as the body of Christ. And it’s time we started living into that during Sunday morning worship. That is the idea behind Building God’s Beloved Community,  a training May 31 and June 1 by the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Editor's Views March 26, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Why should we care?

By Jessica Connor. A set-aside bishop. A General Council for Strategy and Oversight. Whether 13 agencies will morph into nine. Whether oversight of the church will rest in the hands of 600 or 45 or 150. Does any of this really impact me at the local church level?

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