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Lancaster church team helps after flood devastates Tennessee town
Thanks to the efforts of one South Carolina United Methodist congregation, Waverly residents got some much-needed assistance this spring—and a heavy dose of prayer. By Jessica Brodie.
After storm hits Camden, ERT disaster responders head to help
Hot temperatures and physically exhausting conditions could not hamper the God-inspired enthusiasm and willingness of eight disaster responders who headed to Camden in July after a storm caused some downed trees.
New era for church and Boy Scouts of America
The United Methodist Church will continue to partner with the Boy Scouts of America but in a new relationship that should lighten the load for local churches. That’s a message that denomination leaders are working to get across after a difficult two years that has included the BSA’s child sex abuse-related bankruptcy proceeding and the pandemic. By Sam Hodges.
White named inaugural recipient of Carol Singletary Community Impact Award
United Methodist pastor the Rev. Ellis White Jr. has been selected as the recipient of a new annual award showcasing community impact.
‘Amen Lady’ Sister Hill among honorees for longtime service to Sumter community
An All-White Affair honored 10 Sumter community leaders for their service, including Mount Zion UMC member Frances D. Hill, affectionately known as “Sister Hill,” “Momma Hill” and the “Amen Lady.”
Built for God’s purpose: Third virtual Annual Conference wraps
By the day’s end, the body had approved a $15.6 million budget for 2023, closed five churches and merged three others into one, endorsed Conference Secretary the Rev. Ken Nelson as the conference’s episcopal nominee and approved a 6 percent cost-of-living increase for pastors. By Jessica Brodie.
A costly call: AC2022 welcomes 18 new clergy, honors 41 retirees
An Annual Conference service celebrated 18 newly commissioned and ordained clergy and honored 41 retirees. By Jessica Brodie.
AC2022 memorial service celebrates 53 departed saints
Dr. Robin Dease Dease brought a word on costly and sometimes painful sacrifice to the intimate in-person crowd of family and other loved ones gathered at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, to honor the ministers, retired ministers, clergy spouses and others who passed away since last year’s Annual Conference.