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Apportionments for 2022 close at 89.22%

With its treasurer calling it a demonstration of “great faith” in a year filled with uncertainty, the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church closed its books with 89.22 percent of apportionments paid. By Jessica Brodie.

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Jericho Walk brings church together in prayer, spirit, health

The Prayer and Health and Welfare ministries at Friendship-Nesmith UMC came together to promote a healthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually by walking around the church seven times symbolizing the “Jericho Walk,” an intentional God-led prayer walk in honor of the Israelites’ walk in Joshua 6:15.

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UMVIM-SEJ director speaks out on conflict in UMC

As rumors and heated debate continue to circulate about denominational affiliation, the director of one critical regional ministry agency has spoken out, urging people to remember that God brings people of all opinions together for the good of his kingdom.

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S.C. Conference leaders adopt process enabling churches to discern path

To ensure congregations are equipped to make decisions that enable them to best live into their disciple-making mission, South Carolina Conference leaders have adopted a process through which a local church can discern whether it will continue in ministry within The United Methodist Church or separate from the denomination. The process, called the Local Church Discernment Process, was released Dec. 19 just as the Advocate went to press.

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