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Scouts and the UMCSC: A new future

Scouting ministries have been part of Methodism for more than a century, and thanks to a new plan that puts emphasis on righting wrongs and ensuring protection of the vulnerable, it appears it will continue. By Jessica Brodie.

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Delegates consider new bishops for SEJ

Next month, 32 lay and clergy delegates from South Carolina will head to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, for the first in-person Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church since 2016. The Advocate will be at SEJ to cover the news. Here, we explore what is a bishop, what conferences are in the SEJ, and who are the episcopal nominees. By Jessica Brodie.

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SC helps in Kentucky after homes swept away by devastating floods

On July 28 through the first part of August, large amounts of heavy rain fell, in some areas up to 11 inches in a day’s time. This was a “perfect storm” of adverse conditions leading to a deadly crisis in Eastern Kentucky. Into this situation came the South Carolina’s United Methodist Early Response Team, which responded to a plea for help. By Billy Robinson.

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Three CLMs complete congregational care specialization

Three of South Carolina’s Certified Lay Ministers—Donald Black, Annie Crocker and Wanda Shulick—have completed a specialization course in congregational care. They are the first three Certified Lay Ministers in the South Carolina Conference to complete specialization. By Jessica Brodie.

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Healing Guatemala dental mission provides needed help

Healing Guatemala’s Bethesda site hosted a dental mission team recently. The team, whose leader was Dr. T.J. Ahn, consisted of dentists and dental students from the U.S. and from South America. The team stayed at Bethesda for the first week of July, serving the people in poverty-stricken areas of Guatemala.

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