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Bowman wheelchair ramp project helps family in need

Holly Hill and North United Methodist churches came together to help finance, provide expertise and volunteer labor to complete the project of love. The ramp was one of many that United Methodist volunteers all across South Carolina and the world build to help people out during their times of need as well as the families involved. By Billy Robinson.


Lexington UMC Bible study fuses bread-baking with intergenerational connection

Every Wednesday evening during the season of Lent, the halls of Lexington United Methodist Church were filled with the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread. Children’s Minister Heather Connor and Youth Pastor Todd Handell co-led a Bible study titled “Baking with the Bible.” Adapted from “Bake with the Bible” by Kendall Vanderslice, this six-week study focused on stories in the Bible that are centered around bread.


Methodists push legislation to remedy poverty along I-95

United Methodists and others concerned about a long-term solution to persistent, intergenerational poverty in South Carolina are trying to pass a bill in the South Carolina General Assembly this term. The bill would establish an I-95 Corridor Authority to remedy the problem. By Jessica Brodie.


Drive-thru drama brings Easter story to life

For more than 25 years, one church in the Midlands has been sharing the story of Jesus in a unique and wholly accessible way: through a drive-thru Easter drama open to the public. All are welcome to attend this year’s event (April 8-9). By Jessica Brodie.


Confirmation students ‘all fine’ after bus crash

Nearly three dozen confirmation students from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken, had a close call last month after their charter bus crashed on the way home. But other than a few bumps and bruises and one youth ministry staffer with a mild concussion, everyone was fine. By Jessica Brodie.

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