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News April 27, 2021 posted by

So much to be celebrated: Annual Conference June 6-7 lifts up growth, future

By Jessica Brodie. Planning has shifted to the final phase for this year’s Annual Conference, a shortened, mostly online event that will be livestreamed from the Florence Center June 6-7. But make no mistake—while the conference will be online, organizers consider it to be no less of a celebration and opportunity for gathering as traditional, in-person Annual Conference has been.

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So much to be celebrated: Annual Conference June 6-7 lifts up growth, future
News April 27, 2021 posted by

ERTs help after Alabama twister

By Billy Robinson. South Carolina Early Response Team members responded to a dire call for disaster help from Alabama after several deadly tornados ravaged their state, killing five, injuring many and reaping havoc on homes, farms and businesses. A 15-member ERT team comprising volunteers from across South Carolina, along with two disaster response trailers, responded to Bibb County April 5-8, 2021. Bibb County is just south of Birmingham. The team worked out of Brent United Methodist Church, in Brent, Alabama.

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ERTs help after Alabama twister
Photo by Billy Robinson
News April 27, 2021 posted by

Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up

By the Rev. Darlene L. Kelley. We squirm to navigate the armholes of our Day-Glo orange safety vests and pick up our green bags. Pumping the handles of our also-orange “garbage grabbers” that look a bit like giant lobster claws, we make our way along the edge of Mount Pleasant Road, amazed at how much litter lines the asphalt.

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Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up
News March 31, 2021 posted by

Easter lilies bring hope to homebound

This Easter, people unable to leave their homes because of illness or other issues will get some springtime cheer courtesy of an Easter lily delivery project led by the Rock Hill District of the UMC.

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Easter lilies bring hope to homebound
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
News March 31, 2021 posted by

Love and justice: St. John’s hosts vaccine registration

One United Methodist church in South Carolina is stepping up to meet a need, helping seniors and others get registered for their COVID-19 vaccine. And now, other churches are doing the same.

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Love and justice: St. John’s hosts vaccine registration
Carol Harvey, a City of Rock Hill employee, is one of many church and community members who has been volunteering regularly at the St. John’s Vaccination Registration Clinic. Here, she helps two men sign up for their vaccines.
News March 31, 2021 posted by

Men’s ‘One in the Spirit’ retreat focuses on unity

By Jessica Brodie

It was shorter than years past—just two hours on a Friday night—and many of the participants weren’t even gathered in-person. But those who attended the Men n Ministry “One in the Spirit” men’s spiritual retreat said it was just as powerful and Spirit-filled as the rest.

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Men’s ‘One in the Spirit’ retreat focuses on unity
Photo by Matt Brodie

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