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News August 25, 2021 posted by

S.C. youth leaders help launch new confirmation experience for jurisdiction

For years, many South Carolina youth ministers longed for a United Methodist confirmation experience that would not only embrace Wesleyan theology, but also include smaller congregations as well as those of all races. Now, thanks to hard work by a jurisdictional design team, plans are coming together for a new confirmation experience for United Methodist conferences across the Southeast. By Jessica Brodie.

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Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS
News August 25, 2021 posted by

‘More Stories of Racial Awakening’ book features narratives by S.C. Methodists

In light of the ongoing racial justice issues in this state, nation and world, the Advocate Press has released a part two of its popular racial narratives anthology, “More Stories of Racial Awakening: Narratives of Changed Hearts and Lives from South Carolina United Methodists.” The book includes a foreword written by South Carolina United Methodist Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, and it is edited with an introduction by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Wofford issues justice, equity, diversity, inclusion recommendations

The Wofford College community spent nine months participating in a process that involved reviewing and reflecting on the college’s past, present and future. A 16-member task force consisting of students, faculty, staff and trustees led the college’s justice, equity, diversity and inclusion—or JEDI—process and made 30 recommendations to the board of trustees after the 2020-2021 academic year.

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News July 29, 2021 posted by

Faith challenge: Woman’s kidney disease helps remind her of importance of prayer, lifestyle change

South Carolina United Methodist Stephanie Ponds Henry has Stage 4 kidney disease and is on the national transplant list and is praying for a living donor. But she’s also seeing her reality as a faith challenge, reminding her of the importance of prayer and lifestyle change. By Jessica Brodie.

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Faith challenge: Woman’s kidney disease helps remind her of importance of prayer, lifestyle change
Stephanie Ponds Henry gets a two-hour iron infusion to help with symptoms caused by her recent diagnosis Stage 4 kidney disease. A member of Good Hope Wesley Chapel UMC, Lake City, and an employee of the UMCSC Conference Office, Henry is on the national transplant list and is praying for a living donor.
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Cox returns to lead credit union as acting president

After 14 years away helping other ministries in South Carolina, one United Methodist is returning to his former position at the South Carolina Methodist Conference Credit Union. Andy Cox, a member of Chapin UMC, Chapin, has been selected by the credit union board to serve as its acting president. By Jessica Brodie.

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