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News August 25, 2021 posted by

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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Wofford issues justice, equity, diversity, inclusion recommendations
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.
News July 29, 2021 posted by

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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Cox returns to lead credit union as acting president
News July 29, 2021 posted by

Five new board members elected to Advocate

Five people have joined the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, replacing those whose terms of service had expired. New members are David Bryant, the Rev. Sharon Spann Gamble, the Rev. Michael Henderson, Licita Rogers and Michelle Sturzenbecker.

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Five new board members elected to Advocate
News July 29, 2021 posted by

UMCSC doctor inaugurated as new president of the AMA

Gerald E. Harmon, a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, was sworn in June 15 as the 176th president of the American Medical Association, the nation’s premier physician organization. Harmon is a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Georgetown.

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UMCSC doctor inaugurated as new president of the AMA
Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. Photo courtesy of Paige Sawyer.

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