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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
News March 31, 2021 posted by

Gadson appointed as new district superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed the Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson as new superintendent of the Hartsville District. Gadson, senior pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Taylors since 2013, will succeed Dr. Robin Dease after the 2021 Annual Conference. Dease has served the Hartsville District as superintendent since 2013.

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S.C. history buffs mourn closure of World Methodist Council Museum

South Carolina Methodist history lovers are reeling this month after news that the World Methodist Council Museum has closed. The museum, housed at nearby Lake Junaluska, was established in 1956 and has one of the largest collections of artifacts from the early days of Methodism, including rare paintings, significant historical Methodist findings and artifacts from the time of Jesus. By Jessica Brodie.

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S.C. history buffs mourn closure of World Methodist Council Museum
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Heart ‘attack’ project shows love to Cayce’s homebound elderly

One Midlands church showed some extra special love to its elderly homebound members in honor of “love month.” Cayce United Methodist Church members, from preschoolers to older adults, handcrafted Valentine’s Day cards for the church’s elderly who are confined to their homes or nursing facilities. The 24 shut-ins, all in their 90s, got 15-20 valentines apiece. By Jessica Brodie.

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Heart ‘attack’ project shows love to Cayce’s homebound elderly

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