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News December 31, 2020 posted by

But for the Helping Hands of Strangers

After her nephew’s devastating accident, woman reflects on ‘unimaginable kindness’ shown to her family by United Methodist and other S.C. ‘angels.’ By D. Halvorsen.

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But for the Helping Hands of Strangers
Andre stands with one of the S.C. “angels” who helped save his life.
News December 31, 2020 posted by

Doing church differently: some social media reminders

By Sha’Rome Henry and the Rev. Angela Ford Nelson. So you want to teach your Sunday school class, lead a meeting or offer your worship services via Zoom, Facebook Live, teleconference or another social media platform, but you don’t know where to start. Below you’ll find the beginning of a checklist we have compiled and use to offer our five online services, various meetings and classes to our church family and a growing online community.

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Doing church differently: some social media reminders
News November 22, 2020 posted by

New podcast Logos(ish) delves into ‘real conversations about faith’

By Jessica Brodie. A group of United Methodist pastors, including two serving in South Carolina, have started a new podcast they hope will foster authentic conversations about faith and religion while helping people draw closer to God and faith.

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New podcast Logos(ish) delves into ‘real conversations about faith’
Logos(ish) features four pastors who went to Candler School of Theology together and ended up being friends and eventually roommates: the Rev. Jon Hoin, pastor of the Elloree Charge in Elloree; the Rev. Sara Relaford, pastor of St. Paul UMC, St. Matthews; the Rev. Brian Boettcher, lead pastor of The Garden UMC, Norfolk, Virginia; and the Rev. Garrett Rocha, pastor Limona Village Chapel, Brandon, Florida.
News November 22, 2020 posted by

Shandon hosts ‘Blue Christmas’ service

Service recognizes tension between grief and ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ By the Rev. Shannon Bullion COLUMBIA—Personalized Christmas ornaments that mark the year have never been more lamenting….

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Shandon hosts ‘Blue Christmas’ service
Photo by Danny Mai, United Methodist Communications
News November 22, 2020 posted by

St. Andrew By-The-Sea ‘Christmas Grace’ to provide gifts for 70+ families in need

A group of United Methodists in the Lowcountry have revamped their Christmas gift program for families in need because of the challenges presented by the pandemic. This year, St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church’s Bridge Builders and Christmas Grace ministries are teaming up to provide Christmas gifts for roughly 70 families within the Hardeeville area.

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St. Andrew By-The-Sea ‘Christmas Grace’ to provide gifts for 70+ families in need

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