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News July 1, 2020

Pandemic jumpstarts new contemporary service, social media boom for Brookland UMC

By Jessica Brodie. COVID-19 slowed down ministry efforts in many local churches across the nation. But at Brookland United Methodist Church, it served as a jumpstart for a brand-new alternative contemporary service.

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Pandemic jumpstarts new contemporary service, social media boom for Brookland UMC
Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie chats with Brookland pastor the Rev. Mark Payne May 10, 2020, during one of the church’s new Sunday evening contemporary services.
Annual Conference goes virtual Oct. 17
Photo by Matt Brodie. Conference leaders decided to hold AC2020 virtually partly after the successful virtual clergy session, held Aug. 1 (above).
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Annual Conference goes virtual Oct. 17

The 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference will convene Oct. 17 as an all-virtual session to ensure the health and safety of lay and clergy delegates amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It will be our first Annual Conference that does not involve gathering in person.
Virtual AC is the right move
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Virtual AC is the right move

Will there be issues? Sure. Nothing is ever perfect. But 2020 has turned out to be an unorthodox year that has required a great deal of flexibility on the part of everyone. Holding Annual Conference online will enable us to move forward and do what is necessary. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.

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