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News September 29, 2020

Longtime food pantry converts to drive-thru in pandemic

Since 1981, Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church has been supplying food and other assistance to its neighbors. But when COVID-19 hit this spring, and unemployment and furlough rates began to rise, the need became tremendous.

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Longtime food pantry converts to drive-thru in pandemic
Photo by Jessica Brodie. Volunteer Randy Bohannon, here loading food into a client’s vehicle, says he started volunteering out of “selfishness.” A recent widower, he was looking for something to keep him busy. Now he loves the ministry and helps weekly.
News September 29, 2020

Asbury Hills dedicates new pool

On Aug. 22, Asbury Hills welcomed board members, campers, camper families, summer staff alumni and friends of the camp safely on property to celebrate the completion of this part of Phase One in the Asbury Hills Master Plan: a new pool and amenity building. 

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Asbury Hills dedicates new pool
One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business
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One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business

This month, South Carolina United Methodists will gather for a virtual Annual Conference—the first time lay and clergy members have not gathered in person as a body for their yearly business meeting. Health and safety concerns because of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the conference to shift to the all-virtual gathering, set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.
A ‘good news’ year
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A ‘good news’ year

It’s been a hard year—but also a good year. Good, for light is being shined into racial problems and discrimination in important new ways. Good, for in spite of a pandemic, communities and families are coming together. Good, because churches are stepping up in new and innovative ways to help. By Jessica Brodie.

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