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News December 29, 2021

New year, new energy: South Carolina Men N Ministry

The last time United Methodist Men gathered en masse in South Carolina, it was two weeks before the pandemic shut down the world as we knew it for a while, wreaking havoc on worldwide health, education, finances, travel and even the way we gather in worship and community. Now, two years after COVID-19 reared its head, South Carolina’s United Methodist men are hoping for a reset. On Feb. 25-26, 2022, they are planning an in-person gathering for the first time in two years. By Jessica Brodie.

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New year, new energy: South Carolina Men N Ministry
Men socially distance as they engage in last year’s men’s retreat. This year is expected to be in-person.
News December 29, 2021

Going for the goal

Just a few weeks remain until the 2021 books close, and conference financial leaders are hopeful. As of Dec. 15, the conference had collected 79.46 percent of its apportionments, compared to 70.9 percent this time last year.

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Going for the goal
Sharon’s contemporary service fans connection, discipleship
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Sharon’s contemporary service fans connection, discipleship

By Jessica Brodie. It seemed like a crazy idea. But as followers of Christ have come to understand, when God’s at the helm, he makes what seems impossible become reality. In the middle of the pandemic, when in-person worship has been dwindling most everywhere, Sharon United Methodist Church started a brand-new contemporary service that struck a chord with unchurched residents in their booming community. Now in its third month, the service is seeing growth as its numbers steady and more people come to worship—and choose to stay.
Leaving expectations behind
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Leaving expectations behind

I should have known better, but I expected 2021 to be different. On leaving expectations behind for 2022. By Jessica Brodie. .

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