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News May 26, 2020

No date yet for rescheduled Annual Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and other leaders are working diligently to discern a plan of action for the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference, which has been postponed from June 7-10 because of safety concerns associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of May 22, no new date had been set.

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No date yet for rescheduled Annual Conference
News May 26, 2020

St. Mark becomes second UMC in state to join Reconciling Ministries Network

Another United Methodist church in South Carolina has made the decision to join the Reconciling Ministries Network. St. Mark UMC, Columbia, is now the second UMC church in the state to pass a statement of affirmation and join the network, an unofficial caucus of United Methodists that promotes full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other individuals in the life of the church.

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St. Mark becomes second UMC in state to join Reconciling Ministries Network
News May 26, 2020

Tony Rowell book signing set for June 13

This month, United Methodists from across the state are invited to Beulah UMC, Gilbert, for a book signing featuring author and pastor the Rev. Tony Rowell. Set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, the signing—which will include safety measures—will include refreshments, book sales and a chance to talk with the author and get your copy of the book signed by him. “What Would Granny Say? And Other Somewhat Embellished Memories” is a collection of faith-based essays written over the years by Rowell, an elder in the South Carolina Conference of the UMC.

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Tony Rowell book signing set for June 13
With help from S.C., Healing Guatemala aids starving amid pandemic
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With help from S.C., Healing Guatemala aids starving amid pandemic

By Jessica Brodie. A white flag hangs outside many of the homes in a remote village outside Chuisajcaba, Guatemala—a town with many already in poverty, their situation exacerbated because of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. “Help,” the flag cries wordlessly. “We have no food.” Thanks to the efforts of one United Methodist ministry, Healing Guatemala, led by South Carolina pastor Dr. Luke Rhyee, the people are starting to get some much-needed assistance. Still, the needs are great—and grow greater every day.
My ‘no plan’ challenge
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My ‘no plan’ challenge

How quickly I started to forget the most important lesson the pandemic taught me: Let go of the steering wheel and let God be the driver. A reflection by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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