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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Pleasant Hill has green in long-range plan

{mosimage}Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land has had a long-range master planning study completed by WGM Design, an architectural and land planning firm in Charlotte with an eye on energy-savings and the environment.

Pleasant Hill UMC has a long-term view in a rapidly growing church. With a membership of more than 500 and taking in as many as 16 on one recent Sunday, money for the new building may come sooner than expected. Finding enough pew space is already a problem for Pastor Michael Ritter at the church sitting less than two miles from the N.C. border.
“It’s a very loving church,” Ritter said, and active in Family Promise, a program to help those in need.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Native American's view of saving the Earth

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Tracy Pender, lives in Sumter and is chairperson of the S.C. Conference Native American Committee. The Advocate asked questions related to Native Americans, particularly as their history relates to caring for the Earth.

When it comes to saving the Earth, what do you think we can learn from the Indian culture?

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

‘Love God, Heal the Earth’ – Review

{mosimage}As both a Christian and an environmentalist, I have often been disturbed by what I see as a disconnect between people of faith and the environmental movement. As I once heard a five-year-old say, “God gave us this Earth, and he’s not going to give us another one, so we better take good care of it.” In recent years, things seem to be changing, and this change is evident in Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment.

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One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business
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No Comments   Sep 29, 2020

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
No Comments   Sep 29, 2020

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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