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News November 16, 2020

New ‘call stories’ book available from Advocate Press

The newest book from the Advocate Press is launched just in time for the holidays. “Called By God: 30 Inspiring Call Stories from South Carolina United Methodists” features tales from pastors and a few other church leaders revealing how they were nudged, called, urged or otherwise invited into the ministry—and how they ultimately said “yes.”

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New ‘call stories’ book available from Advocate Press
News October 27, 2020

Virtual Annual Conference goes smoothly, finishes early

South Carolina’s first—and some hope only—all-virtual Annual Conference took less than three hours to complete. But by the end of the day Oct. 17, the conference passed a $16.5 million budget for 2021, elected hundreds of members to non-quadrennial boards and committees, passed three changes to conference Standing Rules, approved a resolution against predatory lending, closed three churches and merged some charge lines, and heard reports from various conference entities. By Jessica Brodie.

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Virtual Annual Conference goes smoothly, finishes early
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Going for the goal: As apportionments begin to rebound, conference seeks year-end push
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Going for the goal: As apportionments begin to rebound, conference seeks year-end push

As of Nov. 13, the conference treasurer reports total paid apportionments of $10.9 million of the $17.6 million budget for the year, or 61.97 percent. That’s a drop of 6.98 percentage points from this time last year, which saw $12.2 million collected, or 68.95 percent. By Jessica Brodie.
No matter what next year brings
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No matter what next year brings

Wherever you are right now, sickness or health, grief or abundance, pause in the now. A column by Jessica Brodie.

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