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News August 25, 2020

Spartanburg District holds ‘Celebration of Education’ with prayer, support

The Spartanburg District hosted a Celebration of Education on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the seven school district offices in Spartanburg County. The groups met in the parking lot of each office, practiced safe distancing, wore masks and prayed for teachers, students, administrators, support staff and volunteers. By Rev. Walter Cantwell.

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Spartanburg District holds ‘Celebration of Education’ with prayer, support
Photo by Mary Lu Saylor. Andrew Wolfe speaks at the Spartanburg District 6 gathering.
News August 25, 2020

UMVIM team repairs home in midst of pandemic

The week of July 20, following strict COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing, a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission work team was able to complete the needed repairs on the home of a mother and her three children damaged in the April 12 EF-3 tornado.

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UMVIM team repairs home in midst of pandemic
One-day virtual AC to feature short schedule, key business
Photo by Matt Brodie
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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