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Views May 25, 2012 posted by

Plan UMC: Rookies, Restructuring and Reflections

By the Rev. Richard Reams. In a time when our denomination seems more fractured and partisan than ever, the last thing that is needed is some type of polemical article about how things should have gone, or who is to blame for what did/didn t occur, or what could have happened if people listened to me.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by

Advocate turns 175

By Michael C. Wolfe. This year is the 175th anniversary of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. Since its very first edition, June 24, 1837, the paper has tried also to live in the world but not of the world. It has been a difficult task.

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News May 25, 2012 posted by

S.C. at General Conference

By Jessica Connor. TAMPA, Fla.—In an 11-day whirlwind of sunup-to-sundown work, nearly 1,000 delegates from across the globe descended upon the Tampa Convention Center for General Conference, the quadrennial legislative gathering that is the voice of The United Methodist Church.

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Views May 25, 2012 posted by

Invitations

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The services of worship during the General Conference of our United Methodist Church are always meaningful. It is wonderful to praise God with brothers and sisters from around the world. The visible reminders that the Spirit of God is at work in near and distant places are magnificent. As at the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit continues to breathe life into the church.

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News April 26, 2012 posted by

AC packets going digital

By Jessica Connor. A dozen years into the 21st century — amid the boom of smartphones, iPads, thumb drives and other electronic advancements — the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church is taking steps to be paper-free.

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Editor's Views April 26, 2012 posted by

The ‘united’ in United Methodist

By Jessica Connor. There I was, hairnet on, notebook in hand, all prepared to cover the Great Day of Service hunger packaging event in the Greenville District. Except I couldn’t really move. I stood there, mesmerized, looking around at the sea of faces. I watched kids younger than my young son being runners,  transporting plastic bags of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables from the stuffing table to the weighing table, their heads high with pride and determination.

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