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News May 22, 2017 posted by

Bridge builder: Windsor UMC

By Jessica Brodie. One congregation’s efforts at bridge-building have not only helped it reach out to its neighbors but also earned it the annual conference’s 2017 Barbara Boultinghouse Bridge Builders Award.

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Bridge builder: Windsor UMC
News May 22, 2017 posted by

S.C. churches celebrate their connection to AU

Churches in the South Carolina Conference are being invited to celebrate their connection to Africa University with special events and offerings to mark the institution’s 25th anniversary. For Bishop Jonathan Holston, the desire to celebrate is natural for South Carolina United Methodists because of their history and unique relationship with Africa University.

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S.C. churches celebrate their connection to AU
Editor's Views May 22, 2017 posted by

God does miracles … even this

By Jessica Brodie. God can do all things. He made the universe. He made the world. He made us all. He has a plan, and He always works all things to His good purpose. And that is why—even amid arguments and worries and legal disputes and other ways we simple, non-divine human beings attempt to solve problems—I am resting calmly, safely and securely in the faith that God is with us all and will see us through everything.

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God does miracles … even this
Bishop's Corner May 22, 2017 posted by

Making an impact

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. When I think about Annual Conference, it has always been a time of reinforcing our identity, mission and ministry as a community of faith. In other words, we are people who love God, seek to do God’s will, love and cherish each other and treat others with dignity and honesty, as well as people who build bridges of understanding and peace. This is who we are, what we do and why it matters…

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Making an impact
News April 25, 2017 posted by

Greenwood churches help storm victim in Sellers

When 20 United Methodists from the Greenwood District returned from helping with the conference’s hurricane relief blitz in Sellers this January, they couldn’t get one man off their mind—Allen James. And so they did what anyone with a heart for Christ would do: they helped him. By Jessica Brodie.

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Greenwood churches help storm victim in Sellers
News April 25, 2017 posted by

Six resolutions to go before AC2017

By Jessica Brodie. This June, Annual Conference members will consider six resolutions, each rooted in solidarity or in healing. The six received in time for inclusion in pre-conference materials deal with everything from lynching, immigration and opposing a Muslim ban to issues facing LGBTQ youth.

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Six resolutions to go before AC2017

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