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News December 28, 2016 posted by

Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong

By Jessica Brodie. Like the sturdy tree in Psalm 1 firmly planted in fertile soil and producing good fruit for the world, men’s ministry organizers are hoping all who gather for this year’s spiritual retreat will be rooted in God’s word and living strong for Christ. That’s the idea behind this year’s “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong” South Carolina Men’s Spiritual Weekend, set for Feb. 17-19.

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Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong
News December 28, 2016 posted by

Ecuador’s bishop thanks UMCSC for help

The bishop of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador has written a letter to South Carolina Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston thanking him and others from the South Carolina Conference for their mission efforts in Ecuador, both in 2016 and in years past.

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Ecuador’s bishop thanks UMCSC for help
News December 16, 2016 posted by

Love in action: Hurricane work blitz helps 18 homes in Nichols area

Everything Kristen Wheeler and her husband, Blake, have accumulated in seven years is gone. “It’s only overwhelming when I think about it,” Wheeler told the Advocate, her eyes welling up with tears as she stood outside her hurricane-ravaged home. But thanks to the efforts of 236 United Methodist volunteers from across South Carolina, the Wheelers and other families in the Nichols/Mullins area have new hope and a strong feeling of Christian love and support. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church held a work blitz in Nichols/Mullins Dec. 2-3, doing tear-out and mold remediation for 18 flooded homes in preparation for the next step: long-term recovery and rebuild. Jessica Brodie has the story.

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Love in action: Hurricane work blitz helps 18 homes in Nichols area
News November 21, 2016 posted by

Hurricane relief shifts into high gear as work blitz set for Dec. 2-3

By Jessica Brodie. Six weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged South Carolina, The United Methodist Church is shifting to the next level of disaster aid, going beyond early response to more comprehensive relief. The relief phase will officially kick off the weekend of Dec. 2-3, when the conference holds a work blitz in Nichols, a Marion District town devastated by the October storm.

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Hurricane relief shifts into high gear as work blitz set for Dec. 2-3
News November 21, 2016 posted by

Flood recovery continues alongside hurricane relief

By Jessica Brodie. While much of the current disaster focus centers on Hurricane Matthew relief, many South Carolina families are still struggling because of a different storm: the October 2015 flood. Ward Smith, conference recovery ministries director, said the latest flood work is “progressing well, but we need to do more.” He said it is absolutely critical that South Carolina volunteer teams step up to help.

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Flood recovery continues alongside hurricane relief

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