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News November 21, 2016 posted by

S.C. Hispanic/Latino Task Force urges UMCSC to stand up against racism

In light of some post-election racism and other acts of hate and division seen across the nation, including hostile actions at a United Methodist youth event in North Carolina, the South Carolina Conference’s Hispanic/Latino Task Force has drafted an open letter to the conference. The letter calls for neighborly love, denounces hateful rhetoric and urges United Methodists in South Carolina to stand up against racism

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S.C. Hispanic/Latino Task Force urges UMCSC to stand up against racism
News November 21, 2016 posted by

Two more BFF tours slated for December

By Jessica Brodie. Bishop Jonathan Holston and other conference leaders continue their 12-district Bishop’s Forward Focus Tour this month with stops in the Hartsville and Florence districts. This is the third year in a row the bishop has done an intentional statewide tour with stops in every district.

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Two more BFF tours slated for December
News November 21, 2016 posted by

Youth lemonade stand raises thousands for Operation Christmas Child

By Ronnie Musselwhite. Four years. A lot can happen in the span of 1,460 days. Presidents can change. Olympic records can be shattered. Kids can graduate from college. And in the case of Anna and Tracy Musselwhite, two young members of Hibben United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant, a small lemonade stand can grow into an initiative that has raised several thousand dollars for a deserving charity.

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Youth lemonade stand raises thousands for Operation Christmas Child
Editor's Views November 21, 2016 posted by

A day can change everything

Our family lost the best dog in the world yesterday afternoon, the day before the Advocate went to press, and we never saw it coming. And as I muddle through grief, I’m left with one key thought that won’t let me go: Treasure what you have while you have it, because life is painfully, tragically short, and those you love can be gone before you can even say goodbye. By Jessica Brodie.

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A day can change everything
Guest Views November 20, 2016 posted by

St. Andrew By-the-Sea opens second campus in Bluffton

What if there are many congregations in South Carolina who have just the vision, trust and desire to create new ministries in other campuses? As St. Andrew By-the-Sea moves into the next phase, other congregations prayerfully consider following their model. A guest column by the Rev. Sara White, director of congregational development.

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St. Andrew By-the-Sea opens second campus in Bluffton
News November 18, 2016 posted by

Boxes of blessings from Mount Hebron

From 93-year-old members making pew dolls to 2-year-old members making bracelets, Mount Hebron UMC’s Operation Christmas Child mission project has enabled the church to demonstrate God’s love to others in a tangible way. By Meredith M. Dark.

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Boxes of blessings from Mount Hebron
News October 21, 2016 posted by

Small but mighty: Tiny rural Sharon UMC feeds 400 a month

By Jessica Brodie. Sharon United Methodist is a small, rural church in a small, rural town. On a good Sunday, maybe 20 people are in the pews. The whole town itself has 500 people. But it’s a small church that does huge things for its community, all in the name of Christ. Every month, the church feeds about 400 people every month through three different food ministry programs.

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Small but mighty: Tiny rural Sharon UMC feeds 400 a month

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