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Editor's Views August 25, 2016 posted by

A fresh start

By Jessica Brodie. It doesn’t matter how many years I’ve been out of school—I still celebrate back-to-school season. There’s something about the freshly gleaming pads of paper and neat little boxes of pencils at Target stacked carefully next to rows of neon-colored highlighters and binders that make my heart go pitter-patter.

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A fresh start
News July 21, 2016 posted by

SEJ makes history, elects first female African-American bishop

The Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church made history this session, electing the Rev. Sharma Lewis as its first African-American female bishop. They also elected four other bishops from around the Southeast and passed a $1.77 million budget. Bishop Holston will remain in South Carolina for the next quadrennium, and Dr. Tim McClendon narrowly missed election.

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SEJ makes history, elects first female African-American bishop
News July 21, 2016 posted by

From Woman at the Well to well woman

By Jessica Brodie. It was not so long ago that Donna Rhodes was not well at all. In fact, when she read the account of the Woman at the Well in the Gospel of John—a woman floundering in a life of sin and pain, who’d been married five times and was currently living with a man not her husband—Rhodes instantly recognized herself.

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From Woman at the Well to well woman
News July 21, 2016 posted by

Two clergy to have new roles as congregational specialists

By Jessica Brodie. Two United Methodist clergy members have new roles as congregational specialists. The Rev. Millie Nelson Smith has been named the congregational specialist for African-American ministries and for the Columbia and Hartsville districts, replacing the Rev. Jeffrey Salley, who has been appointed to pastor the Canaan-Sand Hill Charge in Ridgeville. Dr. Reginald Lee replaces Smith as the congregational specialist for the Marion and Florence districts.

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Two clergy to have new roles as congregational specialists

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