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News February 24, 2016 posted by

Ready to grow: older adults spiritual retreat

By the Rev. Cathy Joens and Jessica Brodie. No matter the age, we have work to do. And together, we can do that work. That was the word from Dr. Walter Kimbrough, who led a three-day spiritual life retreat Feb. 2-4 for South Carolina United Methodist older-than-age-50 adults.

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Ready to grow: older adults spiritual retreat
Bishop's Corner February 24, 2016 posted by

One Great Hour of Sharing

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It is recorded that the great sage of baseball life, Yogi Berra, stated, “You can see a lot by observing.” Indeed, when we take the time and energy to observe the world around us, we can see quite a bit that helps us understand what we believe. Often we have a tendency to close our eyes to the world around us and miss the opportunity to make a difference.

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One Great Hour of Sharing
Guest Views February 24, 2016 posted by

Hispanic/Latino Ministries: Take a chance on me

By the Rev. Elizabeth Murray. I have a song dedication for the South Carolina Annual Conference, and it is ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me.” Though the 1970s Swedish pop group likely wrote the song about two distant lovers, I imagine myself singing it to the Annual Conference in respect to Hispanic/Latino ministry.

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Hispanic/Latino Ministries: Take a chance on me
News January 28, 2016 posted by

91.1%: UMCSC celebrates best year in more than a decade

By Jessica Brodie. United Methodist financial leaders are cheering this month after closing the conference’s best year in more than a decade—even after a devastating flood that racked up billions of dollars in damage statewide. South Carolina United Methodist churches paid 91.1 percent of their apportionments for 2015, almost 2 percent higher than the 89.4 percent paid in 2014 and the first time the conference has achieved over the 90 percent mark since 2002.

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91.1%: UMCSC celebrates best year in more than a decade
News January 28, 2016 posted by

McClendon: ‘All welcome’ at monthly delegation meetings

By Jessica Brodie. As General Conference approaches, delegates continue to gather for monthly meetings to discuss issues and share fellowship in preparation for their time at The United Methodist Church’s quadrennial gathering. Both General and Jurisdictional conference delegates and alternates meet roughly once a month, and Dr. Tim McClendon, their episcopal nominee, said all are welcome to attend and learn with them.

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McClendon: ‘All welcome’ at monthly delegation meetings
News January 28, 2016 posted by

Orangeburg District hopes Ghana tech center will change lives, be witness for Christ’s love

By Jessica Brodie. When it comes to the new information technology center they are building in rural Ghana, Orangeburg District leaders have far more ambitious goals than merely a facility with computers to serve the villagers. They are looking to God’s Kingdom for inspiration, hoping it will be a true testimony to the power of Christ’s all-encompassing love for His children.

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Orangeburg District hopes Ghana tech center will change lives, be witness for Christ’s love

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