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News January 24, 2018 posted by

92.34%: UMCSC closes 2017 with increase in apportionments

By Jessica Brodie. The numbers are in—and continue to climb. South Carolina United Methodists closed 2017 at their highest apportionment giving percentage in years, if not ever, bringing in 92.34 percent of the church’s $17.5 million total budget for the year. That percentage translates to $16.2 million for church ministries, missions, programming and more in every district in South Carolina.

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92.34%: UMCSC closes 2017 with increase in apportionments
News January 24, 2018 posted by

James H. Salley: Generous gift continues legacy of sharing

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg. Growing up on a small farm in South Carolina, James H. “Jim” Salley never dreamed of becoming the associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement at Africa University, the first university founded by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church on the continent. Nor did he expect to give more than $130,000 to establish an endowed scholarship to honor his parents and ensure exemplary education for students from across Africa. But that’s the story.

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James H. Salley: Generous gift continues legacy of sharing
Editor's Views January 24, 2018 posted by

Quiet time

By Jessica Brodie. Renewal and refreshment are critical when it comes to a healthy spiritual life; we’re told this, and we should know this. But with today’s go-do-now mentality, what we say and what we allow ourselves permission to do are often at odds. We forget that throughout Scripture, Jesus took needed time apart from others and apart from his work teaching and performing miracles.

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Quiet time
News December 28, 2017 posted by

No man left behind

By Jessica Brodie. If South Carolina men’s ministry leaders have their way, no man will be left behind when it comes to Christ. But right now, they have to admit: United Methodist Men are looking a bit gray. While there’s nothing wrong with this, it leaves out an entirely different generation of men who could use that kind of Christian male fellowship and discipleship. And that, they say, is simply not acceptable. That is why they’re shifting into overdrive this year in a bold new outreach to intentionally reach younger men and draw them into the fold.

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No man left behind
News December 28, 2017 posted by

Disaster Recovery plans January workweeks so more people get help

By Jessica Brodie. Just in time for the New Year, those who manage long-term disaster recovery are trying a new way of scheduling United Methodist volunteers to increase help for those who need it the most. Starting in January, South Carolina Conference Disaster Recovery Ministries is releasing planned workweeks ahead of time so volunteers across the state can join in an existing effort and, therefore, help more people.

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Disaster Recovery plans January workweeks so more people get help
News December 28, 2017 posted by

Circles poverty effort expands across S.C.

By Jessica Brodie. A relationship-based effort to break the cycle of poverty called Circles is working its way across South Carolina, and United Methodist churches are getting solidly on board. Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, is starting a new Circles chapter, and Buncombe Street UMC will begin its second cycle in January.

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Circles poverty effort expands across S.C.
News December 28, 2017 posted by

Walking example: Pastor loses 40 pounds from new regimen

By Jessica Brodie. It all started from a photo, one the Rev. Robert Walker considered to be a highly unflattering though accurate portrayal of how much weight he’d gained over the years. Little did he know he’d soon become a walking example—literally. Since then he’s walked an average of about 180 miles a month for the year, whether from walking to and from work or doing walking pilgrimages while on vacation, and lost 40 pounds in the process.

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Walking example: Pastor loses 40 pounds from new regimen

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