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News February 22, 2018 posted by

Mission to Mayari: Nine from UMCSC head to Cuba

Nine United Methodists from South Carolina, led by Derial Ogburn, headed to Cuba Nov. 1-10 for a mission trip to do construction on a church in Mayari. The work project was to remove the A-frame on an existing building and replace it with a flat concrete roof. This is their story.

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Mission to Mayari: Nine from UMCSC head to Cuba
Editor's Views February 22, 2018 posted by

A tithe of time

By Jessica Brodie. Giving back with the first tenth of what I “have”—whether that’s money or time—is an important symbol of faith and homage, a gesture of respecting His authority. Now I start each day by offering my tithe of time, just like I tithe my money. He gets my “first fruits.” It doesn’t matter what else the day holds; He comes first. And ironically, just like I haven’t missed the money I tithe to Him, I don’t miss the time, either.

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A tithe of time
Bishop's Corner February 22, 2018 posted by

Here we are again

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. As we continue in this season of Lent, of sacrifice, of self-reflection and seeking God, we are called to wrestle with how we bring hope to situations of despair in our world. On Feb. 14, once more we found ourselves in anguish over the loss of young lives in a mass shooting—this time with 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at a high school in South Florida. Less than three months into this year, 30 mass shootings have been reported in our country.

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Here we are again
News January 24, 2018 posted by

Serving all God’s children: Small church, big outreach at Bethel

By Jessica Brodie. Bethel United Methodist is a small church with a big heart, and it’s doing some bold things for its community in the name of Jesus. With an average of 50 members in worship each Sunday, it still manages to host a thriving soup kitchen for the entire community each Thursday throughout the winter, plus for the past 10 years, it has offered a warm place to stay for homeless men.

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Serving all God’s children: Small church, big outreach at Bethel
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

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