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News January 25, 2021 posted by

Virtual retreat to help men become ‘One in the Spirit’

By Jessica Brodie. What does it mean to pull together during COVID and a time of unrest rather than apart? That’s what United Methodist men across South Carolina are hoping to explore when they gather this month for their men’s spiritual retreat. This year’s event is free and mostly online, though some groups of men are socially distance gathering at host churches, while others are participating from their homes.

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Virtual retreat to help men become ‘One in the Spirit’
News January 25, 2021 posted by

UMW virtual Legislative Advocacy Days to focus on criminal justice, elder abuse, more

Women across South Carolina will gather by Zoom on four days this month to explore issues of advocacy and justice. Normally held one day in person at Epworth Children’s Home, this year’s South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women Legislative Advocacy event will be a virtual program that spans four weeks. Workshops and registration are free.

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UMW virtual Legislative Advocacy Days to focus on criminal justice, elder abuse, more
Editor's Views January 25, 2021 posted by

Christ will make a way

Christ will make a way where no one else can. I hope you will join me in continued prayer for our nation, our culture and our world as a whole to turn to God as our “guiding star.” A reflection by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Christ will make a way
Bishop's Corner January 25, 2021 posted by

In these moments

So many of us experienced something of an adrenaline rush that propelled us through the challenges of 2020. As we deal with the ongoing pandemic, many people are feeling more foggy and fatigued. The adrenaline rush has waned, so how do we amass the energy necessary to sustain us through the final stretch of this season? By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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In these moments
News December 31, 2020 posted by

Hoping for a comeback: Apportionments goal shifts to 84% in weeks before 2020 books close

By Jessica Brodie. It’s the final stretch, those last few weeks before financial books close on what has been a difficult and tumultuous year. The goal has changed, scaled back from 90 percent to 84 percent with a push toward achieving what can be done over focusing on what can’t. But if conference financial leaders get their Christmas wish, UMCs across South Carolina will send in something—anything—so missions and ministries can get back to a reasonable level of monetary support.

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Hoping for a comeback: Apportionments goal shifts to 84% in weeks before 2020 books close
News December 31, 2020 posted by

Q&A with the District Lay Leaders

Here, we talk to each of the district lay leaders, new and returning, to learn what they most look forward to in their role, what they believe are the most pressing issues within the local churches, what is one thing a year from now they hope to look back on and know was successful, and a few things about their profession, hobbies, family and more.

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Q&A with the District Lay Leaders

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