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News May 26, 2015 posted by

‘Like Salkehatchie for Seniors’

By Jessica Brodie. They might have gray hair—maybe even white—but don’t let their age fool you. These older adults take on a full-scale repair of a church every single year, maybe even more. And those they help say their work is invaluable.

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‘Like Salkehatchie for Seniors’
News May 26, 2015 posted by

ERT: 10 years of missions

By Billy Robinson. On Feb. 24, eight United Methodist Volunteers In Mission personnel gathered in Biloxi, Mississippi, for the 2015 UMVIM/UMCOR Southeastern Jurisdiction Disaster Academy. While standing on the beach many reflected back on our first major response for the South Carolina UMVIM Early Response Team, which happened Sept. 6, 2005, in the first week’s aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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ERT: 10 years of missions
Bishop's Corner February 20, 2015 posted by

Keeping a holy Lent

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It was in 1896 that Professor George Washington Carver received a letter from Dr. Booker T. Washington. It was a plea for help from the president of one institution of higher learning, Tuskegee Institute, to a well-known professor of agriculture at another institution, Iowa State College.

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Keeping a holy Lent
News January 26, 2015 posted by

Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show

By Jessica Brodie. S.C. lay leaders and lay servants are gearing up for the final two stops in the 12-district Bishop’s Road Show this month. S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston will head to the Anderson District Feb. 7 and the Spartanburg District Feb. 28 to meet one-on-one with lay servants and lay leaders, sharing wisdom on how to build healthy teams and churches.

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Last call for the Bishop’s Road Show
Bishop's Corner January 26, 2015 posted by

What the world needs now

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Some years ago, Dionne Warwick recorded a popular song written by Hal David and Bert Bacharach, which stated these simple words; namely, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”

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What the world needs now
Bishop's Corner December 22, 2014 posted by

Qualities within reach

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. So we’re at that place where we’re checking our resolution list again. Unfortunately, just like last year and in previous years as well, we notice that there were some resolutions we achieved with excellence while others left much to be desired.

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Qualities within reach
Bishop's Corner October 26, 2014 posted by

Imagine No Illiteracy

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Recently, I attended a meeting where my attention span was uniquely challenged. It was the kind of meeting where you check your watch every 30 seconds or so. Then a statement was made that captivated my attention. In the midst of my boredom, a colleague raised a question; namely, “Can you imagine no illiteracy?”

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Imagine No Illiteracy
News September 25, 2014 posted by

Strong laity=strong churches

By Jessica Connor. The Bishop’s Road Show is off and running, and early sentiment says his message is hitting home. S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston has embarked on a tour of every district in South Carolina, reaching out directly to lay servants and lay leaders to share his thoughts about how to build healthy teams and churches. If the first two road shows is any indicator, his remarks are encouraging and inspiring laity to take ministry to the next level.

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Strong laity=strong churches

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