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News May 26, 2015 posted by

The Graying of the UMCSC

By Jessica Brodie and the Rev. Ken Nelson. South Carolina clergy are getting older—so much so that church leaders are starting to worry that if trends keep up, there might not be enough younger clergy to fill their shoes.

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The Graying of the UMCSC
News May 26, 2015 posted by

AC2015

By Jessica Brodie. With a passion for “Becoming Disciples God Can Use,” United Methodist clergy and laity are gearing up for an Annual Conference this month that includes a massive Stop Hunger Now meal-packing, election of delegates to General and Jurisdictional conferences, resolutions on highly controversial issues and more.

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AC2015
News May 26, 2015 posted by

Stopping hunger, Carolina style

By Jessica Brodie. Organizers are shifting into high gear as they seek remaining money and volunteers for this month’s Stop Hunger Now meal-packing. As of the Advocate’s press time, the conference has raised more than a third of what is needed—$30,417 of the $86,000 needed to pack the meals—and still has plenty of space left for volunteers who want to help.

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Stopping hunger, Carolina style
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

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