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Sharon’s contemporary service fans connection, discipleship

By Jessica Brodie. It seemed like a crazy idea. But as followers of Christ have come to understand, when God’s at the helm, he makes what seems impossible become reality. In the middle of the pandemic, when in-person worship has been dwindling most everywhere, Sharon United Methodist Church started a brand-new contemporary service that struck a chord with unchurched residents in their booming community. Now in its third month, the service is seeing growth as its numbers steady and more people come to worship—and choose to stay.

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Sharon’s contemporary service fans connection, discipleship
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Christmas at Lee blesses incarcerated men with lunch

Once again, churches helped residents at Lee Correctional Institute experience the joy and love of Christmas. On Dec. 17, the Rev. Edward R. McKnight, senior chaplain at Lee Correctional and pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Cades, brought specially prepared lunches to the men incarcerated at the high-security state prison. It was an intentional effort to exhibit agape love toward these men who are separated from friends and family during the holiday season. By Jessica Brodie.

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New year, new energy: South Carolina Men N Ministry

The last time United Methodist Men gathered en masse in South Carolina, it was two weeks before the pandemic shut down the world as we knew it for a while, wreaking havoc on worldwide health, education, finances, travel and even the way we gather in worship and community. Now, two years after COVID-19 reared its head, South Carolina’s United Methodist men are hoping for a reset. On Feb. 25-26, 2022, they are planning an in-person gathering for the first time in two years. By Jessica Brodie.

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News December 29, 2021 posted by

Going for the goal

Just a few weeks remain until the 2021 books close, and conference financial leaders are hopeful. As of Dec. 15, the conference had collected 79.46 percent of its apportionments, compared to 70.9 percent this time last year.

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Going for the goal
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Commission considers status of postponed General Conference 

The Commission on the General Conference announced Nov. 19 that it is continuing to move forward with logistical planning for the postponed 2020 General Conference. But it continues to monitor various factors, including pandemic-related developments, which could impact the decision to hold the event on the previously announced dates of Aug. 29 to Sept. 7, 2022. 

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Commission considers status of postponed General Conference 
Bishop's Corner December 29, 2021 posted by

Pressing on

Have you ever heard the story told that asks the question, “Why did the child throw the clock out the window?” The answer: “To see ‘time fly.’” By Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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Pressing on
News November 29, 2021 posted by

History restored

On a bright, cool day, descendants of Samuel Burdine joined with members of the Pickens County Historical Society, Hagood Mill Foundation and the South Carolina Methodist Conference Historical Society to dedicate and bless the Burdine Lodge Nov. 13. The one-room log cabin, built in the Dacusville Community by Burdine in 1796, is documented three times—1800, 1802 and 1803—in the journals of Francis Asbury as his lodging place when he traveled through the Saluda Grade into South Carolina. By Allison Trussell.

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History restored

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