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News January 24, 2022 posted by

WCA’s vaccine offer for General Conference delegates draws criticism about ‘colonialism’

The Wesleyan Covenant Association has organized an effort to ensure General Conference delegates from Africa, Europe, Eurasia and the Philippines are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But their announcement has drawn stark criticism by many, including Central Conference bishops and the global United Methodist Council of Bishops, who question the WCA’s motives and say the offer has all the marks of colonialism.

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WCA’s vaccine offer for General Conference delegates draws criticism about ‘colonialism’
News January 24, 2022 posted by

Nominations sought for Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for awards to be presented at the 2022 Annual Conference in June, as well as an annual award for scouting units at UMC churches. Nominations for the awards must be submitted by April 1.

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Nominations sought for Annual Conference awards
Editor's Views January 24, 2022 posted by

The danger of factions

What would Jesus think about intentionally gathering with others for the purpose of splitting up the unity of God’s church? Is there good to be had from intentionally fostering division and difference instead of intentionally working together to foster a spirit of common bond in Christ? For some, our differences in theology are such that we choose to seek a different denomination or start our own. But for most, I think we’re more alike than different. By Jessica Brodie.

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The danger of factions
Bishop's Corner January 24, 2022 posted by

Clear the way

In the midst of our fast food, drive-through, one-day Amazon delivery world, we recognize patience is hard. We know God’s desire for us is to pause our self-imposed time limits, to stop the urge to do life by ourselves and to linger a little longer in God’s presence. But, it seems we are in an unrelenting, unwavering, unyielding storm that won’t end. A column by Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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Clear the way
News December 29, 2021 posted by

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
News December 29, 2021 posted by

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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Christmas at Lee blesses incarcerated men with lunch

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