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News August 25, 2020 posted by

Annual Conference goes virtual Oct. 17

The 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference will convene Oct. 17 as an all-virtual session to ensure the health and safety of lay and clergy delegates amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It will be our first Annual Conference that does not involve gathering in person.

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Annual Conference goes virtual Oct. 17
News August 25, 2020 posted by

Online gathering helps Upstate children’s ministers exchange ideas, stay connected during COVID

Before the pandemic, a group of children’s ministers in the Upstate were already gathering to exchange ideas, brainstorm and support each other. But when COVID-19 hit this spring, they evolved to an online group that has been a lifeline for many, as well as a practical way to keep doing new and effective ministry for God’s Kingdom. By Jessica Brodie.

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Online gathering helps Upstate children’s ministers exchange ideas, stay connected during COVID
News August 25, 2020 posted by

Virtual Clergy Session completed ‘smoothly’ amid pandemic

The Clergy Session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference convened Aug. 1—the first time ever in virtual session because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More than 500 pastors and other UMCSC clergy members participated through a secured Zoom Webinar and a separate secured voting platform, all facilitated by the conference’s media partner, Good News TV. By Dan O’Mara.

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Virtual Clergy Session completed ‘smoothly’ amid pandemic
News August 25, 2020 posted by

Advocate wins three more journalism awards from SCPA

The Advocate newspaper has won three more journalism excellence awards this year, these latest from the South Carolina Press Association. This bring the newspaper’s total to 118 awards for journalism excellence in the last decade from groups such as the SCPA, the United Methodist Association of Communicators and the Religion Communicators Council.

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Advocate wins three more journalism awards from SCPA
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UMVIM team repairs home in midst of pandemic

The week of July 20, following strict COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing, a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission work team was able to complete the needed repairs on the home of a mother and her three children damaged in the April 12 EF-3 tornado.

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UMVIM team repairs home in midst of pandemic
Editor's Views August 25, 2020 posted by

Virtual AC is the right move

Will there be issues? Sure. Nothing is ever perfect. But 2020 has turned out to be an unorthodox year that has required a great deal of flexibility on the part of everyone. Holding Annual Conference online will enable us to move forward and do what is necessary. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.

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Virtual AC is the right move
Bishop's Corner August 25, 2020 posted by

Are we there yet?

“Are we there yet?” Most folks have heard this question while traveling. The GPS even counts down the miles and minutes that remain until you arrive at your destination. The driver points out landmarks for passengers to look for along the route. These checkpoints create digestible lengths of time for milestones reached until the trip is complete. A column for the Advocate by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Are we there yet?

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