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News May 24, 2021 posted by

Q&A with United Methodist Women district presidents

Here, we talk with the United Methodist Women district presidents about what they are looking forward to, what are the most pressing issues within the local churches, what they would like to look back on as successful a year from now, and a bit about their profession, hobbies or family life. By Jessica Brodie.

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Q&A with United Methodist Women district presidents
News May 24, 2021 posted by

Orthodox Christians gather for WCA legislative assembly, global gathering in Alabama

Wesleyan Cove­nant Association members across the globe gathered April 30 and May 1 for their third Global Legislative Assembly and fifth Global Gathering, held at Frazer Church in Montgomery, Alabama. There they affirmed the name for a proposed new denomination and approved other resolutions, plus celebrated all God’s people are doing to rekindle passion and hope for the future.

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Orthodox Christians gather for WCA legislative assembly, global gathering in Alabama
Editor's Views May 24, 2021 posted by

Beyond the fear

Fear can create hate and division and cause racism to fester like a septic wound. Fear can make people say “yes” to everyone and everything in their world until that “yes” leaves them exhausted, worn down and empty. Fear can cause us to give up on life, on people, on the beautiful tomorrow promised to us by God. By Jessica Brodie.

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Beyond the fear
Bishop's Corner May 24, 2021 posted by

The gathering of God’s people

As this edition of the Advocate arrives, the 2021 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference will be starting. On June 6 and 7, we will gather virtually for a time of giving thanks to almighty God and celebrating the ways in which we have been seeking and fulfilling God’s purpose for the church. By Bishop Jonathan Holston.

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The gathering of God’s people
News April 27, 2021 posted by

So much to be celebrated: Annual Conference June 6-7 lifts up growth, future

By Jessica Brodie. Planning has shifted to the final phase for this year’s Annual Conference, a shortened, mostly online event that will be livestreamed from the Florence Center June 6-7. But make no mistake—while the conference will be online, organizers consider it to be no less of a celebration and opportunity for gathering as traditional, in-person Annual Conference has been.

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So much to be celebrated: Annual Conference June 6-7 lifts up growth, future
News April 27, 2021 posted by

ERTs help after Alabama twister

By Billy Robinson. South Carolina Early Response Team members responded to a dire call for disaster help from Alabama after several deadly tornados ravaged their state, killing five, injuring many and reaping havoc on homes, farms and businesses. A 15-member ERT team comprising volunteers from across South Carolina, along with two disaster response trailers, responded to Bibb County April 5-8, 2021. Bibb County is just south of Birmingham. The team worked out of Brent United Methodist Church, in Brent, Alabama.

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ERTs help after Alabama twister
News April 27, 2021 posted by

Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up

By the Rev. Darlene L. Kelley. We squirm to navigate the armholes of our Day-Glo orange safety vests and pick up our green bags. Pumping the handles of our also-orange “garbage grabbers” that look a bit like giant lobster claws, we make our way along the edge of Mount Pleasant Road, amazed at how much litter lines the asphalt.

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Mount Pleasant UMC cleans up

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