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Delegates consider new bishops for SEJ
Next month, 32 lay and clergy delegates from South Carolina will head to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, for the first in-person Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church since 2016. The Advocate will be at SEJ to cover the news. Here, we explore what is a bishop, what conferences are in the SEJ, and who are the episcopal nominees. By Jessica Brodie.
SC helps in Kentucky after homes swept away by devastating floods
On July 28 through the first part of August, large amounts of heavy rain fell, in some areas up to 11 inches in a day’s time. This was a “perfect storm” of adverse conditions leading to a deadly crisis in Eastern Kentucky. Into this situation came the South Carolina’s United Methodist Early Response Team, which responded to a plea for help. By Billy Robinson.
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It’s up to us
Churches should be safe spaces. When we enter a church, just like when we enter a school, most of us feel a reasonable expectation that we are entering a place where no harm is supposed to occur. A lot of that assumption has to do with the inherent trust we place in such institutions. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.
The Advocate Press Resources & Books
Who Am I? A Devotional for a Jesus-Centered School Year
A student devotional that follows the school year from August through May. Designed for students from sixth to 12th grade.
From My Heart to Your Eyes: Poems of Faith and Social Justice
A collection of poems on faith and justice from one man’s experiences as a minority in America, how it feels to be marginalized by fellow believers, and how his relationship with Jesus keeps him strong.