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UMCSC readies for first in-person AC since before pandemic
For the first time since 2019, lay and clergy members of the South Carolina Conference of the UMC will come together in person June 4-7 to pray, worship and conduct the business of the church. By Jessica Brodie.
Revival reignites Lancaster church, community
Hopewell United Methodist Church in Lancaster heeded the Holy Spirit and hosted a revival that breathed a fresh wind of connection and diversity across their community and congregation. By Jessica Brodie.
Methodists celebrate, lament as legislative session ends
One group of South Carolina United Methodists is celebrating and one is in a time of deep disappointment as state lawmakers adjourn their 2023 legislative session. Methodists were speaking up and out about at least two S.C. bills this legislative session, which adjourned May 11.
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No more radio silence
It’s high time our churches got loud and proud about communicating what Jesus has to offer this world. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.
Seeking a more excellent way
Reuniting in-person this year for praise, worship and fellowship will surely be 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, especially during our recent years of isolation and virtual gatherings. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.
Let’s unite in prayer as we remain strong in representing the Lord and drawing others to him—even, and especially, in a time of flux. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.
The Advocate Press Resources & Books
Herbert the Hippo
Introducing the Advocate Press’s very first children’s book, Herbert the Hippo, authored by the Rev. Meg Sweeney Cook.
People of My Journey
For United Methodist pastor Arthur Holt, his life has been all about people—his family, friends, and the members of the churches he was appointed to as pastor over four decades in the ministry. In his second book of reflections, Holt shares about the people of his journey and how they impacted him, steering him ever-closer to Christ, love, and the transformative power of grace in our lives.
A Healing Journey: Poems of Faith, Healing, Recovery, and Coping with Grief
In his second collection of faith-based poetry, Stephon Void reflects on his journey of healing as he navigates life as a patient, caregiver, son, and follower of Christ. Many of the poems reflect the pain he wrestled with as his father battled terminal cancer, as well as the peace he ultimately achieved.