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Open House showcases Camps & Retreat Ministries’ new Sea Islands Camp

An Open House for South Carolina Camps & Retreat Ministries’ new Sea Islands Camp, held Sept. 16, was a great success.

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Three CLMs complete congregational care specialization

Three of South Carolina’s Certified Lay Ministers—Donald Black, Annie Crocker and Wanda Shulick—have completed a specialization course in congregational care. They are the first three Certified Lay Ministers in the South Carolina Conference to complete specialization. By Jessica Brodie.

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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.

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Grounded

Life has the capacity to break all of us, yet we draw comfort in knowing that we are stronger at the broken places. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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What have we learned?

What you have learned since March 2020? Has your perspective changed? How you have grown as a child of God? By Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Betrayed With a Kiss

The story of how one S.C. United Methodist pastor, the Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass, found God and spiritual transformation out of the heartbreak and trauma of an abusive marriage and other mental anguish.

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