2022 and 2023 apportionments from separating churches dispersed

In September, the conference treasurer’s office dispersed apportionments collected from the 113 separating churches, which were recorded in a lump sum in August. By Jessica Brodie.

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Foster in Hope

New ministry at Hopewell UMC, SImpsonville, bolsters foster families with much-needed support. By Jessica Brodie.

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Spirit, lead me—and lead us all

The Spirit within spurs us on to a bright tomorrow, a tomorrow filled with new ministries and new hope, awake and refreshed and ready to do all the Lord calls us to do. By Jessica Brodie.


Choose hope

But no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got to have hope. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.


Navigating the waiting space

After the turmoil and hurt feelings surrounding separation and disaffiliation, as well as the angst over what is General Conference going to do (or not do), many of us are stuck in an uncomfortable and unsettled place of uncertainty. By Jessica Brodie.

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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.

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