Rural Lamar UMC collects truckload of clothing for Kentucky flood survivors

Lamar UMC collects truckload of items to help people who lost so much in Kentucky floods.

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Healing Guatemala dental mission provides needed help

Healing Guatemala’s Bethesda site hosted a dental mission team recently. The team, whose leader was Dr. T.J. Ahn, consisted of dentists and dental students from the U.S. and from South America. The team stayed at Bethesda for the first week of July, serving the people in poverty-stricken areas of Guatemala.

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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.



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.


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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