Wesley Foundations gear up for Carolina-Clemson Challenge

The 2016 Carolina-Clemson football rivalry will be the occasion for a friendly competition in local United Methodist churches, sponsored by the Wesley Foundations at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. Fans of each school are invited to drop their support in either a USC/garnet bucket or a Clemson/orange bucket as they leave worship …

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UM bishops name 32 Way Forward commission members

From: United Methodist Communications WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. “After three months of diligent and prayerful discernment, we have selected 8 bishops, 11 laity, 12 elders and 1 deacon to serve on the commission,” said Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president …

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Free legal services for low-income hurricane victims

Free legal services are available to low-income South Carolinians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed. South Carolina Legal Services – a non-profit corporation funded in part by the S.C. Bar Foundation and local United Way agencies – offers legal assistance if eligible residents have been denied benefits or have other non-criminal legal …

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Volunteers desperately needed to help with hurricane response

Dozens of Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have deployed to help those most affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed. But more volunteers are desperately needed, and church officials have scheduled several opportunities in the coming weeks for those who want to train to become …

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Donate this, not that — best ways to help when disaster strikes

By Susan Kim umcor.org There’s no set-in-stone guide to appropriate giving, since every disaster is different and needs change every day. But in the spirit of educating donors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief presents “Donate This, Not That!” These guidelines are based on recommendations of seasoned responders from many areas of the country. Need …

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S.C. United Methodists providing health kits to hurricane victims

Need help? Call the disaster response hotline of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church at 800-390-4911 or email screcovery@umcsc.org. Even before the winds picked up and the rains set in, the good work of South Carolina United Methodists was being felt by those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 300 pounds of health kits …

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Walking by faith: two new UMCSC mission initiatives

  Give to the Homeless Initiative online here This year, United Methodists across South Carolina are gearing up to tackle two major conference-wide mission projects, and leaders are hoping everyone will get involved. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is committing to what they call the “Homeless Initiative,” partnering with Upstate-based organization …

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A Pastoral Letter To South Carolina United Methodists

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During this past week, United Methodists around the nation gathered in five jurisdictional conferences to elect new episcopal leaders.  The Western Jurisdiction yesterday elected Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto, a self-avowed, practicing homosexual, to the episcopacy.  The South Central Jurisdiction was still in session when this occurred and has asked …

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Million Hours of Service

  To log your hours, go to http://millionhours.umcsc.org By Jessica Brodie How much do South Carolina United Methodists care about children? If organizers have their way, the new 1 Million Hours of Service initiative will show they care a million times over. United Methodists in ministry with or for children—whether tutoring, on a school board, …

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