UMCOR: Health, bedding kits needed for fire victims

If you’re among the many who have been watching in horror as wildfires have ravaged the southeastern United States and wondered what you can do to help, read on. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has put out the call for health kits and bedding kits, anticipating stepped-up need as the smoke clears from the fires. …

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Bishop: ‘We’ve got resources, people to rally’ for SC flood victims

How can you help? Volunteers are desperately needed to serve on or with Early Response Teams at all times. For more information, contact Matt Brodie at 803-786-9486 Ext. 261 or mbrodie@umcsc.org. Donate financially to the S.C. Conference’s disaster relief efforts and to UMCOR’s Advance U.S. Disaster Response, which allows the United Methodist Committee on Relief to …

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Get connected with a UM Marriage Encounter

On a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, you can make your good marriage great. A United Methodist Marriage Encounter weekend encompasses 44 hours in which married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, in-laws and technology to focus only on each other and greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship. The next weekend will be …

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Gov. Haley, Mt. Horeb UMC member, tapped as UN ambassador

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Haley and her family attend Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, praised Haley’s …

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South Carolina UM churches participating in statewide prayer vigils

United Methodist churches across South Carolina will participate in a statewide day of prayer vigils on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Prayer vigils will be held in individual places of worship at noon, when bells will ring in observance of services statewide. Governor Nikki Haley announced the observance, and Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the S.C. …

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December Advocate now online

The December edition of The Advocate is now online. The print edition is scheduled to arrive in mailboxes across the state on or about Nov. 25. This edition covers: The continued United Methodist relief after Hurricane Matthew A call for volunteers to help with flood recovery A feature on how churches are standing with Wesley UMC after …

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GCFA Board votes to fund Commission on A Way Forward

NASHVILLE – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its quarterly meeting in Nashville, November 17-18.  The fall meeting is historically the meeting when the board approves the general agency spending plans for the upcoming year. In addition, the board approved a 3 percent increase in the salaries of jurisdictional …

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Hispanic/Latino Task Force: Stand up against racism

An open letter to the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: Grace and peace to you, brothers and sisters! We have seen a very divisive election this year, yet, in our most basic Christian theology, Christ calls us to love God with our entire beings and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We …

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Bishop urges participation in S.C. prayer vigils

Friends, We are called to “pray without ceasing” because prayer is powerful.  And praying together for hope, peace and understanding is always the pathway to healing. I encourage you to join Governor Haley and me in this powerful expression of faith. Grace and Peace, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston   Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Statewide Prayer …

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S.C.’s Mitchell elected VP of Status and Role of Women board

The Rev. Cathy Mitchell, senior pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church on Johns Island, has been elected vice president of the board of directors of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church. The board, which met last month in Chicago, consists of 19 members, including representatives from Mozambique, Norway …

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