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February Advocate is now online

The February Advocate is online now at advocatesc.org. This month’s edition features articles on the Sellers hurricane work blitz, the conference’s 92 percent apportionments achievement, as well as features on a UMCSC-funded spiritual support team during the Emanuel 9 trial, space-sharing at Cherokee Place in Charleston, a three-pronged expansion at Shiloh UMC, Gilbert, plus much more …

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Together, We Do More – Why give?

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” As 10 Days of Connectional Giving – our focus on apportionments ahead of today’s deadline – comes to a close, we are reminded that, as Christians, we are expected to give a portion of what we have back to God and God’s church. Not forced. Not coerced. No one is kicked …

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Volunteers still needed for “Sellers Blitz” relief work

Volunteers are still needed for the “Sellers Blitz” – scheduled for Jan. 13-14 in the flood-ravaged Marion County town. This event, organized by the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, will be similar to the successful “Nichols Blitz” held last month – but different in some important ways. You’ll still have the chance to …

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Together, We Do More – Methodist Homes

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” South Carolina’s three United Methodist retirement homes couldn’t serve nearly as many residents without the generosity reflected in the apportioned giving that makes its way to their resident support and assistance programs each year. “This vital program enables us to serve dozens of individuals each year who have encountered financial difficulty,” said Jon …

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Urgent Christmas Eve statement from Bishop Holston

FBI warns of ISIS calls for attacks on U.S. churches There are news reports of an FBI/Homeland Security bulletin issued for this weekend, indicating the possibility of churches’ being targets for ISIS attacks. The basis for this bulletin is chatter on ISIS-related social media sites. Let us continue to be cautious as we gather but not allow …

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UM churches invited to join Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend

The Faith Coalition on Gun Violence in Columbia invites United Methodist churches to participate in the 2016 Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend Dec. 14-18. The effort is supported by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of faith communities – including the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church – dedicated to reducing gun violence …

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How to Reach New People Workshop

How to Reach New People Workshop Friday, January 23, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. North Charleston UMC 1125 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston $15 per person, meals included This workshop, led by the Rev. Kim Griffith, United Methodist pastor, new church planter, and coach at Griffith Coaching, is designed for pastors and …

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