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United Methodist Men’s youth movement not about just numbers

MYRTLE BEACH – The goal of getting a new generation of men involved in ministry in South Carolina is not simply to grow the ranks of the United Methodist Men – it’s about making more disciples of Jesus Christ. That message was shared across the generations as about 1,000 men, and a few women, gathered …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Florida school shooting

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Here we are again. Once more, we find ourselves in anguish over the loss of young lives in a mass shooting – this time with 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at a high school in South Florida. Less than two months into this year, 30 …

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Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2018 Lenten Message calls for more spiritual disciplines The Bishops of the United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. In a …

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Apportionment giving continues climb in S.C. Conference

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists climbed yet again in 2017, with the percentage of collections hitting 92.34 percent – a slight increase over 2016’s 92.04 percent rate. “Connectional giving is never about the money; it is about doing as a Connection what no one person, church, district or conference can do alone,” said Bishop …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on racist message at USC

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: The posting of a racist message Tuesday at the University of South Carolina shows we have a long way to go to fulfill God’s mandate to love our neighbors. The use of hate speech and racial slurs has gained renewed acceptance in today’s world, and the ubiquity of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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S.C. Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service a ‘call to action’ on public education

The 2018 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service – “An Invitation to Prayer and Action in Support of Public Education” – will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Columbia. The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops is a special ecumenical relationship among churches led by …

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Questions about the Commission on a Way Forward?

As the Council of Bishops explores three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion, church members themselves are encouraged to study, reflect and pray about the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The commission created a booklet designed to help the bishops do just …

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UMC bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

LAKE JUNALUSKA – United Methodist bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world. In a pastoral letter released at the end of the Council of Bishops meeting at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina on Friday, …

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