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Register today for the 2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. Qualifies for 1 CEU. The retreat – hosted …

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Upcoming ERT training opportunities

Fee for all ERT Basic classes is $40/person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. Fee for renewals is $10. All participants also must complete a free background check through UMCOR. Click here to register for ERT training. Click here to begin the background check. This list will be updated when more training opportunities are …

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Judicial Council’s Way Forward hearings to be broadcast via livestream

  United Methodist Communications will livestream oral hearings of the UMC Judicial Council during its fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. The council will hear from the UMC Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of three sets of legislative petitions coming from the Commission on a Way Forward known as the One …

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“Appalachian Christmas” scheduled at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – An “Appalachian Christmas” will take over Lake Junaluska Dec. 6-9 for special events including multiple concerts, storytelling and a craft show. The Lake Junaluska Singers, under the direction of Mary Huff and associate director Kathy Geyer McNeil, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and a Christmas concert. “Messiah” is a baroque-era music composition by …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting of Florence law enforcement officers

Oct. 6, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on the Oct. 3 shootings of seven law enforcement officers in Florence County: Again this week, gun violence erupted in South Carolina – this time taking the life of one law enforcement officer …

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Epworth wins Google.org Challenge – and you can help double the award

Epworth Children’s Home is one of four winners of The Google.org Impact Challenge Columbia, a program that aims to “rally the community around” innovative ideas that boost economic opportunity in the Columbia area. Epworth will receive $50,000 and training from Google to support entrepreneurial internships with its older foster youth. Epworth, the Midlands Technical College Foundation, …

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After Florence: What you can do to help

Floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Florence have soaked areas of eastern South Carolina. Here are a few ways United Methodists across the state can help: Pray For the safety and recovery of those affected by the storm. For the safety of first responders and others working with survivors. For the safety of volunteers helping …

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Volunteers needed for S.C. disaster recovery

Whether you can help for a couple of days or a week. Whether you have an experienced team or you want to come alone and work alongside new friends. Whether you are young or old, experienced or not, local or out-of-state. Your time and talents are needed to help the hundreds of South Carolina families …

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Florence update for S.C. (11 a.m. Sunday)

Updated 11:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2018 Tropical Depression Florence continues to produce widespread heavy rains over northern South Carolina, producing flash flooding and leading to significant river flooding in the coming days. The hardest hit counties apparently are Dillon, Marion and Marlboro counties, state officials say. Flash-flood watches are in effect for Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster and …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Hurricane Florence

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement as Hurricane Florence was bearing down on South Carolina: Sept. 14, 2018 Dear South Carolina United Methodists, We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. (Psalm 91:1 …

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