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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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Hurricane Florence: Coping after a natural disaster

The HealthFlex Employee Assistance Program includes a free resource available to everyone in the South Carolina Annual Conference – regardless of whether you are on a HealthFlex plan or not. “Coping After A Natural Disaster” is a guide offered by Optum Inc. that walks you through what is available in the Employee Assistance Program, including: …

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Hurricane Florence: Stay in touch

As potentially dangerous weather due to Hurricane Florence approaches the Midlands, the United Methodist Conference Center in Columbia could be affected. Should the Conference Center lose power, this website would not be accessible. With or without power, follow us on social media for the latest updates:            

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New hotline set up for Hurricane Florence assistance: 800-451-1954

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday: 800-451-1954 This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the …

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YoungER Men’s Ministry event postponed

“Hooked,” the South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry event planned for Sept. 29 at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, has been postponed. A new date is TBD. Aug. 14, 2018 The South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry is planning a one-day fishing-themed event focused specifically on engaging younger men in ministry. “Hooked” – a conference designed to …

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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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Looking for an October series for your adult Sunday School class?

The UMC General Board of Church & Society has created a Bible study to help congregations reflect on what scripture and the United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence. In “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Call to End Domestic Violence,” four hourlong sessions focus on different ways domestic violence shows up in our …

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2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry to focus on “Doing No Harm”

July 5, 2018 Click here to download/print schedule. The 2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry – scheduled for Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel – is a continuing education event for all active and retired clergy. This year’s theme – “Doing No Harm: Keeping Sacred Trust” – encompasses teachings on sexual ethics …

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Want to engage millennials in your church’s mission?

Aug. 24, 2018 For the first time in history, millennials outnumber baby boomers; however, for most churches, millennials are the missing generation in their churches. How do we engage millennials in our church’s mission and vision? How do millennials look for information about communities of faith? Is your church using social media well? Lutheran Theological …

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