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Southern Mutual Church Insurance gives $5,000 to help United Methodists rebuild lives

The Southern Mutual Church Insurance Co. has donated $5,000 to the Disaster Recovery Ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Volunteers with Disaster Recovery Ministries – both individuals and teams – have been working for more than two years to respond to the needs of families whose homes were devastated by …

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Find the real Christmas spirit in downtown Columbia

Road tour aims to unwrap the true meaning of Christmas Those meandering downtown Columbia with visions of sugarplums on Dec. 20 might get a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas – and it comes with free hot cocoa. The United Methodist Church is hitting the road with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour” in …

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Building a new church facility? Need help? Free help?

United Methodist churches in South Carolina have a new ally to turn to for help when they are ready to expand or build new facilities. Ritch O’Kelly, a member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church, is retired after working for four decades as a structural engineer, project manager, division manager and program manager. He now wants …

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Apply now for 2018 Racial Reconciliation Youth Pilgrimage Cohort

The Advocacy Area of Connectional Ministries and South Carolina Ministries with Young People are excited to announce the 2018 Racial Reconciliation Youth Pilgrimage Cohort. This program of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church follows up on the success of the Racial Reconciliation Pilgrimage events for adults and offers youth from around the …

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UMC’s “True Meaning of Christmas Tour” coming to South Carolina – twice!

Charleston and Columbia are among the stops on “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour,” coming to South Carolina on Dec. 19-20. Sixteen states, 21 cities, 23 days, 500+ volunteers, 16,400 cups of cocoa, a truckload of Christmas spirit and just one purpose: to help people unwrap the true meaning of Christmas. The United Methodist Church is …

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Advance Special Ministries Sunday is Nov. 5

Advance Special Ministries Sunday is scheduled this year for Sunday, Nov. 5, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. On Sunday, South Carolina churches are encouraged to feature an offering in support of Advance Special Ministries, but they also are urged to support the Advance Special Ministries in the communities through volunteer …

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Deadline is Friday for early-bird discount for “Healthy Congregations” workshop

The deadline for early-bird registration and group discounts for the two-day “Healthy Congregations” workshop has been extended to Friday, Oct. 27. The Nov. 3-4 workshop is designed to equip leaders to respond to anxiety in congregational systems, in order to prevent destructive conflict and help churches stay focused on their mission. This interdenominational workshop is …

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2018 Annual Conference hotel reservations now open

Hotels for the 2018 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church are now open for reservations. The Annual Conference meeting is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Click here to read/download a pdf of the hotel list. Click here to read more at VisitGreenville. …

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Bishops’ Dialogue: “Renewed minds” needed to combat racism

By Chip Lupo Catholic Miscellany It should be the duty of the Christian faith community to take the lead in combatting racism in our society. That was the call to action brought forth by theologian and author Drew G.I. Hart at the fall dialogue of The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops on Oct. 15 at …

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