Category Archive: Disaster Response

Pray for storm victims across southern U.S.

Your prayers are requested for the victims and survivors of deadly tornadoes and severe storms that damaged homes and buildings in Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on Saturday and Sunday. The Weather Channel reports that at least 19 people were killed – 15 in southern Georgia alone – in the two-day onslaught. The National Weather …

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Sellers Blitz: ‘An uplift for the whole town’

SELLERS – More than 150 United Methodist volunteers “brought joy” to the Marion County town of Sellers on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14 – cleaning and beginning repairs on eight homes overcome by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Volunteers from United Methodist churches across South Carolina – along with a crew from Georgia …

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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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Together, We Do More – Disaster Response

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” When Hurricane Matthew hit South Carolina in October, the Rev. Reginald Lee was just settling into his new assignment as congregational specialist for the Marion and Florence districts. Once the storm made its way back to sea, it became clear to Lee that it wasn’t going to be business as usual. “Immediately,” …

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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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S.C.’s ‘Dr. Mike,’ founder of UMVIM, left legacy of service

Dr. Michael C. Watson – 1926-2016 BAMBERG – Dr. Michael C. Watson – founder of the ministry that has become the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20. He was 90. Watson retired in 2001 after nearly 50 years as a physician in Bamberg. For 62 years. he was a member of …

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UMC team comes to aid of Simpsonville tornado victims

SIMPSONVILLE – When a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in Simpsonville, an Early Response Team from the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church was on the scene within hours. The eight-person team worked on six homes struck by the Nov. 30 storm, removing trees and other storm debris and covering damaged roofs with …

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‘Nichols Blitz’: More than 200 UM volunteers descend on 18 flooded homes

NICHOLS – More than 200 United Methodist volunteers traveled to Nichols on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, in an effort to bring hope to the town still drying out from flooding more than a month after Hurricane Matthew struck. In all, 236 people worked one or both days of the “Nichols Blitz,” “mucking out” 18 …

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Bishop: ‘We’ve got resources, people to rally’ for SC flood victims

How can you help? Volunteers are desperately needed to serve on or with Early Response Teams at all times. For more information, contact Matt Brodie at 803-786-9486 Ext. 261 or mbrodie@umcsc.org. Donate financially to the S.C. Conference’s disaster relief efforts and to UMCOR’s Advance U.S. Disaster Response, which allows the United Methodist Committee on Relief to …

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Volunteers needed for “Work Blitz” in Nichols

  Nichols Relief work blitz. Dec 2nd-3rd Interested, register online at http://www.umcsc.org/data/nicholsrelief.php Looking for a way to escape the incessant commercialism of this holiday season? Something that would make a true impact on someone’s life? Well, The Blitz is on! The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has scheduled a two-day “Work Blitz” …

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