Category Archive: GC2016

S.C. shows support for colleges, campus ministry at Higher Ed Night during GC2016

S.C. shows support for colleges, campus ministry at Higher Ed Night during GC2016 By Jessica Brodie PORTLAND, Ore.—South Carolina delegates and friends showed their support for higher education and campus ministry during General Conference May 16 at Higher Education Night. Higher Education Night celebrated how United Methodist-related educational institutions are shaping the faith, vocations and …

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Jessica Brodie’s General Conference May 16 wrap-up: A South Carolina perspective

Jessica Brodie’s General Conference May 16 wrap-up: A South Carolina perspective By Jessica Brodie PORTLAND, Ore.—The first day of official business at General Conference May 16 saw everything from a massive United Methodist Women 150th anniversary celebration to a Black Lives Matter protest on the plenary floor calling for racial healing and an end to …

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United Methodist Women gather for clean water rally at General Conference

United Methodist Women gather for clean water rally at General Conference – By Jessica Brodie PORTLAND, Ore.—South Carolinians joined others at a global United Methodist Women event May 16 during General Conference to rally for access to clean water. The rally—“Don’t Poison Our Water! Water Is a Human Right!”—addressed various clean water and water access …

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Jessica Brodie’s General Conference 2016 wrap-up for May 13

A South Carolina Perspective By Jessica Brodie PORTLAND, Ore.—Legislative committees kicked their work into high gear at General Conference May 13, approving, amending, rejecting and merging hundreds of petitions that will go before the full body next week. With the controversial Rule 44 rejected the day prior, the committees dove into their work the traditional …

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SC Delegates elected officers at General Conference

Yesterday began the legislative process of General Conference. Delegates met in their assigned committees. Each committee elected three officers, a chair, vice-chair and secretary. In some cases, committees will also form sub-committees and chairs will be elected for those as well. Martha Thompson, was elected as the secretary for the Global Ministries Committee. “As secretary for …

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Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability

Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable for living according to the agreement while seeking the support and prayers of the entire church. The announcement comes on the eve of the quadrennial legislative …

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Delegates share thoughts on opening of General Conference

The 2016 General Conference is underway and so far our SC Delegates have been busy!  From the moment the procession began, opening worship was a true celebration of our global connection. It was filled with Pentecost moments where many languages were spoken and sung, sometimes simultaneously. We were welcomed by Katherine Jones Harrison, a representative from the …

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Bishop Holston asks for prayers for General Conference

It’s Finally Here! Friends, The 2016 General Conference is finally here. Some 864 lay and clergy from around the world have assembled in Portland, Oregon. Beginning with a time of confession and pardon that moves into a time of thanksgiving, these delegates will meet over the next two weeks for a time of prayer and planning to shape the …

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