New ERT training opportunity set for Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2019 Quarterly Training Event New Beginnings UMC 210 Rainbow Lake Road Boiling Springs, S.C. ERT Basic Class fee: $40/person, includes manual, shirt, cap and badge. Renewal Class fee: $10. All participants must complete a free UMCOR background check. ERT Basic Class is a prerequisite to the Team Leader, Assessment, Chainsaw and Muck-Out classes. Schedule …

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S.C. Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service in support of public education set for Jan. 17

The 2019 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service – “An Invitation to Prayer and Action in Support of Public Education” – will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Vanderhorst Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Bishop James B. Walker, presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist …

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New church parking lot taxes: Guidance from GCFA, IRS

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed by Congress in 2017 added new tax provisions that apply to churches and other non-profit organizations that are otherwise exempt from income tax. One such provision: A tax on the amount a church or a church-related organization spends to provide parking to its employees. The United Methodist Church’s General …

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IRS mileage rates going up for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (IRS Notice 2019-2) These are also the rates at which employers can reimburse employees for business-related driving. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for …

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2 UMCOR grants to aid Matthew, Florence hurricane recovery efforts

Dec. 13, 2018 The South Carolina Conference has been awarded two UMCOR grants totaling more than $825,000 – one to wrap up disaster recovery work on homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, and another to launch disaster recovery efforts in the wake of this year’s Hurricane Florence. The United Methodist Committee on Relief Board of Directors on …

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2018 UMC State of the Church Report: “A story of our mission”

Dec. 10, 2018 A new report from the United Methodist Church on the state of the church says that 50 years after the creation of the denomination through the merger of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, the church’s ministries around the world are thriving. “This 2018 State of the Church Report is a …

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Grant from UMCOR, Duke Endowment backs Hurricane Florence recovery in S.C.

Hurricane Florence-related disaster recovery efforts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will be one of the beneficiaries of a $2 million grant to UMCOR from the Duke Endowment. The grant is part of a $5 million package that trustees of the Duke Endowment – one of the largest private foundations in the …

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‘Mrs. June’ opened doors – and her heart – for UMC youth in S.C.

June Brunson Willson | Sept 6, 1945-Dec. 2, 2018 SUMMERVILLE – June Willson was a mentor, a friend, a second mom. She was a pioneer, an advocate, a shepherd. She cajoled, encouraged, empowered, believed, welcomed and loved. And “Mrs. June” was a troublemaker. “She created holy trouble at every turn – calling the church to be better and throwing …

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December Advocate now online

The December edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories: On the Special Session of General Conference Updating hurricane response efforts About a prayer project through which prisoners are praying for pastors With the latest on South Carolina apportionments Covering the Summit on the Black Church About churches and their ministries …

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