Revolution 2017: Re-purposing youth for Christ

Revolution 2017 drew nearly 2,000 United Methodist youth from across South Carolina to Columbia for three days of worship, message, music, fellowship and service on Jan. 27-29. Students, adult youth advisors, pastors, district superintendents and others – including Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, who led the Sunday worship service and communion – descended on the Township Auditorium in downtown …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on immigration ban: ‘Make a difference’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ …

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Young writers sought to produce new worship resources for black congregations

Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series that will focus on the emerging music and worship practices in black congregations from the voices of young people. “We’re asking youth and young adults ages 16-35 of the African diaspora to submit examples …

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Registration open for 2017 School of Pastoral Ministry

Registration is now open for the 2017 School of Pastoral Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Registration ends April 13. Full week May 1-6, 2017 White Oak Conference Center, 633 Mobley Highway, Winnsboro, S.C. Housing and meals are available and recommended. Most books will be provided with the registration fee, but each …

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UMC ERTs help tornado victims in Barnwell County

Two Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Barnwell County near Blackville on Jan. 24 to assist victims in the wake of a tornado that came crashing in three days earlier. The EF-2 storm devastated several dozen homes and a wide swath of woodlands, including a Barnwell …

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UMCSC helps fund support team to comfort survivors during Emanuel 9 trial

By Jessica Brodie S.C. United Methodist Advocate As victims, survivors and family members of the Emanuel 9 massacre gathered for the emotionally grueling trial in Charleston recently, a three-pronged team of chaplains, mental health counselors and victim advocates were there every step of the way, letting them know they were loved and they were most certainly …

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February Advocate is now online

The February Advocate is online now at advocatesc.org. This month’s edition features articles on the Sellers hurricane work blitz, the conference’s 92 percent apportionments achievement, as well as features on a UMCSC-funded spiritual support team during the Emanuel 9 trial, space-sharing at Cherokee Place in Charleston, a three-pronged expansion at Shiloh UMC, Gilbert, plus much more …

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Clergy Orders gathering set for March 9 in Lexington

As the Church, we are called to a ministry of healing and reconciliation in a divided world, and we can begin the journey to racial healing with our fellow S.C. Annual Conference clergy. This clergy gathering is designed to rediscover the “Balm in Gilead” to make the wounded whole. Our time together will be worshipful, …

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‘Who Lynched Willie Earle?’ Conference on preaching to confront racism

Wofford College will host a conference on South Carolina’s last lynching, the subsequent trial, a courageous sermon and the continuing challenge of preaching to confront racism. The conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Feb. 17 in Wofford’s Leonard Auditorium in Spartanburg. The event features the launch of Will Willimon’s latest book, “Who Lynched Willie …

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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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