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Rock Hill’s Haselden to become Bishop Holston’s executive assistant

Lollie Haselden, the Rock Hill District administrative assistant for the past five years, will succeed Bettye Rivers as executive assistant to Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. Rivers is retiring after 15 years in the episcopal office of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she also worked with two other bishops – Bishop …

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Rivers, Bishop Holston’s executive assistant, to retire

Bettye Rivers, the cheerful face and voice of South Carolina’s United Methodist bishops, is retiring at the end of March. Rivers has worked for 15 years in the episcopal office of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she was executive assistant to three bishops. “I’m leaving eight years too late,” she …

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Bishop Holston challenges men: ‘Be the people God needs us to be’

MYRTLE BEACH – One thousand United Methodist men (and a few women) flocked to Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach Feb. 17-19 for a weekend of worship and fellowship – but mostly to inspire them to become better leaders back home in their churches and communities. “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong,” the South Carolina …

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Bishop Holston: A special appeal to United Methodist men

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has issued a special appeal to all United Methodist men in South Carolina to attend “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong,” a spiritual gathering with one purpose – to equip United Methodist men to become someone God can use in their families, churches and communities. The Feb. 17-19 event at Christ United …

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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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‘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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2016 apportionment giving surpasses 2015

South Carolina’s United Methodist churches paid just over 92 percent of their apportionment giving for 2016, surpassing the 2015 rate of 91 percent. Leaders of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church cheered the increased giving rate – to 92.03 percent in 2016 from 91.13 percent a year earlier. “It is truly a blessing that – for …

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To live up to MLK’s legacy, stop settling

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, delivered the sermon Monday at High Point University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel Service. Bishop Holston’s sermon asked the question, “Does it matter?” and centered on Romans 12:9-21: “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what …

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Bishop’s statement on Emanuel 9 sentencing

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the death sentence handed down this week to the man convicted of the Emanuel 9 massacre: A jury ruled Tuesday in the sentencing phase for the man convicted of the Emanuel AME Church shootings …

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Bishop Holston to deliver MLK sermon

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, will deliver an inspirational message of hope and peace at High Point University‘s annual service of worship in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Bishop Holston will speak at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 in …

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