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Bishop Holston to be grand marshal of Bethune Legacy Parade

MAYESVILLE – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will be the grand marshal of the Legacy Parade in Mayesville on Saturday, May 20 – part of the 2017 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Mayesville. The Sumter County town, about 10 miles east of Sumter, is the birthplace of Mary McLeod …

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Protecting houses of worship against arson

Federal authorities are going all out to educate churches and other houses of worship about the threat of arson they face. As part of that effort, the U.S. Fire Administration, a branch of FEMA, has designated May 7-13 as Arson Awareness Week, with a deliberate focus this year on church arson. “Arson against houses of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement regarding Judicial Council decision

Many of you have been waiting to learn how the Judicial Council would rule on the request by the South Central Jurisdiction for a declaratory decision regarding the consecration last July of Karen Oliveto, an openly gay, married bishop in the Western Jurisdiction. On Tuesday, April 25, the Judicial Council held a public hearing on …

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Bishop Holston: Q&A in advance of Judicial Council meeting

Brothers and Sisters, In advance of next week’s meeting of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, I ask you to join me in praying for the members of the Judicial Council. I encourage you to become familiar with how the Judicial Council works, what it can and cannot do, and what effect its …

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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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