Tag Archive: Children

United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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Bishops’ Fall Dialogue: ‘Changing the Way the Church Views Racism’

The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ annual Fall Dialogue is a chance to discuss the opportunity we have to address the racial inequalities that affect the education of all children in South Carolina – and how churches, working together, can make a potential difference. The gathering will take place from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, …

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Bishop Holston: Statement on DACA changes

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” – Philippians 2:3-5 News of the potential for more change in …

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S.C. pastor part of webinar on supporting kids heading back to school

A new school year is upon us, and children look to us for reassurance and guidance. How do congregations send children forth surrounded in love? On Tuesday, August 15, we welcome three experienced leaders in ministry who will help you support children at the beginning of the new school year: On Aug. 15, 2017, three …

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UMC clergywomen urged to read at local schools

As part of Women’s History Month, the Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott is encouraging clergywomen to participate in a “Read-In” at their local schools. There are multiple goals for the effort, said Rev. Elliott, pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake City. “One goal is to have young women and young men meet and …

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Greenwood District takes MBE a giant step further with new TitleWish campaign

  By Martha Alewine A God-sized vision. A Conference-wide mission. A dream for all South Carolina children and their families. In the spring, Bishop Jonathan Holston asked all South Carolina United Methodists to accept and meet his God-sized vision of stamping out illiteracy in our state. The Million Book Effort was born and focused on …

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Children’s Sabbath October 12-13

The United Methodist Church has designated the second weekend of October of each calendar year as the Children’s Sabbath. The national observation of Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), is “a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine, and provides the opportunity for houses of worship …

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