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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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‘Lifting Ministry Higher’ workshops coming to First UMC-Clover

First United Methodist Church in Clover is hosting “LYFT: Lifting Ministry Higher” – two tracks of workshops focusing on ministry and media and music/choir – on Saturday, March 3. Workshops include: Music/Choir – Melodie Galloway, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lead three sessions with the goal of learning …

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Are you ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? August 13

Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? This annual date on the calendar of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – scheduled this year for Sunday, August 13 – is set aside to receive a special offering for Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry. Aldersgate is a United Methodist agency formed by …

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Save the date: 8 Important Questions About Stewardship

Mark your calendar for “Imagining Stewardship: Eight Important Questions,” a stewardship symposium scheduled for Jan. 26, 2018, at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir‐Rhyne University in Columbia. Pastor Charles Lane, the keynote speaker, will examine eight questions to help focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word and suggest year‐round practices that will engage congregants and deepen …

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Together, We Do More – Why give?

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” As 10 Days of Connectional Giving – our focus on apportionments ahead of today’s deadline – comes to a close, we are reminded that, as Christians, we are expected to give a portion of what we have back to God and God’s church. Not forced. Not coerced. No one is kicked …

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Together, We Do More – Congregational Development

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” Apportionment giving dedicated to Congregational Development pays for the future for new believers as well as seasoned members of United Methodist churches in South Carolina. “It gives voice to the witness of our faith and our commitment to the Great Commission,” said the Rev. Sara White, director of congregational development for the S.C. Conference …

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Together, We Do More – Camps & Retreats

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” By Arthur Spriggs Executive Director S.C. Camps & Retreat Ministries How important are your apportionment dollars to South Carolina Camps & Retreats? First, be it known that our very own Asbury Hills is one of the top United Methodist Camps in the country. In 2016, Asbury Hills was named the “Coolest Camp in the …

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Have a bite to eat, stop a bite that kills

Have a bite to eat, stop a bite that kills. World Malaria Day April 25th, 2016 If you own a restaurant or know someone that does and would like to download the participation form, click the link below Restaurant Signup Forms: World Malaria Day printable registration or Register Online here Participating Restaurants WMD Participants Bulletin Insert Double …

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St. Andrew by-the-Sea Vacation Bible School Service Squad

By Kathleen Archer and Laurie Jones The St. Andrew by-the-Sea Vacation Bible School Service Squad, rising 4th and 5th graders, helped label some of our church’s collection of 3,000 books as part of the Million Book Effort. During the week, Service Squad members participated in several different ways to give back to the community surrounding …

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S.C. UMCs help hungry kids through weekend backpack food programs

As children prepare to go back to school this month, United Methodist churches across South Carolina are gearing up to provide weekend backpack food ministries. More than half the students in S.C. schools participate in free or reduced lunch programs. In some schools, as many as 95 percent of students qualify for free or reduced …

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