Tag Archive: police

Pisgah UMC looking to “fill gaps” after shooting of Florence officers

“Heal the surrounding land where we now gather – Hoffmeyer Road, Vintage Place, the street and the home of the Hopkins family. Cleanse it from the spirit of violence, Lord, and account it as washed by your blood.” Oct. 8, 2018 Pisgah United Methodist Church has been tucked just inside northwestern Florence County for more than 100 years. …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting of Florence law enforcement officers

Oct. 6, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on the Oct. 3 shootings of seven law enforcement officers in Florence County: Again this week, gun violence erupted in South Carolina – this time taking the life of one law enforcement officer …

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Register now: A conversation about the church’s role in race relations

Lay and clergy alike are invited to a tri-district event to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst. “Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at …

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Annual Conference delegates OK resolutions on LGBTQ youth, lynching, Muslim ban

Delegates to the 2017 South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference meeting voted Wednesday, June 7, to support resolutions dealing with issues including suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, President Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban, and the legacy of lynching. United Methodists also backed resolutions supporting and honoring law enforcement officers and a formal apology from a historically …

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