Tag Archive: prevention

“Just Save One”: World AIDS Day a chance to extend God’s grace

World AIDS Day, observed each year on Dec. 1, provides an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to show their compassion and support to those living with the disease. The Council of Bishops this week affirmed again the United Methodist Church’s commitment to a holistic approach …

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Register now for conference on violence in relationships

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hosting a conference Aug. 5, 2017, to educate church clergy, public administrators and others about how to address violence in relationships and how to assist victims of such violence. The conference will take place from …

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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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DHEC warns church mission teams of Zika threat

State health officials are warning churches and their members preparing to go on international mission trips about the continuing risk of contracting the Zika virus. The virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week. Many infected people …

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