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Retiring pastors pass mantle, spirit to newly ordained

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized 35 retiring pastors during its 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees helped celebrate the ministry and work of the retiring pastors. “By God’s grace, you did many things that seemed beyond your power,” Bishop Holston told the retirees during the …

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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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