Tag Archive: Shooting

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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UMCSC helps fund support team to comfort survivors during Emanuel 9 trial

By Jessica Brodie S.C. United Methodist Advocate As victims, survivors and family members of the Emanuel 9 massacre gathered for the emotionally grueling trial in Charleston recently, a three-pronged team of chaplains, mental health counselors and victim advocates were there every step of the way, letting them know they were loved and they were most certainly …

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A Response to a Tragedy in our Nation

The video images of the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota as well as the shooting of police officers in Dallas will remain with us long after we have viewed them. Our newspapers and computers are filled with the images of these vicious attacks. They are deeply disturbing and painful to watch. As a people …

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Council President: Statement on the Orlando shooting

Minneapolis, Minn.: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement about the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida: United Methodists across the world are horrified by the despicable act of terrorism in Orlando, Florida, that took the lives of 49 individuals and wounded 53 others. We …

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