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Bishop Holston’s statement on the death of Rev. Boyd Chewning

The passing of the Rev. Boyd Chewning weighs heavily upon my heart and the hearts of all of those who were touched by his ministry, which stretched over more than 40 years at United Methodist churches across South Carolina. We are in prayer for those who loved Rev. Chewning, and we grieve his loss throughout …

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Register now for the 2018 Stewardship Summit

Registration is now open for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2018 Stewardship Summit, which will take place April 21, 2018, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. At the “Growing Generous Givers” event, Jim and Kim Griffith of Griffith Coaching will present ideas on topics such as stewardship, fundraisers, and giving through wills and estates. The program …

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Deadline is Friday for early-bird discount for “Healthy Congregations” workshop

The deadline for early-bird registration and group discounts for the two-day “Healthy Congregations” workshop has been extended to Friday, Oct. 27. The Nov. 3-4 workshop is designed to equip leaders to respond to anxiety in congregational systems, in order to prevent destructive conflict and help churches stay focused on their mission. This interdenominational workshop is …

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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Las Vegas mass shootings

Our hearts ache as we hear of yet another act of violence exacerbated by guns. The senseless assault in Las Vegas – which is being described as one of the deadliest in our nation’s history – took scores of lives, injured hundreds and terrified thousands on Sunday. We lift up in prayer those killed and …

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Save the date: 2018 Stewardship Summit

Mark your calendar now for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2018 Stewardship Summit, which will take place April 21, 2018, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. At the “Growing Generous Givers” event, Jim and Kim Griffith of Griffith Coaching will present ideas on topics such as stewardship, fundraisers, and giving through wills …

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Intentional Discipleship sermon series in the works

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is developing a sermon series tied into the UMC’s “See All The People” campaign. The “Come, Follow Me” series will be available as a pdf download on this website sometime in early 2018. A small-group curriculum for adult, youth and children is being developed as a companion …

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Sign up now for Christian Action Council annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Christian Action Council is scheduled for May 18 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd., Columbia. The theme of the meeting is “Caring for the Stranger: The Church Needed Today.” Registration is required by May 11 to guarantee availability of a meal. The registration fee is $50, or …

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UMC clergywomen urged to read at local schools

As part of Women’s History Month, the Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott is encouraging clergywomen to participate in a “Read-In” at their local schools. There are multiple goals for the effort, said Rev. Elliott, pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake City. “One goal is to have young women and young men meet and …

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January Advocate now available

Just in time for the new year, the January Advocate is hot off the presses (and online now at advocatesc.org). This month’s edition features news about the next hurricane work blitz this month, photos and stories about last month’s Nichols blitz, a Leesville outreach ministry to help people find and keep jobs, the upcoming men’s …

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