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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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UMC team comes to aid of Simpsonville tornado victims

SIMPSONVILLE – When a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in Simpsonville, an Early Response Team from the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church was on the scene within hours. The eight-person team worked on six homes struck by the Nov. 30 storm, removing trees and other storm debris and covering damaged roofs with …

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Get connected with a UM Marriage Encounter

On a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, you can make your good marriage great. A United Methodist Marriage Encounter weekend encompasses 44 hours in which married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, in-laws and technology to focus only on each other and greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship. The next weekend will be …

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South Carolina UM churches participating in statewide prayer vigils

United Methodist churches across South Carolina will participate in a statewide day of prayer vigils on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Prayer vigils will be held in individual places of worship at noon, when bells will ring in observance of services statewide. Governor Nikki Haley announced the observance, and Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the S.C. …

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Hispanic/Latino Task Force: Stand up against racism

An open letter to the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: Grace and peace to you, brothers and sisters! We have seen a very divisive election this year, yet, in our most basic Christian theology, Christ calls us to love God with our entire beings and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We …

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UM bishops name 32 Way Forward commission members

From: United Methodist Communications WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. “After three months of diligent and prayerful discernment, we have selected 8 bishops, 11 laity, 12 elders and 1 deacon to serve on the commission,” said Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president …

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November Advocate Now Online

The November edition of the Advocate is now online (the print edition slated to arrive in mailboxes across the state approximately Oct. 26). This month’s edition covers United Methodist response to Hurricane Matthew and the Townville elementary school shooting, as well as features on a new chapel at Rural Mission, the thriving feeding ministry at Sharon UMC, …

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SEJ Conference Coverage

The 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference is July 13-15; pre-conference events begin today. SEJ Conference is the quadrennial gathering for the jurisdiction. Every four years, delegates from each annual conference in the jurisdiction (including South Carolina) gather to elect bishops, pass the SEJ budget and conduct other important business. Watch the live streaming here SEJ Conference information and …

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