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Bishop Holston: Keep a vigilant eye on Hurricane Irma

After a week of preparation, it appears that much of South Carolina could dodge most of the more direct effects of Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 5 hurricane that has wrought destruction throughout the Caribbean Sea and is now bearing down on our neighbors in Florida. However, all of our state is not out of …

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Tips for preparing for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, here’s what you can be doing to prepare yourself and your church for what the massive storm might bring. While we still do not know the exact track Irma could take, nor the level of damage it could inflict, there’s plenty that pastors and other church members can do …

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Bishop Holston: “Let’s show Texans they are not alone”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, is calling on South Carolinians to remember what it was like when Hurricane Matthew struck our state last year – and to help make a difference in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. …

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UPDATE – Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to flood Texas, United Methodists across South Carolina and the nation are asking, “What can I do to help?” The United Methodist Committee on Relief exists precisely to provide the answer: Pray Pray for the safety of those affected by the storm, emergency responders, and the Early Response …

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Preparation tips as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season is upon us. Now is the time – before a storm hits – to make sure your church is prepared!     Check out these preparedness tips Plan an evacuation route Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan …

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S.C.’s ‘Dr. Mike,’ founder of UMVIM, left legacy of service

Dr. Michael C. Watson – 1926-2016 BAMBERG – Dr. Michael C. Watson – founder of the ministry that has become the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20. He was 90. Watson retired in 2001 after nearly 50 years as a physician in Bamberg. For 62 years. he was a member of …

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“Work Blitz” Round 2: Sellers needs your help

If you missed the “Nichols Blitz” earlier this month – or you want to experience it again – you have another chance to help people devastated and left homeless by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has scheduled a two-day work blitz for Jan. 13-14 …

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Early Response Team training scheduled for Anderson, Florence

Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church continue to help those most affected by Hurricane Matthew, the flooding that followed and other natural disasters. But more volunteers are needed, and disaster relief officials have scheduled two opportunities in January for those who want to train to become certified ERT members and …

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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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‘Nichols Blitz’: More than 200 UM volunteers descend on 18 flooded homes

NICHOLS – More than 200 United Methodist volunteers traveled to Nichols on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, in an effort to bring hope to the town still drying out from flooding more than a month after Hurricane Matthew struck. In all, 236 people worked one or both days of the “Nichols Blitz,” “mucking out” 18 …

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