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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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UMC ERTs help tornado victims in Barnwell County

Two Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Barnwell County near Blackville on Jan. 24 to assist victims in the wake of a tornado that came crashing in three days earlier. The EF-2 storm devastated several dozen homes and a wide swath of woodlands, including a Barnwell …

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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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‘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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SC ERT Matthew Response for First Week

Hurricane Matthew hit SC on October 8 and on the following morning United Methodist Early Response Teams were responding into the disaster zones to help our brothers and sisters whose homes and lives had been devastated by the massive winds that had toppled trees onto and into their homes. Over the period of a week …

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S.C. United Methodists providing health kits to hurricane victims

Need help? Call the disaster response hotline of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church at 800-390-4911 or email screcovery@umcsc.org. Even before the winds picked up and the rains set in, the good work of South Carolina United Methodists was being felt by those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 300 pounds of health kits …

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Hurricane Matthew update.

  As Hurricane Matthew approaches the South Carolina coast, we pray for the safety of everyone in the storm’s path. We urge people to take precautions and evacuate coastal areas as ordered by state officials. We know that in these times, people, especially clergy, can feel the need to stay behind to help their congregations …

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SC ERT Response to “1000-Year SC Flood”

– Story by Billy Robinson – SC UMVIM ERT Coordinator On Friday morning, October 2, 2015 as rain began; I was still filling sandbags and placing them at every door around my home in North, SC as only two years prior our home flooded from what they called a “100-year flood” for our area. Since …

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Request for ERTs

We hope to have most of our ERT / Relief phase complete in the majority of South Carolina by November 21, but there will still be work that needs to be done. In the Georgetown / Andrews area we will need ERT teams during first week of December and possibly beyond. Contact will be Rev. George Olive at …

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Bishop Holston and UMVIM

Did you realize Bishop Holston served on The UMVIM, SEJ Board and has actively been involved in this ministry for years? UMVIM, SC invites anyone and everyone that loves missions to attend UMVIM, SC Mission Sunday on April 13 at 3:00 pm at Virginia Wingard UMC located at 1500 Broad River Road in Columbia. Bishop Holston will …

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