NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
UMCSC Disaster Recovery has been awarded a $62,000 grant from the One SC Fund to help families rebuild and repair homes that were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Florence.
The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 Stewardship Summit – “It’s Not Just Giving Generously, It’s Living Generously” – will take place Feb. 29 at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo.
Amid the anxiety that has “literally paralyzed ministry”
across the United Methodist Connection, it is important for pastors to ask themselves
the question they probably ask others every day: How is it with your soul?
Adult Ministries of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has suspended its annual retreat for 2020. The South Carolina United Methodist Spiritual Life Retreat, held earlier this year in Myrtle Beach, historically has been scheduled during...
Conflict is normal and inevitable – whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts. The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard...
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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE
God called, women answered: United Methodist Women celebrate 150 years of pressing against limits, pushing toward tomorrow
by Jessica Brodie on October 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm
By Jessica Brodie. One step, one boundary, one risk at a time. For 150 years, United Methodist Women have been at work, pressing against limits and pushing toward the future. Now, a century-and-a-half after they began, those small steps have resulted in transformative, significant achievements for women, children and youth across the world. “God called, and women answered!” That was the resounding word from Harriett Jane Olson, general secretary and chief executive officer of National United Methodist Women, who spoke to hundreds who gathered for the South Carolina United Methodist Women’s 47th annual meeting Oct. 25-26.
‘Pleasing in God’s sight’: United Methodists build ramps for people in need
by Jessica Brodie on October 28, 2019 at 6:24 pm
By Jessica Brodie. When Harry White learned one of his fellow church members could not go home from assisted living because the man couldn’t access the house in his wheelchair, his heart was stirred. Immediately, White and other church members knew what had to be done. “We need to build a ramp for him if we’re ever going to get him back home again,” said White, a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Lynchburg. Now, White and others in the district have a drive to build even more ramps for people with accessibility troubles.
Connect Church reaches the unreached
by Jessica Brodie on October 28, 2019 at 6:22 pm
By Laura Camby McCaskill. One pastor has a passion to reach the unreached with new options for those who come to worship. Dr. Clay Faulk and his wife, the Rev. Beth Faulk, have been serving Lee Road United Methodist Church, Taylors, since 2017. Now, with the help of the Greenville District and other community and church support, they and a team of others have raised the funds to convert a gym next door into a new worship space they call “Connect Church.”