NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
The 2019 South Carolina Annual Conference will feature two Mission Initiatives – Native American Elder Baskets and a Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank of Greenville. “Under Bishop Holston’s leadership, Annual Conference has become much more than an opportunity to...
Frustration, anger – but also hope for Allendale schools Nearly 100 people gathered in Allendale to share their hopes and concerns about the future of Allendale County schools – and what that means for the future of their children, grandchildren and the community as a...
Rev. Rendle Rev. Dr. Gil Rendle – who worked as a consultant for the UMC's Commission on a Way Forward – will be the keynote speaker of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston's 2019 Leadership Conference in March. All South Carolina clergy and laity are invited to join Bishop...
More than 400 people have been evacuated from their homes at Allen Benedict Court – and you can help by donating items to make "love boxes" for the residents. Two men died of carbon monoxide poisoning in separate apartments at the Columbia public housing complex last...
South Carolina Ministries with Young People is preparing for a sixth youth mission opportunity to Honduras this summer. Deadline to apply is March 1. Youth ages 16 to 22 from the South Carolina and Kentucky conferences will travel June 22-29, 2019, with Honduras...
The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hiring for several Disaster Recovery positions as the conference's response to Hurricane Florence ramps up. The goal of UMCSC Disaster Recovery is to accompany communities in need over the long haul...
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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE
Killingsworth casts new ‘vision net’
by Jessica Brodie on January 31, 2019 at 3:53 pm
Three years from its 75th anniversary, a United Methodist home for women in crisis is casting what it calls a “new vision net” as it prepares to seek a new executive director and a new perspective on current issues facing its female clientele. By Jessica Brodie. […]
GC2019: Almost there
by Jessica Brodie on January 31, 2019 at 3:51 pm
Delegates and other church leaders are in the final stretch as they prepare this month to head to the special called session of General Conference to help the denomination move beyond its impasse on human sexuality. The special session is slated for Feb. 23-2 in St. Louis. There, 16 delegates from South Carolina will join the 864 total men and women who are delegates from each conference in the UMC. Here's what you need to know and how you can pray. […]
Tea Time program helps teens gain self worth
by Jessica Brodie on January 31, 2019 at 3:48 pm
One program in rural South Carolina is broadening teens’ sense of self-purpose and helping to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2009, lifelong United Methodist Marian David spearheaded a mission of creating Tea Time with Teens, a program in the Bennettsville-Cheraw area that not only helps establish a solid foundation for teens, but also teaches them about their self-worth. […]