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United Methodist Men’s youth movement not about just numbers

MYRTLE BEACH – The goal of getting a new generation of men involved in ministry in South Carolina is not simply to grow the ranks of the United Methodist Men – it’s about making more disciples of Jesus Christ. That message was shared across the generations as about 1,000 men, and a few women, gathered …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Florida school shooting

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Here we are again. Once more, we find ourselves in anguish over the loss of young lives in a mass shooting – this time with 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at a high school in South Florida. Less than two months into this year, 30 …

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SCMYP Leadership Labs seek to equip youth workers

South Carolina Ministries With Young People has developed a program to train, equip and empower volunteers who work with youth at local United Methodist churches. SCMYP Leadership Labs is a monthly video resource that leverages the experience of ministry professionals to address a specific area of youth ministry. The goal of the videos is to offer a …

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Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2018 Lenten Message calls for more spiritual disciplines The Bishops of the United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. In a …

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‘Lifting Ministry Higher’ workshops coming to First UMC-Clover

First United Methodist Church in Clover is hosting “LYFT: Lifting Ministry Higher” – two tracks of workshops focusing on ministry and media and music/choir – on Saturday, March 3. Workshops include: Music/Choir – Melodie Galloway, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lead three sessions with the goal of learning …

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Seminar at Methodist Oaks to explore “Longevity Revolution”

Most congregations today are blessed with having many older members. A church filled with older adults is not necessarily dying. Nor does it mean that ministry cannot happen in that setting. Older adults present faith communities with a variety of challenges, but they also bring tremendous resources that should not be ignored. In many situations, …

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Africa University Choir to perform across South Carolina

A touring group of 16 members of the Africa University Choir will perform at several locations across South Carolina to mark Black History Month. The AU Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: ‘Unleashing Our Joy’

Come enjoy a day to renew your body, soul and spirit at the Spring 2018 Clergy Orders Gathering – “Unleashing Our Joy: An Invitation to Play, Worship and Serve.” The gathering will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia. Together – as friends and colleagues – we …

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Where are my ID cards for new dental, vision coverage?

With the new year came new benefits for active clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. That includes a new dental plan through Cigna and vision coverage via VSP (Vision Service Plan). While Blue Cross Blue Shield mails ID cards to plan participants, Cigna and VSP do not. Here’s …

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Killingsworth hires Lollis as interim executive director

Killingsworth Inc., the non-profit Columbia home for women from crisis situations, has hired Donna Lollis as interim executive director. Lollis’ experience includes a background in nonprofit organization and donor relations, most recently as donor relations manager for Harvest Hope Food Bank of the Pee Dee. She is a graduate of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis …

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