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October edition of the S.C. United Methodist Advocate now online

The October edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is now online. This month’s edition features an article on the UMCSC’s response after Hurricane Florence, an organ restoration at St. John’s UMC in Rock Hill, one pastor’s transformative experience with Christians in Uganda, a Methodist-founded “Dream Station” that provides job training for people in poverty …

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Deadline nears to register for 2018 Summit on the Black Church

July 25, 2018 Registration ends Tuesday, Sept. 25, for the 2018 Summit on the Black Church, an annual gathering sponsored by Connectional Ministries of the South Carolina Annual Conference. This year’s summit – “The Missing Links: Real Talk for the Black Church” – is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the Doubletree by Hilton-Charleston Airport in North …

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Registration now open: 2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. Qualifies for 1 CEU. The retreat – hosted …

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After Florence: What you can do to help

With floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Florence already soaking areas of South Carolina – with more flooding to come as rivers overflow their banks this week – here are a few ways United Methodists across the state can help: Pray For the safety of those affected by the storm. For the safety of first responders …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: “Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations”

Sept. 17, 2018 “The Way Forward: Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Clergy Orders Gathering, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The gathering will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. …

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Volunteers needed for S.C. disaster recovery

Whether you can help for a couple of days or a week. Whether you have an experienced team or you want to come alone and work alongside new friends. Whether you are young or old, experienced or not, local or out-of-state. Your time and talents are needed to help the hundreds of South Carolina families …

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Florence update for S.C. (11 a.m. Sunday)

Updated 11:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2018 Tropical Depression Florence continues to produce widespread heavy rains over northern South Carolina, producing flash flooding and leading to significant river flooding in the coming days. The hardest hit counties apparently are Dillon, Marion and Marlboro counties, state officials say. Flash-flood watches are in effect for Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster and …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Hurricane Florence

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement as Hurricane Florence was bearing down on South Carolina: Sept. 14, 2018 Dear South Carolina United Methodists, We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. (Psalm 91:1 …

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Hurricane Florence: Coping after a natural disaster

The HealthFlex Employee Assistance Program includes a free resource available to everyone in the South Carolina Annual Conference – regardless of whether you are on a HealthFlex plan or not. “Coping After A Natural Disaster” is a guide offered by Optum Inc. that walks you through what is available in the Employee Assistance Program, including: …

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Hurricane Florence: Stay in touch

As potentially dangerous weather due to Hurricane Florence approaches the Midlands, the United Methodist Conference Center in Columbia could be affected. Should the Conference Center lose power, this website would not be accessible. With or without power, follow us on social media for the latest updates:            

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