South Carolina Annual Conference

South Carolina communicators, Jessica and Matt Brodie, interview Elizabeth Murray, a page and marshall during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS..

Communicators keep telling the story

Jessica Brodie and Matt Brodie are United Methodist communicators from South Carolina. Being a communicator brings with it “a great deal of responsibility to do whatever we do with exceptional integrity,” they said, and it’s their “responsibility to keep telling the story.”
The Rev. Timothy McClendon. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: One Church Plan destroys connectionalism

The United Methodist Church is headed toward congregationalism and rapid decline if each church can decide sexual ethics.
General Conference
Bishops Scott Jones of the Texas Conference and Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Conference celebrate Holy Communion during the closing worship of the Council of Bishops meeting. Bishops discussed their role at the special General Conference during their meeting at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates

Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
Disaster Relief
A tree fell on the parsonage of the Rev. Thomas M. Greener and his wife shortly after his wife came downstairs for dinner. No one was injured. The Greeners are among the thousands of people whose lives have been upended by Florence’s wreckage in the Carolinas. Photo courtesy of Thomas M. Greener.

Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods

While the rains of Florence have stopped in much of the eastern Carolinas, waters are rising. Amid uncertainty, United Methodists still find ways to help.

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