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Here is what you need to know about news in United Methodist churches around the state, plus the continuing South Carolina United Methodist Flood Relief.

Race2Rebuild and UMCSC partner for flood relief

Nine months after the South Carolina floods, Annie Taylor still can’t go home. But thanks to a partnership between the UMCSC, Race2Rebuild and other groups, she’s one step closer. The Advocate's Jessica Brodie has the story in the August Advocate, here.

Making peace after officer-involved shootings

South Carolina United Methodists remain in prayer this month after the July officer-involved shootings in Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota and elsewhere. The Advocate's Jessica Brodie has the story in the August Advocate, here.

After Orlando: UMCSC stands with survivors

Nearly six weeks after a lone gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others at an Orlando nightclub, South Carolina United Methodists are still standing in solidarity with the victims and survivors. It was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Read on here.
Africa University Golf Tournament.
Monday, Sept. 26
Cobblestone Golf Course in Blythewood.

It’ll be a wonderful day of friendly competition, fellowship and fun. And with your participation and sponsorship, it will also help us to raise funds to provide health services at Africa University, as well as care for orphaned children and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Learn more here
07 Aldersgate Info Final
Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry Sunday is August 14th, 2016

To learn more about Aldersgate and how to give click here
South Carolina United Methodist Conference Flood Report
Connectional Ministries Flood Recovery Update from Annual Conference.

Coming soon:

  • Aug. 1—ERT Training, Bethany UMC, Summerville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Billy Robinson, 803-539-8429, brpraisejesus@aol.com.
  • Aug. 6—Lay Servants Academy, Virginia Wingard Memorial UMC, Columbia, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 14—Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday (offering)
  • Aug. 15—ERT Training, Bethesda UMC, Easley, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nathan Welch, 864-505-3754, nathanwelch560@gmail.com
  • Aug. 18-19, 21—Celebration of 154th anniversary, Wesley Grove UMC, Cottageville, 7 p.m. (Aug. 18-19) and 1 p.m. (Aug. 21).
  • Aug. 20—“One: A Journey Toward Life-Changing Community,” sponsored by UMM, Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. Register: www.mthorebumc.com/one.
  • Aug. 21—Call to Ministry Sunday
  • Aug. 21—Grand opening worship services for new contemporary worship building at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.
  • Aug. 28—Blessing of the Tailgate Service, Cayce UMC, Cayce, 10:10 a.m. 803-794-3200.
  • Sept. 5—Labor Day
  • Sept. 6-8—Bishop’s School of Ministry, Sheraton Hotel, Myrtle Beach. www.umcsc.org/home/2016-bishops-school-of-ministry
  • Sept. 9-11—Quest: Pursuing God’s Call retreat, Asbury Hills, $50.
  • Sept. 11—Work Day Offering for Epworth Children’s Home
  • Sept. 11—Aldersgate UMC’s annual Golf Tournament for Missions, Legacy Pines Golf Club, Greenville. Trevor King, 864-327-7128 or trevorandashley@msn.com.
  • Sept. 11-14—Unity Service and Revival, Windsor UMC, Columbia, 4 p.m. (Sept. 11); 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 12-14).
  • Sept. 17—Men N Ministry Annual Meeting, Ashland UMC, Columbia, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sept. 18—Youth Service Fund (offering)
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