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S.C. United Methodist leaders have a top-shelf
goal for this year’s Annual Conference: collect one million books for
children as a way to combat illiteracy and its twin sister, poverty. It’s
an enormous goal—“God-sized,” they’re calling it—and one they
acknowledge can’t possibly be done without the help of the Almighty.
After all, one million books translates to 83,500 books collected per
district—or roughly 1,000 per church. Read more...
On Feb. 12-13, South Carolina was hit with a severe winter ice storm
that crippled many areas of our state with downed trees, widespread
Footage from Horry Salkehatchie in Loris
Footage from Rivertown Salkehatchie
Footage from Summerville Salkehatchie
Lake Junaluska summer events revitalize youth
For John and Betsye Russell, their first visit to
Lake Junaluska was a “God thing.” The Russells, along with their youth
group from St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA,
experienced Lake Junaluska for the first time during one of Lake
Junaluska’s 2013 summer youth events. “Not
only did we get to experience the Lake Junaluska youth event with our
group, but we were able to do something we dreamed of being able to do
when we were younger,” said John.