South Carolina Advocate term image

Churches Gather for Prayer, Unity After Charleston Man Shot By Police Officer

This originally appeared in the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate by Jessica Brodie. Reprinted with permission. NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina—United Methodist churches in South Carolina’s Lowcountry are calling for peace, advocacy, and prayerful healing after a police shooting left an unarmed Charleston man dead. North Charleston Officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with murder after […]

Rural church finds renewal through mission

By Jessica Connor, Special Contributor…  COLUMBIA, S.C.—One rural congregation has discovered that the gift really is in the giving—and it’s changing the way they do church. Last year, members of Lebanon United Methodist Church, Columbia, decided they were going to do a church-wide Mission of Focus, teaming up with the ministry of Killingsworth. Killingsworth, an […]