Missions Lenten Offering

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During Lent, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church will receive donations to support Water Mission, a nonprofit engineering ministry that provides sustainable safe water solutions, through a Christian perspective. Water Mission primarily serves people in developing countries and areas that have been struck by disaster. They are building breakthrough solutions for people suffering from water scarcity while providing hope through safe …

Emergency Response Team Training Classes

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UMCOR is offering two Emergency Response Team (ERT) training classes on Saturday, January 21, 2017: 1) One will be held at Highland Park UMC located at 1300 Second Loop Road in Florence, SC 20505. Contact Billy Robinson at brpraisejesus@aol.com or 803-539-8429 if you would like to attend. 2) The other is at Zion UMC located at 5708 Highway 187 North …

Missions Day for BSUMC Staff

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On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Buncombe Street UMC staff participated in a “Missions Day.” First, the staff visited Homes of Hope and was taken on a tour of some of its beautiful new neighborhoods in downtown Greenville. After that, they joined Les Pritchard and K.C. Carter of Emmanuel’s Hammer at the home of Laura Dobbins. Laura is a hairdresser …

2017 Advent Season

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This Advent season, the members of Buncombe Street United Methodist church will be given a wonderful opportunity to do something concrete and long-lasting to address the dual challenges of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in our community. Our District Superintendent, Dr. George Howle, and Bishop L. Jonathan Holston have made affordable housing in Greenville the 2017 mission focus …

Bread for the World 2016

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Have you ever been desperately hungry and not had food to eat? Worldwide, more than 836 million people live in extreme poverty, surviving many days on as little as 1/3 cup of uncooked rice per day. The Missions and Outreach Commission invites you to live in solidarity with the hungry and poor for one day, or one meal, with a …

Happy Days Camp 2016

Happy Days Camp 2016

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Anna Thompson shares her experience of the 2016 Happy Days Camp. Do you have a “happy place?” A place where you feel at home, where you feel more connected with the Lord, and where you feel your happiest? One of mine, is Happy Days Camp at Asbury Hills. You may think that sounds simple or unexceptional. There are no pristine …

Mission Field Ministry

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Do you have a job you totally love? One that pays well, allows you to spend time with family, and leaves you feeling totally fulfilled? If you do, please contact me when your company is hiring! I have a decent job with decent pay and decent hours. It’s a job, but I don’t leave every day with a smile on …

One Plus One Can Equal Three

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With the merging of United Ministries and GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), people are helped from homelessness to having a home. Sonja’s climb from homelessness began in part through Crisis Ministries at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. While there, she received counseling and financial assistance. That aid provided for two weeks motel rent where she and her children were …

Circles Gala

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Circles of Greenville County, a joint ministry of BSUMC and SHARE, continues to thrive and flourish. Eighteen families have meet weekly at BSUMC with their Allies since the inception on September 15, 2015, to do the hard work necessary to get out of poverty. One family Leader has begun her own business, and several have received pay increases and new, …