Making A Difference

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During Hurricane Ivan, a tree crashed through the roof of Ms. Zenora Galloway’s home in Townville, SC, where she is raising her two grandchildren. United Methodist emergency response teams removed the tree and installed temporary tarps. This Advent, you are invited to financially support Emmanuel’s Hammer in providing the rest of the repairs that Ms. Galloway’s family needs to return …

Sharing Your Gifts This Advent

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This Advent, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church will support hurricane relief efforts, as well as fundraise for our congregation’s mission work in 2018. Your gifts will be divided among Emmanuel’s Hammer, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and our Missions and Outreach Commission (MOC). Prayerfully consider contributing to this year’s Advent offering. If donating by check, write “MOC/Advent” on …

A Note from Rev. Kristin Dollar

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My name is Kristin Dollar, and I am thrilled to be your new Pastor of Mission and Outreach. I appreciate the warm welcome I’ve received from Buncombe Street UMC members and staff. Mission work is where I find life and energy. I feel God’s presence most concretely when I am among the more marginalized members of our society, and I …

Homes of Hope Construction Schedule

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Last Advent, BSUMC was challenged to raise money to support Homes of Hope with building one of their affordable energy efficient homes. The church responded with overwhelming financial support and far exceeded the challenge. Starting in November 2017, construction will begin on the home sponsored by Buncombe Street UMC. This home will be built at 202 N. Leach Street. We …

Disaster Response

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Hundreds of families across more than half of South Carolina’s counties are still struggling to recover from damage caused by the floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and most recently from Hurricane Irma. Volunteers and funds are needed to help respond to the needs of the families most affected in South Carolina and our surrounding neighbors. The SC …

Homes of Hope Golf Tournament

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You are invited to participate in the Homes of Hope 13th Annual Golf Classic on October 9, 2017, at the Greenville Valley Country Club. Golfers have a great opportunity to play a top-notch course, as well as network with 120+ business and community leaders from the Upstate. These are industry leaders and business owners in banking, construction, hospitality, engineering, and …

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 …