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, …

ZOE helping children help themselves

ZOE Trip of Hope

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ZOE is a distinctive three-year program, developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. Active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India, ZOE has approximately 28,000 children currently enrolled. Several members of Buncombe Street UMC joined a ZOE trip to …

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Emmanuel’s Hammer Early Response Team

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In response to the devastating floods the state of South Carolina has recently experienced, Emmanuel’s Hammer is scheduling their first ERT (Early Response Team) to the Kingstree/Andrews area Thursday, October 15, through Saturday, October 17, 2015. KC Carter, the Director of Emmanuel’s Hammer will manage the assessments and ensure the set up for the assisting team. For those interested in helping, contact KC Carter by telephone at 864-275-7323. The team will …

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South Carolina Flood Recovery

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The following information was released by the UMVIM on October 12, 2015. A note from Rev. Kathy James, Director of Connectional Ministries, South Carolina Annual Conference: We are still in the emergency stage of this disaster. Roads are closed, bridges are down, and flooding is still unpredictable. Access is limited in affected areas. At the present time, we are adequately staffed …