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Hurricane Irma: Protect your electronics and data

We’ve all seen the unexpected devastation Hurricane Harvey unleashed on Texas. Some of you might have even been through a hurricane or two. Whether you’re new to Hurricane Season or a seasoned veteran, we’d like to make sure our customers are prepared. Regardless of whether you’re a large corporation or a home user, please make use of the tips below to ensure your data stays as safe as possible.

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Hurricane Irma

We are aware that today hurricane Irma has been listed as a powerful Category 5 storm and we are praying for everyone in her path. This hurricane is still far out and its exact path is not fully known. But what we do know is that it is essential for all of us to be as prepared as possible. In light of the desire to be prepared here are some things to consider:

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In our prayers: The Rev. Betty Jean Hill Carr

Betty Jean Hill Carr, 88, died September 4, 2017 at Brighton Gardens in Charlotte. Betty was born in Covington, Georgia, daughter of George Clifford and Mary Dobbs Crenshaw Hill. She graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Georgia, received a Masters from UNCC and her Doctorate from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Betty was a former President of the NC Women of the ELCA. Following a twenty-five-year career as a teacher and twelve years as a counselor at West Carteret High School and Blackburn Middle School, Betty returned to seminary and spent the last ten years of her career as a Lutheran pastor.

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Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops 2017 Fall Dialogue

This past January I participated in a book study with five African Americans and five Caucasian pastors reading and discussing Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. We met in each other’s home over a meal and shared our insights, questions and struggles with racism together.

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New Report Shows Newberry College Grads Have Less Debt

When it comes to rankings, we don’t usually celebrate a last-place finish on the list. One notable exception is LendEDU’s Student Loan Debt Report, which reported that Newberry College students graduated with less loan debt than any other four-year college or university in South Carolina.

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Introducing – History Matters: Congregational Histories

The History Matters team is pleased to present the first of the three volume series to updated the South Carolina Synod history. This volume is the history of the congregations of the South Carolina Synod. If you reserved an advance copy, you may pay and pick it up at the Synod Office. If you are a sponsor, you may also pick up a copy.

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Digitally Enabled Faith Formation Innovation Lab

Digitally Enabled Faith Formation Innovation Lab – Using Digitally Enabled and Connected Tools, Methods, and Resources in Faith Formation with All Ages
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
September 30, 9am-5pm

This one-day design workshop selects and presents the best approaches for integrating digital strategies into faith formation with children, youth, adults and families. Learn how to use digital tools, methods, and resources that are best suited for faith formation with all ages and generations. Discover where you can find great digital tools and curate digital faith formation resources. Each participant will design and implement new or enhanced programming that utilizes digital tools and methods.

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William Adam Carnell to be Ordained

By the grace of Almighty God, your prayers and presence are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination for William “Adam” Carnell into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament.

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2018 Stewardship Symposium

Stewardship ministry in any congregation can be strengthened by asking key questions that both assess current practices and imagine new ways to encourage generous living. Charles Lane will examine eight questions that will focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word and suggest year‐round practices that will engage congregants and deepen the connections between
faith and generosity.

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