Do We Really Want to Punish People In Poverty?

Below is an op-ed article recently published in the Greenville News.  As Director of Our Eyes Were Opened, a program dedicated to educating the public about poverty issues and providing new perspectives, Beth Templeton has encountered all kinds of thoughts and questions about poverty in the last 29 years. To learn more of contact Beth…
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From Our Friends at Triune

Triune Mercy Center has long been a partner in our efforts to the help the homeless of Greenville County.  Last Thursday we were honored to have Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, Executive Director for Triune, attend our semi-annual GED graduation and introduce one of our participant speakers.  Here’s is Rev. Richardson-Moore’s letter about the evening:    I am on…
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Adult Education: A Look Back At 2011

2011 followed a record-setting year in the Adult Education program, as 2010 closed out with 407 GED graduates and 1,107 newly enrolled students.  407 individual lives were changed by obtaining a GED which then afforded the opportunity to explore higher paying jobs, college courses, and job training programs.  The previous year’s success was going to be hard to top.     Still,…
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God Shows Up

“When I called United Ministries, I had no doubt that God was not going to show up for me” Most Wednesday mornings, volunteer Susan Bracknell comes to talk with the people waiting in the Emergency Assistance lobby. They are here seeking rent or utility assistance. Susan chats with them one on one to find out…
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Ministry Basics from Andrew

 “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good”  – 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV) I decided to go to seminary because I felt the “calling” of God in my life. I felt deeply within me that God wanted me to participate in His ministry while I was here on earth. I…
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