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Intern Insights: Creating Reality

Intern Insights
Poverty Simulation: a term that conjures up a variety of feelings depending on person, a term that has been on my mind since coming to United Ministries.  This term may confuse you, for you are not familiar with it and do not understand what it is.  For others, though, who are familiar with the work…
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The Power of $1

Perspective
Sometimes we can see the immediate impact of our generosity.  We serve a meal or volunteer our time and we can see the fruits of our labor.  What we may not see is what happens to that one dollar that was all or just a small part of our donation.  This dollar was used to buy…
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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Lately we’ve been hanging out in school cafeterias, school gyms, and school auditoriums in Anderson County.  Why?  Because teachers, staff, and administrators at schools see poverty every. single. day.  They often have classrooms filled with situations and circumstances that weigh on a young child.  Our Eyes Were Opened – a program of United Ministries – has been helping teachers and school…
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Lutherans Learn

Last week the South Carolina Synod Assembly was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, and United Ministries hosted several sessions as part of their “LIVE Discipleship Experience” Series.   Our participation included a showing of our DVD “Servant or Sucker”, presentations by Beth Templeton, and a poverty simulation. If you’ve never experienced one of our poverty simulations, here…
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Is Your Coffee Fair?

Perspective
We’ve all heard the term “Fair Trade”, but so many questions circle the concept.   Am I getting a fair price for my goods?  Are the goods produced to the quality standards I expect?  Am I really just giving my money to charity? In her latest article in the Greenville News, our own Beth Templeton clarifies that Fair Trade…
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The Listening Project: The Beginning

  Are you good a good listener? Can you listen well to the words of others?  Or are you perhaps distracted, thinking about other things, or thinking about what you are going to say next?  True listening requires that the listener understand, interpret, and evaluate what he or she hears.  The ability to listen actively can improve personal relationships by…
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Final Feinstein

The deadline has passed, the pennies have been counted, and the report has been mailed.  It’s official:  The 2011 Feinstein Challenge has finished!  To give a little background, Alan Shawn Feinstein is a retired financial advisor who now devotes most of his time to philanthropic work.  For the past 13 years Mr. Feinstein has given away $1 Million…
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Updates from United Ministries

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Thank you for visiting our new blog! We are excited to use this website to share with you the amazing things happening at United Ministries.  Every day we are blessed to witness transformation and success as God works in our ministry.  We would like to share these stories with you and let you in on how…
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