A Pastoral Letter To South Carolina United Methodists

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During this past week, United Methodists around the nation gathered in five jurisdictional conferences to elect new episcopal leaders.  The Western Jurisdiction yesterday elected Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto, a self-avowed, practicing homosexual, to the episcopacy.  The South Central Jurisdiction was still in session when this occurred and has asked …

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SEJ Conference Coverage

The 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference is July 13-15; pre-conference events begin today. SEJ Conference is the quadrennial gathering for the jurisdiction. Every four years, delegates from each annual conference in the jurisdiction (including South Carolina) gather to elect bishops, pass the SEJ budget and conduct other important business. Watch the live streaming here SEJ Conference information and …

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A Response to a Tragedy in our Nation

The video images of the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota as well as the shooting of police officers in Dallas will remain with us long after we have viewed them. Our newspapers and computers are filled with the images of these vicious attacks. They are deeply disturbing and painful to watch. As a people …

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2016 Bishop’s School of Ministry

The 2016 Bishop’s School of Ministry The Sheraton Hotel, Myrtle Beach September 6-8, 2016 “Making Space for God to Work: Leading & Learning in Culture of a Change”  Featuring Mark Tidsworth-Pinnacle Leadership Jim Griffith-Griffith Coaching   Register Online Hotel Registration Brochure and Schedule   Mark Tidsworth Birthing and growing Pinnacle Associates is a great joy …

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One: A Journey Toward Life-Changing Community

UMMen teaching church set for Aug. 20 LEXINGTON—United Methodist Men will offer “One: A Journey Toward Life-Changing Community,” a teaching church event, Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church. Led by Nick Cunningham, One is designed for church leaders (lay and clergy) eager to move their people into intentional community and grow their …

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Save-the Date! Summit on the Black Church

Save-the Date! Summit on the Black Church Global is Personal: A Passport to World Health Register Online Here   October 13-15, 2016 DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 803-731-0300 Confirmed speakers: Keynote Speaker: Bishop Linda Lee Bishop in Residence, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Dr. Angela Coswer, Assistant Professor, Sociology& Religion, Garrett-Theological Seminary …

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Million Hours of Service

  To log your hours, go to http://millionhours.umcsc.org By Jessica Brodie How much do South Carolina United Methodists care about children? If organizers have their way, the new 1 Million Hours of Service initiative will show they care a million times over. United Methodists in ministry with or for children—whether tutoring, on a school board, …

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