Homes of Hope CEO: Thank you, SC United Methodists!

The leader of Homes of Hope has penned a thank-you letter to all South Carolina United Methodists for their donation of more than $165,000 to help build six homes for low-income families in the Greenville area. Don Oglesby is president and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization that rebuilds communities and individual lives through …

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VBS for grown-ups? Check it out at Grace UMC-North Augusta

Singer, storyteller, humorist and folk-theologian Ed Kilbourne will be the featured speaker at Vacation Bible School For Grown-Ups 50+ at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta. Kilbourne will lead the adult VBS – “The Gospel According to You” – at the church’s Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28-30, 2017. Registration fee is …

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Order your 2018 UM program calendar w/SC overlay

  Now’s the time to order the 2018 United Methodist Program Calendar with South Carolina Overlay. Connectional Ministries will make available copies of the classic, spiral-bound, vertical version of the 2018 Program Calendars from United Methodist Communications with South Carolina dates included. If you order directly from UMCOM, you won’t get the South Carolina dates. Calendars are available to churches …

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Are you ready? Bishop’s Golf Tournament for Africa University

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Register now: Bishop’s School to focus on ‘Leading Adaptive Change in Congregations’

The Bishop’s School of Ministry – scheduled for Sept. 5-7, 2017, in Myrtle Beach – is a continuing education event for all clergy, active and retired. Dr. Mark Tidsworth, founder of Pinnacle Leadership Associates, will expand on last year’s topic: “Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church,” moving us from theory to practice. …

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Workshop to help UM churches reach Hispanic-Latino neighbors

Did you know that there are more Hispanic-Latino people in South Carolina than there are United Methodists? Yet the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church has only about 300 Hispanic-Latino members. How can we create new spaces to be in ministry with our neighbors? Pentecost Journey: A Workshop on Reaching Our Hispanic-Latino Neighbors trains non-Hispanic-Latino churches …

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New UMC Handbook now available

The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. The handbook is a free, go-to resource for anyone in search of information about The United Methodist Church and is helpful for leaders and new members. “The United Methodist Church Handbook is …

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Remembering ‘honored dead,’ God’s ‘extravagant love’

A bell tolled 36 times – once for each of the departed saints from the past year – during the Service of Thanksgiving and Memory at the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees honored the ministry and work of one …

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Retiring pastors pass mantle, spirit to newly ordained

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized 35 retiring pastors during its 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees helped celebrate the ministry and work of the retiring pastors. “By God’s grace, you did many things that seemed beyond your power,” Bishop Holston told the retirees during the …

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Moving into ministry – 2017 ordination, commissioning, licensing

  During the 2017 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: 16 people were ordained as elders. 1 woman was ordained as a deacon. 8 people were commissioned as provisional elders. 1 woman was commissioned as a provisional deacon. 44 people were licensed as local pastors. The 16 people ordained as elders were …

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