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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Annual Conference delegates OK resolutions on LGBTQ youth, lynching, Muslim ban

Delegates to the 2017 South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference meeting voted Wednesday, June 7, to support resolutions dealing with issues including suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, President Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban, and the legacy of lynching. United Methodists also backed resolutions supporting and honoring law enforcement officers and a formal apology from a historically …

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July Advocate now online

The July edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now at advocatesc.org, featuring everything you need to know about what happened at the 2017 Annual Conference in Greenville June 4-7. Check out many of the free articles now at advocatesc.org. You also can subscribe to the full print edition, delivered to your home ($15), …

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HUM Conference to focus on evangelical Wesleyan worship

Churches that have passionate, Christ-centered worship normally experience growth. If the United Methodist Church in South Carolina is to experience renewal, we must renew our commitment to evangelical Wesleyan worship that takes seriously the dynamic relationship between laity and clergy in worship. The HUM Conference – scheduled for July 14-15, 2017, at St. Paul United …

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Global Young People’s Convocation nominations now accepted

Nominations for the 2018 Global Young People’s Convocation – to be held in July 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa – are now being accepted. GYPC is the global event of United Methodist young people. It is held once every four years for the purpose of: Celebrating the mission and vitality of young people in the United …

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Ministerial appointments for 2017-18

By authority of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, fixed appointments for the 2017-18 conference year on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Appointments in bold typeface are new for 2017-18. Click here to see the full list …

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Register now for conference on violence in relationships

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hosting a conference Aug. 5, 2017, to educate church clergy, public administrators and others about how to address violence in relationships and how to assist victims of such violence. The conference will take place from …

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