Save the date: 8 Important Questions About Stewardship

Mark your calendar for “Imagining Stewardship: Eight Important Questions,” a stewardship symposium scheduled for Jan. 26, 2018, at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir‐Rhyne University in Columbia. Pastor Charles Lane, the keynote speaker, will examine eight questions to help focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word and suggest year‐round practices that will engage congregants and deepen …

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New HealthFlex Exchange benefit workshops scheduled

A series of HealthFlex Exchange Benefit Workshops – designed to help those covered by the Conference Health Plan better understand what’s in it for them – are scheduled for September and October in all 12 districts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Healthflex Exchange was approved at the 2017 Annual …

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August Advocate is now online

The August edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now. This month’s Advocate features articles on Bethel’s homeless ministry at Triune, Asbury Hills’ day camp experiment at Camp Providence, a rebuilt home for a Sellers hurricane victim, plus much more on churches and their ministries for Christ all over South Carolina. Check out …

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Statement on Greer pastor’s arrest

The Rev. Chris Thompson, pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Greer and Allen View United Methodist Church in Reidville, was arrested last week and charged with ill treatment of an animal. We, as the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, are in prayer for Rev. Thompson and the members of his …

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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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