Register now: A conversation about the church’s role in race relations

Lay and clergy alike are invited to a tri-district event to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst. “Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at …

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Bishops’ Fall Dialogue: ‘Changing the Way the Church Views Racism’

The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ annual Fall Dialogue is a chance to discuss the opportunity we have to address the racial inequalities that affect the education of all children in South Carolina – and how churches, working together, can make a potential difference. The gathering will take place from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, …

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Volunteers needed to help with storm relief calls for assistance

Volunteers are needed to help take calls through the United Way of South Carolina’s 2-1-1 system, which is coordinating the response to needs following Tropical Storm Irma. The efforts of the South Carolina Conference’s Disaster Response and Disaster Recovery ministries and other response agencies will be managed through this system to decrease the potential for …

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Save the date: 2018 Stewardship Summit

Mark your calendar now for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2018 Stewardship Summit, which will take place April 21, 2018, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. At the “Growing Generous Givers” event, Jim and Kim Griffith of Griffith Coaching will present ideas on topics such as stewardship, fundraisers, and giving through wills …

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Early Response Team training opportunities

We are United Methodist Volunteers in South Carolina who are dedicated to showing the love of Jesus to others in the aftermath of a disaster. We have teams and regional coordinators who cover our state from border to border. Our teams consist of 6-12 people. All members receive 8 hours of training in basic disaster …

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Register now for Africa University golf outing

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has a long-standing connection to Africa University through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. The 2017 Bishop’s Africa University Golf Tournament – 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood – provides two ways to help raise money for Africa University student scholarships. You can …

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Conference Center opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12

The South Carolina United Methodist Conference Center will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Charleston District office will be closed Tuesday. The Columbia District office will open at 10 a.m. Please be safe as the impact of Tropical Storm Irma continues to affect our state.  

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Tips for preparing for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, here’s what you can be doing to prepare yourself and your church for what the massive storm might bring. While we still do not know the exact track Irma could take, nor the level of damage it could inflict, there’s plenty that pastors and other church members can do …

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Irma prompts Africa University to cancel S.C. events

Bishop Marcus Matthews and members of the Africa University Board of Directors have decided to cancel all planned Africa University activities scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Charleston and Walterboro districts. The school leaders’ decision made their decision in consideration of the safety of persons traveling to and from the …

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Bishop Holston: Statement on DACA changes

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” – Philippians 2:3-5 News of the potential for more change in …

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