2 UMCOR grants to aid Matthew, Florence hurricane recovery efforts

Dec. 13, 2018 The South Carolina Conference has been awarded two UMCOR grants totaling more than $825,000 – one to wrap up disaster recovery work on homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, and another to launch disaster recovery efforts in the wake of this year’s Hurricane Florence. The United Methodist Committee on Relief Board of Directors on …

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2018 UMC State of the Church Report: “A story of our mission”

Dec. 10, 2018 A new report from the United Methodist Church on the state of the church says that 50 years after the creation of the denomination through the merger of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, the church’s ministries around the world are thriving. “This 2018 State of the Church Report is a …

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Grant from UMCOR, Duke Endowment backs Hurricane Florence recovery in S.C.

Hurricane Florence-related disaster recovery efforts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will be one of the beneficiaries of a $2 million grant to UMCOR from the Duke Endowment. The grant is part of a $5 million package that trustees of the Duke Endowment – one of the largest private foundations in the …

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‘Mrs. June’ opened doors – and her heart – for UMC youth in S.C.

June Brunson Willson | Sept 6, 1945-Dec. 2, 2018 SUMMERVILLE – June Willson was a mentor, a friend, a second mom. She was a pioneer, an advocate, a shepherd. She cajoled, encouraged, empowered, believed, welcomed and loved. And “Mrs. June” was a troublemaker. “She created holy trouble at every turn – calling the church to be better and throwing …

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December Advocate now online

The December edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories: On the Special Session of General Conference Updating hurricane response efforts About a prayer project through which prisoners are praying for pastors With the latest on South Carolina apportionments Covering the Summit on the Black Church About churches and their ministries …

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Long-Term Recovery Group training set for Nov. 27

Nov. 12, 2018 The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled a free training opportunity for those interested in helping develop a Long-Term Recovery Group in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties – among the areas hardest by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27, …

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Register today for the 2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. Qualifies for 1 CEU. The retreat – hosted …

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UMCSC, UMCOR set training to help churches prepare for disaster

The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled two free training opportunities aimed at helping local churches develop a disaster response plan and better position themselves to respond when disaster strikes. “Connecting Neighbors” – scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins and Nov. 29 at First UMC in Conway – …

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UMCSC seeking Hurricane Florence disaster recovery director

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a disaster recovery director to manage Hurricane Florence-related efforts. This full-time, grant-funded position reports to the director of Connectional Ministries and will be working throughout the Marion and Hartsville districts. Click here to read a detailed job description. Interested individuals may submit a cover …

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