AC2018 videos now available for download

June 22, 2018 Digital recordings from the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, held June 3-6 in Greenville, are now available for viewing and downloading. In previous years, DVDs have been available for purchase, but this year the conference is offering free viewing or downloading of the videos. Sunday, June 3 Monday, June 4 Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June …

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Sign up today for UMW’s Mission u: “Searching For Our Faith Response”

June 21, 2018 The South Carolina United Methodist Women’s Mission u – “Searching For Our Faith Response” – will be July 26-28, 2018, at Spartanburg Methodist College. Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on mission study topics, with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of …

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Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday?

June 19, 2018 Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – born at the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference – provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Aug. 12, 2018, is designated as Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday by the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Please consider a special offering on this day, or choose another …

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July/Annual Conference edition of the Advocate now online

The July/Annual Conference edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories from Annual Conference and more about churches and their ministries for Christ across South Carolina. Check out many of the free articles now at advocatesc.org. Click here to subscribe to the full print edition, delivered to your home ($15).   

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AC2018 approves resolutions on LGBT rights, child care, historic site

June 11, 2018 GREENVILLE – Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference voted June 6 to support three resolutions calling for equal rights for LGBT lay church employees and volunteers; calling for the best possible care for every child in state care; and designating Old Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston as a United Methodist Historic …

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‘Passing of the mantle’: Retiring S.C. pastors recognized at AC2018

June 11, 2018 GREENVILLE – Thirty-seven retiring pastors accepted the gratitude of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference on June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. “Never think lightly of the great good that God has wrought through you,” Bishop Holston told the retiring clergy. “Continue …

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2018-19 Ministerial Appointments

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston concluded the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference this week by fixing the ministerial appointments for 2018-19. Click here to read/download the appointments list. (Updated June 19, 2018)  

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Bishop Holston’s response to Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation

June 8, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the June 7, 2018, Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation: “He called a child, whom he put among them, and said…‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. …

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AC2018 hula hoop world record: We (unofficially) did it!

June 5, 2018 It took 584 South Carolina United Methodists, about 90 minutes – and one hula hoop. Delegates to the 2018 Annual Conference joined youth volunteers from around the state in a line that snaked back and forth nine times across a huge exhibit hall at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Their objective: To …

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AC2018 awards celebrate what God is doing through us

June 5, 2018 The 2018 Annual Conference Awards Breakfast served as a celebration of all that God is doing through the work of South Carolina United Methodists and the local churches that they represent. Dominic Brown, chief meteorologist for WIS-TV in Columbia, introduced each of the award recipients, and Bishop L. Jonathan Holston presented the awards. Here …

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