Deadline is Thursday for 2019 open enrollment in UMCSC health insurance

The open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance benefits for clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church runs through Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. To make your elections and access the ALEX Benefits Counselor, log in to your personal account through HealthFlex/WebMD. Once you log in, you can learn more through the FAQs, brochures …

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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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“Just Save One:” World AIDS Day a chance to extend God’s grace

World AIDS Day, observed each year on Dec. 1, provides an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to show their compassion and support to those living with the disease. The Council of Bishops this week affirmed again the United Methodist Church’s commitment to a holistic approach …

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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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November Advocate now online

The November edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories on: The way the UMCSC is helping hurricane victims recover New retreat and leadership plans for the United Methodist Men’s ministry The Judicial Council ruling on the Way Forward plans How one church is helping kids with autism and ADHD by …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 27, 2018: We are horrified anew by the shooting deaths Saturday of 11 people gathered peacefully in a house of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Christ UMC

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 27, 2018: At all times, clear communication is important for maintaining trust. For this reason, I want to share that I have received a letter indicating that Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach …

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Bishop Holston to S.C. churches: “Are you up for the challenge?”

Oct. 26, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston had a question for some 140 pastors and laypersons attending the 2018 Summit on the Black Church in North Charleston Oct. 25-27. “Culturally, economically, theologically, these are challenging times,” the resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said. “We have to ask ourselves, ‘Are …

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