UMC’s “True Meaning of Christmas Tour” coming to South Carolina – twice!

Charleston and Columbia are among the stops on “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour,” coming to South Carolina on Dec. 19-20. Sixteen states, 21 cities, 23 days, 500+ volunteers, 16,400 cups of cocoa, a truckload of Christmas spirit and just one purpose: to help people unwrap the true meaning of Christmas. The United Methodist Church is …

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UMC bishops call for respectful conversations in time of uncertainty

LAKE JUNALUSKA – United Methodist bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world. In a pastoral letter released at the end of the Council of Bishops meeting at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina on Friday, …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Way Forward report

The Commission on a Way Forward this week presented the Council of Bishops with sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church. The commission is working on behalf of the Council of Bishops to discern a way to maintain the unity of our church in the midst …

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Bishops uphold mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on LGBTQ inclusion

LAKE JUNALUSKA – Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality – all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion. With the mission of God through the risen Christ …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on the death of Rev. Boyd Chewning

The passing of the Rev. Boyd Chewning weighs heavily upon my heart and the hearts of all of those who were touched by his ministry, which stretched over more than 40 years at United Methodist churches across South Carolina. We are in prayer for those who loved Rev. Chewning, and we grieve his loss throughout …

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Save the date: Granville Hicks Leadership Academy

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Register now for the 2018 Stewardship Summit

Registration is now open 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 and estates. The program …

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Advance Special Ministries Sunday is Nov. 5

Advance Special Ministries Sunday is scheduled this year for Sunday, Nov. 5, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. On Sunday, South Carolina churches are encouraged to feature an offering in support of Advance Special Ministries, but they also are urged to support the Advance Special Ministries in the communities through volunteer …

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2018 Annual Conference hotel reservations now open

Hotels for the 2018 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church are now open for reservations. The Annual Conference meeting is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Click here to read/download a pdf of the hotel list. Click here to read more at VisitGreenville. …

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