Bishop Holston: Q&A in advance of Judicial Council meeting

Brothers and Sisters, In advance of next week’s meeting of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, I ask you to join me in praying for the members of the Judicial Council. I encourage you to become familiar with how the Judicial Council works, what it can and cannot do, and what effect its …

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2017 Salkehatchie registration now open

Registration for Salkehatchie Summer Service 2017 is now open, with nearly 50 camps to choose from around the state. Salkehatchie is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping …

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United Methodist Men to gather for ‘Discipleship: The Contact Sport’

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be among the keynote speakers at the 12th National Gathering of United Methodist Men July 7-8 in Indianapolis. One thousand men are expected to come together for worship, workshops, service projects and fellowship at St. Luke’s United Methodist …

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Time to tee it up for UM Camps & Retreat golf tournament

South Carolina United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries invites you to come a day early to the Annual Conference meeting and be a part of its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 3, at The Preserve at Verdae Golf Club in Greenville. All proceeds will benefit the camper scholarship program, providing much-needed support for kids to …

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School of Congregational Development set for August in Atlanta

  The School of Congregational Development – scheduled for Aug. 17-20 at Peachtree United Methodist Church in Atlanta – is a premier event for equipping United Methodist conference leaders, clergy and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations. Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, Global Ministries and Path 1, this year’s event is being hosted by the North …

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Youth can register now for Immerse 2017

Registration for Immerse 2017 – moving back to Lake Junaluska this summer on July 27-30 – is now open. Immerse is a summer experience designed for Christian teenagers in South Carolina who have a desire to grow deeper in their faith and to strengthen their relationship with Christ. The four-day retreat uses powerful worship, spiritual …

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Register now for free wellness screening – and save $250

Clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church who sign up for free wellness checks scheduled for June 5-7 will get something other than peace of mind for their trouble. The “Blueprint for Wellness” screening is required to avoid an additional $250 deductible. This screening applies to active (non-retired) pastors covered by …

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Iowa students give spring break to help S.C. flood survivors

NORTH CHARLESTON – A group of Iowa State University students used spring break to volunteer in the North Charleston area with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. A disabled veteran. A widowed grandmother raising three grandchildren. A single mom working two jobs. John Raimer can list family …

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Sign up now for Christian Action Council annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Christian Action Council is scheduled for May 18 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd., Columbia. The theme of the meeting is “Caring for the Stranger: The Church Needed Today.” Registration is required by May 11 to guarantee availability of a meal. The registration fee is $50, or …

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Training opportunity: 6 values great youth ministries embrace

The best youth ministries are unique and a reflection of their context. But, as culture changes and youth workers experiment with new approaches and priorities, there’s a small patch of common ground. It’s not a common program or teaching plan, but a set of values that seem to be shared by ministries that are finding their way …

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