UMCSC seeking Hurricane Florence disaster recovery case manager

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a disaster recovery case manager to work with Hurricane Florence-related clients. This hourly (non-exempt) employee will be working throughout Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties, serving as a primary point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources, addressing the …

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Register now for 2019 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy at Claflin

The 27th Annual Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy is set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Claflin University, a United Methodist-affiliated school in Orangeburg. The two days of panel discussions, lectures and speakers will take place in the James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel, Corson Hall and Ministers’ Hall. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the …

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Nominees sought for 2019 Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for five awards to be presented at the 2019 Annual Conference in June – as well as an annual award for Scouting units at UMC churches. Nomination forms for the five Annual Conference awards must be …

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Bishop Holston: Come together for 40 days of daily prayer amid Way Forward debate

Much energy in our denomination has centered on the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. As we approach this significant moment in the history of the United Methodist Church, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston invites us to pray together in a particular way as we remain focused on our mission. During 40 days of shared …

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Whitten named Hurricane Florence disaster recovery director

Jan. 9, 2019 Tim Whitten’s fondest memories in ministry come from having served and advocated for others, both personally and professionally. Whitten – who starts Jan. 14 as disaster recovery director to handle Hurricane Florence-related efforts in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – has had plenty of chances to do both since becoming …

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January Advocate now online

The January edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories about: Bishop Holston’s call for focused prayer for the Special Session of General Conference The latest on South Carolina apportionments A ministry that reaches out to mentally ill men A Christmas card project for veterans The nomination process for clergy and …

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Murray UMC awarded Renfro grant to repair church foundation

Murray United Methodist Church – a 155-year-old congregation in the Jedburg community of Dorchester County – will be able to address the deteriorating foundation of its sanctuary with help from a grant from the Renfro Trust. The $2,650 award will help pay for a pumping and water diversion system designed to prevent further erosion of the church …

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Council of Bishops’ pastoral letter ahead of GC2019

United Methodist Church delegates and leaders will gather in St. Louis, Missouri, Feb. 23-26 for a Special Called Session of General Conference to take up significant work on an issue that has caused great division in our church for years. As we begin a new year with excitement and anticipation, let us remember in prayer …

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Pastors: It’s time to submit 2018 Church Statistical Reports

Dec. 28, 2018 Pastors of local churches in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church are responsible for seeing that the 2018 Church Statistical Report for each church is properly prepared and submitted online by Feb. 28, 2019. Church apportionments are determined from this information, so it is imperative that the numbers are correct …

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A Christmas Message From Bishop Holston

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, shares this Christmas prayer for a future with hope for South Carolina United Methodists, for the United Methodist Church, for the world – and for you.  

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