Deadline nears for UMC local church racial/ethnic ministries grant applications

July 11, 2018 Grants up to $10,000 are available from UMC Discipleship Ministries to help local United Methodist churches build ministries that strengthen and support racial and ethnic church concerns. Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants provide funding to strengthen the ethnic local church through leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation as …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on delay in Way Forward translation

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the July 9, 2018, statement from the Commission on the General Conference: July 10, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Commission on the General Conference has announced that it anticipates the …

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2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry to focus on “Doing No Harm”

July 5, 2018 The 2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry – scheduled for Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel – is a continuing education event for all active and retired clergy. This year’s theme – “Doing No Harm: Keeping Sacred Trust” – encompasses teachings on sexual ethics and misconduct, safe sanctuaries, church …

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“Sunday’s Coming” 2018 Summer Symposium set for July 20-21

“Sunday’s Coming” – the 2018 Summer Symposium presented by the Hartsville and Florence districts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – is scheduled for July 20-21 at Cumberland UMC in Florence. The symposium is designed to reflect the kind of vibrant, creative energy and patient reflection that will promote worship that is both relevant …

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Killingsworth hires Lollis as executive director

June 28, 2018 Killingsworth Inc., the non-profit Columbia home for women from crisis situations, has hired Donna Lollis as its next executive director. Lollis has served as interim executive director since January. Her new position is effective July 1. “Since beginning her tenure with us, we have been blessed by her dedication to our mission …

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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. To watch one of the videos below, simply click on the …

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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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