UM Conference Center phones, Internet out briefly Friday afternoon

A heads-up for this afternoon: Internet and phone service at the United Methodist Conference Center in Columbia will be interrupted for about 15 minutes at 3:30 p.m. today. Our website also will be down. We apologize for any inconvenience!  

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Order your 2018 United Methodist program calendar w/SC overlay

Now’s the time to order the 2018 United Methodist Program Calendar with South Carolina overlay. Connectional Ministries will make available copies of the classic, spiral-bound, vertical version of the 2018 Program Calendars from United Methodist Communications with South Carolina dates included. If you order directly from UMCom, you won’t get the South Carolina dates. Calendars are available to churches and …

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Rev. David Anderson, conference benefits officer, to retire in 2018

The Rev. David Anderson is retiring after more than a decade as the pension and health benefits officer for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. His last day will be June 30, 2018. “I will miss working with all the clergy of the South Carolina Annual Conference,” Rev. Anderson said. “Over the …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: Our Sacred Trust

As persons called to serve God’s Church, we hold a sacred trust. Acknowledging our brokenness, how do we stay fit and renewed for our call? Join us as we worship, fellowship and encourage one another in finding wholeness and joy in our lives and ministries. The next Clergy Orders Gathering – Our Sacred Trust: Ways …

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Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston issues challenge to get moving, share videos

Get out your hula hoops, South Carolina United Methodists! Whether it’s hula-hooping or any other activity, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is challenging you and your church to get moving, get it on video, and share it with the world! Watch Bishop Holston and his Cabinet hula-hooping! It’s Bishop Holston’s way of encouraging United Methodists around …

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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Las Vegas mass shootings

Our hearts ache as we hear of yet another act of violence exacerbated by guns. The senseless assault in Las Vegas – which is being described as one of the deadliest in our nation’s history – took scores of lives, injured hundreds and terrified thousands on Sunday. We lift up in prayer those killed and …

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2017 apportionments due date revised

The last day for churches to pay 2017 apportionments is Jan. 16, 2018. The previous Jan. 10 deadline has been changed to better align with the General Council on Finance and Administration’s schedule. Churches paying by Vanco need to initiate payment by 3 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018.  

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October edition of The S.C. United Methodist Advocate online now

The October edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate includes articles about: South Carolina’s response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria A man who not only overcame severe post-traumatic stress disorder through Jesus but also started a train ministry for children A Christmas card ministry for prison inmates October’s Holding Up Your Corner event on …

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By Faith, On Mission, Together: ‘Bishop’s Days’ scheduled

2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership Teams The one constant in today’s world is constant change. In the midst of that change, God has called us to the eternal work of making disciples for the transformation of the world. “By Faith, On Mission, Together” is the focus of the 2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership …

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