Category Archive: 2017 Annual Conference

Homes of Hope CEO: Thank you, SC United Methodists!

The leader of Homes of Hope has penned a thank-you letter to all South Carolina United Methodists for their donation of more than $165,000 to help build six homes for low-income families in the Greenville area. Don Oglesby is president and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization that rebuilds communities and individual lives through …

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Remembering ‘honored dead,’ God’s ‘extravagant love’

A bell tolled 36 times – once for each of the departed saints from the past year – during the Service of Thanksgiving and Memory at the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees honored the ministry and work of one …

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Retiring pastors pass mantle, spirit to newly ordained

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized 35 retiring pastors during its 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees helped celebrate the ministry and work of the retiring pastors. “By God’s grace, you did many things that seemed beyond your power,” Bishop Holston told the retirees during the …

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Moving into ministry – 2017 ordination, commissioning, licensing

  During the 2017 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: 16 people were ordained as elders. 1 woman was ordained as a deacon. 8 people were commissioned as provisional elders. 1 woman was commissioned as a provisional deacon. 44 people were licensed as local pastors. The 16 people ordained as elders were …

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Annual Conference delegates OK resolutions on LGBTQ youth, lynching, Muslim ban

Delegates to the 2017 South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference meeting voted Wednesday, June 7, to support resolutions dealing with issues including suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, President Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban, and the legacy of lynching. United Methodists also backed resolutions supporting and honoring law enforcement officers and a formal apology from a historically …

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Ministerial appointments for 2017-18

By authority of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, fixed appointments for the 2017-18 conference year on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Appointments in bold typeface are new for 2017-18. Click here to see the full list …

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At Annual Conference this week? Get the app!

Get connected! Download the official app of the 2017 South Carolina Annual Conference. Go to the iTunes store or Google Play and search: scumc 2017 Stay up to date on schedules, special events, local dining, our live twitter feed and live stream – and so much more!

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Gather for ‘Campfire Memories’ at 2017 Annual Conference

Calling all campers – of all ages! S.C. United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries is inviting alumni of camps at Asbury Hills to gather and share camp memories during the S.C. Annual Conference Meeting next month. The gathering, at 5 p.m. June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, is designed to help alumni reconnect with other campers, …

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Clarifying proposed 2018 health care costs

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, the S.C. Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits reported the conference’s proposed group health costs for 2018 somewhat differently in pre-conference materials distributed to delegates to the Annual Conference Meeting scheduled for June in Greenville. Some confusion has arisen because of this change from how …

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Pre-conference training continues Sunday, May 7

Pre-conference training for the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church continues this Sunday, May 7. Sessions are scheduled for: May 7 in the Charleston, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Walterboro districts. May 21 in the Anderson, Florence, Greenville and Hartsville districts. Click here for the full schedule, including …

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