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2018 Annual Conference Speakers

Four speakers will lead worship and study sessions at the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference meeting, scheduled for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, will lead the Opening Worship at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3. …

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Bishop & Mrs. Holston honored with Africa University’s top award

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his wife, Felecia Holston, have received Africa University’s highest honor – the Drum Award, presented to staunch supporters of and advocates for the United Methodist-related institution. Bishop and Mrs. Holston have led numerous trips to the school, which is located in Zimbabwe and serves students from 31 African nations, where …

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Bishop Holston appoints new conference benefits officer

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed the Rev. Christopher M. Lollis as the benefits officer for the South Carolina Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2018. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits recommended Rev. Lollis, and the Conference Staff Relations Committee approved. Rev. Lollis, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, will succeed the …

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Bishop Holston appoints 3 new district superintendents

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed three new district superintendents – Rev. Terry Fleming, Rev. Cathy Mitchell and Rev. Steve Patterson. Florence District The Rev. Terry Fleming, pastor of New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Boiling Springs, will succeed the Rev. John Hipp as …

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United Methodist Men’s youth movement not about just numbers

MYRTLE BEACH – The goal of getting a new generation of men involved in ministry in South Carolina is not simply to grow the ranks of the United Methodist Men – it’s about making more disciples of Jesus Christ. That message was shared across the generations as about 1,000 men, and a few women, gathered …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Florida school shooting

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Here we are again. Once more, we find ourselves in anguish over the loss of young lives in a mass shooting – this time with 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at a high school in South Florida. Less than two months into this year, 30 …

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Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2018 Lenten Message calls for more spiritual disciplines The Bishops of the United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. In a …

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Apportionment giving continues climb in S.C. Conference

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists climbed yet again in 2017, with the percentage of collections hitting 92.34 percent – a slight increase over 2016’s 92.04 percent rate. “Connectional giving is never about the money; it is about doing as a Connection what no one person, church, district or conference can do alone,” said Bishop …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on racist message at USC

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: The posting of a racist message Tuesday at the University of South Carolina shows we have a long way to go to fulfill God’s mandate to love our neighbors. The use of hate speech and racial slurs has gained renewed acceptance in today’s world, and the ubiquity of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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