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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. Sunday, June 3 Monday, June 4 Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June …

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‘Passing of the mantle’: Retiring S.C. pastors recognized at AC2018

June 11, 2018 GREENVILLE – Thirty-seven retiring pastors accepted the gratitude of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference on June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. “Never think lightly of the great good that God has wrought through you,” Bishop Holston told the retiring clergy. “Continue …

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2018-19 Ministerial Appointments

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston concluded the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference this week by fixing the ministerial appointments for 2018-19. Click here to read/download the appointments list. (Updated June 19, 2018)  

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Bishop Holston’s response to Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation

June 8, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the June 7, 2018, Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation: “He called a child, whom he put among them, and said…‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. …

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AC2018 hula hoop world record: We (unofficially) did it!

June 5, 2018 It took 584 South Carolina United Methodists, about 90 minutes – and one hula hoop. Delegates to the 2018 Annual Conference joined youth volunteers from around the state in a line that snaked back and forth nine times across a huge exhibit hall at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Their objective: To …

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Bishop Holston: The church was built for God’s purpose, not ours

AC 2018 | Sunday, June 3, 2018 GREENVILLE – In a rousing sermon, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston opened the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference by calling on clergy and lay delegates to remember – against a backdrop of doubt from within and without – why the church was built. “I say to those inside the church …

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Want to help set a world record? Here’s how!

The South Carolina Annual Conference invites you to be part of a memorable – and hopefully world-record-setting – afternoon of service and fun during our Annual Conference gathering in Greenville on Tuesday, June 5. On that day, delegates and non-delegates alike will have an opportunity to be part of the Annual Conference Mission Initiative, during …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council decision

May 25, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the May 25, 2018, decision from the UMC Judicial Council: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church issued on May 25, 2018, its ruling regarding petitions to the special session of …

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Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church issued the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week. “The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on UMC Council of Bishops’ Way Forward decision

May 4, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the April 29-May 4, 2018, meeting of the Council of Bishops: Over the past week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church met in Chicago and made a decision about what …

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