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2018 Summit on the Black Church set for Oct. 25-27 in North Charleston

July 25, 2018 Registration is now open for the 2018 Summit on the Black Church, an annual gathering sponsored by Connectional Ministries of the South Carolina Annual Conference. This year’s summit – “The Missing Links: Real Talk for the Black Church” – is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the Doubletree by Hilton-Charleston Airport in North Charleston. …

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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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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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‘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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