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Bishop Holston, Cabinet bring hope, hard work to Disaster Recovery effort

    Oct. 17, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and members of the Extended Cabinet worked Wednesday to help restore homes of families still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The second “Cabinet Work Day” of the year was designed not only to bring hope and recovery to storm survivors, but also to …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting of Florence law enforcement officers

Oct. 6, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on the Oct. 3 shootings of seven law enforcement officers in Florence County: Again this week, gun violence erupted in South Carolina – this time taking the life of one law enforcement officer …

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Bishop Holston to flood survivors: ‘You are not alone’

Sept. 28, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston brought a message of hope Thursday to members of Trinity United Methodist Church and others in Conway ravaged by historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. “It’s hard to fathom that a few days of water will equate to years of putting your lives back together,” he told about …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Hurricane Florence

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement as Hurricane Florence was bearing down on South Carolina: Sept. 14, 2018 Dear South Carolina United Methodists, We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. (Psalm 91:1 …

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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry to focus on “Doing No Harm”

July 5, 2018 Click here to download/print schedule. 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 …

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Deadline nears to register for 2018 Summit on the Black Church

July 25, 2018 Registration ends Tuesday, Sept. 25, 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 …

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Join Bishop Holston for 2019 Holy Land pilgrimage

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 27-April 6, 2019 – and you can join him! The Bible will come alive during an inspirational tour of the land of Jesus. This trip of a lifetime includes visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Mount of Olives, …

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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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