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Clergy Orders Gathering: “Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations”

Sept. 17, 2018 “The Way Forward: Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Clergy Orders Gathering, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The gathering will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. …

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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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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 Aug. 21, 2018)  

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Clergy: Schedule your AC2018 photo online

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference, set for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories. To help the process …

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Register now for 2018 School of Pastoral Ministry

Registration is now open for the 2018 School of Pastoral Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Registration ends May 1, 2018. The Rev. Mel Arant, registrar for the Division of Elders of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, is the school director. All sessions are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: ‘Unleashing Our Joy’

Come enjoy a day to renew your body, soul and spirit at the Spring 2018 Clergy Orders Gathering – “Unleashing Our Joy: An Invitation to Play, Worship and Serve.” The gathering will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia. Together – as friends and colleagues – we …

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2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy set for Feb. 1-2

  Registration is now open for the 2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy, scheduled for Feb. 1-2 at Claflin University in Orangeburg. The theme of the 2018 academy is “How Congregations Can Reach the New Generation.” The Granville Hicks Leadership Academy honors the Rev. Dr. Granville A. Hicks, a distinguished 1957 Claflin graduate recognized …

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Save the date: Granville Hicks Leadership Academy

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2018 Annual Conference hotel reservations now open

Hotels for the 2018 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church are now open for reservations. The Annual Conference meeting is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Click here to read/download a pdf of the hotel list. Click here to read more at VisitGreenville. …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: Our Sacred Trust

As persons called to serve God’s Church, we hold a sacred trust. Acknowledging our brokenness, how do we stay fit and renewed for our call? Join us as we worship, fellowship and encourage one another in finding wholeness and joy in our lives and ministries. The next Clergy Orders Gathering – Our Sacred Trust: Ways …

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