Category Archive: Communications

2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat – scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. Qualifies for 1 CEU. The retreat – hosted …

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New ERT training opportunity set for Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2019 Quarterly Training Event New Beginnings UMC 210 Rainbow Lake Road Boiling Springs, S.C. ERT Basic Class fee: $40/person, includes manual, shirt, cap and badge. Renewal Class fee: $10. All participants must complete a free UMCOR background check. ERT Basic Class is a prerequisite to the Team Leader, Assessment, Chainsaw and Muck-Out classes. Schedule …

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New church parking lot taxes: Guidance from GCFA, IRS

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed by Congress in 2017 added new tax provisions that apply to churches and other non-profit organizations that are otherwise exempt from income tax. One such provision: A tax on the amount a church or a church-related organization spends to provide parking to its employees. The United Methodist Church’s General …

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IRS mileage rates going up for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (IRS Notice 2019-2) These are also the rates at which employers can reimburse employees for business-related driving. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for …

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Judicial Council’s Way Forward hearings to be broadcast via livestream

  United Methodist Communications will livestream oral hearings of the UMC Judicial Council during its fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. The council will hear from the UMC Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of three sets of legislative petitions coming from the Commission on a Way Forward known as the One …

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“Appalachian Christmas” scheduled at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – An “Appalachian Christmas” will take over Lake Junaluska Dec. 6-9 for special events including multiple concerts, storytelling and a craft show. The Lake Junaluska Singers, under the direction of Mary Huff and associate director Kathy Geyer McNeil, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and a Christmas concert. “Messiah” is a baroque-era music composition by …

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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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Epworth wins Google.org Challenge – and you can help double the award

Epworth Children’s Home is one of four winners of The Google.org Impact Challenge Columbia, a program that aims to “rally the community around” innovative ideas that boost economic opportunity in the Columbia area. Epworth will receive $50,000 and training from Google to support entrepreneurial internships with its older foster youth. Epworth, the Midlands Technical College Foundation, …

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After Florence: What you can do to help

Floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Florence have soaked areas of eastern South Carolina. Here are a few ways United Methodists across the state can help: Pray For the safety and recovery of those affected by the storm. For the safety of first responders and others working with survivors. For the safety of volunteers helping …

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Volunteers needed for S.C. disaster recovery

Whether you can help for a couple of days or a week. Whether you have an experienced team or you want to come alone and work alongside new friends. Whether you are young or old, experienced or not, local or out-of-state. Your time and talents are needed to help the hundreds of South Carolina families …

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