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2017-18 Continuing Education Covenant Groups

The Board of Ordained Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church provides continuing education opportunities for all ordained and licensed ministers in the Conference. Participation in these Continuing Education Covenant Groups is not a requirement but an opportunity. Persons currently commissioned and in a provisional relationship should be participating in the Residency program. Each …

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Preparation tips as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season is upon us. Now is the time – before a storm hits – to make sure your church is prepared!     Check out these preparedness tips Plan an evacuation route Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan …

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Bishop Holston’s response to a tragedy in our nation

The video images of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, will remain with us long after we have viewed them. Our newspapers and computer screens are filled with the images of violence. They are deeply disturbing and painful to watch. As a people of faith committed to social justice and opposed to racism and violence, we …

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New HealthFlex Exchange benefits workshops scheduled

A series of HealthFlex Exchange Benefit Workshops – designed to help those covered by the Conference Health Plan better understand what’s in it for them – are scheduled for September and October in all 12 districts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Healthflex Exchange was approved at the 2017 Annual …

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2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat set for Feb. 6-8

“Following in the Footsteps of Jesus” is the theme of the 2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in North Charleston. Lois Tverberg, author of “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus,” will lead workshops at the retreat, along with five other presenters: Whitney Simpson (“Following In Jesus’ Footsteps Through Holy Listenings”) William Randolph …

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Are you ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? August 13

Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? This annual date on the calendar of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – scheduled this year for Sunday, August 13 – is set aside to receive a special offering for Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry. Aldersgate is a United Methodist agency formed by …

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S.C. pastor part of webinar on supporting kids heading back to school

A new school year is upon us, and children look to us for reassurance and guidance. How do congregations send children forth surrounded in love? On Tuesday, August 15, we welcome three experienced leaders in ministry who will help you support children at the beginning of the new school year: On Aug. 15, 2017, three …

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S.C. Conference Center is OPEN on Friday, Aug. 4

The United Methodist Conference Center will be open on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The water line break on Colonial Drive has been repaired, and water service has been restored to the building. We will be open for regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employees and those planning to come to the Conference Center …

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Register now: A conversation about the church’s role in race relations

Lay and clergy alike are invited to a tri-district event to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst. “Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions scholarships available

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is offering scholarships to the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions conference, scheduled for November 1-7 in Toronto, Canada. The Council of Bishops will give scholarships to three seminary students and three others (laity or clergy) who previously have not attended a PWR. In order to take …

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