Category Archive: Communications

UMC organizations, churches to be listed on GuideStar

Local United Methodist churches and United Methodist organizations covered under the United Methodist group ruling can now be listed on GuideStar through the UMgroupruling.org website. The Legal Services Department of the General Council on Finance and Administration announced the development, which came in response to the many calls it receives about having United Methodist churches recognized …

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Apportionment giving continues climb in S.C. Conference

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists climbed yet again in 2017, with the percentage of collections hitting 92.34 percent – a slight increase over 2016’s 92.04 percent rate. “Connectional giving is never about the money; it is about doing as a Connection what no one person, church, district or conference can do alone,” said Bishop …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on racist message at USC

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: The posting of a racist message Tuesday at the University of South Carolina shows we have a long way to go to fulfill God’s mandate to love our neighbors. The use of hate speech and racial slurs has gained renewed acceptance in today’s world, and the ubiquity of …

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UMC offers resource to battle hate, division

The General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church condemns in the strongest terms the racist rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump. His actions remind us that the work of disrupting and dismantling personal and systemic racism is desperately needed in the world today. The hurt and outrage being felt all over …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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Mediation skills training for church leaders

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is offering an interdenominational training opportunity – the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders – March 12-16, 2018, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The training is intended to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational and other forms of group conflict. …

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Survey: Your missional input needed for 2018 Annual Conference

The Lay Leadership Executive Team of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is working now to ensure that the 2018 Annual Conference missions event is productive and inspirational. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us make this an Annual Conference to remember for the mission ideas that …

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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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S.C. United Methodists help promote “True Meaning of Christmas”

Volunteers from a dozen South Carolina United Methodist churches took time this week to reach out to their communities with hot cocoa, sweet tea and an invitation to learn more about what Christmas really means. Joining ambassadors from United Methodist Communications on the “True Meaning of Christmas Tour,” the volunteers gave out free drinks and …

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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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