Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

United Methodist Men’s youth movement not about just numbers

MYRTLE BEACH – The goal of getting a new generation of men involved in ministry in South Carolina is not simply to grow the ranks of the United Methodist Men – it’s about making more disciples of Jesus Christ. That message was shared across the generations as about 1,000 men, and a few women, gathered …

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SCMYP Leadership Labs seek to equip youth workers

South Carolina Ministries With Young People has developed a program to train, equip and empower volunteers who work with youth at local United Methodist churches. SCMYP Leadership Labs is a monthly video resource that leverages the experience of ministry professionals to address a specific area of youth ministry. The goal of the videos is to offer a …

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‘Lifting Ministry Higher’ workshops coming to First UMC-Clover

First United Methodist Church in Clover is hosting “LYFT: Lifting Ministry Higher” – two tracks of workshops focusing on ministry and media and music/choir – on Saturday, March 3. Workshops include: Music/Choir – Melodie Galloway, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lead three sessions with the goal of learning …

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Seminar at Methodist Oaks to explore “Longevity Revolution”

Most congregations today are blessed with having many older members. A church filled with older adults is not necessarily dying. Nor does it mean that ministry cannot happen in that setting. Older adults present faith communities with a variety of challenges, but they also bring tremendous resources that should not be ignored. In many situations, …

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Killingsworth hires Lollis as interim executive director

Killingsworth Inc., the non-profit Columbia home for women from crisis situations, has hired Donna Lollis as interim executive director. Lollis’ experience includes a background in nonprofit organization and donor relations, most recently as donor relations manager for Harvest Hope Food Bank of the Pee Dee. She is a graduate of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis …

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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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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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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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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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