Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

New UMC Handbook now available

The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. The handbook is a free, go-to resource for anyone in search of information about The United Methodist Church and is helpful for leaders and new members. “The United Methodist Church Handbook is …

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HUM Conference to focus on evangelical Wesleyan worship

Churches that have passionate, Christ-centered worship normally experience growth. If the United Methodist Church in South Carolina is to experience renewal, we must renew our commitment to evangelical Wesleyan worship that takes seriously the dynamic relationship between laity and clergy in worship. The HUM Conference – scheduled for July 14-15, 2017, at St. Paul United …

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Global Young People’s Convocation nominations now accepted

Nominations for the 2018 Global Young People’s Convocation – to be held in July 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa – are now being accepted. GYPC is the global event of United Methodist young people. It is held once every four years for the purpose of: Celebrating the mission and vitality of young people in the United …

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Gather for ‘Campfire Memories’ at 2017 Annual Conference

Calling all campers – of all ages! S.C. United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries is inviting alumni of camps at Asbury Hills to gather and share camp memories during the S.C. Annual Conference Meeting next month. The gathering, at 5 p.m. June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, is designed to help alumni reconnect with other campers, …

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Bishop Holston to be grand marshal of Bethune Legacy Parade

MAYESVILLE – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will be the grand marshal of the Legacy Parade in Mayesville on Saturday, May 20 – part of the 2017 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Mayesville. The Sumter County town, about 10 miles east of Sumter, is the birthplace of Mary McLeod …

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2017 Salkehatchie registration now open

Registration for Salkehatchie Summer Service 2017 is now open, with nearly 50 camps to choose from around the state. Salkehatchie is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping …

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United Methodist Men to gather for ‘Discipleship: The Contact Sport’

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be among the keynote speakers at the 12th National Gathering of United Methodist Men July 7-8 in Indianapolis. One thousand men are expected to come together for worship, workshops, service projects and fellowship at St. Luke’s United Methodist …

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Time to tee it up for UM Camps & Retreat golf tournament

South Carolina United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries invites you to come a day early to the Annual Conference meeting and be a part of its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 3, at The Preserve at Verdae Golf Club in Greenville. All proceeds will benefit the camper scholarship program, providing much-needed support for kids to …

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Youth can register now for Immerse 2017

Registration for Immerse 2017 – moving back to Lake Junaluska this summer on July 27-30 – is now open. Immerse is a summer experience designed for Christian teenagers in South Carolina who have a desire to grow deeper in their faith and to strengthen their relationship with Christ. The four-day retreat uses powerful worship, spiritual …

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Register now for free wellness screening – and save $250

Clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church who sign up for free wellness checks scheduled for June 5-7 will get something other than peace of mind for their trouble. The “Blueprint for Wellness” screening is required to avoid an additional $250 deductible. This screening applies to active (non-retired) pastors covered by …

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