Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

Hispanic/Latino Task Force looking for new members

The Hispanic/Latino Task Force of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is opening up to new members. The deadline to apply is Feb 28. The Hispanic/Latino Task Force seeks to promote inclusion and advocate for the rights of the Hispanic/Latino population in South Carolina. It also seeks to develop Hispanic/Latino leaders within …

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Bishop Holston challenges men: ‘Be the people God needs us to be’

MYRTLE BEACH – One thousand United Methodist men (and a few women) flocked to Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach Feb. 17-19 for a weekend of worship and fellowship – but mostly to inspire them to become better leaders back home in their churches and communities. “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong,” the South Carolina …

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Financial tips for clergy: Taking the bite out of taxes

Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like Social Security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or exclusions, and reimbursed expenses. It is important to know the rules, but also the way to minimize the impact of your tax liability. Not every tax preparer understands the unique situation of clergy, and finding one who does …

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Want a healthier church? Join FAN today

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is partnering with the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina to offer “Faith, Activity and Nutrition” – a free faith-based program that works to create a healthy church environment. FAN is not an exercise program or a cooking class. Instead, FAN helps churches …

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Mental health seminar: Opportunities and Challenges for Congregations

The Academy of Faith and Leadership at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary will play host to “Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Congregations” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Many adults and parents of children and adolescents report discomfort in churches that fail to acknowledge the challenges surrounding mental health and developmental issues. Mental …

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Hispanic/Latino Task Force condemns immigration ban

The Hispanic/Latino Task Force of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church condemns President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement. As Christians, we welcome immigrants and refugees from all over the world, regardless of national origin, race, ethnicity or religion, as we daily seek to follow Christ’s example of radical …

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Revolution 2017: Re-purposing youth for Christ

Revolution 2017 drew nearly 2,000 United Methodist youth from across South Carolina to Columbia for three days of worship, message, music, fellowship and service on Jan. 27-29. Students, adult youth advisors, pastors, district superintendents and others – including Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, who led the Sunday worship service and communion – descended on the Township Auditorium in downtown …

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Young writers sought to produce new worship resources for black congregations

Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series that will focus on the emerging music and worship practices in black congregations from the voices of young people. “We’re asking youth and young adults ages 16-35 of the African diaspora to submit examples …

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UMC ERTs help tornado victims in Barnwell County

Two Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Barnwell County near Blackville on Jan. 24 to assist victims in the wake of a tornado that came crashing in three days earlier. The EF-2 storm devastated several dozen homes and a wide swath of woodlands, including a Barnwell …

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UMCSC helps fund support team to comfort survivors during Emanuel 9 trial

By Jessica Brodie S.C. United Methodist Advocate As victims, survivors and family members of the Emanuel 9 massacre gathered for the emotionally grueling trial in Charleston recently, a three-pronged team of chaplains, mental health counselors and victim advocates were there every step of the way, letting them know they were loved and they were most certainly …

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