Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

AC2018 awards celebrate what God is doing through us

June 5, 2018 The 2018 Annual Conference Awards Breakfast served as a celebration of all that God is doing through the work of South Carolina United Methodists and the local churches that they represent. Dominic Brown, chief meteorologist for WIS-TV in Columbia, introduced each of the award recipients, and Bishop L. Jonathan Holston presented the awards. Here …

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AMEZ Bishop Hines to UMC ordinands: ‘You’ve got something on the inside’

AC 2018 | Monday, June 4, 2018 Updated throughout the conference day Service of Ordination of Elders, Commissioning of Provisional Members, Recognition of Orders The Right Rev. Mildred B. Hines made history Monday evening as the first bishop of another Pan-Methodist denomination to assist in a commissioning and ordination service in the South Carolina United …

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Bishop Holston: The church was built for God’s purpose, not ours

AC 2018 | Sunday, June 3, 2018 GREENVILLE – In a rousing sermon, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston opened the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference by calling on clergy and lay delegates to remember – against a backdrop of doubt from within and without – why the church was built. “I say to those inside the church …

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Want to help set a world record? Here’s how!

The South Carolina Annual Conference invites you to be part of a memorable – and hopefully world-record-setting – afternoon of service and fun during our Annual Conference gathering in Greenville on Tuesday, June 5. On that day, delegates and non-delegates alike will have an opportunity to be part of the Annual Conference Mission Initiative, during …

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Corrected ballot presented for proposed Constitutional Amendment I

The secretary of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has distributed to annual conferences the corrected ballot for a second vote on a proposed amendment to the UMC constitution addressing women’s equity issues. Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, meeting June 3-6 in Greenville, will vote again on proposed Constitutional Amendment …

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Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry hires first executive director

May 10, 2018 Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – the United Methodist agency that helps families prepare for the future of loved ones with developmental disabilities – has hired Elaine G. Mathis as its first executive director. “I am honored and excited to join the Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry family,” Mathis said. “With a background in communications …

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Donations needed to help pay for 10,000-plus UMCOR Health Kits

In support of the United Methodist Church’s Abundant Health Initiative, volunteers at the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference will package more than 10,000 UMCOR Health Kits to be shared with those in need around the world. But before they can make that happen on June 5, the conference needs to pay for the supplies that go into …

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Festival of Wisdom and Grace set for Aug. 13-16 at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Lake Junaluska will host the Festival of Wisdom and Grace – a conference for those looking for purpose and renewal in the second half of life – Aug. 13-16, 2018. The festival is aimed at older adults – from those nearing retirement to those already retired for many years. The program includes …

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Bishop Holston, cabinet spend a day working Disaster Recovery (and you’re next!)

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and the extended Cabinet worked at four Disaster Recovery Ministries sites throughout the day April 25, 2018, helping South Carolina families who are still recovering in the wake of the 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Bishop Holston, several district superintendents, and the leaders of various conference ministries worked together in Hopkins …

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Stewardship Summit teaches how to turn ‘tippers into tithers’

Churches today find themselves in a challenging competition for the charitable dollar – especially among their younger members – and must change their approach to stewardship. More than 120 pastors and other local church leaders gathered April 21 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville for the 2018 Stewardship Summit of the South Carolina Conference …

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