Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

DHEC warns church mission teams of Zika threat

State health officials are warning churches and their members preparing to go on international mission trips about the continuing risk of contracting the Zika virus. The virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week. Many infected people …

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UMC clergywomen urged to read at local schools

As part of Women’s History Month, the Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott is encouraging clergywomen to participate in a “Read-In” at their local schools. There are multiple goals for the effort, said Rev. Elliott, pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake City. “One goal is to have young women and young men meet and …

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New at 2017 Annual Conference: Cost-effective meal plans

Delegates and other attendees at the 2017 South Carolina Annual Conference – set for June 4-7 – have a new, cost-saving option this year: the opportunity to buy a meal plan for the duration of the four-day meeting. Typically, delegates and other attendees are responsible for taking care of their own meals, and this year …

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Register now for UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat

The South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women’s 2017 Spiritual Growth Retreat, scheduled for April 28-29 at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, provides a calm relaxing atmosphere to gather with others sisters in Christ. Take time out to experience God’s renewal and have your soul rejuvenated. This retreat is designed to help enhance healthy …

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Sign up now for youth worker training event

The Columbia District Connectional Ministry Committee is hosting youth worker training April 22 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington, and United Methodist adults who work with youth around South Carolina are invited to attend.  

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FOUND: Electrician for UMC mission trip to Ghana

UPDATE: An electrician has been found for this mission trip. Thanks to all who inquired or shared the news about this important work! The Orangeburg District of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is building an Information Communication & Technology Center in a small village in Ghana, West Africa. A mission trip to install …

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Nominees sought for 2017 Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for awards to be presented at the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting. Five awards will be presented during the June 4-7 event at the TD Center in Greenville. All application forms or letters of nomination must …

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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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