Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

Bishop Holston to S.C. churches: “Are you up for the challenge?”

Oct. 26, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston had a question for some 140 pastors and laypersons attending the 2018 Summit on the Black Church in North Charleston Oct. 25-27. “Culturally, economically, theologically, these are challenging times,” the resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said. “We have to ask ourselves, ‘Are …

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Virginia UMC Bishop Lewis to S.C. United Methodists: “Stir it up!”

Oct. 25, 2018 Bishop Sharma D. Lewis traveled from Virginia to bring a challenge to South Carolina United Methodists assembled in North Charleston Thursday for the 2018 Summit on the Black Church. “You’re the only ones who can stir it up,” the resident bishop of the Virginia Conference of the UMC told about 140 clergy and …

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Bishop Holston, Cabinet bring hope, hard work to Disaster Recovery effort

    Oct. 17, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and members of the Extended Cabinet worked Wednesday to help restore homes of families still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The second “Cabinet Work Day” of the year was designed not only to bring hope and recovery to storm survivors, but also to …

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S.C. Disaster Response assessing Tropical Storm Michael damage

Disaster Response leaders and volunteers from the South Carolina Annual Conference are out assessing neighborhoods as the remnants of Hurricane Michael leave the state. As needed, specially trained Early Response Teams will deploy to help clear downed trees, place tarps on damaged roofs and help clean up any other damages caused by the storm, which …

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2018 Killingsworth Gala tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Killingsworth Gala, the annual fundraiser that supports the 71-year-old home for women in a major life transition. For the past 46 years, Killingsworth has helped these women move into stable, healthy living. The home is one of the Advance Special Ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the …

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Volunteers – all skill levels – needed for flood response

South Carolina UMC Disaster Response Ministries needs volunteers of all ability levels to help us clean out homes that have been flooded by Hurricane Florence. Until this point, conditions have dictated that only specially trained Early Response Teams handle these duties. We now can welcome all volunteers of any skill level to join us in this …

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Flood-soaked Trinity UMC-Conway begins long trek to recovery

Oct. 4, 2018 Dozens of volunteers on Wednesday began the long, meticulous work of cleaning up and moving forward after historic flooding inundated Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway in the wake of Hurricane Florence last month. Some 50 people – including Trinity members and staff, and volunteers from other churches (both United Methodist and otherwise) …

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Epworth wins Google.org Challenge – and you can help double the award

Epworth Children’s Home is one of four winners of The Google.org Impact Challenge Columbia, a program that aims to “rally the community around” innovative ideas that boost economic opportunity in the Columbia area. Epworth will receive $50,000 and training from Google to support entrepreneurial internships with its older foster youth. Epworth, the Midlands Technical College Foundation, …

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Bishop Holston to flood survivors: ‘You are not alone’

Sept. 28, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston brought a message of hope Thursday to members of Trinity United Methodist Church and others in Conway ravaged by historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. “It’s hard to fathom that a few days of water will equate to years of putting your lives back together,” he told about …

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ERTs begin disaster response work in Marion

Sept. 26, 2018 Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church this week began assisting homeowners in Marion whose houses were flooded in the wake of Hurricane Florence. ERTs can’t move into areas affected by storms until local emergency management officials notify them that it is safe to do so. …

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