Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

UPDATE – Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to flood Texas, United Methodists across South Carolina and the nation are asking, “What can I do to help?” The United Methodist Committee on Relief exists precisely to provide the answer: Pray Pray for the safety of those affected by the storm, emergency responders, and the Early Response …

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Bishop Holston, SEJ bishops: ‘Name, resist, dismantle racism’

Witness and Invitation Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia August 17, 2017 “The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us grace to labor for.” – Thomas More, UMH, 408 “Serving with you in the Southeastern Jurisdiction, we grieve the violence in Charlottesville. We renew our baptismal covenant to trust and …

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Windsor UMC lauded as ‘safe haven’ for immigrants

For more than a decade, the community around Windsor United Methodist Church has known the Northeast Columbia church as a congregation committed to opening its doors to strangers – helping those in need from other countries who now live among us. In June, the Commission on Religion and Race of the South Carolina Conference of …

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Preparation tips as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season is upon us. Now is the time – before a storm hits – to make sure your church is prepared!     Check out these preparedness tips Plan an evacuation route Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan …

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2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat set for Feb. 6-8

“Following in the Footsteps of Jesus” is the theme of the 2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in North Charleston. Lois Tverberg, author of “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus,” will lead workshops at the retreat, along with five other presenters: Whitney Simpson (“Following In Jesus’ Footsteps Through Holy Listenings”) William Randolph …

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Are you ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? August 13

Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? This annual date on the calendar of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – scheduled this year for Sunday, August 13 – is set aside to receive a special offering for Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry. Aldersgate is a United Methodist agency formed by …

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Sign up now for Africa tour with Bishop Holston

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and Mrs. Felecia Holston will lead a 12-day tour of three nations in southern Africa from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, 2018. Cost of the tour is $4,300, with an installment plan available. Join Bishop and Mrs. Holston on a journey to “the school of dreams” – Africa University in Zimbabwe. Experience …

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Homes of Hope CEO: Thank you, SC United Methodists!

The leader of Homes of Hope has penned a thank-you letter to all South Carolina United Methodists for their donation of more than $165,000 to help build six homes for low-income families in the Greenville area. Don Oglesby is president and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization that rebuilds communities and individual lives through …

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VBS for grown-ups? Check it out at Grace UMC-North Augusta

Singer, storyteller, humorist and folk-theologian Ed Kilbourne will be the featured speaker at Vacation Bible School For Grown-Ups 50+ at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta. Kilbourne will lead the adult VBS – “The Gospel According to You” – at the church’s Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28-30, 2017. Registration fee is …

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Order your 2018 UM program calendar w/SC overlay

  Now’s the time to order the 2018 United Methodist Program Calendar with South Carolina Overlay. Connectional Ministries will make available copies of the classic, spiral-bound, vertical version of the 2018 Program Calendars from United Methodist Communications with South Carolina dates included. If you order directly from UMCOM, you won’t get the South Carolina dates. Calendars are available to churches …

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