Category Archive: Connectional Ministries

By Faith, On Mission, Together: ‘Bishop’s Days’ scheduled

2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership Teams The one constant in today’s world is constant change. In the midst of that change, God has called us to the eternal work of making disciples for the transformation of the world. “By Faith, On Mission, Together” is the focus of the 2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership …

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Bishops’ Fall Dialogue: ‘Changing the Way the Church Views Racism’

The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ annual Fall Dialogue is a chance to discuss the opportunity we have to address the racial inequalities that affect the education of all children in South Carolina – and how churches, working together, can make a potential difference. The gathering will take place from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, …

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Volunteers needed to help with storm relief calls for assistance

Volunteers are needed to help take calls through the United Way of South Carolina’s 2-1-1 system, which is coordinating the response to needs following Tropical Storm Irma. The efforts of the South Carolina Conference’s Disaster Response and Disaster Recovery ministries and other response agencies will be managed through this system to decrease the potential for …

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Early Response Team training opportunities

We are United Methodist Volunteers in South Carolina who are dedicated to showing the love of Jesus to others in the aftermath of a disaster. We have teams and regional coordinators who cover our state from border to border. Our teams consist of 6-12 people. All members receive 8 hours of training in basic disaster …

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Register now for Africa University golf outing

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has a long-standing connection to Africa University through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. The 2017 Bishop’s Africa University Golf Tournament – 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood – provides two ways to help raise money for Africa University student scholarships. You can …

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Bishop Holston: Keep a vigilant eye on Hurricane Irma

After a week of preparation, it appears that much of South Carolina could dodge most of the more direct effects of Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 5 hurricane that has wrought destruction throughout the Caribbean Sea and is now bearing down on our neighbors in Florida. However, all of our state is not out of …

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Tips for preparing for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, here’s what you can be doing to prepare yourself and your church for what the massive storm might bring. While we still do not know the exact track Irma could take, nor the level of damage it could inflict, there’s plenty that pastors and other church members can do …

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Irma prompts Africa University to cancel S.C. events

Bishop Marcus Matthews and members of the Africa University Board of Directors have decided to cancel all planned Africa University activities scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Charleston and Walterboro districts. The school leaders’ decision made their decision in consideration of the safety of persons traveling to and from the …

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Bishop Holston: Statement on DACA changes

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” – Philippians 2:3-5 News of the potential for more change in …

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Africa University leaders to gather for 1st time in South Carolina

For the first time in its 25+-year journey with South Carolina United Methodists, Africa University leaders and advisors will meet in North Charleston from Sept. 7 to 10. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be the host for events of the Africa University Board …

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