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Clergy: Schedule your AC2018 photo online

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference, set for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories. To help the process …

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Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church issued the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week. “The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority …

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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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UMCSC health insurance rates to remain stable in 2019

But increases projected for 2020, 2021 May 17, 2018 With health insurance rates projected to increase over the next three years, the South Carolina Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits is taking steps to ease the impact on premiums paid by churches, pastors and conference employees covered by a Wespath health plan. Health insurance …

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Join Bishop Holston for missional awareness experience in Guatemala

May 17, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will lead a missional awareness experience to Guatemala in July – and you can join him. On the trip, scheduled for July 13-17, 2018, Bishop Holston will: Attend the inauguration and blessing of the Medical Clinic Bethesda …

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Sign up for free wellness screening – earn $100 “PulseCash”

Clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church who sign up for free wellness checks scheduled for June 4-6 will get something other than peace of mind for their trouble. Participating in Wespath’s “Blueprint for Wellness” screening provides an opportunity to learn about your health and to earn $100 in “PulseCash” …

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S.C. delegates will re-vote on women’s equity amendment in 2018

Proposed Constitutional Amendment I will be taken up at 2018 Annual Conference May 14, 2018 Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, meeting June 3-6 in Greenville, will take a second vote on a proposed amendment to the UMC constitution addressing women’s equity issues. The secretary of the General Conference announced last week that …

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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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Lineup of preachers announced for Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska – which features spirited traditional worship services led by internationally known preachers – will take place Sunday mornings from June 10 to Aug. 5. Most services begin Sundays in Stuart Auditorium at 11 a.m., with a prelude by the Lake Junaluska Singers at 10:45 a.m. This …

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UMC bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments

Two amendments dealing with gender and other equity issues fail WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference. Three of the amendments – Amendment III, Amendment IV and Amendment V – received at least …

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