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November Advocate now online

The November edition of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is online now, featuring stories on: The way the UMCSC is helping hurricane victims recover New retreat and leadership plans for the United Methodist Men’s ministry The Judicial Council ruling on the Way Forward plans How one church is helping kids with autism and ADHD by …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 27, 2018: We are horrified anew by the shooting deaths Saturday of 11 people gathered peacefully in a house of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Christ UMC

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 27, 2018: At all times, clear communication is important for maintaining trust. For this reason, I want to share that I have received a letter indicating that Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach …

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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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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council’s ruling on Way Forward petitions

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 26, 2018: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church today issued its ruling regarding petitions from the Council of Bishops to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. The Council of Bishops …

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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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Judicial Council’s Way Forward hearings to be broadcast via livestream

  United Methodist Communications will livestream oral hearings of the UMC Judicial Council during its fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. The council will hear from the UMC Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of three sets of legislative petitions coming from the Commission on a Way Forward known as the One …

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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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Deadline is Friday to register for Clergy Orders Gathering

Sept. 17, 2018 “The Way Forward: Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Clergy Orders Gathering, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The gathering will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. …

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“Appalachian Christmas” scheduled at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – An “Appalachian Christmas” will take over Lake Junaluska Dec. 6-9 for special events including multiple concerts, storytelling and a craft show. The Lake Junaluska Singers, under the direction of Mary Huff and associate director Kathy Geyer McNeil, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and a Christmas concert. “Messiah” is a baroque-era music composition by …

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