Category Archive: Local Churches

Registration now open: 2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. Qualifies for 1 CEU. The retreat – hosted …

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After Florence: What you can do to help

With floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Florence already soaking areas of South Carolina – with more flooding to come as rivers overflow their banks this week – here are a few ways United Methodists across the state can help: Pray For the safety of those affected by the storm. For the safety of first responders …

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Florence update for S.C. (11 a.m. Sunday)

Updated 11:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2018 Tropical Depression Florence continues to produce widespread heavy rains over northern South Carolina, producing flash flooding and leading to significant river flooding in the coming days. The hardest hit counties apparently are Dillon, Marion and Marlboro counties, state officials say. Flash-flood watches are in effect for Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster and …

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New hotline set up for Hurricane Florence assistance: 800-451-1954

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday: 800-451-1954 This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the …

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YoungER Men’s Ministry event postponed

“Hooked,” the South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry event planned for Sept. 29 at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, has been postponed. A new date is TBD. Aug. 14, 2018 The South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry is planning a one-day fishing-themed event focused specifically on engaging younger men in ministry. “Hooked” – a conference designed to …

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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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Looking for an October series for your adult Sunday School class?

The UMC General Board of Church & Society has created a Bible study to help congregations reflect on what scripture and the United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence. In “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Call to End Domestic Violence,” four hourlong sessions focus on different ways domestic violence shows up in our …

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Want to engage millennials in your church’s mission?

Aug. 24, 2018 For the first time in history, millennials outnumber baby boomers; however, for most churches, millennials are the missing generation in their churches. How do we engage millennials in our church’s mission and vision? How do millennials look for information about communities of faith? Is your church using social media well? Lutheran Theological …

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Central UMC opens downtown park to Spartanburg

By Steve Wong Central United Methodist Church is opening a new two-acre park in downtown Spartanburg in hopes of strengthening the sense of community that has been gaining momentum for the past few years. Everyone – especially those who live or work in downtown Spartanburg – is invited to the dedication of “Central Park” on …

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Two Rivers UMC-Cainhoy pastor’s Q&A with local newspaper

July 19, 2018 CAINHOY – The Rev. Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, pastor of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, spoke recently with The Daniel Island News about the church’s first year in the burgeoning Cainhoy community near Wando. Over that time, Two Rivers has worshipped in a private home, a horse barn, a local pub and the clubhouse of a …

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