Category Archive: Local Churches

Murray UMC awarded Renfro grant to repair church foundation

Murray United Methodist Church – a 155-year-old congregation in the Jedburg community of Dorchester County – will be able to address the deteriorating foundation of its sanctuary with help from a grant from the Renfro Trust. The $2,650 award will help pay for a pumping and water diversion system designed to prevent further erosion of the church …

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2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

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

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Pastors: It’s time to submit 2018 Church Statistical Reports

Dec. 28, 2018 Pastors of local churches in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church are responsible for seeing that the 2018 Church Statistical Report for each church is properly prepared and submitted online by Feb. 28, 2019. Church apportionments are determined from this information, so it is imperative that the numbers are correct …

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New church parking lot taxes: Guidance from GCFA, IRS

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed by Congress in 2017 added new tax provisions that apply to churches and other non-profit organizations that are otherwise exempt from income tax. One such provision: A tax on the amount a church or a church-related organization spends to provide parking to its employees. The United Methodist Church’s General …

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‘Mrs. June’ opened doors – and her heart – for UMC youth in S.C.

June Brunson Willson | Sept 6, 1945-Dec. 2, 2018 SUMMERVILLE – June Willson was a mentor, a friend, a second mom. She was a pioneer, an advocate, a shepherd. She cajoled, encouraged, empowered, believed, welcomed and loved. And “Mrs. June” was a troublemaker. “She created holy trouble at every turn – calling the church to be better and throwing …

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Support UMCSC ministries on #GivingTuesday – and all year ’round

As you plan your #GivingTuesday charitable donations, we pray that you will be moved to consider supporting one or more of the ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as the mission-oriented general agencies of the UMC.   Global UMC ministries that need your #GivingTuesday support   South Carolina UMC …

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Long-Term Recovery Group training set for Nov. 27

Nov. 12, 2018 The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled a free training opportunity for those interested in helping develop a Long-Term Recovery Group in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties – among the areas hardest by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27, …

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UMCSC, UMCOR set training to help churches prepare for disaster

The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled two free training opportunities aimed at helping local churches develop a disaster response plan and better position themselves to respond when disaster strikes. “Connecting Neighbors” – scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins and Nov. 29 at First UMC in Conway – …

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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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