Category Archive: Conference Updates

Rock Hill’s Haselden to become Bishop Holston’s executive assistant

Lollie Haselden, the Rock Hill District administrative assistant for the past five years, will succeed Bettye Rivers as executive assistant to Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. Rivers is retiring after 15 years in the episcopal office of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she also worked with two other bishops – Bishop …

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Rivers, Bishop Holston’s executive assistant, to retire

Bettye Rivers, the cheerful face and voice of South Carolina’s United Methodist bishops, is retiring at the end of March. Rivers has worked for 15 years in the episcopal office of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she was executive assistant to three bishops. “I’m leaving eight years too late,” she …

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Hispanic/Latino Task Force looking for new members

The Hispanic/Latino Task Force of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is opening up to new members. The deadline to apply is Feb 28. The Hispanic/Latino Task Force seeks to promote inclusion and advocate for the rights of the Hispanic/Latino population in South Carolina. It also seeks to develop Hispanic/Latino leaders within …

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Bishop Holston challenges men: ‘Be the people God needs us to be’

MYRTLE BEACH – One thousand United Methodist men (and a few women) flocked to Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach Feb. 17-19 for a weekend of worship and fellowship – but mostly to inspire them to become better leaders back home in their churches and communities. “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong,” the South Carolina …

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Changes coming to 2018 UMC-SC health insurance plan

Wespath Benefits will offer a new health insurance plan for 2018 that will give employees and clergy of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church more control, while helping the church continue to provide affordable health benefits. With HealthFlex Exchange, employees/clergy will choose their own plan from among numerous options. By offering more …

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Bishop Holston: A special appeal to United Methodist men

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has issued a special appeal to all United Methodist men in South Carolina to attend “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong,” a spiritual gathering with one purpose – to equip United Methodist men to become someone God can use in their families, churches and communities. The Feb. 17-19 event at Christ United …

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Financial tips for clergy: Taking the bite out of taxes

Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like Social Security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or exclusions, and reimbursed expenses. It is important to know the rules, but also the way to minimize the impact of your tax liability. Not every tax preparer understands the unique situation of clergy, and finding one who does …

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Want a healthier church? Join FAN today

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is partnering with the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina to offer “Faith, Activity and Nutrition” – a free faith-based program that works to create a healthy church environment. FAN is not an exercise program or a cooking class. Instead, FAN helps churches …

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Revolution 2017: Re-purposing youth for Christ

Revolution 2017 drew nearly 2,000 United Methodist youth from across South Carolina to Columbia for three days of worship, message, music, fellowship and service on Jan. 27-29. Students, adult youth advisors, pastors, district superintendents and others – including Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, who led the Sunday worship service and communion – descended on the Township Auditorium in downtown …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on immigration ban: ‘Make a difference’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ …

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