Category Archive: Conference Updates

DHEC warns church mission teams of Zika threat

State health officials are warning churches and their members preparing to go on international mission trips about the continuing risk of contracting the Zika virus. The virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week. Many infected people …

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Fire destroys cabins at historic UMC campground; arson suspected

By Jessica Brodie S.C. United Methodist Advocate ROWESVILLE – A late-night fire destroyed more than a dozen rustic cabins at a historic religious campground March 10, many of them belonging to United Methodists. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze that claimed 15 cabins – known as “tents” – at Cattle …

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New at 2017 Annual Conference: Cost-effective meal plans

Delegates and other attendees at the 2017 South Carolina Annual Conference – set for June 4-7 – have a new, cost-saving option this year: the opportunity to buy a meal plan for the duration of the four-day meeting. Typically, delegates and other attendees are responsible for taking care of their own meals, and this year …

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Register now for UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat

The South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women’s 2017 Spiritual Growth Retreat, scheduled for April 28-29 at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, provides a calm relaxing atmosphere to gather with others sisters in Christ. Take time out to experience God’s renewal and have your soul rejuvenated. This retreat is designed to help enhance healthy …

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Sign up now for youth worker training event

The Columbia District Connectional Ministry Committee is hosting youth worker training April 22 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington, and United Methodist adults who work with youth around South Carolina are invited to attend.  

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Nominees sought for 2017 Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for awards to be presented at the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting. Five awards will be presented during the June 4-7 event at the TD Center in Greenville. All application forms or letters of nomination must …

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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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