Category Archive: Conference Updates

Remembering ‘honored dead,’ God’s ‘extravagant love’

A bell tolled 36 times – once for each of the departed saints from the past year – during the Service of Thanksgiving and Memory at the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees honored the ministry and work of one …

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Retiring pastors pass mantle, spirit to newly ordained

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized 35 retiring pastors during its 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees helped celebrate the ministry and work of the retiring pastors. “By God’s grace, you did many things that seemed beyond your power,” Bishop Holston told the retirees during the …

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Moving into ministry – 2017 ordination, commissioning, licensing

  During the 2017 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: 16 people were ordained as elders. 1 woman was ordained as a deacon. 8 people were commissioned as provisional elders. 1 woman was commissioned as a provisional deacon. 44 people were licensed as local pastors. The 16 people ordained as elders were …

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Annual Conference delegates OK resolutions on LGBTQ youth, lynching, Muslim ban

Delegates to the 2017 South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference meeting voted Wednesday, June 7, to support resolutions dealing with issues including suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, President Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban, and the legacy of lynching. United Methodists also backed resolutions supporting and honoring law enforcement officers and a formal apology from a historically …

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HUM Conference to focus on evangelical Wesleyan worship

Churches that have passionate, Christ-centered worship normally experience growth. If the United Methodist Church in South Carolina is to experience renewal, we must renew our commitment to evangelical Wesleyan worship that takes seriously the dynamic relationship between laity and clergy in worship. The HUM Conference – scheduled for July 14-15, 2017, at St. Paul United …

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Ministerial appointments for 2017-18

By authority of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, fixed appointments for the 2017-18 conference year on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Appointments in bold typeface are new for 2017-18. Click here to see the full list …

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2017 Annual Conference Live Steam

You can watch the live stream from Annual Conference here. View the Annual Conference schedule Watch on the Go with the Annual Conference App – Search the Apple or Google Play store for SCUMC 2017 Get it from the Apple App Store here. Follow along on social media with the hashtag #umcsc

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Register now for conference on violence in relationships

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hosting a conference Aug. 5, 2017, to educate church clergy, public administrators and others about how to address violence in relationships and how to assist victims of such violence. The conference will take place from …

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Gather for ‘Campfire Memories’ at 2017 Annual Conference

Calling all campers – of all ages! S.C. United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries is inviting alumni of camps at Asbury Hills to gather and share camp memories during the S.C. Annual Conference Meeting next month. The gathering, at 5 p.m. June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, is designed to help alumni reconnect with other campers, …

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Bishop Holston to be grand marshal of Bethune Legacy Parade

MAYESVILLE – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will be the grand marshal of the Legacy Parade in Mayesville on Saturday, May 20 – part of the 2017 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Mayesville. The Sumter County town, about 10 miles east of Sumter, is the birthplace of Mary McLeod …

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