Category Archive: Conference Updates

Bishop Holston’s statement on Las Vegas mass shootings

Our hearts ache as we hear of yet another act of violence exacerbated by guns. The senseless assault in Las Vegas – which is being described as one of the deadliest in our nation’s history – took scores of lives, injured hundreds and terrified thousands on Sunday. We lift up in prayer those killed and …

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New HealthFlex Exchange benefit workshops scheduled

A series of HealthFlex Exchange Benefit Workshops – designed to help those covered by the Conference Health Plan better understand what’s in it for them – are scheduled for September and October in all 12 districts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Healthflex Exchange was approved at the 2017 Annual …

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Register now: A conversation about the church’s role in race relations

Lay and clergy alike are invited to a tri-district event to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst. “Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at …

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Early Response Team training opportunities

We are United Methodist Volunteers in South Carolina who are dedicated to showing the love of Jesus to others in the aftermath of a disaster. We have teams and regional coordinators who cover our state from border to border. Our teams consist of 6-12 people. All members receive 8 hours of training in basic disaster …

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Africa University leaders to gather for 1st time in South Carolina

For the first time in its 25+-year journey with South Carolina United Methodists, Africa University leaders and advisors will meet in North Charleston from Sept. 7 to 10. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be the host for events of the Africa University Board …

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Intentional Discipleship sermon series in the works

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is developing a sermon series tied into the UMC’s “See All The People” campaign. The “Come, Follow Me” series will be available as a pdf download on this website sometime in early 2018. A small-group curriculum for adult, youth and children is being developed as a companion …

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Are you ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? August 13

Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? This annual date on the calendar of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – scheduled this year for Sunday, August 13 – is set aside to receive a special offering for Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry. Aldersgate is a United Methodist agency formed by …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions scholarships available

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is offering scholarships to the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions conference, scheduled for November 1-7 in Toronto, Canada. The Council of Bishops will give scholarships to three seminary students and three others (laity or clergy) who previously have not attended a PWR. In order to take …

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Rev. James Elmo Hunter III – 1935-2017

August 25, 1935 – July 30, 2017 The Rev. Dr. James Elmo Hunter III – who served as superintendent of the Spartanburg District during his 40 years of service in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – died Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was 81. Rev. Hunter pastored five churches and their congregations – …

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Sign up now for Africa tour with Bishop Holston

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and Mrs. Felecia Holston will lead a 12-day tour of three nations in southern Africa from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, 2018. Cost of the tour is $4,300, with an installment plan available. Join Bishop and Mrs. Holston on a journey to “the school of dreams” – Africa University in Zimbabwe. Experience …

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