Category Archive: Conference Updates

Pre-conference training begins April 30

Pre-conference training for the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church begins this Sunday, April 30, and continues throughout May. Sessions are scheduled for: Sunday in the Columbia, Greenwood and Marion districts. May 7 in the Charleston, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Walterboro districts. May 21 in the Anderson, …

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Time to tee it up for UM Camps & Retreat golf tournament

South Carolina United Methodist Camps & Retreat Ministries invites you to come a day early to the Annual Conference meeting and be a part of its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 3, at The Preserve at Verdae Golf Club in Greenville. All proceeds will benefit the camper scholarship program, providing much-needed support for kids to …

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Register now for free wellness screening – and save $250

Clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church who sign up for free wellness checks scheduled for June 5-7 will get something other than peace of mind for their trouble. The “Blueprint for Wellness” screening is required to avoid an additional $250 deductible. This screening applies to active (non-retired) pastors covered by …

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Iowa students give spring break to help S.C. flood survivors

NORTH CHARLESTON – A group of Iowa State University students used spring break to volunteer in the North Charleston area with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. A disabled veteran. A widowed grandmother raising three grandchildren. A single mom working two jobs. John Raimer can list family …

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Sign up now for Christian Action Council annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Christian Action Council is scheduled for May 18 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd., Columbia. The theme of the meeting is “Caring for the Stranger: The Church Needed Today.” Registration is required by May 11 to guarantee availability of a meal. The registration fee is $50, or …

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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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