Category Archive: Conference Updates

Bishop Holston to S.C. churches: “Are you up for the challenge?”

Oct. 26, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston had a question for some 140 pastors and laypersons attending the 2018 Summit on the Black Church in North Charleston Oct. 25-27. “Culturally, economically, theologically, these are challenging times,” the resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said. “We have to ask ourselves, ‘Are …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council’s ruling on Way Forward petitions

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on Oct. 26, 2018: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church today issued its ruling regarding petitions from the Council of Bishops to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. The Council of Bishops …

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Virginia UMC Bishop Lewis to S.C. United Methodists: “Stir it up!”

Oct. 25, 2018 Bishop Sharma D. Lewis traveled from Virginia to bring a challenge to South Carolina United Methodists assembled in North Charleston Thursday for the 2018 Summit on the Black Church. “You’re the only ones who can stir it up,” the resident bishop of the Virginia Conference of the UMC told about 140 clergy and …

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Judicial Council’s Way Forward hearings to be broadcast via livestream

  United Methodist Communications will livestream oral hearings of the UMC Judicial Council during its fall meeting at the Placid Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland. The council will hear from the UMC Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of three sets of legislative petitions coming from the Commission on a Way Forward known as the One …

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Bishop Holston, Cabinet bring hope, hard work to Disaster Recovery effort

    Oct. 17, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and members of the Extended Cabinet worked Wednesday to help restore homes of families still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The second “Cabinet Work Day” of the year was designed not only to bring hope and recovery to storm survivors, but also to …

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Deadline is Friday to register for Clergy Orders Gathering

Sept. 17, 2018 “The Way Forward: Giving Leadership to Difficult Conversations” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Clergy Orders Gathering, scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018, in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The gathering will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. …

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“Appalachian Christmas” scheduled at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – An “Appalachian Christmas” will take over Lake Junaluska Dec. 6-9 for special events including multiple concerts, storytelling and a craft show. The Lake Junaluska Singers, under the direction of Mary Huff and associate director Kathy Geyer McNeil, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and a Christmas concert. “Messiah” is a baroque-era music composition by …

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Marion District pastors turn to each other in flood’s wake

Oct. 12, 2018 United Methodist churches in the Marion District of the South Carolina Annual Conference have taken the brunt of natural disasters that have struck the state in recent years. From the 1,000-year floods of 2015, through Hurricane Matthew a year later, to last month’s Hurricane Florence – the district that ranges from the …

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S.C. Disaster Response assessing Tropical Storm Michael damage

Disaster Response leaders and volunteers from the South Carolina Annual Conference are out assessing neighborhoods as the remnants of Hurricane Michael leave the state. As needed, specially trained Early Response Teams will deploy to help clear downed trees, place tarps on damaged roofs and help clean up any other damages caused by the storm, which …

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Pisgah UMC looking to “fill gaps” after shooting of Florence officers

“Heal the surrounding land where we now gather – Hoffmeyer Road, Vintage Place, the street and the home of the Hopkins family. Cleanse it from the spirit of violence, Lord, and account it as washed by your blood.” Oct. 8, 2018 Pisgah United Methodist Church has been tucked just inside northwestern Florence County for more than 100 years. …

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