Category Archive: Upcoming Events

2017-18 Continuing Education Covenant Groups

The Board of Ordained Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church provides continuing education opportunities for all ordained and licensed ministers in the Conference. Participation in these Continuing Education Covenant Groups is not a requirement but an opportunity. Persons currently commissioned and in a provisional relationship should be participating in the Residency program. Each …

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New HealthFlex Exchange benefits 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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2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat set for Feb. 6-8

“Following in the Footsteps of Jesus” is the theme of the 2018 Adult Spiritual Life Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in North Charleston. Lois Tverberg, author of “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus,” will lead workshops at the retreat, along with five other presenters: Whitney Simpson (“Following In Jesus’ Footsteps Through Holy Listenings”) William Randolph …

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S.C. pastor part of webinar on supporting kids heading back to school

A new school year is upon us, and children look to us for reassurance and guidance. How do congregations send children forth surrounded in love? On Tuesday, August 15, we welcome three experienced leaders in ministry who will help you support children at the beginning of the new school year: On Aug. 15, 2017, three …

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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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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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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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Save the date: 8 Important Questions About Stewardship

Mark your calendar for “Imagining Stewardship: Eight Important Questions,” a stewardship symposium scheduled for Jan. 26, 2018, at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir‐Rhyne University in Columbia. Pastor Charles Lane, the keynote speaker, will examine eight questions to help focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word and suggest year‐round practices that will engage congregants and deepen …

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VBS for grown-ups? Check it out at Grace UMC-North Augusta

Singer, storyteller, humorist and folk-theologian Ed Kilbourne will be the featured speaker at Vacation Bible School For Grown-Ups 50+ at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta. Kilbourne will lead the adult VBS – “The Gospel According to You” – at the church’s Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28-30, 2017. Registration fee is …

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Are you ready? Bishop’s Golf Tournament for Africa University

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