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Clergy: Schedule your AC2018 photo online

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference, set for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories. To help the process …

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Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church issued the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week. “The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority …

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Corrected ballot presented for proposed Constitutional Amendment I

The secretary of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has distributed to annual conferences the corrected ballot for a second vote on a proposed amendment to the UMC constitution addressing women’s equity issues. Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, meeting June 3-6 in Greenville, will vote again on proposed Constitutional Amendment …

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Join Bishop Holston for missional awareness experience in Guatemala

May 17, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will lead a missional awareness experience to Guatemala in July – and you can join him. On the trip, scheduled for July 13-17, 2018, Bishop Holston will: Attend the inauguration and blessing of the Medical Clinic Bethesda …

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Sign up for free wellness screening – earn $100 “PulseCash”

Clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church who sign up for free wellness checks scheduled for June 4-6 will get something other than peace of mind for their trouble. Participating in Wespath’s “Blueprint for Wellness” screening provides an opportunity to learn about your health and to earn $100 in “PulseCash” …

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S.C. delegates will re-vote on women’s equity amendment in 2018

Proposed Constitutional Amendment I will be taken up at 2018 Annual Conference May 14, 2018 Delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference, meeting June 3-6 in Greenville, will take a second vote on a proposed amendment to the UMC constitution addressing women’s equity issues. The secretary of the General Conference announced last week that …

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Lineup of preachers announced for Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska – which features spirited traditional worship services led by internationally known preachers – will take place Sunday mornings from June 10 to Aug. 5. Most services begin Sundays in Stuart Auditorium at 11 a.m., with a prelude by the Lake Junaluska Singers at 10:45 a.m. This …

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Donations needed to help pay for 10,000-plus UMCOR Health Kits

In support of the United Methodist Church’s Abundant Health Initiative, volunteers at the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference will package more than 10,000 UMCOR Health Kits to be shared with those in need around the world. But before they can make that happen on June 5, the conference needs to pay for the supplies that go into …

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Festival of Wisdom and Grace set for Aug. 13-16 at Lake Junaluska

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Lake Junaluska will host the Festival of Wisdom and Grace – a conference for those looking for purpose and renewal in the second half of life – Aug. 13-16, 2018. The festival is aimed at older adults – from those nearing retirement to those already retired for many years. The program includes …

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“Letting Go & Taking Hold” transition retreats for moving pastors

Transition retreats for moving pastors and SPRC chairpersons or their designees are scheduled across the conference on four dates in May. “Letting Go & Taking Hold” is designed to assist pastors and churches in the transition of a new pastoral appointment. It will feature a presentation by certified clergy coach Mark Tidsworth, small group dialogue, fellowship …

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