Category Archive: Upcoming Events

2018 Killingsworth Gala tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Killingsworth Gala, the annual fundraiser that supports the 71-year-old home for women in a major life transition. For the past 46 years, Killingsworth has helped these women move into stable, healthy living. The home is one of the Advance Special Ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the …

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Volunteers needed for S.C. disaster recovery

Whether you can help for a couple of days or a week. Whether you have an experienced team or you want to come alone and work alongside new friends. Whether you are young or old, experienced or not, local or out-of-state. Your time and talents are needed to help the hundreds of South Carolina families …

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YoungER Men’s Ministry event postponed

“Hooked,” the South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry event planned for Sept. 29 at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, has been postponed. A new date is TBD. Aug. 14, 2018 The South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry is planning a one-day fishing-themed event focused specifically on engaging younger men in ministry. “Hooked” – a conference designed to …

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Sept. 14 deadline to apply for Bossey scholarship, local church grants

Time is running out to apply for a scholarship to study Christian unity and grants for local churches and other groups that operate ecumenical or interreligious ministries. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to apply for these opportunities, supported by the UMC Council of Bishops: Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship Applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to …

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Looking for an October series for your adult Sunday School class?

The UMC General Board of Church & Society has created a Bible study to help congregations reflect on what scripture and the United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence. In “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Call to End Domestic Violence,” four hourlong sessions focus on different ways domestic violence shows up in our …

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2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry to focus on “Doing No Harm”

July 5, 2018 Click here to download/print schedule. The 2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry – scheduled for Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel – is a continuing education event for all active and retired clergy. This year’s theme – “Doing No Harm: Keeping Sacred Trust” – encompasses teachings on sexual ethics …

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Want to engage millennials in your church’s mission?

Aug. 24, 2018 For the first time in history, millennials outnumber baby boomers; however, for most churches, millennials are the missing generation in their churches. How do we engage millennials in our church’s mission and vision? How do millennials look for information about communities of faith? Is your church using social media well? Lutheran Theological …

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2018 Summit on the Black Church

July 25, 2018 The 2018 Summit on the Black Church – “The Missing Links: Real Talk for the Black Church” – is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the Doubletree by Hilton-Charleston Airport in North Charleston. It centers on the themes of worship, leadership, stewardship, accountability, spiritual formation and healthy conflict. The cost is $125 per person and …

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Bishop Holston’s 2019 Holy Land pilgrimage

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 27-April 6, 2019. The Bible will come alive during an inspirational tour of the land of Jesus. This trip of a lifetime includes visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and much …

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Lake Junaluska to offer marriage enrichment retreats

Aug. 16, 2018 LAKE JUNALUSKA – Beginning this fall, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center will offer three-day marriage enrichment retreats. The faith-based retreats will teach couples how to forge stronger relationships through meaningful conversation. Ned Martin, an expert in marriage counseling, will lead the retreats. “There is real value in taking time, going on …

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