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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Bishop Holston’s statement on UMC Council of Bishops’ Way Forward decision

May 4, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the April 29-May 4, 2018, meeting of the Council of Bishops: Over the past week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church met in Chicago and made a decision about what …

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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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Bishop Holston, cabinet spend a day working Disaster Recovery (and you’re next!)

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and the extended Cabinet worked at four Disaster Recovery Ministries sites throughout the day April 25, 2018, helping South Carolina families who are still recovering in the wake of the 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Bishop Holston, several district superintendents, and the leaders of various conference ministries worked together in Hopkins …

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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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Stewardship Summit teaches how to turn ‘tippers into tithers’

Churches today find themselves in a challenging competition for the charitable dollar – especially among their younger members – and must change their approach to stewardship. More than 120 pastors and other local church leaders gathered April 21 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville for the 2018 Stewardship Summit of the South Carolina Conference …

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Central UMC opens downtown park to Spartanburg

By Steve Wong Central United Methodist Church is opening a new two-acre park in downtown Spartanburg in hopes of strengthening the sense of community that has been gaining momentum for the past few years. Everyone – especially those who live or work in downtown Spartanburg – is invited to the dedication of “Central Park” on …

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10 resolutions to be presented at 2018 Annual Conference

Ten resolutions will be presented to South Carolina lay and clergy delegates to the 2018 Annual Conference, scheduled for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Five resolutions – presented by United Methodist individuals, boards or affiliated organizations – address social issues. Five resolutions – presented by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and the …

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S.C. Disaster Recovery Ministries receives efficiency grant from National VOAD

Disaster Recovery Ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has been awarded a grant from National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. The $1,000 paid for office equipment to help Disaster Recovery administrative staff directly working with South Carolina families and volunteers better organize files. That allows them to more effectively assist those families, many …

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Golf tournament to benefit Killingsworth Home

The 26th Annual Killingsworth Golf Tournament is set for May 14, 2018 at Oak Hills Golf Club in Columbia. The captain’s choice event will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Killingsworth Inc., the non-profit Columbia home for women from crisis situations. Contributions are tax-deductible. Golfers will play on perfectly maintained Tifway …

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