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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Save the date: 2019 Adult Spiritual Retreat, Jan. 29-31

The 2019 UMCSC Adult Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for Jan. 29-31, at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Angela Ford Nelson, pastor of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, will be the keynote speaker. There also will be opportunities for study, workshops, recreation and fellowship. The retreat – hosted by Adult Ministries …

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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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Join Bishop Holston for 2019 Holy Land pilgrimage

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 27-April 6, 2019 – and you can join him! 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, …

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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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Upcoming ERT training opportunities

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 ERT Basic Class – John Wesley UMC, 626 Savannah Highway, Charleston. Contact: Ed Carson at 843-817-0629 or edmundcarson@gmail.com. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fee: $35, which includes manual, shirt, cap and badge. Renewal fee: $10. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 Quarterly Training Event – Mt. Horeb UMC, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. Contact is …

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Spartanburg Bethlehem Center needs ‘big-ticket’ items for annual auction

Aug. 9, 2018 The Bethlehem Center in Spartanburg – one of the Advanced Special Ministries of the South Carolina Annual Conference – is asking United Methodists around the state to donate items for its annual “Auction for a Cause” fundraiser, scheduled for Nov. 2, 2018. The center will be accepting donations through Oct. 15 and can …

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Order your 2019 S.C. United Methodist Program Calendar today

Aug. 6, 2018 It’s time to order your 2019 South Carolina United Methodist Program Calendar – the only place where you can find all of the important dates for the S.C. Annual Conference and the General Church, as well as the United Methodist Lectionary. Click here to order your calendar today.  

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2018 Summit on the Black Church set for Oct. 25-27 in North Charleston

July 25, 2018 Registration is now open for the 2018 Summit on the Black Church, an annual gathering sponsored by Connectional Ministries of the South Carolina Annual Conference. This year’s summit – “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. …

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