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Retiring pastors pass mantle, spirit to newly ordained

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized 35 retiring pastors during its 2017 Annual Conference Meeting in Greenville. Led by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, about 2,000 conference attendees helped celebrate the ministry and work of the retiring pastors. “By God’s grace, you did many things that seemed beyond your power,” Bishop Holston told the retirees during the …

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Moving into ministry – 2017 ordination, commissioning, licensing

  During the 2017 Annual Conference meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: 16 people were ordained as elders. 1 woman was ordained as a deacon. 8 people were commissioned as provisional elders. 1 woman was commissioned as a provisional deacon. 44 people were licensed as local pastors. The 16 people ordained as elders were …

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Annual Conference delegates OK resolutions on LGBTQ youth, lynching, Muslim ban

Delegates to the 2017 South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference meeting voted Wednesday, June 7, to support resolutions dealing with issues including suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, President Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban, and the legacy of lynching. United Methodists also backed resolutions supporting and honoring law enforcement officers and a formal apology from a historically …

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Pre-conference training continues Sunday, May 7

Pre-conference training for the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church continues this Sunday, May 7. Sessions are scheduled for: May 7 in the Charleston, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Walterboro districts. May 21 in the Anderson, Florence, Greenville and Hartsville districts. Click here for the full schedule, including …

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New at 2017 Annual Conference: Cost-effective meal plans

Delegates and other attendees at the 2017 South Carolina Annual Conference – set for June 4-7 – have a new, cost-saving option this year: the opportunity to buy a meal plan for the duration of the four-day meeting. Typically, delegates and other attendees are responsible for taking care of their own meals, and this year …

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Nominees sought for 2017 Annual Conference awards

The time has come to nominate outstanding clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for awards to be presented at the 2017 Annual Conference Meeting. Five awards will be presented during the June 4-7 event at the TD Center in Greenville. All application forms or letters of nomination must …

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