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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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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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Bishop & Mrs. Holston honored with Africa University’s top award

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his wife, Felecia Holston, have received Africa University’s highest honor – the Drum Award, presented to staunch supporters of and advocates for the United Methodist-related institution. Bishop and Mrs. Holston have led numerous trips to the school, which is located in Zimbabwe and serves students from 31 African nations, where …

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Bishop Holston appoints new conference benefits officer

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed the Rev. Christopher M. Lollis as the benefits officer for the South Carolina Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2018. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits recommended Rev. Lollis, and the Conference Staff Relations Committee approved. Rev. Lollis, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, will succeed the …

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Bishop Holston appoints 3 new district superintendents

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed three new district superintendents – Rev. Terry Fleming, Rev. Cathy Mitchell and Rev. Steve Patterson. Florence District The Rev. Terry Fleming, pastor of New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Boiling Springs, will succeed the Rev. John Hipp as …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Florida school shooting

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Here we are again. Once more, we find ourselves in anguish over the loss of young lives in a mass shooting – this time with 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at a high school in South Florida. Less than two months into this year, 30 …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on racist message at USC

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: The posting of a racist message Tuesday at the University of South Carolina shows we have a long way to go to fulfill God’s mandate to love our neighbors. The use of hate speech and racial slurs has gained renewed acceptance in today’s world, and the ubiquity of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Way Forward report

The Commission on a Way Forward this week presented the Council of Bishops with sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church. The commission is working on behalf of the Council of Bishops to discern a way to maintain the unity of our church in the midst …

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