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Bishop Holston: Keep a vigilant eye on Hurricane Irma

After a week of preparation, it appears that much of South Carolina could dodge most of the more direct effects of Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 5 hurricane that has wrought destruction throughout the Caribbean Sea and is now bearing down on our neighbors in Florida. However, all of our state is not out of …

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Irma prompts Africa University to cancel S.C. events

Bishop Marcus Matthews and members of the Africa University Board of Directors have decided to cancel all planned Africa University activities scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Charleston and Walterboro districts. The school leaders’ decision made their decision in consideration of the safety of persons traveling to and from the …

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Africa University leaders to gather for 1st time in South Carolina

For the first time in its 25+-year journey with South Carolina United Methodists, Africa University leaders and advisors will meet in North Charleston from Sept. 7 to 10. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be the host for events of the Africa University Board …

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Bishop Holston: “Let’s show Texans they are not alone”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, is calling on South Carolinians to remember what it was like when Hurricane Matthew struck our state last year – and to help make a difference in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. …

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Bishop Holston, SEJ bishops: ‘Name, resist, dismantle racism’

Witness and Invitation Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia August 17, 2017 “The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us grace to labor for.” – Thomas More, UMH, 408 “Serving with you in the Southeastern Jurisdiction, we grieve the violence in Charlottesville. We renew our baptismal covenant to trust and …

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Bishop Holston’s response to a tragedy in our nation

The video images of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, will remain with us long after we have viewed them. Our newspapers and computer screens are filled with the images of violence. They are deeply disturbing and painful to watch. As a people of faith committed to social justice and opposed to racism and violence, we …

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Sign up now for Africa tour with Bishop Holston

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and Mrs. Felecia Holston will lead a 12-day tour of three nations in southern Africa from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, 2018. Cost of the tour is $4,300, with an installment plan available. Join Bishop and Mrs. Holston on a journey to “the school of dreams” – Africa University in Zimbabwe. Experience …

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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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Ministerial appointments for 2017-18

By authority of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, fixed appointments for the 2017-18 conference year on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Appointments in bold typeface are new for 2017-18. Click here to see the full list …

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Bishop Holston to be grand marshal of Bethune Legacy Parade

MAYESVILLE – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will be the grand marshal of the Legacy Parade in Mayesville on Saturday, May 20 – part of the 2017 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Mayesville. The Sumter County town, about 10 miles east of Sumter, is the birthplace of Mary McLeod …

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