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2018 Bishop’s School of Ministry to focus on “Doing No Harm”

July 5, 2018 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 and misconduct, safe sanctuaries, church …

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Clergy: Schedule your AC2018 photo online

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference, set for June 3-6 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories. To help the process …

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Wespath’s Clergy Benefits Academy coming to Myrtle Beach in February

Wespath Benefits and Investments invites all active clergy of the United Methodist Church to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy Feb. 19-21, 2018, in Myrtle Beach. The Clergy Benefits Academy is for all ages and stages of ministry – new ordinands, early-career clergy, mid-career clergy, ready-to-retire clergy, district superintendents, clergy in extension ministries – and spouses. There …

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Save the date: Granville Hicks Leadership Academy

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New HealthFlex Exchange benefit workshops scheduled

A series of HealthFlex Exchange Benefit Workshops – designed to help those covered by the Conference Health Plan better understand what’s in it for them – are scheduled for September and October in all 12 districts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Healthflex Exchange was approved at the 2017 Annual …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions scholarships available

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is offering scholarships to the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions conference, scheduled for November 1-7 in Toronto, Canada. The Council of Bishops will give scholarships to three seminary students and three others (laity or clergy) who previously have not attended a PWR. In order to take …

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HUM Conference to focus on evangelical Wesleyan worship

Churches that have passionate, Christ-centered worship normally experience growth. If the United Methodist Church in South Carolina is to experience renewal, we must renew our commitment to evangelical Wesleyan worship that takes seriously the dynamic relationship between laity and clergy in worship. The HUM Conference – scheduled for July 14-15, 2017, at St. Paul United …

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Changes coming to 2018 UMC-SC health insurance plan

Wespath Benefits will offer a new health insurance plan for 2018 that will give employees and clergy of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church more control, while helping the church continue to provide affordable health benefits. With HealthFlex Exchange, employees/clergy will choose their own plan from among numerous options. By offering more …

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Financial tips for clergy: Taking the bite out of taxes

Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like Social Security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or exclusions, and reimbursed expenses. It is important to know the rules, but also the way to minimize the impact of your tax liability. Not every tax preparer understands the unique situation of clergy, and finding one who does …

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Clergy Gathering March 10th

Register Online Here Registration will close on Friday March 4th, at 1pm. No Exceptions! The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church Announces The Next Gathering of the Fellowship of Clergy On March 10th, 2016 Gathering at 9am Sessions at 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lexington United Methodist Church PLEASE NOTE: Local Pastors will elect the Chair …

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