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Save the date: 2018 Stewardship Summit

Mark your calendar now for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2018 Stewardship Summit, which will take place April 21, 2018, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. At the “Growing Generous Givers” event, Jim and Kim Griffith of Griffith Coaching will present ideas on topics such as stewardship, fundraisers, and giving through wills …

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Are you ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? August 13

Is your church ready for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday? This annual date on the calendar of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – scheduled this year for Sunday, August 13 – is set aside to receive a special offering for Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry. Aldersgate is a United Methodist agency formed by …

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2016 apportionment giving surpasses 2015

South Carolina’s United Methodist churches paid just over 92 percent of their apportionment giving for 2016, surpassing the 2015 rate of 91 percent. Leaders of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church cheered the increased giving rate – to 92.03 percent in 2016 from 91.13 percent a year earlier. “It is truly a blessing that – for …

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Together, We Do More – Why give?

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” As 10 Days of Connectional Giving – our focus on apportionments ahead of today’s deadline – comes to a close, we are reminded that, as Christians, we are expected to give a portion of what we have back to God and God’s church. Not forced. Not coerced. No one is kicked …

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Together, We Do More – Disaster Response

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” When Hurricane Matthew hit South Carolina in October, the Rev. Reginald Lee was just settling into his new assignment as congregational specialist for the Marion and Florence districts. Once the storm made its way back to sea, it became clear to Lee that it wasn’t going to be business as usual. “Immediately,” …

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Bishop Holston’s message on connectional giving

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” Friends, We have a tremendous opportunity to do what some will say is impossible. Let us remember that the point of our apportionment giving is never the money. It is about doing together what no individual, congregation, district or conference can do alone. Through generous giving, we are faithfully sharing …

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Together, We Do More – Advance Special Ministries

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” Fourteen Advanced Special Ministries receive funding from connectional giving through the Connectional Ministries budget of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. “These missional organizations have been vetted by the Global Ministries Committee and do significant ministry with minimal resources,” said the Rev. Kathy James, the conference director …

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Together, We Do More – Equitable Compensation

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” The Commission on Equitable Compensation supports ministry by providing grants to churches to help pay their pastors, especially in new churches and mission churches. “The commission funds churches to make sure the minister is paid the minimum salary established for that clergy person’s status and years of service,” said Beth …

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Together, We Do More – Congregational Development

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” Apportionment giving dedicated to Congregational Development pays for the future for new believers as well as seasoned members of United Methodist churches in South Carolina. “It gives voice to the witness of our faith and our commitment to the Great Commission,” said the Rev. Sara White, director of congregational development for the S.C. Conference …

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Together, We Do More – Camps & Retreats

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” By Arthur Spriggs Executive Director S.C. Camps & Retreat Ministries How important are your apportionment dollars to South Carolina Camps & Retreats? First, be it known that our very own Asbury Hills is one of the top United Methodist Camps in the country. In 2016, Asbury Hills was named the “Coolest Camp in the …

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