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‘Passing of the mantle’: Retiring S.C. pastors recognized at AC2018

June 11, 2018 GREENVILLE – Thirty-seven retiring pastors accepted the gratitude of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and delegates to the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference on June 5 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. “Never think lightly of the great good that God has wrought through you,” Bishop Holston told the retiring clergy. “Continue …

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2018-19 Ministerial Appointments

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston concluded the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference this week by fixing the ministerial appointments for 2018-19. Click here to read/download the appointments list. (Updated June 19, 2018)  

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Learning opportunity: Staff Leadership Training for pastors

Pastors moving from solo staffed or part-time staff to full-time staff responsibilities are encouraged to attend “Staff Leadership Training – Need to Know, Good to Know, and Best to Know,” a learning opportunity sponsored by the Bishop’s Cabinet and the Office of Congregational Development of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. …

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2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy set for Feb. 1-2

  Registration is now open for the 2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy, scheduled for Feb. 1-2 at Claflin University in Orangeburg. The theme of the 2018 academy is “How Congregations Can Reach the New Generation.” The Granville Hicks Leadership Academy honors the Rev. Dr. Granville A. Hicks, a distinguished 1957 Claflin graduate recognized …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on the death of Rev. Boyd Chewning

The passing of the Rev. Boyd Chewning weighs heavily upon my heart and the hearts of all of those who were touched by his ministry, which stretched over more than 40 years at United Methodist churches across South Carolina. We are in prayer for those who loved Rev. Chewning, and we grieve his loss throughout …

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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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Fire consumes Advent UMC sanctuary

The sanctuary at Advent United Methodist Church in Simpsonville was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The structure was under renovation, and no one was injured by the blaze. Initial reports indicate a previous fire sparked during construction work was believed to have been put out, but it apparently rekindled while workers were on …

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