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Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting of Florence law enforcement officers

Oct. 6, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement on the Oct. 3 shootings of seven law enforcement officers in Florence County: Again this week, gun violence erupted in South Carolina – this time taking the life of one law enforcement officer …

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Order your 2019 S.C. United Methodist Program Calendar today

Aug. 6, 2018 It’s time to order your 2019 South Carolina United Methodist Program Calendar – the only place where you can find all of the important dates for the S.C. Annual Conference and the General Church, as well as the United Methodist Lectionary. Click here to order your calendar today.  

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2018 Stewardship Summit set for April 21

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 2018 Stewardship Summit 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 and estates. The program will run from 10 a.m. to …

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Questions about the Commission on a Way Forward?

As the Council of Bishops explores three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion, church members themselves are encouraged to study, reflect and pray about the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The commission created a booklet designed to help the bishops do just …

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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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Deadline is Friday for early-bird discount for “Healthy Congregations” workshop

The deadline for early-bird registration and group discounts for the two-day “Healthy Congregations” workshop has been extended to Friday, Oct. 27. The Nov. 3-4 workshop is designed to equip leaders to respond to anxiety in congregational systems, in order to prevent destructive conflict and help churches stay focused on their mission. This interdenominational workshop is …

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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Las Vegas mass shootings

Our hearts ache as we hear of yet another act of violence exacerbated by guns. The senseless assault in Las Vegas – which is being described as one of the deadliest in our nation’s history – took scores of lives, injured hundreds and terrified thousands on Sunday. We lift up in prayer those killed and …

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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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Intentional Discipleship sermon series in the works

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is developing a sermon series tied into the UMC’s “See All The People” campaign. The “Come, Follow Me” series will be available as a pdf download on this website sometime in early 2018. A small-group curriculum for adult, youth and children is being developed as a companion …

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