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Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...
Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – born at the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference – provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are cared for by trained staff in a Christian environment....
If your summer family vacation plans have been upended or you're looking for something unique to do that isn't too far away, Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center is offering Family Adventure Camp. Three meals a day are included and your whole family stays in a cabin....
In the African spirit of Ujima, the annual conferences of the Carolinas of The United Methodist Church have partnered to offer a 12-part weekly webinar series – each Tuesday, beginning July 7 – to address: Self-care and care of neighbor Social media ministry Social...
The 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Crossroads: Where Faith and Innovation Meet” – has been rescheduled for Aug. 24-28 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Registration is open through Aug. 10. All clergy are invited to attend. The...
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the June 5, 2020, pastoral letter from the bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church: “See, I...
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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE
Rising COVID cases again prompt 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference to be postponed
by Jessica Brodie on July 13, 2020 at 5:58 pm
Escalating cases of COVID-19 in this state have prompted United Methodist leaders to call off the one-day session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference. The news of the postponement...
UPDATED: NOW POSTPONED – Annual Conference to be one-day gathering Aug. 1
by Jessica Brodie on July 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm
After a delay prompted by COVID-19 public health concerns, Annual Conference organizers have released the date for this year’s Annual Conference. Now a one-day event limited to Annual Conference members and essential conference staff and volunteers, organizers have designated Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, as the date for the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference session.
South Carolina United Methodist churches reopen—or not
by Jessica Brodie on July 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm
By Jessica Brodie. After months shuttered because of coronavirus, South Carolina United Methodist churches got the green-light to resume in-person worship last month. Some chose to resume June 14, the date churches were authorized to begin holding in-person worship gatherings, while some chose later dates, and some still remain entirely virtual. Still others are forgoing indoor worship to hold outdoor-only services in church parking lots or nearby parks, citing safety reasons.