NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church ordained 10 new elders and commissioned eight provisional elders and two provisional deacons August 8 at St. John’s UMC in Aiken. Attendance at the 2020 Service...
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Millie Nelson Smith, a conference congregational specialist, as director of Connectional Ministries. The appointment is effective...
The Clergy Session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference convened August 1 – the first time ever in virtual session due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More than 500 pastors and other UMCSC clergy members participated through a secured Zoom Webinar and a...
"I feel so lucky that there is a Methodist campus ministry that values the faith traditions I grew up with – and most importantly feels like home.” Each year, hundreds of new students flood our South Carolina universities...
Enroll now in the Faith, Activity and Nutrition online training program – a free resource that gives you the training and tools needed to increase physical activity and healthy eating in your church.FAN was developed with and for churches to prevent and...
The 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat, scheduled for August 24-28 in Myrtle Beach, has been canceled. Refunds are being processed. SAVE THE DATE2021 Carolinas Black Clergy RetreatMay 24-28, 2021
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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE
Can’t stop VBS: Churches figure out new ways to hold Bible school during pandemic
by Jessica Brodie on July 28, 2020 at 5:37 pm
By Jessica Brodie. While the pandemic has caused most churches to host virtual vacation Bible schools this summer, some churches have figured out creative ways to do a safe in-person VBS.
Pandemic postpones Annual Conference—again
by Jessica Brodie on July 28, 2020 at 5:34 pm
By Jessica Brodie. Escalating cases of COVID-19 in this state have prompted United Methodist leaders to call off a one-day session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference.
Apportionments dip, but financial leaders optimistic
by Jessica Brodie on July 28, 2020 at 5:32 pm
By Jessica Brodie. Apportionment giving is down in South Carolina—but not nearly as down as it could be. As of June 30, United Methodist churches in South Carolina have given $5.1 million, or 29.2 percent, of the conference’s $17.6 million budget.