NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
Bishop Holston Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding allegations of improper voting at the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference: My friends, we are often...
The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will host a two-day Native American Pilgrimage in May centered on Native history and designed to bring healing and promote cultural inclusion and understanding. Organizers of the May 17-18 pilgrimage – the...
Rev. Rendle Rev. Dr. Gil Rendle, who worked as a consultant for the UMC's Commission on a Way Forward – will be the keynote speaker of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston's 2019 Leadership Conference – "What Next? Purposeful Mission in Uncertain Times." All South Carolina...
Registration is open for the 2019 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Navigating the Changing Landscape: A Fearless Dialogue” – set for May 20-24 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The retreat is an opportunity to get away to a quiet place to be renewed,...
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. James Dickerson Dennis Jr. as superintendent of the Greenville District. Rev. Dennis Rev. Dennis, senior pastor of Grace United...
The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hiring an accounts payable/accounting assistant, who is responsible for processing invoices and other accounting related support services. This part-time, non-exempt position requires assisting in the...
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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE
Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women
by Jessica Brodie on March 1, 2019 at 11:03 pm
From its nascent beginnings from eight women gathered in a cozy church room to what it is today—a mission organization comprising 800,000 members around the world—United Methodist Women are celebrating 150 years strong this month. Jessica Brodie has the story. […]
GC2019 passes Traditional Plan, maintains ‘incompatible’ language
by Jessica Brodie on March 1, 2019 at 11:02 pm
Culminating a day of tears, frustration, peaceful protests and impassioned debate, General Conference delegates have passed an amended Traditional Plan for the denomination. The Traditional Plan affirms the current language in the United Methodist Book of Discipline, which states, “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” (Para. 304.3). Jessica Brodie has the story for the Advocate. […]
Church sows seeds of love producing food for those in need
by Jessica Brodie on March 1, 2019 at 11:01 pm
One pastor has taken up the call to feed the hungry through missions. The Rev. Darrell McNeill, of Spartanburg Urban Mission, has been involved with feeding programs since 2015. Now, thanks to a significant grant from the South Carolina Association for Community and Economic Development, they are partnering with Foodshare. Laura Camby McCaskill has the story. […]