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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE

Rev. Walker to join conference team of congregational specialists

Rev. Walker The Rev. Suzanne Walker, pastor of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bishopville, will be appointed at the 2019 South...

Bishop Holston’s statement on alleged voting irregularities at the 2019 General Conference

Bishop Holston Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, released this...

2019 Native American Pilgrimage to center on history, culture, healing

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will host a two-day Native American Pilgrimage in May centered on Native...

Bishop Holston’s Leadership Conference: “What Next? Purposeful Mission in Uncertain Times”

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...

Black Clergy Retreat promises “fearless dialogue”

Registration is open for the 2019 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Navigating the Changing Landscape: A Fearless Dialogue” –...

Bishop Holston appoints new district superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. James...

UMCSC seeking part-time accounts payable assistant

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hiring an accounts payable/accounting assistant, who is responsible for...

Bishop Holston’s statement following 2019 General Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, released this statement...

Black Clergy Retreat promises “fearless dialogue”

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 Holston appoints new district superintendent

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...

UMCSC seeking part-time accounts payable assistant

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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Rev. Walker to join conference team of congregational specialists

Rev. Walker The Rev. Suzanne Walker, pastor of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bishopville, will be appointed at the 2019 South Carolina Annual Conference to serve as the congregational specialist for the Charleston and Walterboro districts starting July 1. Rev....

How to help families evacuated from Allen Benedict Court

More than 400 people have been evacuated from their homes at Allen Benedict Court – and you can help by donating items to make "love boxes" for the residents. Two men died of carbon monoxide poisoning in separate apartments at the Columbia public housing complex last...

UMCSC seeking Hurricane Florence disaster recovery case manager

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a disaster recovery case manager to work with Hurricane Florence-related clients. This hourly (non-exempt) employee will be working throughout Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Marion and...

Bishop Holston appoints new district superintendent

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...

Reaching New People Workshop

Churches are invited to assemble a leadership team of at least 5 church leaders, including the pastor, and plan to attend the Reaching New People workshop scheduled for February 2-3, 2018, at Grace UMC, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta. Paul Nickerson, Nickerson...

Rev. Walker to join conference team of congregational specialists

Rev. Walker The Rev. Suzanne Walker, pastor of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bishopville, will be appointed at the 2019 South Carolina Annual Conference to serve as the congregational specialist for the Charleston and Walterboro districts starting July 1. Rev....

UMCSC hiring to gear up for Hurricane Florence recovery work

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hiring for several Disaster Recovery positions as the conference's response to Hurricane Florence ramps up. The goal of UMCSC Disaster Recovery is to accompany communities in need over the long haul...

Bishop Holston’s statement on alleged voting irregularities at the 2019 General 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...

2019 Native American Pilgrimage to center on history, culture, healing

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...

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Rev. Walker to join conference team of congregational specialists

Rev. Walker The Rev. Suzanne Walker, pastor of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bishopville, will be appointed at the 2019 South Carolina Annual Conference to serve as the congregational specialist for the Charleston and Walterboro districts starting July 1. Rev....

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. […]