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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE

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...

GC2019 Day 4: ‘Not a day to count winners & losers’

Passage Tuesday of an amended Traditional Plan – along with a first-ever "exit plan" for churches unhappy with the now stricter church...

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...

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 following the UMC’s 2019 General Conference: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.Make every...

DISTRICTS

Murray UMC awarded Renfro grant to repair church foundation

Murray United Methodist Church – a 155-year-old congregation in the Jedburg community of Dorchester County – will be able to address the deteriorating foundation of its sanctuary with help from a grant from the Renfro Trust. The $2,650 award will help pay for a...

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...

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...

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...

2019 General Conference: South Carolina perspective

Everything you need to prepare and follow along with the 2019 General Conference can be found umcsc.org/gc2019. You can read legislation, learn how to contact our South Carolina delegates, watch live stream, read more about the Way Forward and much more.

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...

Spartanburg Test Post

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Message from S.C. Bishops’ “Listening Post”

Frustration, anger – but also hope for Allendale schools Nearly 100 people gathered in Allendale to share their hopes and concerns about the future of Allendale County schools – and what that means for the future of their children, grandchildren and the community as a...

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. […]