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“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m....

Bishop Holston’s statement on postponement of 2020 SEJ Conference

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

Local churches may qualify for emergency loans

Guidance for local churches on COVID-19 loan program Local churches of the South Carolina Conference of...

Bishop Holston extends call to suspend in-person worship through April

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

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If you need assistance while the Conference Center is closed, please call:Clergy ServicesRev. Ken Nelson | 803-726-6733 |...

Bishop Holston recommends suspending in-person worship services through March 31

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

Canceled: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The 2020 Spring Clergy Gathering has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We are complying with the requests of our country's top...

Bishop Holston appoints new coordinator of Clergy Services

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

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Bishop Holston’s statement on postponement of 2020 SEJ Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the postponement of the 2020 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference: Friends, just as we are navigating changes locally...

Local churches may qualify for emergency loans

Guidance for local churches on COVID-19 loan program Local churches of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church could be eligible for an emergency loan to help pay salaries, mortgage interest, rent and other...

Key Conference Center Contacts

If you need assistance while the Conference Center is closed, please call:Clergy ServicesRev. Ken Nelson | 803-726-6733 | klnelson@umcsc.orgColumbia District OfficeRev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson | cjamieson@umcsc.orgVeronica Williams | 803-726-6742 |...

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How 2019 tax law changes affect churches

Recent federal legislation changes how churches pay taxes on parking provided to their employees.

Sign up now for MLK Weekend Disaster Recovery Days of Service

UMCSC Disaster Recovery is offering volunteers and local churches the chance on Jan. 18 and Jan. 20 to make a difference in the lives of families still working to rebound from last year’s Hurricane Florence.

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

Bishop Holston’s statement on postponement of 2020 SEJ Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the postponement of the 2020 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference: Friends, just as we are navigating changes locally...

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register

Key Conference Center Contacts

If you need assistance while the Conference Center is closed, please call:Clergy ServicesRev. Ken Nelson | 803-726-6733 | klnelson@umcsc.orgColumbia District OfficeRev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson | cjamieson@umcsc.orgVeronica Williams | 803-726-6742 |...

NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE

  • The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus
    by Jessica Brodie on March 26, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, as the death toll rises and state and local officials respond with curfews, government shutdowns, school and restaurant closures, and emergency aid. But ask any faith leader if that’s stopping church, and the answer is a resounding “no.” Across the state, churches are getting creative in how they gather. While in-person gatherings are nixed for now, phone trees, Facebook live worship services, video conference devotionals and even church radio stations are helping God’s people stay connected. By Jessica Brodie.

  • GC2020 postponed by pandemic to 2021
    by Jessica Brodie on March 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    As the coronavirus death toll rises and the disease continues to spread worldwide, organizers of General Conference have postponed the quadrennial church gathering. As of press time, that date had not yet been determined, but organizers said they are working toward a date in 2021. By Jessica Brodie.

  • Be counted: United Methodists urging S.C. to participate in 2020 Census
    by Jessica Brodie on March 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    In the middle of the coronavirus lockdown, there’s one thing South Carolina United Methodists can do to help others without ever leaving their home: Take the 2020 Census. By Jessica Brodie.