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“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving...

Final GC2020 Listening Session set for Feb. 23 (this Sunday!) on Facebook Live

The South Carolina Conference Delegation to the 2020 General Conference has scheduled four tri-district “Listening Sessions” around the conference in January and February, and a fifth that will be live online.

New Coastal Wesley Foundation: “A place to grow and become disciples”

The new Coastal Wesley Foundation welcomes students of all faiths into regular fellowship, worship, service and other activities.

2020 Stewardship Summit: “It’s Not Just Giving Generously, It’s Living Generously”

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 Stewardship Summit – “It’s Not Just Giving Generously, It’s Living Generously” – will take place Feb. 29 at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo.

S.C. apportionment giving exceeds 90 percent for 5th year in a row

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 90 percent for the fifth consecutive year in 2019. The 2019 rate of...

New “Come, Follow Me” Lenten sermon series, study guide now available

“Come, Follow Me: A Disciple's Journey Through Lent” – a five-part sermon series with an accompanying adult discussion guide – offers an...

How 2019 tax law changes affect churches

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

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

S.C. apportionment giving exceeds 90 percent for 5th year in a row

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 90 percent for the fifth consecutive year in 2019. The 2019 rate of 90.1 percent was down slightly from 90.9 percent in 2018, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer and director of administrative...

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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.

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

New Coastal Wesley Foundation: “A place to grow and become disciples”

The new Coastal Wesley Foundation welcomes students of all faiths into regular fellowship, worship, service and other activities.

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

“Embracing a New Reality”: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – "Embracing a New Reality: Moving Through Transition as a Community of Grace" – is set for March 17 at Lexington UMC, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. The event – scheduled...

New “Come, Follow Me” Lenten sermon series, study guide now available

“Come, Follow Me: A Disciple's Journey Through Lent” – a five-part sermon series with an accompanying adult discussion guide – offers an opportunity to delve into Christian discipleship by looking at five moments in the ministry of Jesus. The sermon series and...

Epworth In the Upstate…Creating a Future with Hope!

Epworth Children's Home is planning Epworth Hubs in the Upstate and wants to partner with the Spartanburg District!   We are inviting our pastors and representatives from your congregations to join us as we are very excited about this new ministry opportunity.  We are...

Final GC2020 Listening Session set for Feb. 23 (this Sunday!) on Facebook Live

The South Carolina Conference Delegation to the 2020 General Conference has scheduled four tri-district “Listening Sessions” around the conference in January and February, and a fifth that will be live online.

NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE

  • Next step: Delegates to review concerns and hopes expressed at listening sessions
    by Jessica Brodie on February 24, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Delegates asked, and South Carolina United Methodists answered. And now those answers will be prayed over and discussed as delegates prepare for General Conference. By Jessica Brodie.

  • A beacon of hope: Anderson mental health conference
    by Jessica Brodie on February 24, 2020 at 9:30 am

    When it comes to mental health, the church has a job to do—and it’s a job the church is uniquely positioned to fulfill. That was the key message from a district-wide mental health conference held in Easley Feb. 23, which featured pastors, psychologists and other industry professionals working to educate Christians about mental illness and how to help.

  • The salvation of mass incarceration
    by Jessica Brodie on February 24, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Jerry Blassingame’s testimony, which he told before hundreds of South Carolina United Methodist Women gathered Feb. 11 for their annual Legislative Advocacy Day, helped underscore one of the group’s action themes: the problem of mass incarceration.