Bishop Holston extends call to halt in-person worship through April
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Closed Through April 12
NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
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 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...
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...
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the latest guidance in response to the coronavirus pandemic in our state: My friends, I have been awed by the creative ways...
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Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the latest guidance in response to the coronavirus outbreak in our state: My friends, coming together in worship is central...
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.