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2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility...

It’s time to prepare for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday (Aug. 9)

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – born at the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference – provides homes for adults with developmental...

Asbury Hills offering Family Adventure Camp this summer

If your summer family vacation plans have been upended or you're looking for something unique to do that isn't too far away, Asbury Hills...

Weekly Carolinas Black Clergy COVID-19 Webinar Series begins July 7

In the African spirit of Ujima, the annual conferences of the Carolinas of The United Methodist Church have partnered to offer a 12-part...

Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat now scheduled in August

The 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Crossroads: Where Faith and Innovation Meet” – has been rescheduled for...

Bishop Holston commends pastoral letter on racial injustice from SEJ bishops

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

New matching grants help churches pay for online services

As the churches of the South Carolina Conference are living in unprecedented times, the Congregational Development Team seeks to offer...

Bishop Holston’s statement on violence following peaceful S.C. protests of George Floyd killing

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

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2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

It’s time to prepare for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday (Aug. 9)

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – born at the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference – provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are cared for by trained staff in a Christian environment....

Asbury Hills offering Family Adventure Camp this summer

If your summer family vacation plans have been upended or you're looking for something unique to do that isn't too far away, Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center is offering Family Adventure Camp. Three meals a day are included and your whole family stays in a cabin....

Weekly Carolinas Black Clergy COVID-19 Webinar Series begins July 7

In the African spirit of Ujima, the annual conferences of the Carolinas of The United Methodist Church have partnered to offer a 12-part weekly webinar series – each Tuesday, beginning July 7 – to address: Self-care and care of neighbor Social media ministry Social...

Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat now scheduled in August

The 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Crossroads: Where Faith and Innovation Meet” – has been rescheduled for Aug. 24-28 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Registration is open through Aug. 10. All clergy are invited to attend. The...

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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.

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed

Florence Center officials notified the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church this week that the facility cannot host the 2020 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference as planned on August 1, due to the escalating COVID-19...

Asbury Hills offering Family Adventure Camp this summer

If your summer family vacation plans have been upended or you're looking for something unique to do that isn't too far away, Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center is offering Family Adventure Camp. Three meals a day are included and your whole family stays in a cabin....

NEWS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED METHODIST ADVOCATE

  • Rising COVID cases again prompt 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference to be postponed
    by Jessica Brodie on July 13, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Escalating cases of COVID-19 in this state have prompted United Methodist leaders to call off the one-day session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference. The news of the postponement...

  • UPDATED: NOW POSTPONED – Annual Conference to be one-day gathering Aug. 1
    by Jessica Brodie on July 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    After a delay prompted by COVID-19 public health concerns, Annual Conference organizers have released the date for this year’s Annual Conference. Now a one-day event limited to Annual Conference members and essential conference staff and volunteers, organizers have designated Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, as the date for the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference session.

  • South Carolina United Methodist churches reopen—or not
    by Jessica Brodie on July 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    By Jessica Brodie. After months shuttered because of coronavirus, South Carolina United Methodist churches got the green-light to resume in-person worship last month. Some chose to resume June 14, the date churches were authorized to begin holding in-person worship gatherings, while some chose later dates, and some still remain entirely virtual. Still others are forgoing indoor worship to hold outdoor-only services in church parking lots or nearby parks, citing safety reasons.