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The Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems – superintendent of the South East District of the Florida Conference UMC – will be the keynote speaker for the rescheduled 2019 Bishop’s School of Ministry at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, now set for Oct. 29-31.

The threat of Hurricane Dorian’s appearance along the South Carolina coast last week forced the rescheduling of the annual learning event (1.5 ceu) for clergy in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. This year’s theme: “Preaching Good News In Uncertain Times.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Registration

  • If you already are registered for the 2019 Bishop’s School and you plan to attend the rescheduled event, you do not need to re-register.
  • Those who registered for the September event but are unable to attend the October event are asked to contact the Office of Clergy Services at clergyservices@umcsc.org or 803-786-9486, Ext. 328, to arrange for a refund of your registration fee.
  • If you did not register for the September event, but you would like to attend the rescheduled event, you must register by Sept. 29.

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Hotel reservations

  • If you plan to stay at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel for the rescheduled event, you must make new reservations by Sept. 29. An email was sent to you with a link to make reservations at the original conference rate. If you did not receive that email, please contact the Office of Clergy Services at clergyservices@umcsc.org or 803-786-9486. Ext. 328.
  • If you had a hotel reservation for the September event, but you do not plan to attend the rescheduled event, you should contact the hotel to make sure your account is clear.
  • If you are a new registrant for the rescheduled Bishop’s School, you will receive an email with a link to make hotel reservations after you have registered for the event.

About the keynote speaker

Before her appointment as district superintendent, Rev. Dr. Weems served as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami, a church with an extensive ministry to the diverse homeless population of downtown Miami.

She is a graduate of Millsaps College and Yale Divinity School and served as a volunteer missionary in Cochabamba, Bolivia, immediately following seminary. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and thrives on the rich diversity of South Florida’s communities. She is the mother of a middle-school-age daughter.

Rev. Dr. Weems is stepping in to replace the Rev. Jorge Acevedo, lead pastor of Grace UMC in southwest Florida, who could not attend the rescheduled event.

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