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Bishop Holston’s statement on mass shooting that killed 5 in Rock Hill

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the shooting deaths of five people – including two young children – at a home in Rock Hill on April 7, 2021: With aching...

Bishop Holston’s statement on cancelation of special General Conference

  Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the cancelation of the called special General Conference session: Friends, among the many skills we all have refined...

Bishop Holston: General Conference postponement will “ensure full, equitable participation”

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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 health officials in hopes of containing the spread of the coronavirus. Currently, our top priority, as the church and clergy,...

Bishop Holston’s statement on request to postpone GC2020

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the possible postponement of the 2020 General Conference due to the coronavirus pandemic: The Executive Committee of the UMC...