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Bishop Holston to continue as S.C. resident bishop into late 2022

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will remain as resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church through the current quadrennium, which has been extended at least through late 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UMC Council of...

Bishop Holston: Let us pray together for peace

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishopof the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church: “Brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another,be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace...

Rock Hill mass shooting vigil: “Something needs to change”

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5 (NIV) With a community’s grief and pain still raw four days after six people were murdered in a mass shooting at a home in Rock Hill, India Hook United Methodist Church opened its...

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...

Easter Worship With Bishop Holston 2021 (videos)

Bishop Holston and The Cabinet offer this Easter worship service for use by local churches. The videos can be included as part of your church’s virtual worship, or they can be used on their own for your congregation on Easter morning. We recommend downloading them,...

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...