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Bishop Holston’s statement on postponement of 2020 SEJ Conference

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...

Local churches may qualify for emergency loans

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 operating expenses, such as utilities...

Bishop Holston extends call to suspend in-person worship through April

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...

Bishop Holston appoints new coordinator of Clergy Services

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. A. Melton Arant Jr., pastor of Pendleton United Methodist Church, as coordinator of Clergy Services. The appointment is effective...

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...

Bishop Holston: Coronavirus recommendations for local churches

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding how local churches should respond to the developing coronavirus outbreak: Friends, we have been notified that at least two...