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Bishop Holston: Please pray for New Hope UMC after fire

Friends, an overnight fire destroyed New Hope United Methodist Church in Huger, one of the churches that comprise the St. Thomas Charge in the Charleston District of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.The cause of the blaze is under...

Bishop Holston: Bishop Yambasu was “calm, consistent voice of hope”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the death of Bishop John K. Yambasu: Friends, I am saddened by news of the death of Bishop John Yambasu, resident bishop of...

2020 Ordination Service: “Filled anew with what God can do”

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church ordained 10 new elders and commissioned eight provisional elders and two provisional deacons August 8 at St. John’s UMC in Aiken. Attendance at the 2020 Service for Ordination and Commissioning was...

Nelson Smith appointed as new director of Connectional Ministries

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Millie Nelson Smith, a conference congregational specialist, as director of Connectional Ministries. The appointment is effective...

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 pandemic.That has...