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Spring Clergy Orders to address “Our Response to Racism”

“Our Response to Racism” will be the focus of the 2021 Spring Clergy Orders Virtual Gathering of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. March 11. All clergy – Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, associate members,...

2021 School of Pastoral Ministry registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2021 School of Pastoral Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, which will be conducted virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Session 1: April 23-24 Session 2: April 26-May 1...

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...

Virtual Clergy Session completed “smoothly” amid pandemic

The Clergy Session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference convened August 1 – the first time ever in virtual session due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More than 500 pastors and other UMCSC clergy members participated through a secured Zoom Webinar and a...

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 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...