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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...