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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 recommends suspending in-person worship services through March 31

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 outbreak in our state: My friends, coming together in worship is central...

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...