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Tips for local churches applying for PPP loan forgiveness

Latest guidance for local churches on COVID-19 loan program Many local churches in the South Carolina Conference and church-related not-for-profit organizations received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. These loans are forgiven and converted into grants – if...

Local churches encouraged to check on members, property in Isaias’ wake

UMCSC Disaster Response leaders are assessing needs in the wake of Hurricane Isaias, which brought stiff winds and heavy rains along coastal and eastern South Carolina Monday night.  Local churches should check on church property and members who could need assistance....

Wesley Foundations provide “special community” for college students

“I feel so lucky that there is a Methodist campus ministry that values the faith traditions I grew up with – and most importantly feels like home.” Each year, hundreds of new students flood our South Carolina universities and colleges.Wesley Foundations across...

Want a healthier church? FAN online training begins fall 2020

Enroll now in the Faith, Activity and Nutrition online training program – a free resource that gives you the training and tools needed to increase physical activity and healthy eating in your church.FAN was developed with and for churches to prevent and address the...

Bishop Holston commends pastoral letter on racial injustice from SEJ bishops

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the June 5, 2020, pastoral letter from the bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church: “See, I...

New matching grants help churches pay for online services

As the churches of the South Carolina Conference are living in unprecedented times, the Congregational Development Team seeks to offer practical and timely support to help them stay connected with their communities and congregations while social distancing measures...