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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...

Bishop Holston’s statement on violence following peaceful S.C. protests of George Floyd killing

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding violence that followed peaceful protests in South Carolina: When we witness inexplicable injustice, anger is understandable,...

Bishop Holston seeks Pentecost prayers for justice and peace amid racial tension, unrest

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding racial tension and unrest across the nation: My friends, as we celebrate Pentecost – that joyous day when the Holy Spirit...

Bishop Holston: No in-person gatherings through June 10; services may restart June 14

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: Friends, I continue to be inspired by the creative...

Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia: The video images of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old who...