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UMCSC churches should confirm E-Verify compliance

State law requires churches to file certain forms whenever they hire new employees, whether the employees are clergy or lay. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church strongly encourages local church leaders to ensure that they are in compliance...

Rock Hill mass shooting vigil: “Something needs to change”

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5 (NIV) With a community’s grief and pain still raw four days after six people were murdered in a mass shooting at a home in Rock Hill, India Hook United Methodist Church opened its...

Urgent action by local UMC churches needed regarding potential Scouting liability

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has an absolute and unwavering commitment to creating a culture of care and safety in all of our churches. Many South Carolina United Methodist churches have operated Scouting units as an important part of...

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...