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AC2022 switches from hybrid to all-virtual format

The 2022 South Carolina Annual Conference will open June 5 as an all-virtual session to ensure the health and safety of all participants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The health and safety of our lay and clergy members and the broader community continue...

2021 apportionment giving surpasses pre-pandemic levels

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 91 percent in 2021 – continuing a remarkable performance during a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 rate of 91.67 percent was up from 87.16 percent in 2020, said Beth Westbury, conference...

Bishop Holston: Respond to racism with action – witness, advocacy, prayer

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding regarding the racist message posted on a roadside sign in South Carolina over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend: The...

Bishop Holston: Scouting settlement would support abuse survivors, protect UMC churches

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the settlement reached this week on behalf of United Methodist churches in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case: My...

COVID-19 guidance updated with emergence of aggressive Omicron variant

COVID-19 Guidance, updated since emergence of aggressive Omicron variant Revised December 20, 2021 In response to the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant, Bishop Holston and leaders of the South Carolina Conference have updated our COVID-19 Best...