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Bishop Holston: “Be patient; remain focused on mission and ministry”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the decision handed down today by The UMC Judicial Council: My friends, there have been conversations in many spaces and...

Easter Worship With Bishop Holston 2022 (videos)

Bishop Holston and The Cabinet offer this Easter worship service for use by local churches. The videos can be included as part of your church’s virtual worship, or they can be used on their own for your congregation on Easter morning. We recommend downloading them,...

Bishop Holston’s statement on further postponement of General Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the further postponement of the General Conference: Friends, the Commission on the General Conference announced this week...

Lenten Sermon Series: March 9-April 13

New this year for Lent, several Spartanburg District churches will host Lenten services on Wednesdays beginning March 9. Each service will begin at noon and will run about 35-40 minutes. These worship experiences will include hymns, special music, and a meditation...

Statement from GBGM on the Russia and Ukraine conflict

February 24, 2022 | ATLANTA The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church is deeply troubled by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the ominous implications it has for escalating tensions between Russia and Western nations. We join many...

Bishop Holston appoints new Columbia District superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Fran M. Elrod as superintendent of the Columbia District. Rev. Elrod, senior pastor of Clemson United Methodist Church in Clemson since...