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We are 78 congregations throughout Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties – ranging from the foothills of the Upstate, along the Savannah River and into the western Midlands of South Carolina – with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We are 78 congregations throughout Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties – ranging from the foothills of the Upstate, along the Savannah River and into the western Midlands of South Carolina – with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Bishop Holston appoints 2 new district superintendents

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed two new district superintendents – the Rev. Chris Lollis and the Rev. Jeffrey Salley. Rev. Chris Lollis Rev. Lollis has served as the...

Apportionment giving remained strong in 2023

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists remained strong in 2023 – nearly reaching the 90 percent level. The 2023 rate of 88.9 percent was down slightly from 89.2 percent in 2022, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer and director of administrative...

Bishop’s Holy Land trip postponed

Bishop Holston's trip to the Holy Land, initially scheduled for Feb. 12-25, has been postponed due to the uncertainty in the Middle East. Those who have already registered will receive further details via email. Those who desire to register can still do so by clicking...

International African American Museum “shows us the hope of who we are becoming”

CHARLESTON – The International African American Museum tells the unvarnished stories of the African American experience across generations and continents, the trauma and triumph that gave rise to a resilient people. The museum is located at Gadsden’s Wharf – the site...

SEJ leaders: Reduce number of episcopal areas, elect no bishops in 2024

The Committee on the Episcopacy of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is recommending a reduction in the number of episcopal areas within the jurisdiction to 10 from the current 13 – a significant change in the SEJ’s organization and...

Regional gatherings set to “share the Salkehatchie story”

Salkehatchie Summer Service leaders have scheduled a series of regional gatherings to give campers and camp leaders a chance to get to know others from around the South Carolina Conference. "The regional gatherings will provide an opportunity, close to home, to...

Bishop Holston to visit lay, clergy leaders in each district

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is scheduled to visit with lay and clergy leaders in each of the 12 districts of the South Carolina Annual Conference over the next few months. The gatherings will share the theme "Strengthening Your Soul to Lead" – centered on the book,...

Bishop Holston commends bishops’ letter on war in Gaza

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the November 10, 2023, pastoral letter from the UMC Council of Bishops:My friends, the war in Israel and Gaza over the past...

Bishop Holston: “King’s dream still alive, but we must take action”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington:Sixty years ago today, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke passionately...

Bishop Meadors “changed us for the better”

ANDERSON – Bishop Marshall L. "Jack" Meadors Jr. personally selected the scriptures that were read at his memorial service June 9 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Anderson – one of six South Carolina churches he pastored during his 71 years in ministry. "He...

Registration is now open for the 2024 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School set for April 6 & 7 at Edgefield UMC, All details are on the Lay Servant Ministries page on this web site.

Click here to download the informational flyer for the Spring 2024 LSM School

DISTRICT STAFF

Rev. Dr. Stephen Love
District Superintendent

Mrs. Martha Alewine
Administrative Assistant

Rev. Jim Arant
Congregational Specialist

Mr. Tony Watson
District Lay Leader

Phone

Office: 864-223-2650
Fax: 864-223-4099

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 49968
Greenwood, SC  29649

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