Category Archive: Upcoming Events

‘Lifting Ministry Higher’ workshops coming to First UMC-Clover

First United Methodist Church in Clover is hosting “LYFT: Lifting Ministry Higher” – two tracks of workshops focusing on ministry and media and music/choir – on Saturday, March 3. Workshops include: Music/Choir – Melodie Galloway, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lead three sessions with the goal of learning …

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Seminar at Methodist Oaks to explore “Longevity Revolution”

Most congregations today are blessed with having many older members. A church filled with older adults is not necessarily dying. Nor does it mean that ministry cannot happen in that setting. Older adults present faith communities with a variety of challenges, but they also bring tremendous resources that should not be ignored. In many situations, …

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Africa University Choir to perform across South Carolina

A touring group of 16 members of the Africa University Choir will perform at several locations across South Carolina to mark Black History Month. The AU Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona …

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Clergy Orders Gathering: ‘Unleashing Our Joy’

Come enjoy a day to renew your body, soul and spirit at the Spring 2018 Clergy Orders Gathering – “Unleashing Our Joy: An Invitation to Play, Worship and Serve.” The gathering will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia. Together – as friends and colleagues – we …

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Mediation skills training for church leaders

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is offering an interdenominational training opportunity – the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders – March 12-16, 2018, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The training is intended to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational and other forms of group conflict. …

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Survey: Your missional input needed for 2018 Annual Conference

The Lay Leadership Executive Team of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is working now to ensure that the 2018 Annual Conference missions event is productive and inspirational. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us make this an Annual Conference to remember for the mission ideas that …

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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy set for Feb. 1-2

  Registration is now open for the 2018 Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy, scheduled for Feb. 1-2 at Claflin University in Orangeburg. The theme of the 2018 academy is “How Congregations Can Reach the New Generation.” The Granville Hicks Leadership Academy honors the Rev. Dr. Granville A. Hicks, a distinguished 1957 Claflin graduate recognized …

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S.C. Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service a ‘call to action’ on public education

The 2018 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service – “An Invitation to Prayer and Action in Support of Public Education” – will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Columbia. The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops is a special ecumenical relationship among churches led by …

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Find the real Christmas spirit in downtown Columbia

Road tour aims to unwrap the true meaning of Christmas Those meandering downtown Columbia with visions of sugarplums on Dec. 20 might get a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas – and it comes with free hot cocoa. The United Methodist Church is hitting the road with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour” in …

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