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It’s time to prepare for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday (Aug. 9)

It’s time to prepare for Aldersgate Special Needs Sunday (Aug. 9)

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry – born at the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference – provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are cared for by trained staff in a Christian environment....

Asbury Hills offering Family Adventure Camp this summer

Asbury Hills offering Family Adventure Camp this summer

If your summer family vacation plans have been upended or you're looking for something unique to do that isn't too far away, Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center is offering Family Adventure Camp. Three meals a day are included and your whole family stays in a cabin....

Weekly Carolinas Black Clergy COVID-19 Webinar Series begins July 7

Weekly Carolinas Black Clergy COVID-19 Webinar Series begins July 7

In the African spirit of Ujima, the annual conferences of the Carolinas of The United Methodist Church have partnered to offer a 12-part weekly webinar series – each Tuesday, beginning July 7 – to address: Self-care and care of neighbor Social media ministry Social...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference set for Aug. 1 in Florence

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference set for Aug. 1 in Florence

All attendees must register by July 17 Click here to register The 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference session will take place on Saturday, August 1, at the Florence Center and will be live-streamed at umcsc.org. The gathering of clergy and lay members...

Bishop Holston invites S.C. United Methodists to Interfaith Peace Walk

Bishop Holston invites S.C. United Methodists to Interfaith Peace Walk

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is inviting all South Carolina United Methodists to join him for an Interfaith Peace Walk this Saturday, June 20, in downtown Columbia. The walk – hosted by Bishop Samuel L. Green Sr. and the African Methodist Episcopal Church –...

Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat now scheduled in August

Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat now scheduled in August

The 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Crossroads: Where Faith and Innovation Meet” – has been rescheduled for Aug. 24-28 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Registration is open through Aug. 10. All clergy are invited to attend. The...

Bishop Holston commends pastoral letter on racial injustice from SEJ bishops

Bishop Holston commends pastoral letter on racial injustice from SEJ bishops

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the June 5, 2020, pastoral letter from the bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church: “See, I...

New matching grants help churches pay for online services

New matching grants help churches pay for online services

As the churches of the South Carolina Conference are living in unprecedented times, the Congregational Development Team seeks to offer practical and timely support to help them stay connected with their communities and congregations while social distancing measures...

Bishop Holston’s statement on violence following peaceful S.C. protests of George Floyd killing

Bishop Holston’s statement on violence following peaceful S.C. protests of George Floyd killing

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding violence that followed peaceful protests in South Carolina: When we witness inexplicable injustice, anger is understandable,...

Bishop Holston’s tenure in South Carolina Conference extended into November 2021

Bishop Holston’s tenure in South Carolina Conference extended into November 2021

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will remain as resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church through the next session of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, now scheduled for Nov. 10-12, 2021. The SEJ Committee on...