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Bishop Holston extends call to suspend in-person worship through April

Bishop Holston extends call to suspend in-person worship through April

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the latest guidance in response to the coronavirus pandemic in our state: My friends, I have been awed by the creative ways...

Key Conference Center Contacts

Key Conference Center Contacts

If you need assistance while the Conference Center is closed, please call:Clergy ServicesRev. Ken Nelson | 803-726-6733 | klnelson@umcsc.orgColumbia District OfficeRev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson | cjamieson@umcsc.orgVeronica Williams | 803-726-6742 |...

Canceled: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

Canceled: Spring 2020 Clergy Gathering

The 2020 Spring Clergy Gathering has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We are complying with the requests of our country's top health officials in hopes of containing the spread of the coronavirus. Currently, our top priority, as the church and clergy, is to...

Bishop Holston appoints new coordinator of Clergy Services

Bishop Holston appoints new coordinator of Clergy Services

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. A. Melton Arant Jr., pastor of Pendleton United Methodist Church, as coordinator of Clergy Services. The appointment...

Bishop Holston’s statement on request to postpone GC2020

Bishop Holston’s statement on request to postpone GC2020

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the possible postponement of the 2020 General Conference due to the coronavirus pandemic: The Executive Committee of the UMC...

Bishop Holston: Coronavirus recommendations for local churches

Bishop Holston: Coronavirus recommendations for local churches

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding how local churches should respond to the developing coronavirus outbreak: Friends, we have been notified that at least two...

2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Retreat set for May 18-22

2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Retreat set for May 18-22

Registration is open for the 2020 Carolinas Black Clergy Leadership Retreat – “Crossroads: Where Faith and Innovation Meet” – set for May 18-22 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The retreat is an opportunity to get away to a quiet place to be renewed,...

Bishop Holston’s statement on coronavirus (March 4)

Bishop Holston’s statement on coronavirus (March 4)

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the coronavirus outbreak: Friends, as we prepare each week to gather for worship, Sunday school, Bible study and other church...

Bishop Holston appoints interim director of Connectional Ministries

Bishop Holston appoints interim director of Connectional Ministries

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Jim Arant, a conference congregational specialist, as interim director of Conference Connectional Ministries. The...