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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...

Bishop Holston seeks Pentecost prayers for justice and peace amid racial tension, unrest

Bishop Holston seeks Pentecost prayers for justice and peace amid racial tension, unrest

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding racial tension and unrest across the nation: My friends, as we celebrate Pentecost – that joyous day when the Holy Spirit...

Bishop Holston: No in-person gatherings through June 10; services may restart June 14

Bishop Holston: No in-person gatherings through June 10; services may restart June 14

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: Friends, I continue to be inspired by the creative...

Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

Bishop Holston’s statement on shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia: The video images of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old who...

Bishop Holston’s Daily Prayers (Text)

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston invites South Carolina United Methodists and others to join him in daily prayer as we continue to navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our communities. View daily video prayers. Sunday, July 26Merciful God, we...

Bishop Holston: Suspend all in-person gatherings through May 20

Bishop Holston: Suspend all in-person gatherings through May 20

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: South Carolina United Methodists continue to...

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed due to pandemic

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference postponed due to pandemic

The 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference session will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date has not been set, but conference leaders are exploring alternatives – all of which would make the health and safety of attendees the top...

UMC volunteers mobilize to help tornado survivors

UMC volunteers mobilize to help tornado survivors

Just hours after at least 11 tornados touched down across the state on Monday, scores of volunteers from the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church left their own homes to help those who had lost theirs.

Respond to storm damage – but do so safely

Respond to storm damage – but do so safely

Respond to storm damage – but do so safely The dangerous storms that swept across South Carolina overnight and this morning left behind damage that is still being calculated.Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference have received reports of damage in...

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

“Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity” set for April 9

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is helping lead a free "Virtual Conference For Black Church Pastors, Leaders and Laity" at 1 p.m. Thursday, April  Read more Register