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We are 91 congregations throughout Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Lexington and Orangeburg counties – ranging from the northern Lowcountry to the western Midlands of South Carolina – with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Orangeburg District Connectional Ministries is offering a series of training opportunities for leaders within the district. Each session is free, but registration is required. Click the links below for more information about each session.

Leadership in the
Local Church in 2020

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2020 apportionment giving tops “amazing” 87 percent amid pandemic

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 87 percent in 2020 – “an amazing performance” in light of a year disrupted by a pandemic that severely restricted the ability of local churches to gather for worship. The 2020 rate of 87.16 percent was...

UMCSC offers “Our Response to Racism” tools for local churches

The endeavor to end racism dates back centuries and is firmly rooted in scripture. “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – John 13:34 (NIV) “God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” – Acts...

Bishop Holston: U.S. Capitol violence “cannot define who we are”

Voting is more than simply saying what we believe. It is a sharing of faith, a tangible witness of love of God and love of neighbor. Voting is a way to acknowledge that we are one community, all in this together.

2 UMCSC pastors to speak at 2021 LEAD Conference

Two pastors serving local churches in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church will be featured speakers at the 2021 LEAD Conference Jan. 25-26.

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2021

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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Orangeburg District Connectional Ministries Meeting

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Rev. Ken Nelson

Rev. Ken Nelson


Debbie Givens

Debbie Givens

Administrative Assistant

Rev. Jim Arant

Rev. Jim Arant

Congregational Specialist


803-534-7564 (office)
803-534-5474 (fax)


P.O. Box 303
Orangeburg, SC  29116

Office Hours

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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