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We are 75 congregations throughout Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties in the Upstate of South Carolina with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Bishop Holston: “Be patient; remain focused on mission and ministry”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the decision handed down today by The UMC Judicial Council:My friends, there have been conversations in many spaces and...

Easter Worship With Bishop Holston 2022 (videos)

"While it is still dark..."Bishop Holston and The Cabinet offer this Easter worship service for use by local churches. The videos can be included as part of your church’s virtual worship, or they can be used on their own for your congregation on Easter morning. We...

Bishop Holston’s statement on further postponement of General Conference

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the further postponement of the General Conference:Friends, the Commission on the General Conference announced this week that...

Lenten Sermon Series: March 9-April 13

New this year for Lent, several Spartanburg District churches will host Lenten services on Wednesdays beginning March 9. Each service will begin at noon and will run about 35-40 minutes. These worship experiences will include hymns, special music, and a meditation...

Statement from GBGM on the Russia and Ukraine conflict

February 24, 2022 | ATLANTA The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church is deeply troubled by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the ominous implications it has for escalating tensions between Russia and Western nations. We join many...

Bishop Holston appoints new Columbia District superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Fran M. Elrod as superintendent of the Columbia District. Rev. Elrod, senior pastor of Clemson United Methodist Church in Clemson since...

2022 School of Pastoral Ministry registration open through April 4

Registration is now open for the 2022 School of Pastoral Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, which will be conducted in a hybrid format this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Session 1 April 11-13 – in-person at Francis...

AC2022 switches from hybrid to all-virtual format

The 2022 South Carolina Annual Conference will open June 5 as an all-virtual session to ensure the health and safety of all participants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "The health and safety of our lay and clergy members and the broader community continue to be...

2021 apportionment giving surpasses pre-pandemic levels

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 91 percent in 2021 – continuing a remarkable performance during a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 rate of 91.67 percent was up from 87.16 percent in 2020, said Beth Westbury, conference...

Bishop Holston: Respond to racism with action – witness, advocacy, prayer

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding regarding the racist message posted on a roadside sign in South Carolina over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend:The...

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Easter Worship With Bishop Holston 2022 (videos)

"While it is still dark..."Bishop Holston and The Cabinet offer this Easter worship service for use by local churches. The videos can be included as part of your church’s virtual worship, or they can be used on their own for your congregation on Easter morning. We...

Lenten Sermon Series: March 9-April 13

New this year for Lent, several Spartanburg District churches will host Lenten services on Wednesdays beginning March 9. Each service will begin at noon and will run about 35-40 minutes. These worship experiences will include hymns, special music, and a meditation...

Statement from GBGM on the Russia and Ukraine conflict

February 24, 2022 | ATLANTA The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church is deeply troubled by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the ominous implications it has for escalating tensions between Russia and Western nations. We join many...

Bishop Holston appoints new Columbia District superintendent

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Fran M. Elrod as superintendent of the Columbia District. Rev. Elrod, senior pastor of Clemson United Methodist Church in Clemson since...

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Rev. Cathy Mitchell

Rev. Cathy Mitchell

Superintendent

Gail Varner

Gail Varner

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Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

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