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We are 73 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.

We are 73 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.

Spartanburg District Showcases Ministries: Open Doors for A New Day

On Saturday, September 24 the Spartanburg District hosted “Open Doors for A New Day” at Spartanburg Methodist College.  Clergy and lay servants looked to the future of ministry at our churches and with each other. The churches listed below shared their unique...

Bishop Holston to remain in South Carolina

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will remain as resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference through 2024. The Committee on the Episcopacy of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference announced episcopal assignments Friday morning. Bishop Holston...

Robin Dease elected bishop

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Rev. Dr. Robin Dease, senior pastor of St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC in Hilton Head Island, was elected Thursday as a bishop of The United Methodist Church by delegates to the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Delegates elected Dease, 54,...

SEJ2022 elects 2 bishops Wednesday, seeking 1 more Thursday

Members of the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference on Wednesday elected two bishops on day one of the session. They will continue balloting Thursday morning, with one more bishop to elect. The Rev. Ken Nelson, superintendent of the Orangeburg District in South...

2022 SEJ Conference gets under way with episcopal nominee sessions

Under the theme “This I Know,” the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference began Tuesday with a session offered by the Committee on Episcopacy for delegates to get better acquainted with persons who have been nominated for the episcopacy. While members of the...

Africa University at 30: “Living the dreams of those who came before”

MUTARE, ZIMBABWE – Africa University’s 30th anniversary celebration was marked by heartwarming memories, stirring music and dazzling fireworks – with a modest dash of Palmetto pride. The South Carolina Conference’s special relationship with Africa’s only United...

Bishop Holston: Prepare for storm’s impact, pray for those in harm’s way

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the impending arrival of dangerous tropical weather: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock in...

Bishop Holston: Scouting ministry has a future in UMCSC churches

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the future of local church involvement with Scouting ministries:My friends, Scouting has been a vital ministry in United...

Bishop Holston: “Let’s build bridges of understanding”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released this statement regarding the June 25, 2022, statement from the Council of Bishops regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v....

Spartanburg District Showcases Ministries: Open Doors for A New Day

On Saturday, September 24 the Spartanburg District hosted “Open Doors for A New Day” at Spartanburg Methodist College.  Clergy and lay servants looked to the future of ministry at our churches and with each other. The churches listed below shared their unique...

Bishop Holston to remain in South Carolina

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will remain as resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference through 2024. The Committee on the Episcopacy of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference announced episcopal assignments Friday morning. Bishop Holston...

Robin Dease elected bishop

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Rev. Dr. Robin Dease, senior pastor of St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC in Hilton Head Island, was elected Thursday as a bishop of The United Methodist Church by delegates to the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Delegates elected Dease, 54,...

SEJ2022 elects 2 bishops Wednesday, seeking 1 more Thursday

Members of the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference on Wednesday elected two bishops on day one of the session. They will continue balloting Thursday morning, with one more bishop to elect. The Rev. Ken Nelson, superintendent of the Orangeburg District in South...

2022 SEJ Conference gets under way with episcopal nominee sessions

Under the theme “This I Know,” the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference began Tuesday with a session offered by the Committee on Episcopacy for delegates to get better acquainted with persons who have been nominated for the episcopacy. While members of the...

DISTRICT STAFF

Rev. Cathy Mitchell

Rev. Cathy Mitchell

Superintendent

Gail Varner

Gail Varner

Administrative Assistant

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

Congregational Specialist

Phone

864-583-5109 (office)
864-583-1134 (fax)

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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