It’s a powerful message, one that goes to the heart of the United Methodist Connection.
There’s much we can do as individuals. Even more when we come together in our church congregations.
But combine the prayer, time, efforts and resources of the thousands of United Methodists across South Carolina, and imagine what we can accomplish in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
“We have been blessed beyond measure by God’s grace at work in our lives,” said the Rev. Kathy James, director of connectional ministries for the S.C. Conference. “When we respond to that rich blessing through connectional giving, we extend God’s love and grace into the world in ways beyond what one person, family or congregation could easily do alone.
“The United Methodist Connection is one of our greatest strengths and, through the gift of connection, we become a gift to others.”
Over the next “10 Days of Connectional Giving” – leading up to the Jan. 10 deadline for churches to pay their 2016 apportionments to the conference treasurer – we will share short stories to remind you what your church’s annual contributions mean to your fellow United Methodists and to those whose lives are touched by their efforts.
To begin, watch the video (above) to learn more about how Together, We Do More.
We hope this will encourage your congregation’s leaders to make sure they have submitted your church’s 2016 apportionment so the good work of all of the conference’s ministries can continue.
And to those churches that have already given 100 percent of their apportionments, thank you!