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Here is what you need to know about news in United Methodist churches around the state, plus the continuing South Carolina United Methodist Flood Relief.

West Virginia Flood Relief

Donations can be made through The West Virginia Annual Conference #935 for the special offering.

Checks may be sent to:
West Virginia Annual Conference
Conference Treasurer's office
PO Box 2469
Charleston, WV 25329.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

ONLINE giving for WV Flood Relief is now available!
Please select "United Methodist Disaster Response #935" and complete the form.

UMCOR receives significant support from annual One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, a great example of how connectional giving can change the world.

Learn more about connectional giving here.

Chancellor: get full insurance

Kay Crowe, conference chancellor, gave S.C. United Methodist churches some firm advice at Annual Conference June 6: be aware of and possess complete insurance packages and be sure church property sales and leasing comply with the United Methodist Book of Discipline. Jessica Brodie has the story in the July Advocate, here.

Awards celebrate work of many

The ministry and evangelism efforts of laity and clergy across South Carolina were honored during Annual Conference at an annual awards breakfast, from scouting awards to the Bishop's Five-Star Award winners to the Joseph B. Bethea Distinguished Service Award. Read the story in the Advocate, here.

Teeing up for Asbury Hills

Despite the high temperatures, a group of intrepid golfers set out June 4, the day before Annual Conference, for the fourth annual Camps and Retreat Ministries Tournament held at Traces Golf Club. Nearly $8,000 was raised for camper scholarships, and the Marion District was this year's tournament champion. Read on in the Advocate here.
2017 Conference Calendar Order Form

Church Finance Information

General Conference voted to amend paragraph 2533.2 in the Book of Discipline to require each church’s board of trustees to compare its insurance coverages to an insurance schedule to be published annually by the General Council on Finance and Administration.  This insurance schedule is to set minimum insurance requirements.  If a church finds that it does not meet the minimum requirements, it is to present a plan to meet the requirements at charge conference.

Download the PDF here

2016 Apportionment Deadline

The last day to pay 2016 apportionments to the Conference Treasurer is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

The payments must be in the Treasurer’s office by 4:00 pm that day.  If paying via VANCO, the payment should be initiated by Monday, January 9, 2017.

Coming soon:

  • July 7-10—Immerse, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg
  • July 7-10—Summer Youth Event featuring Steve Cheyney and Abbye West-Pates, Lake Junaluska, N.C. or 800-222-4930
  • July 12-15—Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • July 14-17—Summer Youth Event featuring Duffy Robbins and Abbye West-Pates, Lake Junaluska, N.C. or 800-222-4930
  • July 15-17 — Asbury Hills Weekend Family Camp with Camp Pastor Laurie Brandes
  • July 16—Leadership Development Conference for Children, Claflin University, Orangeburg, 8 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Rev. Vivian Lingard, 843-217-3675, or Rev. Pattie E. Gordon, 404-387-9514
  • July 17-22 — Asbury Hills Summer Camp with Camp Pastor Andrew Wolfe
  • July 21-23—2016 UMW Mission u, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg.
  • July 24-29 — Asbury Hills Summer Camp with Camp Pastor Chris Lynch
  • July 31 - August 5 — Asbury Hills Summer Camp with Camp Pastor Terry Woo
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