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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 Annual Conference #935 for the special offering.

Checks may be sent to:
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.

You can donate items for the Disaster Response trailers - download the list here

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.

God's 'remarkable words of promise'

Lifting up 38 saints who have gone before us into God’s eternal Kingdom, the Rev. Patricia J. Parrish brought a word about remembering God’s “remarkable words of promise” even in our grief. Parrish preached the memorial service at Annual Conference. Jessica Brodie has the story in the July Advocate, here.

A word from new Emanuel pastor

Dr. Betty Deas Clark, pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, was the guest speaker for UMCSC African-American clergywomen during their recent luncheon. She challenged them to learn the lessons offered to Joshua when he took over for Moses. Read the story in the Advocate, here.

McClendon: official S.C. nominee

Annual Conference has approved the nomination of Dr. Tim McClendon—delegation chair, former Columbia District superintendent and current senior pastor of St. John’s UMC, Aiken—as South Carolina’s episcopal nominee. He will be among others seeking election as bishop in July. Read on here.
2017 Conference Calendar Order Form
2017 South Carolina United Methodist
Annual Conference
June 4-7 2017
TD Center in Greenville, SC.

Hotel information is available at

Annual Conference 2016

UMCSC materials and videos—click here

Full Advocate coverage of AC2016—click here


Coming soon:

  • July 4—Independence Day
  • 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 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 21-23—2016 UMW Mission u, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg.
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