Mission Letter 2013

posted Jun 20, 2013, 6:49 AM by Debra Dowdle

You are Invited.................

posted Jun 13, 2013, 6:30 AM by Debra Dowdle

St. Andrews Parish UMC invites you to see the Sonlight Youth Choir and Praise Band from Gainesville, Florida on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm. They will be performing a concert in our sanctuary,  singing songs that you hear on the radio, both Christian and Secular, and offering their God-given talents to God and to us. We'd love to have you join us! The church is at 3225 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC between the Shadowmoss and Village Green subdivisions.

11th Annual Gathering of United Methodist Men

posted Jun 3, 2013, 10:07 AM by Debra Dowdle

The 11th National Gathering of United Methodist Men will be held at Belmont University, Nashville, TN on July 12-14, 2013. Registration may be reached by going to our website, www.umcsc.org, and clicking on Ministries across the top of page, then click United Methodist Men, and then click on National Gathering of United Methodist Men. Click Register

For questions call Herman Lightsey 803-622-1287. There is a bus that will be taking a load if a ride is desired.

Grace U.M.C. Summer Youth Opportunities

posted May 29, 2013, 6:52 AM by Debra Dowdle

Hello Pastors, Youth Pastors, and Colleagues,

I want to invite your youth to join us at Grace UMC for two awesome events this summer!

On June 22, we are having a "Faith in College Symposium" from 1-4 pm. This is an event for any current high school student, recent graduates, or current college students who are wondering how they can stay strong in their faith while facing stress, temptations, and other challenges that college students encounter. Join us and listen to current college students share ways they have journeyed in their faith. We will have adult leaders share about campus ministry. This is a free event for students and parents. 

 

We also invite your youth (from 7th-12th grades) to join us for our second Worship Arts Camp from July 9-12th. Our camp provides a creative place for students with musical, theatrical, and  artistic gifts to learn how they can use these gifts in worship. The camp runs from 10 am - 2 pm. Join us Friday at 6 for a special worship service to see the work these students have put into their experience. The cost for this event is $25. 

 

Attached to this email are fliers that you may put up in your church. If you have any student interested in participating in either event, please let me know! 

We hope to see you this summer!

-Katie Brock

843-766-1621
ktbrock85@gmail.com

 

Church Safety Flyer

posted May 22, 2013, 6:49 AM by Debra Dowdle

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posted May 22, 2013, 6:48 AM by Debra Dowdle

We are all stunned by the magnitude of the damage and loss of life resulting from the tremendous tornado that struck Moore, OK yesterday. And, of course, there were more tornados in the two days previous, and there are more predicted for today, both in the Midwest and in Texas. Undoubtedly, questions are already being asked in your districts as to how we can respond. Attached is a message from my counterpart in the Oklahoma Conference, Richard Norman. It gives good information, both as to what we can do and what we should not do.

 

Richard's directions were for the churches in the OK Conference. In addition to sending money to that conference directly, we should also consider sending funds to the advance for UMCOR US Disaster Response, #901670. Also, people can text 80888 from a cell phone to make an automatic $10 donation for UMCOR. These donations will be undesignated and will be used by UMCOR where most needed..

 

I will be sending other information as it becomes available. For now, prayer and donations are most needed. However, you can also start now motivating your local church members to be thinking about forming UMVIM teams for long term recovery. Undoubtedly, there are families whose homes are damaged, if not destroyed, that are underinsured or without insurance that will need help to rebuilt.

 

Shalom,

George

Special Prayer Service

posted May 21, 2013, 10:46 AM by Debra Dowdle

 

John Wesley UMC will host a service of prayer Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. for the victims of the deadly storms sweeping across the US.

This special service will be held in the Sanctuary.

The service will include music, prayers for the victims, and lighting of candles. In addition, the sanctuary will be open Wednesday 1:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. for prayer.

--

Kathy P. Hudson, Associate Pastor

John Wesley UMC

626 Savannah Hwy

Charleston, SC 29407

Stop Hunger Now Update

posted May 10, 2013, 2:23 PM by Debra Dowdle

South Carolina Conference
Hunger
Project Event
June 11th at Annual Conference
ALMOST THERE!
The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hosting a Stop Hunger Now event as part of our efforts to fight hunger around the world. Learn More.
Our first goal of reaching $36,000 by May 1st is fast approaching. Here is where we currently stand!

Anderson - $6,378.50
Charleston - $3931.22
Columbia - $5245.97
Florence - $6645.50
Greenville - $1000
Greenwood - $7582.50
Hartsville - $9048.58
Marion - $7581.87
Orangeburge - $1298.87
Rock Hill - $6320.11
Spartanburg - $4729.11
Walterboro - $5604
Undesignated - $2265.00
Total - $67,631.23
Volunteer! - We can't do it without you!
  • We need 1,000 Non-Delegate volunteers!
  • Register Online to participate in the packaging.
    • Adults please only sign up for shift 1 or shift 2
    • Youth and youth group leaders please only sign up for shift 3

General Schedule for The Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event

  • Shift 1 - 8:00am - 10:30am
  • Shift 2 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Shift 3 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Youth dinner - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Evening Worship - 7:30pm

The South Carolina Conference
Of The United Methodist Church
Join Our Mailing List

We need your help to raise $72,000
by June 11th
When
Tuesday June 11
Where
Florence Civic Center
What
SC Hunger Project
Quick Links
Conference Website umcsc.org
Stop Hunger Now


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Luncheon at Annual Conference

posted May 10, 2013, 2:21 PM by Debra Dowdle

LOCAL PASTORS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

THE FOLLOWING REGARDING MEALS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE:

"There is a form in the Pre-Conference packet to sign up for the lunch, this is the only meal being served at the Civic Center on Tuesday due to the "Stop Hunger Now Event".

Please fill out the Lunch Reservation for that day - there will be no extra tickets sold @ the door."

Speaker: Rev. Claude Herbert, Treasurer of National Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associates

Mail your check and reservation to the Florence Civic Center address is on form!

Sexual Ethics Training for all Clergy

posted May 7, 2013, 11:22 AM by Debra Dowdle

Dear sisters and Brothers:

All clergy are required to be trained in Sexual Ethics each quadrennium. You should go online to umcsc.org to register for the training. The cost is $12.00 per person. Training for our District is offered on May 23 beginning at 8:30 at St. George United Methodist Church in St. George. You may attend an event in another setting, but this is mandatory training for all clergy. The only make-up day will be June 1 in conjunction with the School for Pastoral Ministry. Please register as soon as possible as they must order the meals which are included in your registration fee. Attendance will be taken at St. George, so please notify the District Office if you will be attending in another setting.

Patricia J. Parrish

Charleston District Superintendent

SC Conference

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