Clergy Lectionary Text Study

textstudy01Active clergy in the Lowcountry are invited to participate in a weekly lectionary text study on Tuesdays, starting on April 29, at 9:30 a.m.

This group will meet initially at Lowcountry Presbyterian in Bluffton.

Contact Pete Berntson, Church of the Palms, at or Chris Herrin, Lowcountry Presbyterian, at with questions or to register.

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Free Webinar: “Ordinary Time Doesn’t Have to Be Ordinary”

imageFree webinar “Ordinary Time Doesn’t Have to Be Ordinary,” Thursday, May 1 – 7-8 p.m. ET.

With no holiday on which to focus, here are ways to do something different in Sunday school. Details.

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Church Yard Sale

ChurchYardSaleChurch of the Palms will host a yard sale on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church campus.
Clothes, jewelry, furniture, home Decor and many other items will be available.

Church of the Palms is located 1425 North Okatie Highway (170) in Okatie, SC, 29909.


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District Training for Annual Conference

ac201401Training in advance of the 2014 Annual Conference (June 1-4) will be offered in the Walterboro District on May 18 at Bethel UMC, starting at 3 p.m. Bethel UMC is located at 355 Hampton Street in Walterboro SC.






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District Office Closed May 26

memorialday01The Walterboro District Office will be closed on May 26 in recognition of Memorial Day.

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Bishop Holston Speaks to Million Book Effort

millionbook01In this short video, Bishop Holston explains the South Carolina Annual Conference initiative to collect 1 Million new books.

This initiative is evolving and adjusting continually.  Refer to the latest information, including multiple questions and answers here.

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2014 Annual Conference

imageThe 2014 South Carolina Annual Conference
June 1-4
Florence Civic Center

A More Excellent Way: Creating Corridors of Faith, Hope and Love

View scenes from the 2013 Annual Conference in this short video:

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Spirit Singers Tour District

spiritsinger01The Spirit Singers
SC Conference United Methodist Youth Choir
Sunday, June 22, at 7 p.m.
Church of the Palms
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909

Join us for an evening worship experience of scripture and song as we welcome the Spirit Singers back to the Lowcountry and back to Church of the Palms.


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Conference Moving Day

movingday01June 25 is the day in 2014 when all clergy with changes in their appointments move from one place to another.  Please keep them, their families, and the former and the new churches they serve, all in your prayers.

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