Walterboro Clergy Gathered for Healing

imageClergy of the Walterboro District met at Church of the Palms on Thursday, September 18. In addition to fellowship and discussion of district business, the clergy also participated in a healing service that included the Sacrament of Holy Communion led by Rev. Thomas Pearson, District Superintendent.

The service included both private prayer and incessory prayer with the anointing of oil and laying on of hands as seen in this photograph.

The design team intends to refine this service to serve as a model for district-wide healing services.


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District In Training

imageRev. Genova McFadden provides members of the Beaufort Cluster of the Walterboro District with important information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Staff / Pastor Parish Relations Committee. (S/PPRC).

The training took place on Saturday morning, September 13, at St. Paul’s in Ridgeland.

Rev. McFadden is the Congregational Specialist for the Walterboro and Charleston Districts.


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Celebration and Praise Concert, Sept 28

imageBluffton United Methodist Church will present a “Celebration and Praise Concert” featuring our Praise & Worship Team and guest artists The Inspirational Messengers and Lavon Stevens on Sunday, September 28 at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

The performance will include praise selections by the following composers and arrangers: Lavon Stevens, Mark Hayes, Edwin Hawkins, Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio, Glenn Burleigh and Jack Schrader.

Bluffton United Methodist Church is located at 101 Calhoun Street in historic downtown Bluffton. The church is handicapped accessible and free parking is available.

Please come and invite family and friends to join you. We expect a full Sanctuary so arrive early to get a seat. You will not want to miss this event!

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Annual Women’s Day – Saint Mark UMC

stmarkwomen01Saint Mark UMC in St. George will hold its Annual Women’s Day Program on Sunday, September 28, at 3 p.m.

The guest speaker will be the “First Lady” of the Walterboro District Sister Rita Pearson.

For more information contact Betty Hodges at 843-560-8254.

Saint Mark is located at 1241 Saint Mark Bowman Road in St. George SC. A printable flyer is available here.

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Room For Hope

brightstars01Room for Hope: A Palestinian Arts Celebration” will take place in duplicated events, one on Monday, September 29, and again on Tuesday, September 30.

This celebration offers culinary delights, film screenings, music and a presentation by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. Rev. Raheb is the pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, a Christian Palestinian, and President of Bright Stars of Bethlehem.

In addition to a presentation by Rev. Dr. Raheb, Palestinian chefs will provide cooking demonstrations, a selection of short films will be screened, and a group of young musicians from the Holy Land will entertain guests.

All proceeds benefit the work of Bright Stars of Bethlehem, a charitable organization that spreads the word about the many outreach ministries of Christmas Lutheran Church which seeks to build hope for the people of Palestine.

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“Jewels For Jesus” – Women’s Fall Retreat

sisters2logo01Come join the women of the Lowcountry for a day retreat called “Jewels For Jesus”  based on Malachi 3:17.

The retreat is Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m, at the Oldfield Outfitter Center in Okatie SC.  The guest facilitator is Jeannelle Benek.

The cost is $25 and registration is due by October 5.  Contact Church of the Palms at 843-379-1888 to register.

This day promises to be spirit filled, fun and enlightening with sharing, listening and learning!

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An Evening of Jazz

jazz01The Music and Arts Ministry of Church of the Palms in Okatie proudly presents the Sun City Jazz Band in “An Evening of Jazz“, Friday, October 17, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Church of the Palms.

This is a free program of great jazz favorites for all to enjoy. Invite your friends and neighbors to delight in the standards and jazz classics from the 1920’s through the 1950’s.

As serious musicians and performers, the band respects the music they play while having fun and enjoying each other’s creativity and spontaneity. The concert will present good music in a relaxed, informal, and fun style.

Don’t miss it!

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Bishop’s Roadshow In Walterboro District


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Bishop Holston will be in the Walterboro District on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at New Life United Methodist Church, 763 Green Pond Highway, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Pastors need to email the District Office (  with the number of laity that plan to participate.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $8 per person. Reservations are due by OOctober15.

This event is for Lay Leaders and those who are Lay Servants (formerly known as “Lay Speakers”) This is part of Bishop Holston’s tour of districts and meetings with laity of local churches in each district.

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Arts and Crafts Festival / Pauwau

imageThe Waccamaw Indian People invite you to attend their 22nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Pauwau on November 1 and 2 on their tribal grounds at 591 Bluewater Rd, Aynor, SC. Gates open at 11 a.m. both daysand Grand Entry on the 1st is at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on the 2nd.

The Grand Entry is actually the start of the Pauwau. Just prior to the Grand Entry, the Grass Dancers are called to “Dance the Grass Down.” This ancient method is used prepare the arena for the actual entry of the visiting dignitaries, veterans, tribal officials, and others who hold positions of honor.

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District Clothes and Shoe Drive

clothesdrive01The LowCountry’s largest FREE clothes and shoe drive will be Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. – noon.

This event, presented by the Walterboro Minister’s Spouses Club, will be held at New Life UMC located at 763 Green Pond Highway in Walterboro.

For more information contact Yolanda Sanders at 803-913-0013.

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