Seminary Farm Combines Theology and Ecology

mso01Methodist Theological School in Ohio offers degree programs focusing on organic farming and food justice.

The UMC‬ seminary’s farm combines theology and ecology.






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Clergy Learn About Pain-based Behavior

imageJohn Holler, President and CEO of Epworth Children’s Home, shared insightful information about pain-based behavior with the clergy of the Walterboro District.

Rev. Holler was the featured speaker at the clergy’s October gathering on October 16, hosted this month by Jericho UMC.

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Bishop Holston to Preach At Camp Meetings

holston01Bishop Holston, resident bishop of the Columbia Area of South Carolina, will be the preacher at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, October 26 at the Cypress Methodist Campgroup.

Cypress is a historic Methodist camp meeting in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Cypress Campground was in use as early 1794, and a cemetery adjacent to the grounds dates back to the early 1800s.

The layout of the campground is in the general shape of a rectangle with 53 rough-hewn cabins surronding the worship tabernacle.

Bishop Holston will also preach at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, at the Shady Grove Camp Meeting near Rosinville. This year is the 144th celebration at Shady Grove.


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Fall Festival, October 25

fallfestival2014012014 Fall Festival
Church of the Palms
Saturday, October 25
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Silent Auction Items
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Desserts / Bake Goods
  • Meals / Casseroles
  • Harvest Kitchen
  • Plants
  • Children’s Activities
  • Food Court

 All proceeds from the 2014 Fall Festival will support missions and outreach of Church of the Palms.

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Bishop’s Roadshow In Walterboro District


Bishop Holston

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 October15.

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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Festival of Music and Praise

musicfaith01Join Church of the Palms on Sunday, October 26, at 10:30 a.m. for a Festival of Music and Faith.

Using the great hymns of the church, some new compositions, selected anthems by the Adult Chancel Choir, and special numbers by our children, we will sing our faith.

Together we will look more deeply at the words we sing and the stories behind the music. We will affirm our faith in the creative God of the universe while using our voices, and all that we are, to offer praise in worship.

…every praise is to our God!

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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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Clergy Orders

umcsc02The Clergy Gathering is November 13  at Lexington UMC from 9:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  A $10 registration is available online only: please register soon.

Deacons Order meeting will be held after the Clergy Gathering at Lexington UMC from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p m.

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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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Hold the Date for Revolution 2015

revolution201501Revolution 2015 is scheduled for January 30 – February 1, 2015 in Columbia!

Revolution is a weekend in Columbia, SC where 3,500+ UMC youth come together to worship our awesome God!

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