FAN Training, May 6

Training for the FAN (Faith, Activity, and Nutrition) program will be offered in the Walterboro District on May 6, at Church of the Palms in Okatie.

Training for registered FAN committee members will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m.

Church of the Palms is at 1425 Okatie Highway in Okatie.  Their phone number is 843-379-1888 and their web page is at


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Bluffton-Okatie Community Lenten Services

communitylentenservices02sqPresbyterian, Lutheran, United Methodist, and A.M.E. churches in the greater Bluffton – Okatie area will gather together at noon each Wednesday, March 5 to April 5, in the season of Lent for worship and fellowship.

A guest pastor from the area will share the message during the 30-minute service. Offerings received as part of the service will support missions and ministries selected by the host church. Following the worship service, a light luncheon will be offered so that additional fellowship may be experienced. “These services offer people an opportunity to worship with each other in different locations and to hear different pastors from the community.” says Pastor Pete Berntson, of Church of the Palms, one of the organizers of this series.

On Wednesday, March 8, the service is at St. Luke’s UMC, with the Rev. Richard Smith, welcoming guest pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jon Black from Campbell Chapel, A.M.E.

On Wednesday, March 15, the service is at Lord of Life Lutheran, with the Rev. Rick Klotz welcoming guest pastor, the Rev. Joey McDonald from Bluffton UMC.

On Wednesday, March 22, the service is at Campbell Chapel A.M.E with the Rev. Dr. Jon Black welcoming the Rev. Daniel Burbage, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Bluffton campus.

On Wednesday, March 29, the service is at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Bluffton Campus with the Rev. Daniel Burbage welcoming Rev. Sam Joyner of Grace Coastal, Presbyterian.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 5, the service is at Bluffton UMC with the Rev. Joey McDonald welcoming guest pastor the Rev. Chris Herrin, of Lowcountry Presbyterian.

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Annual Conference Training, May 7

A training and orientation session for Annual Conference 2017 is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 7 at New Life UMC.

New Life UMC is located at 763 Green Pond Hwy. Walterboro, SC 29488.  The Reverend Ken Carter is the pastor.
















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Info on Annual Conference 2017

This short video shares some helpful information regarding Annual Conference 2017 which will be held in Greenville, SC.

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Canaan UMC To Serve As Teaching Church

Canaan UMC will serve as a “Teaching Church” for the “Knight’s Code Men’s Conference” August 12, 2017.

Contact Jeffery Salley for more information at or 843-276-9400

Canaan UMC is located at 171 Highway 61, Ridgeville, SC 29472.

Download a flyer here.




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