Rev. Pearson’s Fall Preaching Schedule

Rev. Thomas Pearson, Jr, Walterboro District Superintendent, will be the guest proclaimer on these dates and locations this Fall.
August 25
7 p.m. @ Silas UMC, Eutawville
September 10
11 a.m. @ St George UMC
September 24
10:30 a.m. @ Carteret Street UMC

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HealthFlex Workshops Scheduled for Walterboro District

Two HealthFlex Exchange Benefit Workshops – designed to help those covered by the Conference Health Plan better understand what’s in it for them – are scheduled for the Walterboro District on September 27 at 2 p.m. and repeated again at 6 p.m.  The workshops will be held at New Life UMC, 763 Green Pond Highway, Walterboro.

The workshops are designed for:

  • Clergy who are eligible for coverage under the Conference Health Plan
  • Local church lay employees who are covered under the Conference Health Plan
  • Clergy retirees under the age of 65 who are covered under the Conference Health Plan

Spouses are encouraged to attend.

These workshops will provide:

  • An overview of the HealthFlex Exchange
  • Definitions of terms that will be meaningful in making informed choices
  • Information regarding tools and support that will be provided for participants making choices for coverage under this private exchange
  • Costs and cost-sharing of the various plans under the exchange
  • Instructions for actual decision-making during open enrollment in November 2017 for coverage that will go into effect January 1, 2018.

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Bishop McCleskey To Proclaim at Church of the Palms

Save the Date!
September 10

Bishop Lawrence McCleskey, Executive Vice-President for Development for Africa University, will be the guest proclaimer at Church of the Palms at 8:30 a.m. and 11  a.m.

Church of the Palms is located at 1425 Okatie Highway in Okatie, SC.  Their phone number ie 843-379-1888 and their website is



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Pentecost Journey

There are more Hispanic-Latino people in SC than there are United Methodists. Yet the SC Conference only has roughly 300 Hispanic-Latino members. How can we create new spaces to be in ministry with our neighbors?

Pentecost Journey trains non-Hispanic-Latino churches to take their first steps in ministry with their local Hispanics-Latino community.

The SC Taskforce on Hispanic-Latino Ministry ( invites you to attend this event on October 6, 7-9 p.m. and Oct 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at North Charleston UMC ( 1125 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405)

Please come in teams of a pastor and at least 2 laypeople. The cost is $50, and clergy will receive 1 CEU. Sign up at




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“The Faith We Sing” Song Books

Church of the Palms in Okatie is seeking upwards of 50 additional copies of “The Faith We Sing” song book to support their growing worship attendance.

If you have extras for lend or sale, please contact Norma Brown, Director of Music, at 843-379-1888 or







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Summer Lay Servant School

The 2017 Summer Lay Servant School for the Walterboro District will be held on August 26-27 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Walterboro, SC 29488. Classes will start on Saturday at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Sunday classes will start at 2 p.m. and conclude with graduation and worship ending at 6:30 p.m.

Lunch will be furnished on Saturday, a light lunch will be served at 1 p.m. at Bethel on Sunday and snacks will be provided both days.

The registration (see form) deadline for the Summer Lay Servant School is August 4, 2017

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Photos from August 3 District Setup Meeting

The Walterboro District Setup meeting was August 3, at New Life UMC, 763 Green Pond Highway, Walterboro, SC  29488 beginning at 6:30.

View some of the photos from this event below.





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