District News July 2017

In this month’s news, we welcome our new clergy to the Rock Hill District, and Rev. Joe Long gives us a wonderful reflection on the question, “How is it with your soul?” Check out the July newsletter here.

District News June 2017

As a start to the Summer, Joe gives us some insight on the Knight’s code, as well as welcoming the newest addition to the Rock Hill District Office. Check out our June Newsletter!

District News March 2017

As we enter the Lenten season, you can find several tips for practicing more faithfulness through participation in mission and ministry included in our monthly newsletter. District Superintendent, Rev. Joe Long, has also shared an insightful story from author Tony Campolo. Check it out!

From Joe’s Desk – July 2016

If it’s summer, it is Salkehatchie time for many of us. Many are involved in this youth volunteer mission of repairing homes in South Carolina. In our district churches are involved in hosting, feeding, and helping the camps of Chester, Lancaster, Catawba, Clover, and Rock Hill. Others participate in camps throughout the state. Thanks to … [Read more…]

Reaching New People

“Reaching New People” Seminar Friday, February 26, 6:00-9:00pm Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-4:00pm at Shandon United Methodist (3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29204) A Tri-District Gathering for Columbia, Hartsville, and Rock Hill $20 per person, meals included Register by February 19: www.umcsc.org/data/reachingnewpeople.php Jesus’ final words to his disciples, including us, were “Go therefore and make disciples of all … [Read more…]

From Joe’s Desk…September 2015

In the introduction of Sanctity without Starch, Robert G. Tuttle, Jr. shares a conversation he had on a transcontinental flight. “Recently I met a young landscape architect who works for a large West Coast firm. After some small talk he asked me what I did for a living. ‘I’m a minister,’ I replied. He responded … [Read more…]

From Joe’s Desk…July 2015

Let me share with you some gleanings from the notes I jotted down at Annual Conference: In the memorial service, the Rev. Tim McClendon spoke of those we remembered as “balcony people.” Joyce Landorf’s term denotes those who raise us up. Who are your balcony people? To whom are you a balcony person? The Rev. … [Read more…]