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…]

Bishop’s Road Show Resources

We had a great day at the Bishop’s Road Show gathering at Philadelphia UMC in Fort Mill on Saturday, October 18th.  Bishop Holston and other leaders challenged the lay leaders and lay servants from the Rock Hill District around what it means to be a healthy team on the local, district, and conference level.  There … [Read more…]