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The Sisters!! Wednesday morning breakfast and Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on May 23, resuming at John 3:22
The Sisters!! gather at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and then engage in a Bible study, led by Pastor Pete, from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Come join this group as often as you can and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
The Brothers! Thursday morning Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on Thursday, May 24, at 8 a.m., resuming at John 5:1.
Gathering starts with a hot breakfast at 8 a.m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
Editors Note: For the next several weeks, travel back with the pilgrims who walked the Holy Land of Israel as reflections of the experience are shared. We start with a reflection on entering Jerusalem by Wanda Lane.
By Wanda Lane
Superlatives filled my mind as I entered Jerusalem on a recent pilgrimage to Israel. Only the epitomes of language could express what my swelling heart and spirit felt. Now as I write this, far removed from Jerusalem but sensing again the moment, my heart thumps wildly. My body tingles with remembered sensations. [read more]
What a delight to be able to witness our very own Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony make their debut performance in our red dressed Sanctuary on the afternoon of May 20.
With well over 150 in attendance, these students were able to rise to the challenging music selected and conducted by Don Jemella.
Most of these musicians have only been playing a few months and with less than a few dozen rehearsals sounded beautifully harmonious. The energy and enthusiasm of those playing could only be matched by that of our own choir prepared by our Director of Music, Norma Brown.
The excitement was palpable as we filled the sanctuary with grateful hearts and generous contributions. In memory of Mike Porter, we raised close to $3,000 for our Building Fund. And if that were not enough, more than $1500 was collected to assist Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony, a non-profit 501(c)(3), with their many expenses.
Church of the Palms is truly blessed to have been brought these talented students, a passionate choir, dedicated leaders like Don Jemella and music partner Sherry Laffaldano, our own Norma Brown, and such great neighbors to share in this wonderful event.
View the entire concert on our Youtube Channel at https://youtu.be/-1qFEu0PztM
Join Pastor Pete on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in Room 103 to discuss “Methodism 201.” Over a period of six weeks, our discussion will cover details of the United Methodist Church, our history, our theology and doctrine, our polity, and our discipline.
There will be adequate time to cover your specific questions and topics of interest to you regarding “Methodism.”
No need to sign up, just come to Room 103 in the Christian Life Center, now through June 3 at 10 a.m.
You might be surprised just how Methodist you are (or not!)
More than 600 young women and men from 24 African countries are due to graduate from Africa University in June. The university’s 24th graduation ceremony takes place on June 9th at the main campus in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
The class of 2018 includes a significant number of scholarship recipients—orphans, refugees, and young people who come from conflict zones in Africa.
Africa University is one of our “Cornerstone Missions” and the generosity of our church has provided scholarship funds for the academic year of 2018-2019.
The Development Office of AU is requesting a student proficient in English to be selected for this award in August 2018 to facilitate communication with our church. We will look forward to hearing from, and following, the progress of this student.
Our next new Member Sunday is June 24 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sandy can assist you with the details needed, including time with Pastor Pete.
We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!
On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.
You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!
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Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.
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Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
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