Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Many thanks to all of you who helped make our first of two VBS Workshops a huge success. If you gathered supplies, cut up huge boxes to form and paint walls, spackled facades, shingled roofs, designed marketplace entrances, made hedges, built topiaries, sewed costumes, erected massive palm trees, traced and painted window inserts, provided lunch or any of the other crucial components to our VBS scene YOU made it happen.
However, if you weren't able to join us last weekend, there is still another opportunity to get in on the fun July 5,6 and 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 a.m. Stop in and do what you can, when you can and as always in a coordinated manner, but be prepared to have fun while you work! The signup form is available here.
Note: Christina Fritsche provided this special "thank you" note:
“Travis, Baby Fritsche and I cannot express our gratitude adequately for all the help and prayers during our move on Saturday. With the Church of the Palms Moving Crew (trademark pending ;) ), we were able to not only get everything moved into the new apartment but get the old one cleaned all before noon and the thunderstorms that arrived shortly after.
We don't have to worry about putting the majority of stuff away because you guys did that too! We are so awe struck by the generosity of the Church and the presence of God's grace that we were surrounded by and simply cannot thank you enough.”
Youth participating in the United Methodist Church’s “Salkehatchie Summer Youth Service” ministry arrived in the Lowcountry this past Saturday. Camping out at the Thomas Heyward Academy in Ridgeland, the 30 youth and adults, are focusing on three different homes. Each home is receiving different repairs from a ramp to replacement of floors and plumbing.
One of the three teams is replacing the roof on the home of Ms. Evelyn, a gracious lady who due to an extended hospitalization is currently unable to work. Her home suffered some decline during her illness, so the Salkehatchie Youth are busy making repairs, including installing a new roof.
Church of the Palms’ Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, directed by Portia Foden, provided the Monday evening meal for the missioners.
Please keep these young people and their adult leaders in your prayers, remembering to give “thanks” to God for their willingness to serve our neighbors.
On Thursday, June 21, The Sisters!! are invited to gather at the Clubhouse at Okatie in Sun City at 10 a.m. for brunch. Order from the menu!
All Church of the Palms women are Sisters!! and are invited. Sign up under Tab 21.
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.
Church of the Palms is pleased to welcome back the traveling music ministry of singer /songwriter Tim Malchak June 24 at 6 p.m. If you are not familiar with Tim, read more about him below.
Make the most of the evening by coming at 5 p.m. for a salad bar supper prepared by the Brothers. Chopped lettuce, and vegetables and all the fixings will allow you to build your own salad! A free-will offering will be taken to defer the cost of the meal. Help us plan the food by letting us know you are coming via Signup Genius.
Tim has been bringing his own blend of Christ-Centered Music that he calls simply "Gospel Americana" (a mixture of Folk/Country and Soft Rock) to churches around the Southeastern USA since 2001.
From Savannah Tim and his wife, Leslie, are devoted to "spreading the love of Jesus Christ through music and testimony."
Do you know that the Church of the Palms website automatically adjusts to fit the device on which it is being viewed? This means it works well with smartphones and tablets.
You can also place a COTP icon on the homepage of your iPhone that acts just like an app icon. A single tap of the new icon will launch Safari and take you right to the web page.
(Watch for similar steps for Android smartphones!)
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!
Join the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.
Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.
An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at www.palmsumc.org/giveonline where you can create your account to start giving online.
Save the date! Come and join your FAN committee Sunday, July 8 between services for coffee and a taste of summer. We will provide you with all the fresh fruits of summer to create your own yogurt parfaits.
Follow this link for a FAN message.
Peace Amid Storms
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
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.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.