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!
- Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturdays (live-streamed and in-person)
- Worship 8:30 a.m. Sundays (in-person)
- Worship 11 a.m. Sundays (live-streamed and in-person)
(Live-streaming at www.youtube.com/c/cotpsc
Masks and social distancing is not mandated
but will be honored and respected
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Text / Call Pastor Pete -- 843-694-7447
The adoption of Esperanza Grace by Glenn and Austen is still not final but we want to sprinkle this family with love even before we get a full baby shower organized as they can really use the items now.
Austen and Glenn have shared that prayers are the most powerful gift, and they appreciate everyone's continued prayers over the adoption, testimony, and life of our little girl. This sweet family is registered at Target.
The registry is on Target’s website at https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/espy-grace
The Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study with Pastor Pete will continue a study of the Book of Acts on Wednesday, August 10, resuming at Acts 22:6.
The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Emmaus Walk Pilgrims!
Join Pastor Pete and Pat Ary on Wednesday, August 17, at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to discuss reforming Reunion Groups.
If you have been on the Walk to Emmaus, please consider coming. Use this SignUpGenius or call the church office at 843-379-1888 to let us know. Based on interest, we will organize and form reunion groups.
An Emmaus group reunion is a small accountability group of two to 8 persons who have usually participated in the three-day Walk to Emmaus and who want to continue their pursuit of a life lived wholly in the grace of God.
The weekly Thursday morning Brothers! Bible-study and Breakfast continues Thursday, August 18 at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The coffee will be ready by 7:30 a.m. for those eager to reconnect.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. followed by our Bible study at 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Brothers! are currently studying the Book of Acts and will resume at Acts 2:14
You are invited to a very special prayer service on Friday, August 19, at 11 a.m. My House of Prayer is a time of reflection and repentance. A time to talk to God and listen for God’s word. It is a quiet time to feel the love God has for YOU! It is also a time of thanksgiving and joy for all the blessings God has bestowed on YOU!
Please join us as we quietly hear music, scripture and prayer that will help us to feel the warmth and love that the Lord's House of Prayer offers to each and every one of us. It is a time for us to be quiet and to honestly talk quietly to our Heavenly Father.
Dick and Ann Tullie will lead a 6-week study of Heirloom Love by Dominic Sputo starting Sunday, September 11, at 9:45 a.m.
This study has six daily lessons each week (usually less than 1/2 hour of time needed for each lesson). Banners from several persecuted churches across the globe will focus prayers at the conclusion of each lesson.
Study guides ($14.00) need to be ordered by August 26. The study guides will be distributed about a week before the class starts. 2 people may share a guide. If the cost presents a barrier, register anyway, and let us know so the guide may be gifted.
Register via SignUpGenius or call the church office at 843-379-1888.
Dick and Ann share this information on their passion for this topic and study:
"About three years ago, we were at a global mission conference and introduced to the plight of persecuted Christians. Little did we know their suffering and obedience to the Lord. More Christians are being martyred, tortured, incarcerated, and oppressed for Christ's sake than ever before. As Dominic Sputo (author of Heirloom Love) says, "the church of Jesus is suffering as much as - if not more than- it ever has. That's why the New Testament's teachings on helping persecuted believers are as critically relevant today as when first written."
Time to gather again to sew our Koinonia Kaps for those ladies in cancer treatment. We will meet Tuesday, September 13, in the Family Life Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
If you plan on staying all day, please bring a light lunch and a beverage. If you cannot stay the entire time, please come for as long as you are able. And don't forget, we need non-sewers also so don't let that keep you away. There is a job for everyone!
A team from Church of the Palms will participate in the Bluffton Walk for Water on Sat. Sept. 17 at 8:30 a.m. This event is designed to raise awareness and funds which allow Water Missions International to continue their work in an effort to bring clean water to the over 2.2 billion people worldwide in need of this life saving resource.
Please consider either joining us and register to walk or to donate to our team using this link: https://events.watermission.org/site/TR?fr_id=2491&pg=entry. Once at the website please click “Donate” and search for our team – Palm Walkers – to either register to walk or donate to our team.
Are you in need of someone to pray with and for you but this isn't something you need a Stephen Minister for: a small problem, an illness, or a worry about someone or something?
If you would like someone to pray with you and for you, contact Dee Lehr and ask for a prayer angel. Your name will be given to one of our prayer angels who will contact you and pray with you over the phone. Of course, everything will be kept confidential. If in need, please contact Dee at 843-816-6775.
Our community is saddened and prayerful concerned for those affected by the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. For those wishing to support the United Methodist Church’s humanitarian efforts, we encourage you to do so through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief.)
The Church Council has authorized a $10,000 contribution to this UMCOR relief.
Gifts through UMCOR provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries. Donations can be made in one of the following ways:
Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068
The link to Church of the Palms’ VANCO online giving is here.
Go to “Missions Contributions”; to “Missions-UMCOR”, fill in donation amount and enter Advance 982450 in the blank box.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Church of the Palms every time you shop on Amazon, at no additional cost to you.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase price to Church of the Palms.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Church of the Palms (search using “Palms United Methodist Church”) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
For many years, Church of the Palms parishioners have provided meals to our church members who hit the occasional bump-in-the road. It has been a while since we have updated this program, and with new energy stirring within our committees and new members coming aboard, now is the perfect time to get the word out that we have this great meal program available to our parishioners in need.
If you would like to provide a meal for someone in need, please use this link for SignUpGenius or email or call Cheryl and provide your name, email address and phone number.
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!)
Contemporary Style Worship
In-Person and Live-streamed
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Alternative Style Worship
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Classic Style Worship
In-Person and Live-Streamed
Sundays, 11 a.m.
COTP Youtube Channel is at
Aug 20 / 21
Live Like Jesus:
Breaking the Rules for A Higher Rule
Aug 27 / 28
Live Like Jesus:
Creating A Different Kind of Banquet
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sep 3 / 4
Live Like Jesus:
Choosing the Right Path
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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.
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.