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!
Thanks to your faithful and generous giving above and beyond, the Church of the Palm's mortgage has been reduced by an EXTRA principal payment.
A generous gift of $10,000 and additional gifts in May have reduced the mortgage to $533,358.42.
Each $1,000 applied to the mortgage principal NOW saves roughly $1,820 over the terms of the mortgage.
Thank you for YOUR continued generosity.
Congratulations to Michael Donahue in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout following his Eagle Board of Review on Tuesday, May 21.
Michael is the 23rd Scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout as part of Troop 213, chartered by Church of the Palms.
Congratulations, Michael. Well done!
May 11 / 12
“Surprise! The Unexpected Acts of God - An Amazing Detour"
5:30 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
This Saturday and Sunday, we continue our new sermon series entitled “Surprise! The Unexpected Acts of God” based on passages from the Book of Acts. This weekend we dive into the story of Paul as he is diverted from his intended journey so that he might render aid to those in need.
As told in Acts 16:9-15, what happens next is again amazing in both what happens and how it happens. Paul’s second missionary trip launched and the story that follows includes a prominent woman named Lydia whom Paul and Silas meet along the way. Lydia’s heart has already been prepared by God. She is ready to accept Paul’s good news.
So come this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to our contemporary worship experience, the “Gathering” or on Sunday morning to one of our two classic style worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. We will go deeper in understanding how God is working even now to use even us to share the Good News to those whom God has prepared and are waiting — for us!
There are several opportunities to participate in small group studies on Sunday mornings. Each has a stand-alone subject every week, so attend as schedules permit. Contact the study leader for a book.
Sunday morning adult studies:'
Sisters Too! meet on Tuesdays from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sisters Too! are currently studying the book of James and will resume on May 28 at Jame 4:13.
Sisters! meet on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A light breakfast is served. The Sisters! are currently studying the book of Romans, picking up with Romans 3:21 on May 29.
Join this group as often as you can and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
Make plans to participate May 30 in a blood donation drive here at Church of the Palms in memory of Susan Scholer. Susan received over 28 units of blood, so we've set a goal of 45 units!! Our goal will cover her use and support others as well.
Sign up at www.RedCrossBlood.org using sponsor code CPUMC.
"...do what you can, when you can, in a coordinated manner to the glory of God!"
Join Pastor Pete in Room 102 on Sunday, June 2, at 9:45 a.m. for his preview of Annual Conference 2019 occurring June 2-6 in Greenville SC.
Pastor Pete and David Voyles will be attending from Church of the Palms. Larry Sanders is one of 35 nominees up for election as Lay Member to General Conference 2020.
Pastor Pete will give an overview of the schedule of AC2019 as well as the key points of business that are expected to be acted upon.
David Voyles will provide report AC 2019 results at both classic worship services on June 9.
Join us Sunday, June 2 following the 11 a.m. service for lunch and ice cream!
Longhorn Steakhouse in Bluffton is donating the food in support of the Church of the Palm's Choir performing at Carnegie Hall. The meal will consist of grilled chicken, rice, and broccoli. Ice cream with all the toppings, courtesy of the Choir, will be served for dessert.
Spots are limited to 130; therefore, reservations are required to participate in this event. Use this SignUpGenius link to reserve your spot now!
A freewill offering will be received, with the proceeds going towards the concert. Contact David Voyles with questions.
On June 13, Sisters!! Of Church of the Palms will tour The Children’s Center on Hilton Head Island, followed by lunch at Frankie Bones.
The non-profit Center offers affordable programs for infants six weeks old to age 6. Family income determines each child’s tuition expense and the Center relies on grants and donations for 24% of their income. About 170 children from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are served each day. For more than five years, The Sisters!! Have supported The Children’s Center through donations. In addition, the Pumpkin Patch awarded them a significant donation from their proceeds.
For those who would like to carpool, we will meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. to arrive at The Children’s Center at 10:30 a.m. Following the tour, we will have lunch at Frankie Bones, which is nearby. The address for The Children’s Center is 8 Nature’s Way, Hilton Head Island at the entrance to Jarvis Park.
Please use the sign-up sheet under tab S in the book located at the CLC entrance counter to indicate your participation and whether you would like to carpool that morning.
I hope you will join us in touring The Children’s Center. It is a very uplifting experience to see that your support is going to an organization dedicated to providing early childhood educations in a safe and happy environment. The children are, indeed, our future!
The Bell Campaign is underway and 11 more bells have been purchased. That leaves 26 more opportunities for you to honor or memorialize a special person in your life! Watch for continued updates!
It is exciting to know that people are also excited about having a Bell Choir! Although each bell costs $285, which includes a personalized inscription, any donation will be greatly appreciated towards the Bell Campaign.
Contact Norma Brown with questions.
Register now for Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey To Share The Truth Vacation Bible School
The cost is $5 per participant with a maximum for families of 5 or more at $20. 4 yrs to adult (those 12 -17 yrs need to have an adult participant present)
Make sure to register NOW while space remains. We prefer online registrations but will accept paper registrations. Simply print the paper form and return it to the church office as soon as possible.
Contemporary Style Worship
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Classic Style Worhip
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
Through June 8
May 25 / 26
An Amazing Detour
June 1 / 2
An Ironic Escape
June 8 / 9
Pentecost: The Ultimate Surprise Party
Portia Foden, Guest Proclaimer
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.