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 Adult Chancel Choir, under the direction of Anna Marie Kuether, accompanied by Dr. Janet Elshazly, shared "Jesus, What a Beautiful Name" at the 11 a.m. classic-style worship at Church of the Palms, on May 16.
Lauren McLeod shared a cover of "Glory, Honor, Power" by Influence Music at "The Gathering" May 15 at Church of the Palms, Okatie
The weekly Thursday morning Brothers! Bible-study and Breakfast continues May 13 at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The coffee will be ready by 7:30 a.m. for those eager to reconnect.
Breakfast (slightly pared down) will be served at 8 a.m. followed by re-start of our Bible study at 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. We will continue a study of Galatians.
Please plan to support a blood drive to be held on Monday, May 24,2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Blood Connection” will provide a mobile unit that will be located in the front parking lot area.
Each unit of donated blood can save 3 lives in our community! Please make plans now to schedule an appointment. It’s easy to make one! Go to this link: The Blood Connection to see available appointment times. Our “sponsor name” is Church of the Palms, “sponsor code” 2851 if needed.
All donors will receive a $10 Gift card and a $10 charitable donation to Church of the Palms will be made for every blood donor!
Forks and Fellowship are a group of people who get together once a month for a wonderful dining experience.
We go in groups of 6 to 8 once a month, (couples or singles) to area restaurants to get to know each other a little better and explore local dining. It can be for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, the host couple or the group can make that choice, it can be the same each month or it can change each time.
The lead couple (host couple) will organize the first month and contact all in their assigned group then coordinate the date that works for all and make reservations at the restaurant of their choice.
Guidelines for this round of Forks and Fellowship:
Groups can be smaller, 5-6, or a larger group of 7-8, done in a 3-month time frame starting June 1.
Host couple will select the first restaurant of their choice, contact the others in their group and arrange reservations and time and date that works for all in the group. Next month, the host will rotate to another member.
The 1st session will be June, July and August. Please respond no later than May 15. This will allow Dee and Sandi time to coordinate all the groups and get the information out to you by the end of the month. We are not doing a sub list at this time.
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.
Calling those who may wish to serve the church with Worship Enhancement. Displaying prayers, songs, or videos or by adjusting sound so all can hear is our main focus.
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
Saturday, May 22 / Sunday, May 23
Guided By The Spirit
John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Saturday, May 29 / Sunday, May 30
Are You The One?
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Saturday, June 5 / Sunday, June 6
Larry Sanders, 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.