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!
The "Gathering" - our contemporary worship experience - meets every Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. This week, May 25, will feature Lauren McLeod leading our music accompanied by Carlos R, Jeffrey A, and Abigail H. Songs will include:
- Reckless Love
- Here as in Heaven
- Nothing But the Blood
- 10,000 Reasons
Christina F will start it all off, and Pastor Pete will bring the message "An Amazing Detour" based on Acts 16:9-15. Holy Communion will be shared with everyone.
Join in a time of community following the worship and share in a light meal.
Come experience the most meaningful life there is --- "Connected To God, and Connected to One Another" - at Church of the Palms.
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.
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.
Save the date of May 30 for a blood donation drive here at Church of the Palms in memory of Susan Scholer.
Susan received an estimated 28 units of blood and so we've set a goal of 53 units!! Our goal will cover her use and support others as well.
Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and enter CPUMC in the sponsor code to see the available times on May 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Additional information is available on the pre-registration system called "RapidPass" and the opportunity for those willing to give Power Reds (double red cells.)
"...do what you can, when you can, in a coordinated manner to the glory of God!"
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.