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!
Sunday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
“Peace Amid Storms”
This Sunday, June 24, our time of worship is focused by the words of Mark 4:35-41. This is the story of the calming of the sea by Jesus as he and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee. It is a familiar story on one hand but often minimized and trivialized on the other.
Oh, we like the part of Jesus calming the sea and wind. That part captures our imagination and attention. But what about what is happening to, and in, the disciples — Christ-followers more like us than perhaps we like to admit.
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."
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.
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!
Register now fo Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity 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)
Registration includes dinner served before the program.
Make sure to register by July 9. 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.
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.
Please place your generous donations of food in the box found in the Narthex. Your support will help supply the food pantry in Hardeeville.
Items being accepted include cereal, oatmeal, pasta and sauce, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, juice, soap, paper towels, toilet tissue, diapers, hygiene products, canned goods: meats, soups, vegetables, fruit.
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.