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 PUMPKINS ARE HERE!
The Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All proceeds go towards advocacy of children here in the Lowcountry
Oh My GOURD, IT’s Fall!
And our COTP’s “PUMPED” about giving you “PUMPKIN “to talk about…
It seems Okatie’s got more than just talent, we’ve got PUMPKINS. And we’re PROUD and PUMPED about it!
If this pandemic’s got you “GOURD” out of your mind, COTP’s hosting a PUMPKIN-CARVING/DRAWING contest inviting participants to “CARVE” out a little time and add a bit of SPICE to their lives. So please, do start with our PUMPKIN PATCH as your blank canvas by choosing that special pumpkin catching your eye to either draw upon, or carve out.
1.Carve or draw your best pumpkin features
2.Give your GOURDEOUS creation a fun name.
4. All entries must be in by Wednesday, October the 28 @5p.m.
NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS!
First, second and third place winners will be determined by an appointed panel of judges. The winners will be announced on Halloween at noon.
1st place winner will receive $100
2nd place winner will receive $75
3rd place winner will receive $25
If you find you’re all work and no play like JACK, please don’t be “GOURD “on yourself, or feel “HOLLOW INSIDE.” “SQUASH” those feelings!
Here’s to finding out that you know more than JACK about pumpkins, GOURDGEOUS! So please, DRAW, or CARVE out and set aside a SLICE or two of time in time for our COTP’s PUMPKIN-CARVING CONTEST, won’cha?
Church of the Palms at a limited ORANGE status as part of Phase 2 of our four-phase rebound plan.
This means streaming capabilities will be used to share worship experiences. The Gathering service held each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and the 11 a.m. service held on Sunday will be live-streamed on Youtube. The Church of the Palms Youtube channel is at www.palmsumc.org/youtube.
Groups, such as Scouts, may meet outside provided social distancing is observed.
LImited groups of less than 20 are allowed provided. social distancing and use of masks, as appropriate is observed. Use of facility is only by requests received and approved in advance.
The entire plan matrix is available here.
Your support, patience, and faith in a God of love and mercy are very much appreciated!
Part-time Pianist/Accompanist Job Description
Church of the Palms United Methodist (Okatie, SC) seeks a skilled pianist gifted in accompanying and passionate about leading worship to join the music ministry team.
The pianist/accompanist will play piano for congregational hymns and accompany the Chancel Choir during Sunday church services, as well as accompany the Choir for Thursday evening rehearsals.
This position reports to the Director of Music and is overseen by the Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
View the full job description and application process here.
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.
Virtual Contemporary Style Worship
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Classic Style Worship
Sundays, 11 a.m.
(all services live-streamed on Youtube)
October 24 & October 25
“Two Necessary Loves"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
October 31 & November 1
"A Vision of Sainthood"
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Pete Berntson, 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.