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!
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.
•“Making Sense of the Bible” study by Adam Hamilton with book and DVD. Leader Chick Mazon, meeting in Room 107.
•"Faithful" Joseph's Faithfulness to God and to his wife Mary. Based on the book by Adam Hamilton. Leader Richard Robertson, meeting in Room 106.
•“Famous Sermons of John Wesley” Co-leaders Larry Fullen and Harry Danforth. The cllass meets in Room 103.
The first brunch of the year for the women of Church of the Palms (The Sisters!!) is Thursday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at The Clubhouse at Okatie, Sun City. Don’t reside in Sun City? Tell the guard at the main gate you’re going to The Clubhouse.
Sign up in the event book located at the Christian Life Center entrance counter, on page 20. Questions: contact Lib Sanders 843-705-9898.
Holy Land Pilgrimage, Part II - March 3-10, 2021
A Holy Land Pilgrimage, designed by Mika Rabinovich, Sandy Gies, and Pastor Pete is scheduled for March 3-10, 2021.
With a custom itinerary, this pilgrimage will follow similar paths to our other two pilgrimages but will focus on different places of interest, including:
Kursi Archeological site
Pillar of Absalom
Ein Gedi Reserve
Garden of Gethsemane (private side)
We have the land cost, but air will not be available until closer to the time. Because this is a custom tour, the more that decide to go with, the less the cost! With 20 pilgrims, the land cost will be $2459 per person. With 30 or more, the land cost will be $2289 per person land only.
A website is available at https://www.gate1travel.com/Cms/Package/1857756 for information and reservations. Full refunds are available until 180 days to departure (around September 3, 2020).
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.
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.
Donations can now be made to Church of the Palms from anywhere, anytime via your phone.
Vanco Payment Solutions trusted processor of electronic giving for over 20 years and over 30,000 clients (including Church of the Palms), now offers Mobile Giving.
Free apps for Apple and Android phone, and security provided by your devices Touch Id, pin, and/ or password, provide for convenient and secure giving anywhere and anytime.
Learn more here.
Please place your generous donations of food in the box found in the office entrance. Your support will help supply the food pantry in Hardeeville.
The pantry food supply is currently very low and needs cereal, canned peas, corn, and mixed vegetables, canned tomatoes, dried beans, pasta sauce, small bags of rice, pork and beans, canned fruit and bottled water along with personal care items including individually wrapped toothbrushes and toothpaste. They always need paper, plastic or cloth shopping bags.
Please contact Sylvia Kaufman for additional information: 843-705-5306.
Contemporary Style Worship
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Classic Style Worship
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
January 26 & 27
"A Radical Call"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
February 1 & 2
"Seeing God's World"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
February 8 & 9
Scouting Ministries Sunday
David Voyles, Guest Proclaimer
February 15 & 16
Portia Foden, 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.