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!
Start the week by listening to and appreciating the songs that will form the worship set for the "Gathering" - the alternative worship experience- December 9 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Palms. Click here.
Michael McIntyre is our Music Leader and Portia Foden is our Worship Leader.
Sunday, December 16
8:30 a.m. / 10 a.m. / 11 a.m.
“God With Us: Brings Joy!”
Zephaniah 3:14-20 / Luke 3:15-18
This Sunday, December 16, we are guided on our journey through Advent by the prophet Zephaniah and the gospel writer Luke.
In vivid word pictures, we hear of the joy that should be ours because Christ came and will come again. The writers are clear, however, that this does not mean all will be safe, easier, or even pleasant. What it does say is that in spite of even the more trying times of life we can be assured that God has not forgotten us, has not forsaken us but is with us. And this is the source of joy even with happiness might seem impossible.
So come this third Sunday of Advent to hear once again the good news of the Gospel that fulfills the promises of old and gives us courage for the journey ahead.
Our time of worship at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. classic services will include sharing in Holy Communion. At the 10 a.m. Gathering, Michael McIntyre will be leading us in a new arrangement of Joy to the World.
Save the date of December 16, at 4 p.m. for the second ever concert of the Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony.
The concert will be in the Sanctuary of Church of the Palms at 4 p.m. on December 16. Don't miss it!
Okatie Elementary School could use our help again this Christmas. There are nine families who can use some help with Christmas gifts for their children. There are twenty-six children who are from 1 to 14 years of age.
Donna Bagley will have a sign-up sheet and details on each child and their Christmas wishes. She will be in the Christian Life Center entrance on Sunday, November 25, at 9:30 a.m. to help you select a child and answer any questions.
Come Home for Christmas to Church of the Palms as we worship on Christmas Eve at 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The 4:30 p.m. is our participatory telling of the birth of Jesus where there are parts for people of all ages.
Our 7 p.m. service is in our classic style of
worship, and will feature special music in terms of soloes and brass ensemble.
Our 11 p.m. will feature dual guitars, keyboard, and
vocalists in an alternative style of worship as we welcome in
All services will include Holy Communion, a proclamation of the Good News by Pastor Pete, and the beloved lighting of candles.
The offering received at all three of our Christmas Eve worship services will go to support Church of the Palms and Gospel Lighthouse Church in Ridgeland in their ministries to those at Ridgeland Correctional Institute.
Come home for Christmas!
The Bell Campaign is underway and 10 more bells have been purchased. That leaves 27 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.
At noon on Christmas Day, December 25, we will join in a casual potluck dinner. We will combine what we can to form a community meal. The best part will be the opportunity to celebrate Christmas day with one another!
Use SignUpGenius to let us know if you are coming so that we can make sure enough tables are set up. See Pastor Pete with any questions.
God With Us; Brings Joy
8:30 / 10 / 11 a.m.
God With Us; Brings Peace
8:30 / 10 / 11 a.m.
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.