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!
- Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturdays (live-streamed and in-person)
- Worship 8:30 a.m. Sundays (in-person)
- Worship 11 a.m. Sundays (live-streamed and in-person)
(Live-streaming at www.youtube.com/c/cotpsc
Masks and social distancing is not mandated
but will be honored and respected
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Text / Call Pastor Pete -- 843-694-7447
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 Thursday, 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?
The Pumpkin Patch at Church of the Palms is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The pumpkins are in great shape, the weather has been beautiful, and there have been a lot of smiling faces.
Make plans to visit the Pumpkin Patch now through October 31. To help staff the patch, sign up at www.palmsumc.org/pumpkinpatch
The weekly Wednesday morning Sisters!! Bible-study continues October 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
A study of "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn continues this week.
The weekly Thursday morning Brothers! Bible-study and Breakfast continues Thursday, October 21, at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The coffee will be ready by 7:30 a.m. for those eager to reconnect.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. followed our Bible study at 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The current study is the prophet Zechariah.
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.
Calling those who may wish to serve the church with Worship Enhancement. Displaying prayers, songs, or videos or by adjusting sound so all can hear is our main focus.
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!)
Contemporary Style Worship
In-Person and Live-streamed
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Alternative Style Worship
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Classic Style Worship
In-Person and Live-Streamed
Sundays, 11 a.m.
( COTP Youtube Channel is at
October 23 / October 24
An Upside Down Kingdom
A Light No Darkness Can Overcome
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.