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!
Church of the Palms is now at a RED status in response to the latest directives from the Governor and leaders.
This means all non-essential, and outside gatherings will be halted effective Monday, May 1
Affected groups include:
- Sisters!! and Sister Too!! Bible Studies
- Brothers! and Brothers!! Bible Studies
- Sunday Spiritual Formation classes
- Adult Chancel Choir
- Koinonia Kap Sewing
- Boy Scouts
- Lowcountry Jazz Band
- Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony
- Ministries committees
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.
As always, each person should be his/her own best advocate when it comes to personal risk and health. We will continue to monitor the current situation closely providing appropriate updates as they become available.
Your support, patience, and faith in a God of love and mercy are very much appreciated!
Stay connected even when the COVID-19 prevents you from attending in person.
All services in the Sanctuary are live-streamed via the Church of the Palms YouTube Channel and also may be watched after the event.
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The Church of the Palms Youtube Channel may be accessed via this link.
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.
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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.
Contemporary Style Worship
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Classic Style Worship
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
March 28 & March 29
"When The End Is Not The End"
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.