Jack o 27 Lantern 300x2661Oh 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.

3.Email us a nice photo of your named creation with its name for entry- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In an effort to SPICE things up, it will be placed online anonymously referred to only by its chosen name. The winning photos linked to their participants will be revealed in the end.

4. All entries must be in by Wednesday, October the 28 @5p.m.

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 PUMPKINS ARE HERE!   Screen Shot 2020 10 14 at 3.33.19 PM

The Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

All proceeds go towards advocacy of children here in the Lowcountry


Quick LInks during this COVID-19 Pandemic

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cotpcovidorange01sqChurch 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!


October 25, 11 a.m.
Matthew 22:34-46
"Two Necessary Loves"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Services Live-Streamed Via YouTube

Worship Guide

Phyllis Paladino, Psalter Reader
Linda Robertson, Gospel Reader

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