virtualcoffeewithpete01sqVirtual Coffee with Pete

Have a virtual cup of coffee with Sheepdog Pete via ZOOM this Friday, August 7. Connect from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. using the details below. Stay the whole time, or just stop in to say “Hello”.

He has no agenda but will be happy to answer any questions about what is going on, how he sees Church of the Palms changing over the next several weeks or updates on projects and initiatives underway.

Topic: Virtual Coffee with Pete
Time: Aug 7, 2020 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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sermononthemtsq01On Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m., via Zoom, a six-week study of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, will begin.

The text, Sermon on the Mount – A Beginners Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, and the video are by Amy-Jill Levine a professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

If you would like to participate please contact Richard Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 843-645-6364.

Quick LInks during this COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch Live via Youtube Live-stream
- Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
- Worship 11 a.m. Sundays

Sign up for Palm Notes, our electronic newsletter

Donate safely onlive via VANCO

Text / Call Pastor Pete -- 843-694-7447

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

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!

Part-time Pianist/Accompanist Job Description

accompanist01sqChurch 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.

faithamidgat03sqLive-streamed, only,  Contemporary-style Worship

“The Gathering" Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

August 8 & 9
Matthew 14:22-33
"Faith Amid the Chaos"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Richard Robertson, Psalm Reader
Mark Reed, Gospel Reader
Lauren McLeod, Music Leader

Our YouTube channel is at

Download worship guide and comprehensive prayer list here.

Experience the most meaningful life there is - "Connected To God, and Connected to One Another"- at Church of the Palms.



Live-streamed Classic-style Worship
Sunday, 11 a.m.

Sunday, August  9

Matthew 14:22-33
"Faith Amid the Chaos"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Jill Swab, Psalm Reader
Judy Raney, Gospel Reader
Anna Marie Kuether, Special Music

Live-streamed on YouTube

Download the bulletin and comprehensive prayer list here.

Note we will NOT gather  Saturday or Sunday for worship due to the COVID-19 directives. Instead, you are invited to view the service “Live” via Youtube as we will be live-streaming both the Gathering at 5:30 p.m on Saturday and the 11 a.m. classic service on Sunday.

Youtube also records each session, so you may view it at a later time if you don’t wish to watch it live. 

Connect via Youtube this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. or 11 a.m. on Sunday, to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ proclaimed over your life.

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