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Sandie Gies has provided initial details on the 2022 pilgrimage to Israel.  After several postponements due to the pandemic, we are back on for March 22 through April 2, 2022.

Contact Sandie Gies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions


ogt21aud03sqAuditions for the 2021 "Okatie's Got Talent" at Church of the Palms, Okatie will be held Saturday, August 21 beginning at 10 a.m.

Use this link to signup to auditition - www.signupgenius.com/go/talentaudition Alternate auditions times are available upon request.


0829hymn01sqHelp plan the Hymn Sing scheduled for Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29.This is always a favorite worship service because we hear the hymns and songs that are important to YOU!

Help Anna Marie, Lauren and the Choir prepare by suggesting hymns for this great time of worship.

Sign up with SignUpGenius, and as an added help, tell us which worship service you normally attend!

Lauren McLeod, accompanied by Anna Marie Kuether, opened the May 8, "The Gathering" at Church of the Palms, Okatie, with a cover of Sara Groves "You Cannot Lose My Love."

The Adult Chancel Choir of Church of the Palms, under the direction of Anna Marie Kuether and accompanied by Dr. Janet Elshazly shared "I Am The Vine" during the 11 a.m. classic-stye worship on May 2.

empoweredbygrace01sqYour 2021 Commitment may be entered using the form below. Your information will be forwarded to Al Couper, our Financial Secretary. You will also receive a confirmation via email, if you enter an email address into the form.

You may also print a paper copy here, complete it and drop it off or mail it to the church office:
Church of the Palms
ATTN: Financial Secretary
1425 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, SC 29909


Quick LInks

- 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

Sign up for Palm Notes, our electronic newsletter

Donate safely onlive via VANCO

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



weteam01sqCalling 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.

Training can be flexible to your schedule. If interested contact Pastor Pete at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


smileamazon01sqAmazonSmile 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.

icons01sqDo 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.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap Safari to launch it
  2. Go to www.palmsumc.org
  3. Tap on the share button (box with arrow) at the bottom of the screen
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen” A sheet will appear that will allow you to change (or shorten) the name the website if you like. An icon for the website will also be provided
  5. Tap Add. An icon for the webpage will be added to an open spot on your home screen.

(Watch for similar steps for Android smartphones!)

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