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


2021 Commitment

Connecting to God and Others through Stewardship
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In grateful recognition of the gifts that God has given me (us). I (we) commit to support The Church of the Palms through giving of my (our):
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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



covidred02sqChurch of the Palms has returned to an RED STATS status as part of our four-phase rebound plan.

The increasing infection rate in Beaufort County has caused us to revert back to a more cautious state.

In-person worship at Church of the Palms will remain suspended throughout the rest of the year, including Christmas Eve. 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.

Further restrictions are imposed on all groups and activities. No groups or gatherings of 10 or more are currently permitted and then only those deemed necessary provided.social distancing and use of masks, as appropriate is observed. Use of facility is only by requests received and approved in advance.

Groups, such as Scouts, may meet outside provided social distancing is observed.  

The entire plan matrix is available here.

Your support, patience, and faith in a God of love and mercy are very much appreciated!

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. 



Saturday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.
Mark 1:14-20
"When Jesus Calls"

Audrey Lund, Psalm Reader
Mark Reed, Gospel Reader
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Services Live-Streamed Via YouTube
(www.youtube.com/c/cotpsc )

View this week's Worship Guide


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.


January 24, 11 a.m.
Mark 1:14-20
"A Gracious Invitation"

Jill Swab, Psalter Reader
Carol Whyte, Gospel Reader
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
Services Live-Streamed Via YouTube

View the Worship Guide

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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