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!
Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed on Saturday night November 1. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and still make it to church at the right time!!!!
All Saints' Sunday, November 2
It Matters Whom We Call Saint
SundayOn Saints' Sunday. Since the very early days of the Christian Church, there has been a day set aside each year for remembering and celebrating the lives of those believers who have gone before us. All Saints' Sunday is a time when we remember and give thanks for all those whose faith has enriched our own; whose love for God has caused our own love to be deepened, whose generosity has inspired us.
As we gather for worship we will hear God speak to us once again about the joy that can be ours when we serve as conduits for all that God wishes to share with us and others. We will feast at the Lord's table - provide by a God who continues to give to us. And through the solemn processional of the Remembrance Banner, lighting of candles, and the prayers of our hearts, we give thanks for all those who have, throughout our lives, been "saints" to us.
Here at Church of the Palms we carry on the practice from early years of the Christian church when people were encouraged to bring "offerings for the poor" to their celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Such monetary gifts offered, and then left on the communion railing (often referred to as a "rail offering"), are placed in a special fund for use in providing assistance to those in the community, as well as those in our own congregation facing extra-ordinary financial challenges.Read more...
Grains and Pasta help to fill hungry stomachs on cold days.
Throughout November, let's remember our friends at Access Network with food donations such as brown and white rice, mac and cheese dinners, all sorts of pasta, hot and cold cereals, crackers, dry pancake mixes plus syrup, and sugar.
Pickup a handy shopping list from the Kiosk and share the goodness! Thank you!
The Youth of Church of the Palms are focusing on the mission project of collecting funds or donations of NEW underwear and socks for the students at Okatie Elementary.
The all children sizes are needed and should be just basic white underwear and socks.
You may leave donations of underwear or socks in the box in the Narthex.
Financial donations should be made out to Church of the Palms - with "Youth Mission Project" in the memo line.
Thank you for helping our Youth help other children.
It is time to order poinsettias for the Advent / Christmas season so that they will arrive for Cantata Sunday, December 14.
An order form will be in Sunday's bulletin. The cost is $12 each, and you may take your poinsettia home following the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
Please note we will not be able to take any order after November 16.
It Matters Whom We Call Saint
All Saints Sunday
November 9 - 23
Live a God-Pleasing Life!
Faith is the Foundation
Discipleship is the Path
Generosity is the Hallmark
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Alternate mail address:
PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
A sense of stewardship tells us that we must take time to do God's work on earth. When you compare what you have contributed in time, talents, and finances, do not compare it to what others have done.
Compare what you have done to what God has done for you. This should be the standard for your comparison.