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!
It has been a busy time at this year's Pumpkin Patch and there is just ONE week left!
Sales continue through October 31 during the hours of 12-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Are you part of the Pumpkin Patch (noon - 6 daily), or the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 (from 9-2,) or the Trunk or Treat on October 30 (from 5-7)?
Obtain a Church of the Palms T-shirt to announce to others that you are able to provide assistance, information, or guidance!
T-shirts of various sizes are in Portia's office starting Saturday, October 22. An $8 donation is requested to defer costs.
We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!
On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.
You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!
Many have asked how to help with the recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Here are some great suggestions:
DONATE UMCOR RELIEF-SUPPLY KITS, not supplies such as bottled water. Basics such as water are best handled by first responders such as the Red Cross. Relief-supply kits answer the needs that disaster survivors need long after the first response.
DONATE STUFFED (WITH CASH) ENVELOPES, not stuffed animals. Donate financially to the S.C. Conference's disaster relief efforts at umcsc.org/data/disasterresponsedonation.php, and to UMCOR's Advance U.S. Disaster Response, which allows UMCOR to respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies in the United States.
The Sisters!! continue their study of Ecclesiastes at 6:1 on October 26. The study starts with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with study from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The book of Ecclesiastes is an often ignored book of the Old Testament. Containing proverbs, maxims, and sayings, Ecclesiastes is largely an autobiographical story commonly attributed to Solomon. The author referred to as "The Teacher" had become aware of the mistakes that he made throughout his life and began to document them.
The purpose of Ecclesiastes is to spare us and future generations the suffering and misery of seeking after foolish, meaningless, and materialistic emptiness. This unique book also offers wisdom by discovering truth in seeking after God.
This will be an ongoing weekly event.
Brothers! continue their study of the book of Luke at Luke 17:20 on October 27 at 8 a.m.
The book of Luke is a Gospel that contains varies forms of literature including narrative history, genealogy, sermons and parables. Parables are the emphasis of Luke and the writer has included some 19 of them. Luke, a doctor and a Greek Christian, wrote this record around 59-61 C.E. He accompanied Paul on mission journeys, as described in the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote.
Come join this study of this interesting prophet. All men are always welcomed!
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Empowered by Grace: To Serve
Empowered by Grace: To Witness
Empowered by Grace: To Give
Rev. Thomas Pearson, Jr.
Additional responds to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign continue to come in.
God is doing great things in, through, and around Church of the Palms and EVERYONE has an opportunity to be part of it all.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
Are you “all in?” It is not too late for you to be part of this aspect of Vision 2020. You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office.
Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vance is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.