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Sunday School
(Children/Youth/Adult)
9:15 a.m.

Sunday Worship
10:30 a.m.

Crib Nursery & Childcare
9 a.m. - noon

Welcome to Church of the Palms

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!


 

Coffee with Pastor Pete

coffeewithpete02On Sunday, December 21 and 28, come at 9:15 a.m. to Study B/C for some informal conversation over coffee with Pastor Pete.

On December 21 we'll start by discussing what we know about the Christmas birth story -- and anything else of interest to you!

 

Sunday, December 21

followthestar01Sunday, December 21
Follow the Star: Believe
 Luke 1:26-38

This story, recorded by the writer of Luke's Gospel, is of Gabriel's announcement to Mary. It is story that is surrounded by the impossible. It is story that challenges us to believe! The writer has bracketed this hard to believe story with yet another one, that of Elizabeth. Her story is also one of impossibility - being pregnant long after all hope and human possibility had withered away.

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Thank You!

okatieelem01Samantha Wolters, social worker at Okatie Elementary expressed her appreciation saying

..."I am so glad the classroom volunteers are enjoying working with the kids! It makes such a tremendous difference to have community support within our school. You guys have been absolutely amazing! I have been able to give quite a few children brand new jackets as a result of your generous donation! Their little eyes light up!! "

Church of the Palms is making a difference in our community. If you would like to get involved, there are additional classroom volunteer opportunities and there is also the lunch buddy program which we expect to get underway in mid-January. Please contact Pam McMullan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843-757-8818 if interested.

Christmas Eve Worship

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Church of the Palms will usher in Christmas with worship on December 24 at 7 p.m.

A carol hymn-sing will start 30 minutes prior to the service. Come amidst the holy hush of this evening to hear the proclamation of the Word, share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion and experience the always moving candle lighting ceremony. Special music will help us anticipate the greatest of God's gifts - Emmanuel.

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Church Office Closed Christmas Day

churchfront02The Church office will be closed Christmas Day and  the day after.

But don't forget about the potluck luncheon at noon on Chrstimas Day!

You may reach Pastor Pete on his cell phone - 843-694-7447.

 

Christmas Day Potluck

christmasdinner01If you find yourself alone on Christmas Day, consider coming to the church building at noon to be part of a casual Christmas Day Potluck. Hosted by Pete, Kathy, and Kristen Berntson, we will combine what we can to form a community meal. The best part will be the opportunity to celebrate Christmas day with one another!

Sign up in the book in the Narthex if you know you are coming, so that we can make sure enough tables are set up. See Pete with any questions.

Sunday, December 28

simplyenough01Sunday, December 28
Simply Enough
Luke 2:22-40

This Sunday, December 28, is the first Sunday after Christmas Day. Already for many, Christmas with all of its wonder and awe, is long past. So it is interesting that the Gospel for this Sunday tells of the parents of Jesus bringing him to the temple about a month or so after he was born.

What is just as interesting, maybe much more so, is who is in the temple and how they react to Jesus. Simeon and Anna, spending their days in the temple, both of old age, recognize Jesus immediately as a special infant. Not only that, they also proclaim Jesus as the very fulfilment of the promise they have held on to for so long.

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Christmas Eve Worship

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Carol Sing at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Communion
Candle Lighting
Special Music
(Nursery Care Available)

Building Fund

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Gratitude and thanks are extended to those who have already started making contributions to the Building Fund in support of Vision 2020.

Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.

If you wish to contribute, simply mark your gifts as going to the Building Fund.

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