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!
On Sunday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. a visitor from the past - Eve - will be present. You won't want to miss her! Have you ever wondered what Eve's side of the story might be? Well, this southern Belle (Eve was created in south Eden!) will tell the story from her perspective.
Luella Krieger, from Visitor's From the Past ministries, will share her impersonation of Eve. You will laugh at her description of all those events of so long ago but you will also gain some new insights into the heart of Father God as He dealt with His disobedient children.
A free will love offering in support of Luella and Jim Krieger will be received at the conclusion of the service. Checks should be made payable to "Visitors of the Past" rather than to Church of the Palms. A time of fellowship following the service will allow time with Luella.
The Brothers! continue to study the Gospel according to Mark, resuming at Mark 1:14. Mark is understood to be the first gospel written and focuses on Jesus as the servant savior.
The Brothers! meet Thursday morning at the church building. A light breakfast is served promptly at 8 a.m. that is enjoyed along with introductions and fellowship. At 8:30 a.m. Pastor Pete leads the men in a short Bible study and the group dismissed with prayer promptly by 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
The Sisters Afternoon Tea Committee has another great program planned for you. Kin Poovey's return engagement will delight us with a program titled,"Bodice to Bloomers."Those who attended last years tea will remember a fun time was had by all.
Now is the time for table host/sponsors to come forward and sign up. A host/sponsor supplies the table setting and additional three ticket holders. All the food and tea will be served to your table at the appropriate time.
Tickets are twenty five dollars and can be purchased after the Sunday service from Eddie Sanders in the Narthex. Don't miss this fun event. All proceeds will be used to support local community missions.
Financial Peace University
February 8 - April 12
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A new semester begins Sunday, February 8, at 6 p.m.
Financial Peace University, (FPU), is a life-changing program that shares how to make the right decisions with money. You'll be equipped with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace!
This program is a biblically - based accountability curriculum that teaches you to manage God's money and resources in a godly way. It empowers you to make the right financial decisions to achieve your financial goals, teaching you to eliminate debt, build wealth, and give like never before.
Registration is online at: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/29763/class/248304/atid/l_mi If you do not have internet access for registration, please contact Bill Griffin directly.
February 18 - March 25
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (option supper at 5:30 p.m.)
Central to the Christian faith is that Jesus came in a way that often denies all our pre-conceived notions about what God should look like. Moreover, Jesus didn't come to start a religion. Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution - a revolution anchored in love.Read more...
Church of the Palms is building stronger connections with Access Network so that we might be of greater help to them in their mission to serve our neighbors.
For February the needs most urgent are:
Pickup a handy shopping list from the Kiosk and share the goodness! Thank you!
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...
January 4 - February 15
Guest: Luella Krieger
Focusing on what Matters
Going Up To Come Down
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
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.