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 September 28, we completed another very successful Family Promise Week at Church of the Palms.
We housed three families consisting of 11 people, all of whom expressed their appreciation for the friendliness, smiling faces, and compassion of our congregation.
The week was made possible by the work of many volunteers, from Church of the Palms and St. Gregory the Great.
These people transported the van, set-up the rooms, cooked and served meals, stayed over-night, helped take-down and prepare the church, and handled laundry.
Our efforts were a blessing to our guest families, for which we express our thanks.
~ Al Beynon and Ken Johnston, Coordinators
On September 28, Pastor Pete Berntson continued the sermon series "Life Lessons From Prison" based on the Book of Philippians.
Listen now as Joanne Rodriguez reads Philippians 2:1-13 follwed by the message "A Life Of Humility."
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The Wednesday night class "How Methodist Are You?" continues this week, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. with a concluding examination of the Articles of Religion and scan of the Confession of Faith.
Using the 10 documents that form the official doctrine of the United Methodist Church, participants will examine of what makes Church of the Palms part of the greater church universal and what makes us distrinctively United Methodist. You might be surprised just how Methodist you are!Read more...
This month our requests turn toward personal needs and household items for our friends at Access Network.
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors and deodorant are always in demand. Also toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, dish soap, laundry detergent and dryer sheets will be very welcome.
Please pick up a handy shopping list from the Kiosk, and bring your donations any time during the month of October. Thank you for your caring hearts!
The Brothers! will meet Thursday, October 2, at 8 a.m. to start the study of 1 Corinthians.
First Corinthians is one of the gems of Christian literature. It is one of the 7-9 books in the New Testament that most scholars agree was written by Apostle Paul.
When the people in Corinth received this letter, it probably made them angry. That is because this letter deals with problems in the Corinthian church and some of those same people were the source of the problems. This not unlike our situation today. As we study this book, we will discover their problems are still with us today - either as exact copies or in modern equivalents!Read more...
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.
Sunday, October 5
Life Lessons From Prison: A Life of Hope
In this week's message in the sermon series, Life Lessons From Prison, we will be looking at Philippians 3:4b-14. Here Paul first lists his impressive credentials and then quickly dismisses them all, as of being no value compared to being found in Christ and to knowing Christ.
Paul reminds us to be found in Christ and to know Christ is to experience an intimate association with him. We experience the knowing of Christ through the power that raised Christ form the dead and the power that aids us in our own struggles. Further, through participation in Christ's suffering on our behalf, we experience the forgiveness of sins and are freed from the fear of death.Read more...
September 21 - October 12
Life Lessons From Prison
A Life of Hope
A Life of Joy
Thanking God For All Of You!
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Celebrating the Laity
Festival of Music and Faith
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
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Okatie SC 29909
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Bluffton SC 29910
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