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!
Some of us are still singing the songs, dancing the dances, and giving thanks for the blessings of our week of Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School.
Take a moment and give yourself a gift by viewing some of the memorable scenes of fun, fellowship, and learning that earmarked this year's VBS.
Rev. Thomas Pearson, District Superintendent, has approved the request for a special Charge Conference for Church of the Palms.
This Charge Conference will be Tuesday, August 19, at 6 p.m. for express purpose to create and empower a Building Committee to further the work outlined in the Summary of Need approved by the Council on July 16.
The Trustees are organizing a Summer Workday on July 26 starting at 8 a.m.
There will be something you can do! Mark your calendars now.
Come if you can leave when you need to! Updated details of the projects are available here.
The final Conversation With Pete will be this Sunday, July 27. Plan on spending the Sunday school hour in an informal conversation with Pete.
Starting at 9:15 a.m. we'll cover topics, issues, and questions on your mind. If you don't have any, you know Pastor Pete will have a few! So far we've discussed the humanitarian crisis involving the children at the border, Vision 2020, itineracy of clergy in the UMC, the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Bluffton start-up, homosexuality in the UMC and Reconciling Ministries, and discovering spiritual gifts.
Sunday, July 27
Following In The Footsteps: Experiencing Kingdom Growth
This Sunday, July 27, Pastor Pete concludes the sermon series "Following in the Footsteps" as we look at Matthew 13:31-33.
These verses of scripture seems be straightforward declarations of how something small and insignificant - mustard seed and yeast - can grow into something quite large. As such they seem useful and simple metaphors for the kingdom of God being revealed to us in our times.
But perhaps there is more here to learn about how this kingdom growth will happen and the unexpected ways it will occur. MIght there even be a lesson for how you and I are to be part of all this? Come Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we seek new insights to the experience of kingdom growth.
Pastor Pete will be at the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta July 28 - August 8 for two weeks of classes.
He will be taking a required course on UMC Doctrine and a second course on the Theology of Suffering.
This is part of the requirements he is fulfilling to be ordained in the UMC, an event that is currently anticipated to occur in 2020.
Please keep him in your prayers during this time.
The Brothers!, who gather for breakfast and study on Thursday morning continue their study of Daniel at 4:19 when they next meet on July 31 at 8 a.m.
The Book of Daniel is one of the books of scripture that takes place during a period of judgment. Against a backdrop of paganism represented by the culture's idol worship and Nebuchadnezzar's arrogance, the faithful purity of Daniel allows the power of the God to be seen in magnificent and wondrous ways.
This book makes it clear that the true God is the supreme ruler over heaven and earth, even when all the evidence says otherwise.
Following In the Footsteps
June 22 - July 27
Experiencing Kingdom Growth
John Baxter, Guest Proclaimer
Words From Brother Paul
August 10 - August 21
Not Law, But Faith
For Us, Always!
What's Love Got To Do With It? ...Everything!
Larry Sanders, Guest Proclaimer
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Okatie SC 29909
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Bluffton SC 29910
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