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!
"A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action” by South Carolina United Methodist pastor George Donigian, continues as Adult Ministries study for this Lent.
Rev. Kaufhold is leading the February 14 and February 17 classes.
If you’re weary of the Lent-as-usual appeal to give up chocolate, this book is for you. You’ll discover how you can be the hands of Christ in the world.
The Church Office is close Monday, February 15, in recognition of President's Day.
In support of Vision 2020, and expansion of our facilities, the focus of worship in February will be on our call to respond faithfully to the claim of God on our lives and opportunity to be partners with God in transforming the world.
Information packets for each household are in the Narthex, arranged alphabetically. You may also print one here.
God has entrusted us - the people known as Church of the Palms - with the good news of the Gospel, this location on the map, and this time in history.
It is now our time to respond. The following messages planned for February will serve to guide us. Then on February 28 we will all offer our 3-year financial commitments for the building project to the glory of God as together we move Forward in Faith.
Focused and Determined
Show Them Who You Are
John McMullan, Chair of Council, guest proclaimer
Rev. Harry Kaufhold presiding at the Table
All In For Christ!
Those individuals 70 ½ or older with IRAs can make a direct tax-free transfer of part or all of their mandatory IRA distributions to Church of the Palms, which is an eligible charity. This could be very advantageous for some making a contribution to the Forward in Faith capital campaign. Distributed amounts may be excluded from the IRA owner's income - resulting in lower taxable income for the IRA owner.
In year-end legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 finally made qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts permanent. QCDs automatically satisfy required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year when the QCD is made.
To make a such contribution to Church of the Palms, contact Angela Estes, Financial Secretary, payee name for the check. Then, using that name, instruct your IRA trustee or custodian to make a transfer from the IRA directly to Church of the Palms.
Disciple Fast Track
Bible Study for Busy Lives
Disciple Bible Study has been changing lives for 30 years as over 2 million people in the US alone have completed this course. Church of the Palms will be among the first group of Beta sites to test Disciple Fast Track, Bible Study for Busy Lives. Condensed to 24 sessions of 90 minutes each, we will cover the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The 12 week Old Testament section will begin after Easter and finish by mid-June; the New Testament will be offered this fall.
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.
The Sisters!! Bible study of The Gospel according to Matthew, normally led by Pastor Pete, continues on Wednesday, February 3, at Matthew 17:24. Portia Foden will be leading this week's study.
We'll begin at 8:30 a.m. with a light continental breakfast, followed at 9 a.m. with the study of Matthew, ending at 9:30 a.m.
This will be an ongoing weekly event. Sign up under tab 8 at the kiosk or just show up!
Focused and Determined
2 Corithians 5:14-15
John McMullan, Guest Proclaimer
"All In For Christ!"
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.