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!
To assist Church of the Palms in reaching its financing goal of $2,044,000 for the Christian Life Center (the amount the bank requires as part of our loan agreement,) an anonymous donor has offered to match new contributions, dollar for dollar up to a total of match $50,000.
This means any contributions received that are not already part of an existing pledge will be matched 1:1 until the $50,000 limit has been received.
Those who have not yet had a chance to make a financial pledge (or those willing to increase their current pledge) in support of the Christian Life Center have an opportunity to have their amount matched as well. The matching funds would be released as the contributions are received over the next two years when the capital campaign concludes in March of 2019.
Other non-pledged contributions would be matched dollar for dollar when received until the full $50,000 has been consumed.
Contribution /pledge cards to help communicate your desire to be part of this are available here or in the church office.
What a great gift to help all of us do what we can to support the financing of the Christian Life Center!
Congratulations to Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity for the dedication of their 100th house on Monday, February 13.
The ribbon cutting and blessing of the house for the Johnson Family was attended by a great number of community volunteers and leaders.
View some of the scenes from the dedication of the house of the Flickr page of Church of the Palms, which includes photos of and by our own Larry Sanders.
Habitat for Humanity is one of the five cornerstone missions of Church of the Palms.
Here is some brief information on our new cornerstone mission, Africa University. We will provide more details as we develop a connection with the University. Please refer to www.africau.edu for more details on the Africa University history & progress.
The development of Africa University is a consequence of the growth of United Methodism in Africa. The growth in membership and the emerging socio-economic and political needs in their countries led the African bishops of the United Methodist Church (UMC) to call on their church to invest in higher education provision in Africa.
Brothers Too! continue their study the Book of Ruth on February 25, at Ruth 4:6. Led by Pastor Pete, Brothers Too! meets every other Saturday for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then join in a Bible study from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
The book of Ruth is a love story, yet also has some important genealogy. The timeline of this book is intertwined during the period of the Judges. Key personalities include Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.
Its purpose was to demonstrate the kind of love, and faithfulness that God desires for us. It shows the difference between what happens when a nation does not follow in obedience to the covenant of God (Judges), and when God’s people follow in faithfulness within the covenant (Ruth).
Sunday, February 26, at 8:30 and 11
“What A View!”
This Sunday, February 26, marks the transition from the season of Epiphany to the Season of Lent. It is Transfiguration Sunday as we focus on Matthew 7:1-9, the passage that captures the scene on the mountaintop as Peter, James, and John witness God’s exaltation of Jesus. In the midst of all that is happening, these disciples are touched by Jesus, assured they need not be afraid and are commanded to listen to Jesus. In their own way these Christ-followers are changed and transformed.
A new card making ministry for Church of the Palms is starting. If you like to stamp cards and embellish them please join this ministry.
The first meeting will be at Susan Voyles, at 9 Sunbeam Drive, Sun City, on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. - noon. If you do not live in Sun City, give Susan a call at 843-707-7030, and she will call you in a pass.
You do not need to be creative to do this because once we have a few designs, we will mass produce cards. We will then update designs and make more cards.
If you have any stamps or other items we may use, please bring them to the first meeting. We will then decide what we need to purchase. We will be making birthday cards, get well cards, we miss you cards, and we have prayed over your prayer request cards.
Come join in the fun and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes as The Brothers! of Church of the Palms do some cooking!
On Shrove Tuesday, February 28, from 5 p.m. until the food runs out, The Brothers! will be preparing pancakes with bacon and sausage.
Our Children, Youth, and Family Ministries will be providing some fun entertainment including contests and prizes every half-hour of the event!
The Brothers! will accept a free-will offering with the proceeds going towards their missions projects.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
What A View!
Fearless: The Courage To Question
"How Can I Overcome Temptation?"
$50,000 from a matching gift remains for all new pledges and gifts given to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign. There is still an opportunity to support the construction of our Christian Life Center and have your gift matched dollar for dollar.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office.
Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
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.