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!
Our Visitation Program is getting underway and training is scheduled.
We will be holding 2 training sessions led by Nancy and Harry Guerry. The session is for 2 hours and will have role play exercises.
We will be working from the book, "Christian Caregiving a Way of Life" by Kenneth Haugk. Handouts will be provided. A sign-up sheet will be in the book located in the Narthex.Read more...
The Brothers! continue their study of the Gospel according to John at John 14:1 as they gather on March 13 at 8 a.m.
The Gospel of John is the latest-written of the four accounts of Jesus preserved in the New Testament.
John's account is organized into two major parts that together describe the ministry of Jesus. The first twelve chapters describe Jesus' public ministry. Beginning with his encounter with John the Baptist it ends with the visit of the Greeks who came to worship at the Feast of Passover.Read more...
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues March 15, at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 10:17
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
Join The Sisters!! on Thursday, March 20, 9 a.m. for Third Thursday Breakfast at Walnuts in Sheridan Park.(This was originally planned for The Cottage but unfortunately they have a scheduling conflict.)
Third Thursday Breakfast is a special time for the women of the church to gather for fellowship and conversation.
Please sign up, in the Narthex sign-up book, by March 16 so that we can give a head count to the restaurant. If you need a ride please check the column on the sign-up sheet.
Group Publishing will offer a 2014 FunShop VBS event at Church of the Palms in Okatie, SC, on March 22 from 9 a.m. - noon.
Group Publishing veterans will provide hands-on-training for the "Wilderness Escape" theme that uses the story of the Exodus to help children learn that God guides and provides.
Group Publishing will share practical pointers on everything from fundraising to recruiting and from decorating to cleanup.
Registration for the training event is now open at Group FunShopRead more...
Church of the Palms will host the Community Lenten Service on April 2, starting at noon, followed by a light lunch.
The guest proclaimer for this service will be the Rev. Chris Herrin, pastor of Lowcountry Presbyterian.
Chris Herrin attended Furman University where she was a Business Major and later pursued a career in banking in Atlanta. Chris answered the called to ministry and earned her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary in New Jersey.Read more...
Hey Sisters!!, have you heard? It is time for an evening out!
All ladies of the church are invited to Truffles on April 23 at 6 p.m. for food, fellowship, and the inaugural meeting of Sisters!! 2. You will not want to miss the excitement in store.
Please RSVP by April 15 in the sign-up book located in the Narthex. See you there!
The Adult Chancel Choir of Church of the Palms will present Pepper Choplin's cantata "Come, Touch the Robe" on April 27 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m
This cantata uses the theme of Jesus' robe to highlight His many roles – of healing, of glory and authority, of humility and of victory.
Through unique music and narration this cantata tells of people who interacted with Jesus during His last days on earth.
Come experience the stories, for it is by personally encountering these touching moments that faith becomes alive.
April 27, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Join Pastor Pete, members and friends of Church of Palms for a motor coach trip to Mepkin Abbey on Tuesday, May 13.
This escorted motor coach day trip includes:
The cost is $86 per person with a registration deadline of April 20. Please contact Selma Patrick, Trip Coordinator, at 843-705-4321 with any questions.
Download and print a complete flyer with registration form and details here.
March 9 - April 20
Lenten Sermon Series
"The God Story"
The Good Beginning
Genesis 1:1-2, 26–2:4
Suspension of Disbelief
Exodus 16:2-4, Numbers 11:4-6
The Inciting Incident
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Waiting For Resolution
An Unexpected Ending!
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
Community Lenten services will be held at noon each Wednesday in Lent. Each service is approximately 30 minutes in length and features a guest proclaimer. Offerings received during the service will support a mission designated by the host church.
Following the service, a light luncheon will be served by the host church. Please join us for this unique experience during Lent.