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 Sunday, May 29, come at 9 a.m. to Study B for some informal conversation over coffee with Pastor Pete.
With the Seeker's Sunday school taking a break on this Sunday, we have the space to meet for some discussion time before the worship service at 10:30 a.m.
The timing is great as General Conference will have concluded and Annual Conference starts on June 5. Pastor Pete is willing to address all topics and questions, and might even have a few for you!
Sunday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.
This Sunday, May 29, starts our journey through the Season after Pentecost. You’ll see this as our liturgical color shifts from the white of Easter Season to green. This Season after Pentecost is an extended period of time in the calendar of the Church, lasting for approximately six months.
During this season at Church of the Palms, we will be focusing on Learning From The Master, as the scriptural texts challenge and support us as we live our Spirit-given ministries in the world.
Did you know that Church of the Palms has a Wesley Scholarship Fund designed to help our youth pursue higher education after high school?
While not yet an endowed fund, the contributions to the Wesley Scholarship allow some financial aid to be given to help offset the high cost of education. Athena Voegele was the recent recipient of a scholarship from Church of the Palms and is currently studying in Spain.
Contributions to the Wesley Scholarship Fund (simply indicate your gift is for this purpose) are great ways to invest in the future, remember those who influenced you, or simply in gratitude for all that God has given you.
The Church office will be closed Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day.
You may reach Pastor Pete on his cell phone - 843-694-7447.
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
The group will continue a study of ACTS at Acts 24:24.
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 9 a.m. Open to all men; this new opportunity is specially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.
Our next New Member Sunday of 2016 will be June 26, at 10:30 a.m.
Sandy can assist you with the details needed, including time with Pastor Pete, before June 26.
Other New Member Sundays in 2016 will be August 28 and November 13.
We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!
On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.
You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!
Power of Forgiveness
Register now for Egypt: Joseph's Journey From Prison to Palace Vacation Bible School July 25-28
The cost is $5 per participant with a maximum of $20 for families of 5. VBS is open to children four yrs to adult (those 12 -17 yrs need to have an adult participant present)
Registration includes dinner served before the program. Make sure to register before July 1
Online registrations are preferred, but paper registrations will also be accepted. Simply print the paper form and return it to the church office as soon as possible.
Additional responds to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign continue to come in.
God is doing great things in, through, and around Church of the Palms and EVERYONE has an opportunity to be part of it all.
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.
Are you “all in?” It is not too late for you to be part of this aspect of Vision 2020. 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.