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!
There will be a called Church Conference on Thursday, September 29, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
The purpose of the Conference is to vote on moving forward with the building and financing of the new Christian Life Center and renovation of the existing building.
Our District Superintendent, Rev. Thomas Pearson, Jr., will preside at the Church Conference. Anyone may attend the Conference, but only members of Church of the Palms will have both voice and vote at the Conference.
Realizing the important role pets play in people's lives, Church of the Palms will offer a special "Blessing of the Animals" on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. on the church grounds (weather permitting.)
All animals are welcome provided they are under physical control (leash, harness, or crate), are safe to be around others and comply with appropriate ordinances. If your pet is unable to be present, an article representing them (picture, collar, toy, halter, etc.) will be blessed on their behalf.
On September 15, The Walterboro District Committee on Church Location and Building approved Church of the Palms' detailed plans and specifications, reliable and detailed estimate of costs, and a plan for financing of our proposed Christian Life Center the subsequent renovation of our current building.
As always your prayers that we act and in move in accord with God’s will are coveted. And know that your questions and concerns are welcomed at any time.
The next step is approval by the congregation at a Church Conference currently scheduled for September 29.
In preparation for the Christmas Cantata on December 11 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, extra practices begin in October. Anyone interested in singing in the Cantata is welcome.
Beginning Thursday, October 6, regular Choir will practice from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. followed by Cantata practice from 7:15- 8 p.m. Cantata practices will also be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 noon starting on November 5.
On Thursday, October 13, join The Sisters!! in a Consignment Shop Crawl on Hilton Head Island. We have picked six consignment shops -- three clothes shops and three household items shops -- that we will visit in groups at random that day. You don't have to go to all six. You can go to as many as your group would like. Then we'll meet at the Sea Grass Grill (across from the Coastal Carolina Arts Center) at 1 p.m. for lunch. You can resume shopping after lunch if you'd like.
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!
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
This Table Is Wide
World Communion Sunday
Second Helping of Blessings
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.