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!
Brothers Too! Bible study meets Saturday, March 24 at 1 Peter 3:8.
Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with the study starting at 8 a.m. and concluding by 8:30 a.m.
The book of 1 Peter is a General Epistle or Apostolic Letter. The author is Peter who wrote it about 60 A.D. The key characters are the Apostle Peter, Silas, and Mark. The purpose was to encourage suffering Christians and to call them to personal holiness. He teaches that all Christians can expect to suffer and yet are also to always glorify God and entrust their souls to God.
Sunday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
“King for a Day!”
No significant relationship can be sustained without fairly regular “dying” experiences. Even the church must die to its own needs. It cannot hold on to its own life if it is to be Christ’s instrument of healing and justice in the world.
But if we follow Christ to the cross, even as it means we must embrace our deaths, we discover true, abundant life. And the reserve is also a reality. When we seek to save our lives – at the expense of connecting to others – we lose our lives and end up alone and bitter.
Jesus reminds us in our scripture for this week, John 12:23-33, that when we willingly let go of our own life – for the other – we find ourselves rich and alive with connections, love, and support.
All this is not easy. In fact, it is all rather difficult. We need help doing it. So come this Sunday, March 18, at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. as we dive deeper into all this. Our time of worship will include sharing in the Lord’s Supper.
NOOMA continues this Sunday at 10 a.m. in Room 103 with Pastor Pete. Our video will be “TREES” focusing on how Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something right now, and anybody can be a part of it. Doesn’t this mean everything WE do is important?
NOOMA is a series of short films produced by Flannel, featuring Rob Bell. The name NOOMA comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word πνευμα (pneuma), meaning "wind", "spirit", or "breath”. While you might not agree with everything promoted in these videos, they will surely make you think about your own experiences and assumptions.
Come experience NOOMA in Room 103 this Sunday, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Pete.
Holy Week is the week immediately before Easter and it marks the passion and death of Jesus.
Palm Sunday Worship
March 25 at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Palm Sunday marks the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The week starts with a service of celebration and Palms.
Maundy Thursday Worship
March 29 at 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper and the vigil held by Jesus and his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. This service will include Communion and the washing of the feet of those willing to participate (not required.) There will also be the opportunity to nail requests for forgiveness to the cross.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
March 30 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday marks the trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus. A Tenebrae Service (service of darkness) is held in the round as the final words of Jesus are heard. This year’s service will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Christian Life Center.
Easter Sunday Services
April 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Easter is the most significant milestone in the church calendar. Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus, which is the event that "changes everything." Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday, is followed by a season of hope that lasts until Pentecost.
Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt
Between the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services will be a Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m.
Church of the Palms' annual Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt. Several "activity stations" will open for children to learn and play until the call for the hunt for eggs hidden all over the campus.
Don’t forget to bring your flower and place it on the Resurrection Cross which will be located outside in the front courtyard Easter morning.
The Easter Cantata
April 8 at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
“Come Walk With Me" will be presented the Sunday after Easter by the Adult Chancel Choir.
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!
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8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
"King for a Day"
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
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