bishopmccleskey01sqSave the Date!
Sunday, September 10
8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.

Bishop Lawrence McCleskey, Executive Vice-President for Development for Africa University, will be the guest proclaimer at Church of the Palms at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

goldstarfamily01sqGold Star Families are those who have lost a precious son or daughter in service to our country. Words cannot express this kind of loss, but to recognize their sacrifice, the card ministry of Chruch of the Palms would like to acknowledge and honor these families on their special day of recognition, Sept. 30.

Please contact Wanda Lane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you know any of these special families so they may be included in this outreach mission.

fan04sqHave you been hearing all the buzz about FAN? People

People are asking, what is this FAN thing and what does it do?  Does it cool you down?  Are we going to make pretty fans out of palm tree leaves?  Just what is this FAN thing?

Well, it will all be unveiled on August 27.  We'll gather after the 2nd service to share another potluck meal.  (Don't you just love that we always include food in our celebrations?)

Mark your calendars for August 27 at 12:30 p.m., invite your friends, share some food and learn what FAN is and how it can affect you!

For more information, you can always contact Sharon Crout at 843-715-6024 because she is always looking for energetic people to assist.

familypromise03Your assistance is needed during our ministry of Family Promise as we provide shelter to homeless families. Our week to host is coming up from September 24 - October 1.

Consider providing food, or supplies, or spending an evening and overnight with these guests. Look for opportunities to train or serve at SignUp Genius or in the book in Narthex.

For more information, contact Susan Hazlett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mark Reed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ezra01sqBrothers Too!, men meeting on alternating Saturday mornings. for breakfast and Bible study will continue a study of Ezra on August 26, at Ezra 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 Ezra records two separate time periods directly following the seventy years of Babylonian captivity. Chapters 1-6 of Ezra covers the first return of Jews from captivity. Led by Zerubbabel, following the edict of Cyrus of Persia, this portion ends after twenty-three years with the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Ezra 7–10 picks up the story more than sixty years later when Ezra led the second group of exiles to Israel.


cardmaking01sqThe card making ministry for Church of the Palms is meeting at Susan Voyles, at 9 Sunbeam Drive, Sun City, on Saturday, August 26, from 9:30 a.m. - noon.

Contact Susan at 843-707-7030 for information or to have her call you in a gate pass.

You do not need to be creative to be part of this ministry because the designs are mass produced.


africauniversity01sqThe 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.

1980 - Bishop Arthur Kulah of Liberia and Bishop Emilio J. M. de Carvalho of Angola took the lead in advocating for ‘a university for all of Africa’. Their efforts generated a positive response within the United Methodist Church worldwide and in 1985 the ‘Africa Initiative’ was born.

cancercaps01sqWe will meet on Tuesday, September 12, to sew cancer caps. We start at 9:00 a.m and go until 2:00 p.m. If you can't stay the whole time, we would love to have you for whatever time you can give us.

You do not have to know how to sew as we have other jobs such as cutting, pinning, turnings, ironing, and putting the caps into bags for delivery.

Last time we had a record 13 women come and completed 36 caps! If you are staying all day, don't forget your lunch and a drink! Hope to see more new faces!


Listen to Pastor Pete’s message “5 Second Rule?” shared on August 20, preceded by Tonia Voegele reading Matthew 15:10-28.

All of our messages are also available on iTunes.


vanco01sqJoin the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.  

Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.

An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at where you can create your account to start giving online.


prayerpastor01We 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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