Here at Church of the Palms we carry on the practice from early years of the Christian church when people were encouraged to bring "offerings for the poor" to their celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Such monetary gifts offered, and then left on the communion railing (often referred to as a "rail offering"), are placed in a special fund for use in providing assistance to those in the community, as well as those in our own congregation facing extraordinary financial challenges.
The 2017 Charge Conference for Church of the Palms has been set by Rev. Thomas Pearson, Superintendent of the Walterboro District, as Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m.
Rev. Pearson will preside at this conference.
The charge conference is the basic unit in the connectional system that meets annually and serves as the connecting link between the local church and the general Church. The Church of the Palms is a station church on the Church of the Palms charge, meaning it is the only church on the charge.