South Carolina Annual Conference set for June 9-12, 2024

The 2024 South Carolina Annual Conference will gather June 9-12 at the Greenville Convention Center.

More than 2,100 members from across the state are expected to attend the 53rd Session of the Annual Conference.

The theme is “Seeking a More Excellent Way: On The Leading Edge of Ministry.”

Bishop Frank J. Beard, resident bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, will deliver the sermon for the Service for Commissioning, Ordination and Retirement Recognition, slated for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference, will deliver the opening worship sermon on Monday, June 10.

Dr. Sandra Stevens Poirel, superintendent of the Charleston District, will deliver the sermon for the Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving, set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

The event will also feature election of conference officers who hold quadrennial positions and  consider a significantly reduced annual conference budget for 2025.

As with last year, additional churches are expected to go before this year’s Annual Conference to separate from the UMC. That information is not being shared by the conference in advance. Instead, as with last year’s separating churches, the names of the churches seeking to leave the UMC will be presented for a vote at Annual Conference.

All lay and clergy members must register online by May 27 at

Meals will be offered at the convention center for those who wish.

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