Disaffiliating churches in the UMCSC

As of May 22, 2023

While the list is incomplete, here are the churches on the S.C. Traditional Methodist Lay Leadership Group list who have voted to separate from the UMC:

Aldersgate UMC, North Charleston, Charleston District

Bells UMC, Abbeville, Anderson District

Bethel UMC, Andrews, Marion District

Bethel UMC, Oswego, Hartsville District

Bethlehem UMC, Union, Spartanburg District

Beulah UMC, Camden, Hartsville District

Buncombe Street UMC, Greenville, Greenville District

Catawba UMC, Catawba, Rock Hill District

Cedar Swamp UMC, Kingstree, Florence District

Chapin UMC, Chapin, Columbia District

Concord UMC, Bishopville, Hartsville District

Covenant UMC, Greer, Greenville District

Cypress UMC, Ridgeville, Walterboro District

Dalzell UMC, Dalzell, Hartsville District

Earle UMC, Andrews, Florence District

Ebenezer UMC, Hemingway, Florence District

First UMC, Hemingway, Florence District

Foster’s Chapel UMC, Jonesville, Spartanburg District

Grace Community UMC, Fort Mill, Rock Hill District

Lebanon UMC, Eastover, Columbia District

Lewis Chapel, Sumter, Hartsville District

Liberty Chapel UMC, Florence, Florence District

Lyman UMC, Lyman, Spartanburg District

Mauldin UMC, Mauldin, Greenville District

McLeod Chapel UMC, Rembert, Hartsville District

Millwood UMC, Kingstree, Florence District

Mount Vernon UMC, Hickory Grove, Rock Hill District

Mount Vernon UMC, Greeleyville, Florence District

Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, Columbia District

Mount Tabor UMC, Ridgeville, Walterboro District

Mountain View UMC, Taylors, Greenville District

New Zion UMC, New Zion, Florence District

Pinopolis UMC, Pinopolis, Charleston District

Pisgah UMC, Florence, Florence District

Point Hope UMC, Mount Pleasant, Charleston District

Pond Branch UMC, Gilbert, Columbia District

Reidville Road UMC, Moore, Spartanburg District

Salem UMC, Salem, Anderson District

Sharon UMC, Greer, Greenville District

St. Andrews UMC, Easley, Anderson District

St. Matthew UMC, Bishopville, Hartsville District

St. John UMC, Rembert, Hartsville District

St. Mark’s UMC, Sumter, Hartsville District

Trinity UMC, Alcolu, Florence District

Trinity UMC, Andrews, Marion District

Trinity UMC, Ridgeville, Walterboro District

Walnut Grove UMC, Roebuck, Spartanburg District

Wayne UMC, Georgetown, Marion District

Wesley Chapel UMC, Union, Spartanburg District

Zoar UMC, Greer, Greenville District 

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Additional churches (these notified the Advocate directly):

Cattle Creek UMC, Rowesville, Orangeburg District

Loris First UMC, Loris, Marion District

Roebuck UMC, Roebuck, Spartanburg District

St. Paul UMC, Ridgeland, Walterboro District

Tillman UMC, Tillman, Walterboro District

Let us know

Is your church staying in the UMC? Or has your church decided to leave? Contact Editor Jessica Brodie at [email protected] or 803-786-9486 ext. 338.

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