Be an Advocate Church Partner

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

We invite all churches, whether South Carolina or otherwise, to be a part of the Advocate Church Partner Program.

Advocate church partners believe that a strong and flourishing Advocate newspaper ministry helps strengthen the conference, districts and its churches. To that end, they agree to put funds in their budget, raise funds or otherwise coordinate efforts to help the church either enroll in an Advocate church plan (print or online). The online plan is the cheapest option at just $1/person per year (based on your average church weekly attendance). The print plan is $10/person per year (10+ participants required).

Advocate church partners also on occasion lift up the Advocate either from the pulpit, church bulletin or welcome center so people know the importance of the 180-year-old ministry—the oldest continuously published newspaper in Methodism.

To start a church plan and become an Advocate Church Partner, download the form here

…or reach out to Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie directly at or 803-786-9486, ext. 338.


Thank you to our current Advocate Church Partners

(As of 3/14/2018)

We extend deep gratitude to our current Advocate Church Partners, listed below by district. (Don’t see your church on here? Contact or download the form here to get started on your church plan.) Thank you to the following:

Anderson District

  • Clemson UMC, Clemson
  • Dickson Memorial UMC, Townville
  • Lawrence Chapel UMC, Clemson
  • Main Street UMC, Abbeville
  • Mount Sinai UMC, Anderson
  • Shiloh UMC, Piedmont
  • St. John’s UMC, Anderson
  • Trinity UMC, Honea Path


Charleston District

  • Asbury-St James UMC, Charleston
  • Bethany UMC, Summerville
  • Grace UMC, Charleston
  • New Light UMC, St Stephen


Columbia District

  • Ashland UMC, Columbia
  • First UMC, Winnsboro
  • Francis Burns UMC, Columbia
  • Gilbert UMC, Gilbert
  • Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington
  • Pond Branch UMC, Gilbert
  • Rehoboth UMC, Leesville
  • Shandon UMC, Columbia
  • Shiloh UMC, Gilbert
  • Union UMC, Irmo
  • Virginia Wingard UMC, Columbia


Florence District

  • Bethel UMC,  Kingstree
  • Bethlehem UMC, Pamplico
  • Central UMC, Florence
  • Cumberland UMC, Florence
  • Friendship UMC, Florence
  • Hebron UMC, Cades
  • Highland Park UMC, Florence
  • Jeremiah UMC, Kingstree
  • Manning UMC, Manning
  • Mount Beulah UMC, Lake City
  • Nazareth UMC, Olanta
  • Old Johnsonville UMC, Hemingway
  • Shiloh UMC,  Turbeville
  • St Paul UMC, Florence
  • Trinity UMC, Alcolu
  • Wesley Chapel UMC, Lake City


Greenville District

  • Allen View UMC, Greenville
  • Bramlett UMC, Gray Court
  • Few’s Chapel UMC, Greer
  • Grace UMC, Greer
  • Green Pond UMC, Gray Court
  • John Wesley UMC, Greenville
  • Mountain View UMC, Greer
  • Piedmont UMC, Piedmont
  • Piedmont Park UMC, Greenville
  • Sharon UMC, Greer
  • Simpsonville UMC, Simpsonville
  • St. Mark UMC, Taylors
  • St. Paul UMC, Greenville
  • Trinity UMC, Gray Court
  • Wesley Chapel UMC, Greenville


Greenwood District

  • Central UMC, Laurens
  • Ebenezer UMC, Greenwood
  • Harmony UMC, Johnston
  • Main Street UMC, Greenwood
  • McCormick UMC, Mccormick
  • Mount Pleasant UMC, Pomaria
  • Panola UMC, Greenwood
  • Pentecost UMC, Warrenville
  • Ridge Spring UMC, Ridge Spring
  • St John’s UMC, Batesburg
  • St Paul UMC, Ninety Six
  • Ware Shoals UMC, Ware Shoals
  • Waterloo UMC, Waterloo
  • Wightman UMC, Prosperity


Hartsville District

  • Dalzell UMC, Sumter
  • Epworth UMC, Darlington
  • Good Hope Wesley Chapel UMC, Camden
  • McLeod Chapel UMC, Rembert
  • Mount Olivet UMC, Cheraw
  • Salem UMC, Pageland
  • St Paul UMC, Camden
  • Wesley UMC, Hartsville
  • Zion UMC, Pageland


Marion District

  • Centenary UMC, Marion
  • Central UMC, Marion
  • Loris First UMC, Loris
  • Pine Grove UMC, Mccoll
  • Rehoboth UMC, Aynor
  • Salem UMC, Conway


Orangeburg District

  • Bethel, Peachtree Rock UMC, Pelion
  • Bethlehem UMC, Orangeburg
  • Clinton UMC, Salley
  • Jericho UMC, Cameron
  • New Beginning UMC, Norway
  • North Orangeburg UMC, Orangeburg
  • Shady Grove UMC, Cameron
  • Springfield UMC, Springfield
  • Swansea UMC, Swansea
  • Union UMC, Cope
  • Wagener UMC, Wagener


Rock Hill District

  • Camp Creek UMC, Lancaster
  • First UMC, Clover
  • India Hook UMC, Rock Hill
  • St James UMC, York
  • St. John’s UMC, Fort Mill
  • Woodland UMC, Rock Hill


Spartanburg District

  • Buffalo UMC, Buffalo
  • Foster’s Chapel UMC, Jonesville
  • Loree UMC, Duncan
  • Silver Hill Memorial UMC, Spartanburg


Walterboro District

  • Bethel UMC, Ruffin
  • Brunson UMC, Hampton
  • Buckhead UMC, Ruffin
  • Canaan UMC, Ridgeville
  • Carteret Street UMC, Beaufort
  • Green Pond UMC, Ruffin
  • Mount Carmel UMC, Hampton
  • Shady Grove UMC, St George
  • St Andrew By-The-Sea UMC, Hilton Head
  • St Mark UMC, St George
  • St Paul UMC, Ridgeland
  • Wesley UMC, Beaufort

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