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Bible Studies

It’s not too early to start thinking of fall education opportunities. We will begin our Tuesday studies on September 11. The Pastor’s Bible Study will be on the book of Daniel. Missy Roach will be leading a “Meditative Bible Study” class and our Stephen Ministry will be hosting a Grief Share class for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. On Wednesday evenings, Cassie Rainwater will be teaching a women’s study on the book of Romans. Make…

Annual Conference Report

On June 3-6, the South Carolina Annual Conference met in Greenville. Pastor Brian attended with our delegates, Kirk Atwood and Leonard May. The Conference approved the budget for the next year, commissioned or ordained, including Gryff Carosiello who served at Wightman as an intern. There were also six different ministry projects that took place including beds for the homeless and packaging health kits for disaster response. While the Conference contained a lot of reports and resolutions to discuss, the theme…


Our Administrative Council and Worship Committee have been looking at provision of snacks during our Contemporary worship service. We know there are many different opinions on this, but starting July 1 we are going to stop providing snacks in this service. We will still be serving coffee, juice and water, but wanted to inform par- ents so they can plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

Baptism by Immersion

For anyone who has been wanting to be baptized by immersion, Wightman will hold a service at the lake on July 22 following our second worship service. There will also be a service of reaffirmation of baptism for those who are interested. All are invited to attend. Please contact Pastor Brian if you want to participate in the service.

God-Sightings and Vacation Bible School

Cassie and I get excited when Vacation Bible School rolls around. Yes, it is a busy week and it’s not just the hours put in the week of VBS, it’s the hours, days, and weeks prior to VBS that can wear you out. But when you see what happens in the lives of the children and the life of our church it makes it all worthwhile. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked,” and each day will focus on how Jesus rescues…

Night of Worship

On Friday, April 27th, Wightman UMC held a night of worship where the community gathered together for the sole purpose of praising our great and wonderful God. We were so blessed to have three bands lead us all in worship (One life band; Newberry Young Life band and the Wightman UMC Praise Band). In addition to the music, dessert was also provided. It was a joyous occasion of true Christian fellowship and it is our hope to continue to provide…

Not the End of the Book

Our Bible journaling has been a great success. Around 120 people at Wightman began the challenge to read through the gospel of John during the season of Lent. I have enjoyed the feedback of people who are reading an entire book of the Bible for the first time, of couples who are talking about Scripture at the breakfast table, of small groups that started and are going to continue to meet after finishing the gospel of John. At the beginning…

Birthday Party for the Lighthouse

Our Youth Building has been a place of service and outreach to our community for many years. We recently repaired the roof and now are ready to begin renovation of the interior. Many items are needed to create a welcoming environment for young people. Please consider making a generous gift to make this project possible.

Night of Worship

Join Wightman UMC for a night of worship. Three Bands worshiping one god When: April 27th at 7pm Where: Wightman’s Christian Life Center

Bible Journaling Begins

Our Bible Journaling plan begins tomorrow, February 14th.   There have been request for journals from other pastors and churches and we have sent out journals to seven different states.  The reading plan for John is posted on our website.  Over 100 people at Wightman have journals in their hands.  Transformation, however, is not measured by how many journals are sold, but will be dependent upon how many journals are utilized.  If you need a journal we still have about…

The Bible Journals are Here!

Our Bible Journals arrived today and are available in the office.  We will also have them available on Sunday.  The cost is $5.00.  Our Gospel of John reading plan start on February 14th.  Let’s make sure and invite others to join us in this journey. Pastor Brian