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Welcome friend. We are glad you are here to learn more about us. Whether you are looking for a place to belong, worship, grow, learn, or explore....we are pleased to have you. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive. It's a great place to start.

Our Beliefs

We believe that we were created by God to "Live and Love Like Jesus." As a United Methodist congregation, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
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Administrative Council

Lay Leader, Laurie Newton

Chair of Administrative Council, Nancy Tindall

Lay Member to Annual Conference, Willie Ann Hucks

Lay Member to Annual Conference (alternate), Tina Harr

Chair of Staff Pastor Relations Committee, Anne Taylor

Chair of Finance, Lisa Woodle

Church Treasurer, Leslie Johnson-Quick

Native American Coordinator, Sonny Harper

Chair of Missions, Keith Collins

Communications Coordinator, Tina Anderson

Children, Kathy O’Connor

Youth, Jill Cribb

Young Adults, Jill Cribb

Older Adults, Betsy Fruhling

Recording Secretary, Anne Taylor

Church Historian, Sam Dusenbury

Membership Secretary, Denise Squires

Financial Secretary, Terri Alford

Disaster Relief Coordinator, Kathy Crist

Chair of Trustees, Kathryn Sligh

Men's Ministry Leader, Sammy Johnson

Women's Ministry Leader, Nancy O'Connell

Music Director, Norma McDowell

Member at Large, Kathy Crist

Member at Large, Cynthia Duke

Member at Large, Lynn Dusenbury

Member at Large, Phil Hucks


Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development

Rodney Norris

Lynn Dusenbury

Kayla Sellers

Laurie Newton, Lay Leader

Andy Alford

Marsha Cribb

Mariah Reiss

Valerie Grassi

David Sligh

Phil Cain


Staff Pastor Relations Committee (SPRC)

Chair, Anne Taylor

Terri Alford

Priscilla Fernandez

Sam Dusenbury

Marion Haynes

Marcia Hearl

Tony Altman

Sonny Harper

Earlene Johnson


Trustees Committee

Chair, Kathryn Sligh

Hal Allen

Nancy O’Connell

Cynthia Duke

Joe Grassi

Shane Tyler

Ron Cribb

Jerry Crist

Sean Quick


Finance Committee 

Chair of Finance, Lisa Woodle

Pastor, James Grubb

Lay Member to Annual Conference, Willie Ann Hucks

Lay Leader, Laurie Newton

Chair of Administrative Council, Nancy Tindall

Financial Secretary, Terri Alford

Treasurer, Leslie Johnson-Quick

Chair of Trustees, Kathryn Sligh

Member at Large, Sam Dusenbury

Member at Large, Phil Hucks

Member at Large, Irv Wooley

[Editorial note: The document below is a redaction from a summary of Union’s history compiled by Mr. Sam Dusenbury for the From Jesus to Union history class (2012). This reposting should provide you, the reader, with a brief yet thorough understanding of this congregation's rich history.]


A Summary of Union United Methodist Church’s History

  • A Historical Overview:

Union United Methodist Church is neither the oldest nor the largest church in Horry County, but it is one of the richest in tradition, fellowship and dedication of its members.  Records indicate that the first church located on or near the present site of Union was a brush arbor "meeting place" which was established in 1756.  This church was established because the five mile trip from what is now Toddville to Kingston, now Conway, was a long and difficult journey over the deplorable roads of that day. 

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grubb mug shotJames Grubb grew up in Sumter, S.C., where his parents still reside. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. In 1988, he began work in the electrical industry as a sales representative for a distributor and then became a marketing engineer with a large manufacturer.

In 1992, James wed the love of his life, Claire, and began the adventure of a lifetime. He was called to youth ministry in 2000 and served for five years as Director of Youth Ministries at St Matthew UMC in Greenville, S.C. During that time, he attended Erskine Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity degree in May 2006.

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Union UMC is part of the South Carolina Annual Conference. 

The SC Conference is divided into twelve districts. Each district is overseen by a District Superintendent.

Union UMC is located in the Marion District and is currently guided by the leadership of Reverend "Dickie" Knight.

To learn more about the SC Annual Conference please visit the website below:

To learn more about the Marion District, please visit the website below. 

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