Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, SC

We spent Palm Sunday 2022 weekend in Murrells Inlet, SC. I got up early and drove out to watch the sunrise at Belin UMC. It was still dark when I reached its stunning waterfront location. I sat on a beautiful bench overlooking the waterfront surrounded by majestic oak trees for a few quiet moments feeling thankful and savoring the beauty surrounding me. Despite the fact that I am not normally an early riser, I was exhilarated to watch the sun slowly make its way up over the inlet. Before long, activity picked up around me: birds started to circle over the marsh, friends headed out fishing from a dock next door, and I noticed that a few spectators had joined me. We watched in awe as a new day was born before our eyes binding us together by its special secret promise. I drove back to my hotel, with peace and joy in my heart. What an amazing way to start the day!

“Belin UMC was built in 1925 with materials salvaged from the dismantling of the Oatland Methodist Church near Pawleys Island.” It is a vibrant church community with many ministries: Youth, adult, senior. They offer a preschool as well as various activities including scouting, summer camps and outreach programs.

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