Clergy Session for Annual Conference 2020 Will Meet on August 1

The Conference announced today that the Clergy Session originally scheduled for August 1 will take place as scheduled, beginning at 9:00 a.m.. However, the session will be held virtually. Details will be sent directly to all eligible clergy.

In the meantime to ensure everyone is up-to-speed in accessing online meetings, the Conference is offering two virtual training sessions:  July 23 (10 a.m.) and July 24 (2 p.m.).

Annual Conference 2020 POSTPONED

The announcement was made this morning, July 10, that due to the continuing rise of COVID-19 infections, Annual Conference has been postponed. Full details are on the Conference website:

The Clergy Session will convene virtually on August 1 at 9:00 a.m. The Ordination and Commissioning Service will still take place on August 8 but will be at St. John’s UMC in Aiken.

  • Virtual Clergy Session (August 1 | 9 a.m.) – To ensure that all are prepared technologically, clergy are encouraged to participate in one of two virtual training sessions – scheduled for July 23 (10 a.m.) and July 24 (2 p.m.). Eligible clergy will be notified directly about details.
  • Service of Commissioning and Ordination (August 8 | 2 p.m.) – The service will take place at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken. Attendance will be restricted to candidates for commissioning and ordination and a limited number of their guests. Candidates will be notified directly about details. Others can watch the live-stream, which will be available via a link at

July Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to read or download a copy of this month’s newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • 2020-2021 SET-UP Meeting
  • New District Clergy Covenant Group
  • Technology Grants
  • District Clergy ID Badges
  • Apportionments Update
  • Carolina Black Clergy Leadership Retreat
  • Annual Conference 2020

COVID-19 Test Sites Across South Carolina

Offered by DHEC in Greenwood:

(1) July 8: Brewer Center in Greenwood, 126 N. University St., Greenwood 29646;

(2) July 22: P.L.E.A.D. Center in the Promised Land, 122 New Zion Rd., Bradley ;

(3) July 28: Morris Chapel Baptist Church, 530 Baptist St.,  Greenwood.

All tests are free. There is no need to make an appointment; this is drive-through testing. Anyone tested should receive a call with their test results within 48-72 hours.

Other testing opportunities across the state made available by Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church:

The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will host free COVID-19 testing from July 8 -11, 2020. Interested persons do not have to register or get a doctor’s referral to get tested at one of the sites. Walk-up and drive-thru testing will be available at each location, and more information is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 8th
    • Greenwood: Weston Chapel AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 805 E. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Furman Miller
      • Presiding Elders Scott & Richardson
    • Winnsboro: Fairfield Middle School
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 728 U.S. 321 Bypass, Winnsboro, SC 29180
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Yvonne Feaster
      • Presiding Elders McPherson, Coleman & Merrick
  • Thursday, July 9th
    • Latta: Weston Chapel AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 428 S. Richardson St., Latta, SC 29565
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Leonard Simmons
      • Presiding Elders Postell, Cooper & Coe
    • Cope: Good Hope AME Church
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 1849 Carver School Road, Cope, SC 29030
      • Host Pastor: Dr. Georgeann Pringle
      • Presiding Elders Young, Gaston & Temoney
  • Friday, July 10th
    • Hemingway: Hopewell AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 30704 County Line Road, Hemingway, SC 29554
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Jarrett Washington
      • Presiding Elders Drayton, Keith & Harper
    • Conway: Conway Sport and Fitness Center
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 1515 Millpond Road, Conway, SC 29526
      • Host Pastor: Rev. William Miller
      • Presiding Elders Coe, Cooper & Postell
  • Saturday, July 11th
    • Walterboro: Colleton County High School
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Kathy Snider
      • Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff
    • Charleston: Greater Macedonia AME Church
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 725 Savage Road, Charleston, SC 29414
      • Host Pastor: Dr. Lawrence Gordon
      • Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested.