UMCSC – UMCOR Training Sessions for Disaster Planning/Preparation

Connecting Neighbors is a workshop for local church pastors and leaders and is co-sponsored by the SC Conference and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). The purpose of this workshop is to help local churches plan for, and be better prepared for, the eventuality of a disaster in their communities.

Two training sessions will be offered (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Lunch will be provided.
– November 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins
November 29 at First UMC in Conway

There is no charge for attending one of these training sessions but registration is required so the trainers will know how many to expect. Registration is now open on the Conference website.

A Conversation About The Way Forward

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference is drawing near. Churches are concerned about what it is all about and what will happen after February.

The Greenwood District is sponsoring a discussion about what may happen at the General Conference. On December 1, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, 102 E. Butler Ave., Saluda, we will present information share resources for the participants to take back to their churches.

A discussion guide and prayer guide will be presented for use in their local church. Everyone, who wants to learn more about this topic, is invited to join us.

Bishop’s Day in the Greenwood District

Bishop Jonathan L. Holston will be in the Greenwood District on Saturday, October 20, for the Bishop’s Day in the District. Pastors and local church leaders will gather in the worship center of the Rivers St. Campus for St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1633 Rivers St., Greenwood, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The theme for our time together is Leadership in Difficult Times.

Pastors are asked to register their church attendance. Click here to access the registration form. All registration forms should be returned to the Greenwood District Office no later than close of business on Thursday, October 18.

October Issue – Greenwood District Newsletter

The October issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image at the left to download a copy or to read the newsletter online.

Items of interest include:
-disaster relief
-clergy orders
– men’s retreat
– October charge conference schedule
– Bishop’s Day in the District
– lay servant school
– 2018 apportionments