This year’s Annual Conference will be meeting at a new location, the TD Convention Center in Greenville SC, June 4-7, 2017.
Since this a new location, the Conference has prepared an introductory video to help clergy and lay members of the Annual Conference familiarize themselves with the Convention Center and surrounding areas prior to coming to Greenville in June.
Click here to join Linda DuRant on this video tour of the TD Convention Center.
For more information, including a list of conference hotels in Greenville,
The 2017 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
March 19 & 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Edgefield United Methodist Church
309 Norris St.
Edgefield SC 29824
Four courses will be offered:
Basic Course: required of all those who wish to be certified as a Local Church Lay Servant. Cost is $33 which includes the cost of the book
Polity: examines the organization and practices of The United Methodist Church. Cost is $23, plus the cost of the book. ( Click here to order the book for this class.)
Living Our Beliefs the United Methodist Way: Cost is $23, plus the cost of the book. ( Click here to order the book for this class.)
How Lay Leaders and Lay Servants Can Become More Effective in the Local Church: This course is new this year; it does not count as one of the courses needed for certification as a Lay Servant. Cost is $26 which includes materials for the class.
Registration deadline is March 4.
Read the letter sent to all pastors and current Lay Servants Registration Form.
Download a copy of the Registration Form
Download a copy of the Book List and order information for the Advanced Courses.
The 2017 Annual Conference will be hosted by the Greenville District at the TD Center in Greenville. We need lots of volunteers to be greeters, registration, parking, and information.
We have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Parking Lot Greeters and Traffic Directors
Valet Parking for Handicapped and Elderly
Information Table Workers
Registration Table Workers
Roving “Ask Me” Information Workers
Ushers for Worship Services
Help with set up and take down of chairs
Serve as permanent worship setup workers
Click here to complete the registration form online:
You may also
download the volunteer form here; complete it; and mail to the Greenville District Office, 213 College St., Greenville, SC 29601.
All pastors of the Greenwood District are reminded of the meeting this month on January 31, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Panola United Methodist Church, 404 Panola Ave., Greenwood.
Notices have been sent to all pastors requesting an RSVP for the lunch to be served immediately following the meeting.
Reminder: If anyone cannot be present at the meeting, he/she must send an email to Rev. Dr. Love ( email@example.com) explaining the absence and requesting to be excused from the meeting. This request must be received prior to the meeting.
he January issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image at the left to read or download a copy.
Items of interest include:
Older Adult Ministries Retreat
District Leadership Training, January 22
2016 Local Church Audits
January District Clergy Meeting
Book of Discipline now available
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