About gwdist

The Greenwood District of the SC United Methodist Church is one of twelve districts in South Carolina. The Reverend James L. Friday is serves as the District Superintendent of the Greenwood District. The District Office is currently located on the Rivers St. Campus of St. Mark UMC at 1633 Rivers St., Greenwood, SC.

April Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

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

Items of interest include:

  • 2018 District Revival
  • District Clergy Meeting, April 18
  • Sending Forth Celebration
  • Spouses Luncheon at Annual Conference
  • Transitions Retreat
  • District “Packing Party”

2018 District Revival

Everyone is invited to join us our annual district revival. All services will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

April 8: Springdale UMC, 851 Springdale Dr., Clinton

April 15: Belvedere UMC, 202 Rhomboid Place, North Augusta

April 22: Harris UMC, 501 Oakwood Dr., Greenwood

April 29: St. John’s UMC, 513 West Church St., Batesburg

The offering received at each service will used for district mission projects.

Rev. Love will deliver the message at each service.

Pictures below are from some of the services of the 2017 District Revival.

 

March Issue of Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

The March 2018 issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image to the left to access or to download a copy of the newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • 2018 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
  • Active Shooter Training
  • 2017 Local Church Audit
  • 2018 Callahan Conference
  • Lander Campus Ministry Golf Tournament
  • 2018 District Revival

Greenwood District “Packing Party”

Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement on Hwy. 72 Bypass in Greenwood for a packing party to pack 100 flood/cleaning buckets. These cleaning buckets will be delivered to the SC Conference Center and then transported to an UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) for storage in preparation for the next crisis (e.g., flood, tornado, hurricane).

We appreciate the support of the Lowe’s management in helping the Greenwood District secure the necessary supplies to fill these cleaning buckets.

We will be accepting contributions on March 10 toward the support of an ERT (Emergency Response Team) that will be traveling to Puerto Rico in the Fall to help rebuild some areas of that devastated country.

These pictures are from the two previous packing parties. As you can see, every cleaning bucket is blessed with prayer for the ones who will receive a cleaning bucket and for the ones who prepared the buckets. Come join us and be blessed in your service to others.

Spring 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School

The Spring 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School is set for March 18 and 25 at Leesville UMC, 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A light supper will be served. Registration information has been mailed to all pastors and current lay servants in the Greenwood District.

Courses to be offered include:

  • Basic Course: This course is required of all those who wish to be certified as a Local Church Lay Servant. If this is your first application to become a Lay Servant, you should register for this course. The cost is $33 which includes the book.
  • Each One A Minister (Spiritual Gifts): This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite. Registration fee is $23.
  • Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Prayer): This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration fee is $23.00
  • Accountable Discipleship: This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration fee is $23.00

Registration deadline is March 10.  NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR. Download the Registration Form and other information:

Required Books for the Advanced Classes:

  • Each One A Minister (Spiritual Gifts class), William Carter. $9.99
  • Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Prayer class), Laurence Stookey. $13.99
  • Accountable Discipleship, Steven Manskar. $10.79

You may order from

Upper Room Ministries, 800-972-0433; online: http://bookstore.upperroom.org; mail: Upper Room/Discipleship Resources, PO Box 340012, Nashville, TN 37203-9540

Cokesbury, 800-672-1789; online: http://www.cokesbury.com; mail: 201 Eighth Avenue South, PO Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202-0801