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.

Greenwood District Responds to Call for Elder Baskets

The SC Conference put out a call for Elder Baskets for older Native Americans asking for 1 basket from each church in the SC Conference to be delivered to the Greenville Convention Center for the 2019 Annual Conference. The churches of the Greenwood District responded to the call, contributing over 100 baskets. This picture shows the baskets waiting to be loaded for transport to the Greenville Convention Center. Special thanks to Rev. Cheryl Remchuk, Rev. John Elmore, Rev. Mike Evans, and Ms Cathy Trevino, director of the Greenwood District Lay Servant Ministries for their help in preparing and loading these baskets for transport. Special thanks to St. Mark UMC, Greenwood, for the use of their Salkehatchie trailer in carrying these baskets to Conference.

June Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

The June issue of the District newsletter is now available. Click on the image to the left to read or download a copy of this month’s publication.

Items of interest include:

  • Safe Sanctuary Training
  • Elder Basket Collection Update
  • 2019 District Set-up Meeting
  • Clergy and Lay Delegate Nominees to 2020 General Conference

2019 Greenwood District Revival

The annual Greenwood District revival was held April 28 through May 2 at the following churches:

  • Troy UMC, Rev. Barrett Alewine, pastor
  • Mays UMC, Rev. Thessa Smith, pastor
  • Ware Shoals UMC, Rev. Bill Rogers, pastor
  • Edgefield UMC, Rev. Judson King, pastor
  • Crossroads Outreach Ministries, Rev. Gerald Clinkscales, pastor

Each night of the revival a ministry of, and/or through, the Greenwood District was highlighted and the offering designated for that ministry: UMW (Wallace Family Life Center; Greenwood Wesley Fellowship of Lander University and Piedmont Technical College; I Can Make A Difference, the summer enrichment program of the Greenwood District; UMM (the 2019 men’s retreat); Crossroads Outreach Ministries.

To support the mission initiative of the 2019 Annual Conference, churches were encouraged to prepare and bring completed Elder Baskets to a revival service. The baskets were blessed during the worship service and will be taken to Annual Conference in June. To date, we have received 74 baskets!

Scroll down to see some pictures from this year’s Revival.

Bishop Jonathan Holston’s Statement Following UMC Bishops’ First Post-GC2019 Meeting

This week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church called for a “season of deep listening” and pledged to “seek new ways of being in relationship” as we continue in prayer, conversation and discernment about the future of our church.

As a sign of our commitment to remaining in mission and ministry together as a connectional church, the Council of Bishops has created from within its membership a Servant Listening Team to come alongside ongoing discussions in many corners of our Connection.

I support any efforts to find common ground upon which we can remain united in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

I encourage everyone to read, reflect and pray over the pastoral word offered by the Council of Bishops.

And I once again prayerfully ask all South Carolina United Methodists to keep talking and listening to one another, to lift up what unites us, and to keep our focus on our mission as we walk together toward a future with hope.

Grace and Peace,

L. Jonathan Holston