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.

December 2018 Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Items of interest in this month’s newsletter include:

  • PPRC/Pastor Advisory Response Forms
  • Christmas Party info, including meal reservation form
  • 2019 District Leadership training
  • 2019 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
  • 2019 Conference UMM Retreat
  • Safe Sanctuary Training

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.