2019 Fall Lay Servant Ministry School

The Fall School is set for October 20 & 27 at Broad St. UMC in Clinton. All details, including the courses to be offered and the registration form, are available on this web page under the link for Lay Servant Ministries.

Registration deadline is October 11. All registration forms must be postmarked by October 11. No registrations will be accepted after the October 11 deadline. No registrations will be accepted at the door.

Epworth Children’s Home Annual Mother’s Day Offering

A message from Rev. John Holler, Executive Director of Epworth:

Dear Colleagues in Ministry,

Whether this is the first or eighty-second time your congregation has ordered Mother’s Day Offering materials, we know that you will find that encouraging your congregation to give generously to God’s ministry to children will deepen your congregation’s level of discipleship and extend its ministry beyond its walls.

The annual Mother’s Day Offering is the first of two special Sundays designated by the Annual Conference of our church to support the ministry of Epworth. Epworth is not an apportioned item. It relies heavily on the  offerings received on Mother’s Day to provide the quality care God calls us to provide to the more than seventy-five children who currently call Epworth home. Order your materials by clicking here.

 As the pastor of your congregation, your visible passion and intentional voice in support of the ministry and the offering play a direct role in the success of the offering. In other words, if you make a sincere appeal, your people will respond. What better way is there to support the conference campaign to combat illiteracy and poverty than to support children who have tasted both?

 As you actively participate in promoting the annual Epworth Mother’s Day Offering, please remember all gifts received from your congregation will be counted towards your church’s minimum goal of $6.00 per member. Together we can surpass this goal and advance the ministry provided to children by your church and our conference.

Just follow these steps and your congregation’s offering will be a success:

  1. Order and hang posters by Sunday, April 12, 2015.
  2. Print the bulletin announcements on the designated Sundays.*
  3. Make it a priority to say a personal note about your own support of  Epworth and the children.
  4. Draw attention to the offering through announcements by allowing your local church representative a ministry moment.
  5. Order and use bulletin inserts and envelopes in each bulletin on Sunday, May 10th, 2015.
  6. Take time to thank your congregation for their faithful participation by announcing the total amount raised for the ministry.

I thank you in advance for your faithfulness.

John Holler

* The bulletin announcements are available here.

Greenwood District has a new Facebook Page

fWe’ve changed the look of our Facebook page and invite everyone to check it out for news, events, photos, and other information related to the Greenwood District of the SC United Methodist Church.

The Facebook page will be updated with new information on a regular basis just as this web site is updated regularly. Please share information, announcements, and photos of your church events with us.

District Office Closed – January 15 – 19, 2015

The Annual District Administrative Assistants’ Meeting is set for Thursday, January 15, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m., at the Conference offices in Columbia. Rev. Friday will be in a Cabinet meeting that day as well; therefore, the district office will be closed on January 15.

MLKDayThe District Office will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 20.

Welcome to the Greenwood District

We look forward to sharing information with you and also hearing from you about the wonderful, transforming things that our Lord, Jesus Christ, is doing in your churches.

Please bookmark this site and visit often to find the latest announcements, event schedules, report deadlines, and to network with your colleagues.