Pastors, please keep a close watch on your church property (church and parsonage) for wind and/or water damage from Hurricane Sally. If you have damage, please notify Rev. Mike Evans, Disaster Response Team Chair, and Rev. Stephen Love, District Superintendent, immediately.
With all the devastation that has happened and is yet to happen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the anticipation of Hurricane Irma, it is really hard to say all that will be needed right now. However, we do know that flood (cleaning) buckets and health kits will be needed.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, an ERT Basic Class will be offered at Faith UMC, 5151 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. There is a $10 fee for renewal certification. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in attending should contact Billy Robinson at email@example.com or 803-539-8429.
A second ERT training session is planned for Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Zion United Methodist Church, 5708 S.C. 187 North, Anderson, South Carolina. For more information, contact Mark Springer at 864-367-8047 or masprin@
Items of interest include:
- Love Notes, Rev. Love’s monthly column
- Request from Lander Campus Ministry
- Bishop’s Forward Focus Tour
- Greenwood District response to aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
- Conference Mission Initiatives
- Meeting Announcements
Bishop Johnathan Holston is asking each church to report any flood damage to church and/or parsonage. This reporting by church will give the Conference a centralized way of collecting information regarding flood damage to churches and to parsonages. Such consolidated data will make it easier to provide assistance to those affected by the rain and flooding.
Directions for accessing the online report:
1. Go to the Conference web page (http://www.umcsc.org)
2. Click on Church/Pastor Login…
3. Enter your church’s user ID and password. Click on Login
4. When you log in successfully, your first option will be INITIAL FLOOD DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.
5. Click on that option.
6. Enter your data.
All information added by individual churches will be compiled and made accessible to each district office so that we will have a “picture” of damage throughout the district.
This is critically important for every church to complete this brief flood damage survey. There is no deadline for completion but churches are urged to enter the information as soon as the extent of damage to church buildings and parsonage is known.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Greenwood District Office.