Summer Enrichment Programs for Students in Grades 1-6

icanmakeadifferenceChildren in grades 1-6 in the Mathews UMC, Lowell St. UMC, and the Trinity/ Greenwood UMC communities in Greenwood, SC, are invited to register for the summer enrichment program, I Can Make A Difference. The program will run from June 12 through July 28, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There will be no activities during the week of July 3-6.

Children participating in this program will engage in reading/literacy activities, field trips, community-building activities aimed at helping them connect with the world around them in fun ways and to offset the educational “summer slide” so often experienced by children during the summer, non-school months. All activities will be centered on the I Can Make a Difference theme:

  • I can make a difference in myself.
  • I can make a difference in my family.
  • I can make a difference in my community..
  • I can make a difference in my country.
  • I can make a difference in my world.

Registration fee: $10 per child; $40 maximum registration per family

Click here to download the registration form. You may mail your registration fees to the Greenwood District Office, PO Box 49968, Greenwood Sc 29649. Please make checks/money orders payable to Conference Treasurer.

Position Announcement – Children & Youth Disciple Leader

Main Street United Methodist Church, a 1000 member church, in downtown Greenwood, SC, is seeking a proven, self-motivated, energetic and faith-driven individual with the skills to restructure and advance the children and youth programs. The successful individual will primarily lead the youth in stimulating weekly programs as well as oversee the children’s ministry. This individual will engage in young family recruitment, volunteer mission outreach, solicit volunteers, and in the development of community-based networks. The position will require the creation and successful execution of a three-year plan designed to establish a well-recognized children and youth ministry.

Job Requirements

  • Three years experience in church ministry
  • A working knowledge of the Methodist faith
  • Four- year college degree (masters a plus)
  • Provide a minimum of three references (at least two professional)

To Apply: Please send email to

  • Resume and cover letter/email
  • References
  • Salary requirements

September is Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District

Hunger is a national and a global crisis situation. Please join us this month is striking a blow to hunger in our community and in the Greenwood District. Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger and 75% are children.

Many people in our area are food-insecure, meaning they lack access at time to enough food for an active, healthy life and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Good insecurity may reflect a family’s need to make a choice between food and other basic needs such as housing or medical bills.

Churches in the Greenwood District are encouraging their members to use the September Hunger Awareness Calendar as a guide for collecting money during the month. On Sunday, October 4, all donations are to be brought to church for a time of dedication during the morning worship service.

For more information on how you can participate in the Hunger Awareness Month observance, please contact the Greenwood District Office (

Here are the links to the resources for September:


Churches can have gay Boy Scout leaders

The folloBSAwing link is to an article published by the United Methodist Church news organization.

The executive board of Boy Scouts of America has ended its ban on gay leaders. But religiously affiliated units still can maintain their own prohibitions. Only time will tell how this policy change will affect local troop membership as well as church-sponsored troops.

Spanish Lessons Offered at Leesville UMC

Are you interested in learning Spanish or rekindling your high school or college Spanish?

You are invited to join in the Greenwood District’s Spanish classes being offered at Leesville United Methodist Church on Mondays from September 21 through October 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. No previous Spanish knowledge is required. Everyone is welcome!

Classes are $20 minimum donation for individuals and $30 for couples.

Leesville UMC is located at 510 East Columbia Ave., Leesville, SC 29070

To register contact Rev. Elizabeth Murray,