Winston Worrell Faith-sharing Seminar

St. Paul UMC in Saluda will be hosting a “Refresh Your Witness: Re-Discover Practical Faith-Sharing” Seminar taught by Dr. Winston Worrell, the recently retired Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, on Saturday, November 10, 10a.-3p.  This seminar will include some of the material used in the Practical Faith-Sharing seminars offered in the past as well as new material, all reformatted for easier sharing in your local church. The cost of the seminar is $25, which includes all materials and lunch.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED for attendance.

Registration will be confirmed when payment is received. The deadline for registration is October 30.  There will be NO on-site registration available.

To register, send an email to Susan Maddox at sbmaddox@umcsc.org listing the names of those who will be attending from your church.  Then send a check for the total number of attendees x $25 payable to St. Paul UMC, and note on the memo line Faith-Sharing.

Mail the check to: St. Paul UMC, 102 E. Butler Ave.,Saluda, SC  29138

Consider bringing a team from your church who will return and teach what they have learned to your congregation so that together we may increase our witness in the Greenwood District and beyond.

If you need further information,contact Rev. Susan Maddox (sbmaddox@umcsc.org)

Faith-Sharing Seminar, October 29, 2016

Faith-SharingAll pastors, members of church outreach teams, mission coordinator, and evangelism leaders are encouraged to attend this one-day seminar led by Dr. Winston Worrell, World Methodist Evangelism Institute, Candler School of Theology.

Click on the image at the left to download a copy of the informational flyer.

Cost: $30 per person. Groups of 4 or more – $25 per person.

.5 CEUs awarded to clergy participants.

Location: Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 20204

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration: 

May Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

May newsletter coverItems of Interest include:

  • Sending Forth Celebration, May 20, Wesley Commons
    (Meal Reservation Card included in the newsletter)
  • Pre-Conference Training, May 22, St. Paul UMC, Saluda
  • Registration now open for IMMERSE 2016
  • Strength for Service Devotional Books and Order Form

Click on the picture at the left to read online or download a copy of the newsletter.

Giving Tuesday, May 3 – An Opportunity to Help Killingsworth Home

killingsworthA message from Rev. Diane Moseley, Executive Director, Killingsworth Home:

Good afternoon friends and supporters of Killingsworth —

I’m writing today to ask a special favor from you.  It’s about a $10,000 possibility for the women of Killingsworth!!

Perhaps you have heard of the annual “local giving day” that is now being celebrated all over the country each year on the first Tuesday of May…..local communities are organizing 24-hours of philanthropy to support local nonprofit organizations.

Someone observed that people who are online constantly — shopping and texting and sending pictures — should be invited to become philanthropists online as well.  Check out this web site which will answer most all the questions you may have about it.     midlandsgives.org

In our area the Central Carolina Community Foundation is hosting the event and calling it Midlands Gives! It has other names in other communities.  They all have the goal of raising funds for local charities in 24 hours AND DOING IT ALL ONLINE.  Since we receive referrals from all over South Carolina we are asking people all over South Carolina to hop online and make a stretch donation to support the women of Killingsworth.

I am bold to ask because we have been given a $10,000 challenge match  and we have raised only a little more than half that in the past.  If we meet or exceed our goal of raising $10,000 in 24 hours, we will have $20,000 to support the women of Killingsworth.   So — double your pleasure in giving! Pretty good loaves and fishes! We can push $20 or more a long way!

So that’s what it is — and what I am writing about is to ask you to share this information with the folks at your church, in your Sunday School class, any group you may be a part of, and in your circle of friends.  Ask them to consider a gift for Killingsworth to be given online sometime between 00:01 AM and 11:59 PM on May 3   (next Tuesday). If someone is supportive but declines because they cannot “do computers”, then it seems like the missional thing to do would be to find a child or grandchild who eats/sleeps/breathes computer to help get it done.

The donation has to be made on the Midlands Gives web site to be counted toward the challenge. You can get to the right page at this link: Click here: Midlands Gives. The leaderboard at Midlands Gives will keep a running record of donations beginning thirty seconds after midnight on May 3.

Thank you for the generosity and support you have shown us in the past, and I hope you will consider helping with this possibility as well.

web site:   killingsworth.org

on Facebook as Killingsworth Home