Clergy Session for Annual Conference 2020 Will Meet on August 1

The Conference announced today that the Clergy Session originally scheduled for August 1 will take place as scheduled, beginning at 9:00 a.m.. However, the session will be held virtually. Details will be sent directly to all eligible clergy.

In the meantime to ensure everyone is up-to-speed in accessing online meetings, the Conference is offering two virtual training sessions:  July 23 (10 a.m.) and July 24 (2 p.m.).

Annual Conference 2020 POSTPONED

The announcement was made this morning, July 10, that due to the continuing rise of COVID-19 infections, Annual Conference has been postponed. Full details are on the Conference website: https://www.umcsc.org/2020-south-carolina-annual-conference-postponed/

The Clergy Session will convene virtually on August 1 at 9:00 a.m. The Ordination and Commissioning Service will still take place on August 8 but will be at St. John’s UMC in Aiken.

  • Virtual Clergy Session (August 1 | 9 a.m.) – To ensure that all are prepared technologically, clergy are encouraged to participate in one of two virtual training sessions – scheduled for July 23 (10 a.m.) and July 24 (2 p.m.). Eligible clergy will be notified directly about details.
  • Service of Commissioning and Ordination (August 8 | 2 p.m.) – The service will take place at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken. Attendance will be restricted to candidates for commissioning and ordination and a limited number of their guests. Candidates will be notified directly about details. Others can watch the live-stream, which will be available via a link at umcsc.org.

Greenwood District Responds to Call for Elder Baskets

The SC Conference put out a call for Elder Baskets for older Native Americans asking for 1 basket from each church in the SC Conference to be delivered to the Greenville Convention Center for the 2019 Annual Conference. The churches of the Greenwood District responded to the call, contributing over 100 baskets. This picture shows the baskets waiting to be loaded for transport to the Greenville Convention Center. Special thanks to Rev. Cheryl Remchuk, Rev. John Elmore, Rev. Mike Evans, and Ms Cathy Trevino, director of the Greenwood District Lay Servant Ministries for their help in preparing and loading these baskets for transport. Special thanks to St. Mark UMC, Greenwood, for the use of their Salkehatchie trailer in carrying these baskets to Conference.

Annual Conference 2018

The Greenwood District was well-represented at the 2018 Annual Conference held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Here are some pictures of Greenwood District pastors and laity at Conference. To see all the Conference photos, visit the Conference Flickr site, where you can view all the pictures from Conference. Photo credit goes to Matt Brodie, Conference photographer.

Clergy Photos To Be Made at Annual Conference 2018

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories.

Appointment scheduling is to be done online. If anyone needs to make a change to his/her appointment time or cancel an appointment, please contact Dan O’Mara (domara@umcsc.org).

Directions for accessing the online scheduler have been emailed to all district clergy. If anyone needs those directions, including the user ID and/or password, please contact the Greenwood District Office (gwdist@umcsc.org or 864-223-2650).