September Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

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is now available. The email has been distributed to all Greenwood District Pastors and others throughout the District and Conference.

Click on the image at the left to read this month’s newsletter.

Items of interest include:
– Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District
– Youth Lake Worship
– September Clergy Meeting
– Charge Conference Training
– Multiplying Ministry Retreat

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 (gwdist@umcsc.org).

Here are the links to the resources for September:

 

S/PPRC Training Materials

PPRC TrainingThe first S/PPRC Training event of the 2015-2016 Conference year was held at Bethlehem UMC in Johnston, SC, on Sunday, August 9.

Following is the link to access the PowerPoint presentation used by Rev. Friday during the training session: PPRC Training 2015-2016a.

Click on this link 2016SalaryLetter to read and download the 2016 salary mailed to PPRC chairs and given to all pastors at the 2015-2016 Set-Up meeting.

Churches can have gay Boy Scout leaders

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

http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/churches-can-have-openly-gay-boy-scout-leaders

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, eamurray@umcsc.org.