November Newsletter

Click here to read the November issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter.

Items of Interest include:

  • Important Dates
  • Copyright Question of the Month
  • Hunger Awareness Reporting
  • Campus Ministries
  • Clergy Orders
  • Men n Ministry Retreat

Greenwood District Collecting Health Kits

reliefhealthkit247The Greenwood District Disaster Response Team is coordinating collecting HEALTH KITS that will be taken to the Conference Center in Columbia. Collection points are St. Mark UMC, 550 Hwy 72 Bypass NW, Greenwood, and Grace UMC, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta. Churches, small groups, and individuals are encouraged to create as many health kits as possible between November 1 and November 15. All kits will be delivered to Columbia by November 18.

Click here to see what is recommended for assembling a health kit:

FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA representatives, who are in the area assessing the damage and working to provide  assistance for flood damage, visited the Greenwood District Office recently. Click on the link to download the information paper they gave us; it is in English as well as Spanish. Please share this information with anyone who may need FEMA assistance.

FEMA Information

Scam Alert

WARNING: A scam email is going around from someone claiming to be Bishop Johnathan Holston requesting funds for flood relief. Be aware that the Bishop’s office will NOT send out emails requesting funds in this way. While unfortunate, the reality is that there are people who will try and take advantage of the flooding for personal gain.

Please be careful and do not send any funds or give out any personal information without first verifying the authenticity of the request. If you have doubts, it’s always a safe idea to call the South Carolina United Methodist Conference Center and confirm any request (803)-786-9486 or 1-888-678-6272..

The conference is currently collecting flood relief funds, but all gifts should be given through the conference website, mailed directly to the conference treasurer (4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia SC 29203, or mailed to the Greenwood District Office (PO Box 49968, Greenwood SC 29649).