World Malaria Day, April 25

nomalariaWorld Malaria Day “Eat Out” is April 25.
“Have a bite to eat; stop a bite that kills.”

South Carolina United Methodists are encouraged to contact their local restaurants asking them to participate in the April 25 “Eat Out” campaign to donate a portion of their proceeds to the SC Annual Conference Imagine No Malaria Campaign.

Each restaurant statewide that participates will be recognized on the Conference web page. Restaurants in the Greenwood District will also be recognized on the district web page. Participating restaurants will receive promotional materials to use in publicizing their participation.

Click on the link below to download a letter and vendor registration form to take to your favorite local restaurant(s) to encourage participation. Everyone eats out so let’s use April 25 as a way of raising awareness and money to fight malaria, a totally treatable and preventable disease. (INM WMD Vendor Letter)


Rev. Dr. Stephen Love to be Greenwood District Superintendent

South Carolina United Methodist Clergy

Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Love is a native of York, SC, and is married to Mamie Simpson Love. The couple has one son, Stephen Jr. Rev. Love has been in ministry for 25 years. An Elder in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, he serves as the senior pastor of the St. Thomas Charge (New Hope, Stewart Chapel, and Zion United Methodist Churches).

He serves on multiple conference and community boards, including:

  • The Charleston District Board of Congregational Development
  • The Charleston District Chair of Committee Of Superintendency
  • The SC Conference of the United Methodist Church Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Chair of the Extension Ministry Committee of the Board of the Board of Ordained Ministry
  • SC Conference Clergy Mentor for Continued Residency Group
  • Coordinator of the Bishop’s School of Ministry
  • Board Member of the East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)
  • Advisor to the Huger Wando Men’s Coalition

Rev. Love received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gardner Webb University and a Master’s of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. He has also completed the Duke Divinity’s Reynolds Program for Church Leadership. He has received the Doctorate of Ministry degree at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

We look forward to welcoming Rev. and Mrs. Love to the Greenwood District when he assumes responsibility as the District Superintendent on July 1, 2016.