Rev. Stephen L. Love Installed as the 18th District Superintendent of the Greenwood District

Rev. Stephen L. Love, Greenwood District Superintendent

Rev. Stephen L. Love, Greenwood District Superintendent

On Sunday,, July 24, 2016, the Rev. Stephen L. Love was installed as the 18th District Superintendent for the Greenwood District. The service, held at Main St. United Methodist Church, was led by the Rev. R. T. Bowling, III, chair of the District Committee on the Superintendency.

Click here to see pictures commemorating the event.

Special thanks to the following for their help in preparing for or participating in this special Service of Installation

  • Rev. R. T. Bowling, III, (pastor, Cokesbury-Hodges Charge) representing District Committee on the Superintendency
  • Rev. Phil Thrailkill, pastor, Main St. United Methodist Church
  • Mrs. Martha Alewine, administrative assistant, Greenwood District
  • Rev. Alice MacKeil, (pastor, First United Methodist Church, Laurens) representing the District Committee on Ordained Ministry
  • Rev. Sandra King, pastor, (Leesville United Methodist Church, Leesville) representing the District Connectional Ministries
  • Rev. Tyler Strange, (associate pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta) representing the District United Methodist Men
  • Ms. Cathy Trevino, representing the District United Methodist Women
  • Mr. Tony Watson, Greenwood District Lay Leader
  • Rev. Thessa Smith, (pastor, Greenwood-Ninety Six Charge), representing District Board of Trustees
  • Mrs. Emily Wallace, organist, Main St. UMC
  • Mr. David Salter, guest organist
  • The UMW units from Main St. UMC and St. Mark UMC

The offering was designated for the Conference Imagine No Malaria Campaign

Greenwood District United Methodist Men Teaching Event


St Mark Teaching EventSt. Mark UMC, 550 Hwy. 72 Bypass NW, is the site of the next UMM Teaching Event, Equipping Men for Action in the Local Church. 

August 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person

Registration: Contact St. Mark United Methodist Church
Telephone: 864-229-5416
U.S. Mail: 550 Hwy. 72 Bypass NW, Greenwood SC 29646. Make your check payable to St. Mark and indicate in the item line: UMM Teaching Event

Click here to download the informational flyer.  Please share with your friends and colleagues.

A Response to the Tragedies of Last Week

A Message from Rev. Stephen Love, District Superintendent of the Greenwood District:

We have been faced with the reality of the power of evil in our world demonstrated in a cruel and violent way this past week.  We especially keep in our prayers all of the families grieving in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas as we also grieve.

In times like these we must remember that we have the reality of our faith in Jesus Christ who suffered and died for all of us. I want to encourage all of you, as leaders of our congregations, and laity to band together in prayer and in love for God and one another. Now is our time to witness to the power of God in love, as we pray for the families who are in pain as they grieve the loss of loved ones in such a violent manner. I pray for their comfort during their grief and for healing that only God can provide. I pray for each of you as well,  as we seek God for ways to address concerns in our local community that will help us build stronger relationships with God and each other. We have work to do. Although we may not know how to move forward we know our first steps begins with surrender to God who will guide and instruct us. I also encourage you to be active participants in your communities where there are opportunities for grief and healing worship and prayer services.

I pray that God will give you peace that together we may also be the peacemakers in our communities.

Holston letterOn July 9, 2016, Bishop Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church issued a statement on the recent tragedies.

Click on the image to the left to read the letter from Bishop Holston.


July Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now Available

July newsletter coverClick  on the image at the left to read online or to download this month’s newsletter.

Topics of interest include:

  • Invitation to the Installation Worship Service for Rev. Dr. Stephen Love, new District Superintendent for the Greenwood District
  • Bishop’s School of Ministry
  • 2016 District Set-up Meeting
  • District Ministry Team
  • Quest: Pursuing God’s Call