2018 Clergy Evaluations

According to the 2016 United Methodist Church Book of Discipline, para. 258.2(g)5, the Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is to conduct an annual evaluation of the pastoral leadership of the church/charge for the purpose of facilitating continuing effective ministry and for identifying continuing educational needs and plans of the clergy. (Click on the link below to download a copy of the letter of explanation mailed to all SPRC chairpersons and to all pastors.)

The annual clergy evaluation/assessment form has been mailed to all SPRC chairpersons. The completed forms are to be returned to the district office no later than November 9, 2018.  The forms may be mailed to the district office (PO Box 49968, Greenwood, SC 29649) or scanned and emailed to gwdist@umcsc.org. If the evaluation form is sent via email, it is not necessary to mail a hard copy. (Click on the link below to download a copy of the evaluation/assessment form.)

For questions or additional information, please contact the Greenwood District Office (864-223-2650 or gwdist@umcsc.org).

Letter to SPRC Chairpersons

2018 South Carolina Clergy Assessment Form

Winston Worrell Faith-sharing Seminar

St. Paul UMC in Saluda will be hosting a “Refresh Your Witness: Re-Discover Practical Faith-Sharing” Seminar taught by Dr. Winston Worrell, the recently retired Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, on Saturday, November 10, 10a.-3p.  This seminar will include some of the material used in the Practical Faith-Sharing seminars offered in the past as well as new material, all reformatted for easier sharing in your local church. The cost of the seminar is $25, which includes all materials and lunch.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED for attendance.

Registration will be confirmed when payment is received. The deadline for registration is October 30.  There will be NO on-site registration available.

To register, send an email to Susan Maddox at sbmaddox@umcsc.org listing the names of those who will be attending from your church.  Then send a check for the total number of attendees x $25 payable to St. Paul UMC, and note on the memo line Faith-Sharing.

Mail the check to: St. Paul UMC, 102 E. Butler Ave.,Saluda, SC  29138

Consider bringing a team from your church who will return and teach what they have learned to your congregation so that together we may increase our witness in the Greenwood District and beyond.

If you need further information,contact Rev. Susan Maddox (sbmaddox@umcsc.org)

Hurricane Florence Update – Crisis Assistance Hotline

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday:

800-451-1954

This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – to coordinate response to those who need help after the storm.

UMCSC Disaster Response teams will coordinate their efforts solely through this hotline.

Pastors and churches are encouraged to share this information with their congregations and communities to ensure people who need help after the storm will get it in a timely manner.

There is not a separate hotline for UMCSC this year,
as has been the case with previous storms
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Greenwood District Pastors, please remember that if
– your church or parsonage has any storm-related damage you are to notify Rev. Love.
– if you and church leaders decide to cancel Sunday activities, please send an email to us (gwdist@umcsc.org).
Be alert and stay safe,