The annual Greenwood District revival was held April 28 through May 2 at the following churches:
- Troy UMC, Rev. Barrett Alewine, pastor
- Mays UMC, Rev. Thessa Smith, pastor
- Ware Shoals UMC, Rev. Bill Rogers, pastor
- Edgefield UMC, Rev. Judson King, pastor
- Crossroads Outreach Ministries, Rev. Gerald Clinkscales, pastor
Each night of the revival a ministry of, and/or through, the Greenwood District was highlighted and the offering designated for that ministry: UMW (Wallace Family Life Center; Greenwood Wesley Fellowship of Lander University and Piedmont Technical College; I Can Make A Difference, the summer enrichment program of the Greenwood District; UMM (the 2019 men’s retreat); Crossroads Outreach Ministries.
To support the mission initiative of the 2019 Annual Conference, churches were encouraged to prepare and bring completed Elder Baskets to a revival service. The baskets were blessed during the worship service and will be taken to Annual Conference in June. To date, we have received 74 baskets!
Scroll down to see some pictures from this year’s Revival.
This week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church called for a “season of deep listening” and pledged to “seek new ways of being in relationship” as we continue in prayer, conversation and discernment about the future of our church.
As a sign of our commitment to remaining in mission and ministry together as a connectional church, the Council of Bishops has created from within its membership a Servant Listening Team to come alongside ongoing discussions in many corners of our Connection.
I support any efforts to find common ground upon which we can remain united in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
I encourage everyone to read, reflect and pray over the pastoral word offered by the Council of Bishops.
And I once again prayerfully ask all South Carolina United Methodists to keep talking and listening to one another, to lift up what unites us, and to keep our focus on our mission as we walk together toward a future with hope.
Grace and Peace,
L. Jonathan Holston
Items of interest in the May issue of the Greenwood District newsletter include:
- Review and pictures of the 2019 District Revival
- Annual Conference update
- District Work Days
- Safe Sanctuary Training
- ERT Training
Click on the image at the left to read or download a copy of this month’s newsletter.