January District Newsletter

T2017_01 - front pagehe January issue of the  Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image at the left to read or download a copy.

Items of interest include:

  • Older Adult Ministries Retreat
  • District Leadership Training, January 22
  • 2016 Local Church Audits
  • January District Clergy Meeting
  • 2016 Book of Discipline now available



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

September Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

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is now available. The email has been distributed to all Greenwood District Pastors and others throughout the District and Conference.

Click on the image at the left to read this month’s newsletter.

Items of interest include:
– Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District
– Youth Lake Worship
– September Clergy Meeting
– Charge Conference Training
– Multiplying Ministry Retreat

September is Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District

Hunger is a national and a global crisis situation. Please join us this month is striking a blow to hunger in our community and in the Greenwood District. Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger and 75% are children.

Many people in our area are food-insecure, meaning they lack access at time to enough food for an active, healthy life and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Good insecurity may reflect a family’s need to make a choice between food and other basic needs such as housing or medical bills.

Churches in the Greenwood District are encouraging their members to use the September Hunger Awareness Calendar as a guide for collecting money during the month. On Sunday, October 4, all donations are to be brought to church for a time of dedication during the morning worship service.

For more information on how you can participate in the Hunger Awareness Month observance, please contact the Greenwood District Office (gwdist@umcsc.org).

Here are the links to the resources for September: