UMCSC – UMCOR Training Sessions for Disaster Planning/Preparation

Connecting Neighbors is a workshop for local church pastors and leaders and is co-sponsored by the SC Conference and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). The purpose of this workshop is to help local churches plan for, and be better prepared for, the eventuality of a disaster in their communities.

Two training sessions will be offered (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Lunch will be provided.
– November 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins
November 29 at First UMC in Conway

There is no charge for attending one of these training sessions but registration is required so the trainers will know how many to expect. Registration is now open on the Conference website.

October Issue – Greenwood District Newsletter

The October issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image at the left to download a copy or to read the newsletter online.

Items of interest include:
-disaster relief
-clergy orders
– men’s retreat
– October charge conference schedule
– Bishop’s Day in the District
– lay servant school
– 2018 apportionments

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
.

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,

August Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy or to read the August District Newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • District Men’s Ministry Retreat
  • Paying 2018 Apportionments
  • September District Clergy Meeting
  • District Ministry Goals
  • 2018 Charge Conference Information
  • 2018 ERT Training Opportunities