October 2017 Newsletter Is Now Available

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

Items of interest include:

  • Bishop’s Day in the Greenwood District
  • October Clergy Meeting (See article about the Bishop’s Day)
  • Paying 2017 Apportionments
  • Greenwood District’s Response to Recent Hurricanes
  • October Charge Conference Schedule

Disaster Response Through the Greenwood District

With all the devastation that has happened and is yet to happen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the anticipation of Hurricane Irma, it is really hard to say all that will be needed right now. However, we do know that flood (cleaning) buckets and health kits will be needed.

The Greenwood District is accepting contributions from individuals, church organizations, and churches toward assembling flood (cleaning) buckets and health kits. You may send your checks made payable to the Greenwood District (enter disaster relief in the item line on your check) and mail to PO Box 49968, Greenwood SC 29649. An announcement will be made at a later time with details for a district packing party to assemble the buckets. Be on the lookout for all the details.
Contributions may also be made to UMCOR’s Advance U.S. Disaster Response, (#901670), which allows UMCOR to respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies in the United States, such as what’s going on right now in Texas.
Early Response Teams (ERT) are not being deployed as yet. In the meantime, if you are interested in participating on an ERT but have not yet been trained, please check out the dates for upcoming training opportunities.

ERT (Early Response Team) Training Opportunities

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, an ERT Basic Class will be offered at Faith UMC, 5151 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. There is a $10 fee for renewal certification.  Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in attending should contact Billy Robinson at brpraisejesus@aol.com or 803-539-8429.

A second ERT training session is planned for Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Zion United Methodist Church, 5708 S.C. 187 North, Anderson, South Carolina. For more information, contact Mark Springer at 864-367-8047 or masprin@bellsouth.net.

September Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

Click on the image to the left to access or to download a copy of the September newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • September Clergy Meeting, September 12
  • Disaster Response
  • Health Insurance Workshops in Greenwood District
  • September Charge Conference Schedule
  • Lay Servant Ministry School, October 15 & 22