Bishop’s Day in the Greenwood District

Bishop Jonathan L. Holston will be in the Greenwood District on Saturday, October 20, for the Bishop’s Day in the District. Pastors and local church leaders will gather in the worship center of the Rivers St. Campus for St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1633 Rivers St., Greenwood, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The theme for our time together is Leadership in Difficult Times.

Pastors are asked to register their church attendance. Click here to access the registration form. All registration forms should be returned to the Greenwood District Office no later than close of business on Thursday, October 18.

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:


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 (
Be alert and stay safe,

Men’s Ministry Weekend, November 2-3, 2018

Greenwood District Men’s Ministry Retreat
November 2-3, 2018
Hickory Knob State Park


All men are invited to join us for a time of fellowship, learning, and sharing. The weekend planners want participants to have a weekend of fun and spirituality. They are excited to share faith stories, to fellowship, to make new friends, and to become better disciples of Jesus Christ.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Conference registration and hotel room check-in
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Welcome
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Session I
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Session II

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Session III
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Session IV
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break and Check-out
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Activities and Lunch (on your own or join us for hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Greenwood District)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Wrap-up and Holy Communion
5:00 p.m. – Depart

Cost: Registration fee – $35
Accommodations: $80 (double occupancy); Camping available – contact Hickory Knob State Park for pricing)

Registration Deadline for Conference and Accommodations: OCTOBER 1, 2018
Call Hickory Knob State Park for hotel accommodations/campsite rental: 864-391-2450
Mail Conference registration form with registration fee to Men’s Retreat, Greenwood District, PO Box 49968, Greenwood SC 29649. (Make checks payable to the Greenwood District; note Men’s Retreat in the item line.)

Men’s Retreat Brochure

Registration Form