Bishop’s Day in the Greenwood District

Bishop Jonathan Holston continues his district visits this year to meet with pastors and laity concerning the way forward for churches in the SC  Conference.

October 28 is the day Bishop Holston will be in the Greenwood District. Pastors and a leadership team from their churches are expected to join with the Bishop at St. Mark UMC Rivers St. Campus, 1633 Rivers St., Greenwood, on Saturday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This year’s theme is By Faith, On Mission, Together. Bishop Holston will spend the morning with church leadership teams thinking about how we equip our congregations to walk faithfully into God’s vision for God’s church. Teams will have the opportunity to hear what churches are learning from the Forward Focus process, and the day will close with Holy Communion as we celebrate our connection to one another and to Jesus Christ.

Pastors are reminded that this is the October district clergy meeting. Attendance is expected.

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

June Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy of this month’s district newsletter or to read online.

Items of interest include:

  • 2017 Annual Set-Up Meeting
  • Violence in Relationships Conference
  • Making the Shift Conference
  • 2017 District Revival Update
  • Bikes for the World District Update
  • The HUM Conference

Faith-Sharing Seminar, October 29, 2016

Faith-SharingAll pastors, members of church outreach teams, mission coordinator, and evangelism leaders are encouraged to attend this one-day seminar led by Dr. Winston Worrell, World Methodist Evangelism Institute, Candler School of Theology.

Click on the image at the left to download a copy of the informational flyer.

Cost: $30 per person. Groups of 4 or more – $25 per person.

.5 CEUs awarded to clergy participants.

Location: Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 20204

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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