December 2018 Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Items of interest in this month’s newsletter include:

  • PPRC/Pastor Advisory Response Forms
  • Christmas Party info, including meal reservation form
  • 2019 District Leadership training
  • 2019 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
  • 2019 Conference UMM Retreat
  • Safe Sanctuary Training

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

March Issue of Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

The March 2018 issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available. Click on the image to the left to access or to download a copy of the newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • 2018 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
  • Active Shooter Training
  • 2017 Local Church Audit
  • 2018 Callahan Conference
  • Lander Campus Ministry Golf Tournament
  • 2018 District Revival

Fall 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School

The Fall 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School is set for October 21 and 28 at St. Paul UMC (Saluda), 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A light supper will be served. Registration information has been mailed to all pastors and current lay servants in the Greenwood District.

Courses to be offered include:

  • Basic Course: This course is required of all those who wish to be certified as a Local Church Lay Servant. If this is your first application to become a Lay Servant, you should register for this course. The cost is $33 which includes the book.
  • United Methodist Beliefs: This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite. Registration fee is $23.
  • Storytelling (Dancing with Words): This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration fee is $23.00
  • Taking the Church to the community and Bringing the community to the Church: This course is for all – laity and clergy – and does not require the Basic Course as a pre-requisite. This course will teach you how to lead in connecting your church with the community. Registration fee is $36 which covers all course-related materials

Registration deadline is October 15, 2018. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR. Download the Registration Form and other information:

Required Books for the Advanced Classes:

  • Living Our Beliefs the United Methodist Way, Rev. Kenneth Carder (ISBN 13: 9780881775716) (Kindle edition available from Amazon)
  • Dancing with Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith. Ray Buckley (ISBN 10: 0881774073)

You may order from

Upper Room Ministries, 800-972-0433; online: http://bookstore.upperroom.org; mail: Upper Room/Discipleship Resources, PO Box 340012, Nashville, TN 37203-9540

Cokesbury, 800-672-1789; online: http://www.cokesbury.com; mail: 201 Eighth Avenue South, PO Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202-0801

Amazon: order online at http://www.amazon.com

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