COVID-19 Test Sites Across South Carolina

Offered by DHEC in Greenwood:

(1) July 8: Brewer Center in Greenwood, 126 N. University St., Greenwood 29646;

(2) July 22: P.L.E.A.D. Center in the Promised Land, 122 New Zion Rd., Bradley ;

(3) July 28: Morris Chapel Baptist Church, 530 Baptist St.,  Greenwood.

All tests are free. There is no need to make an appointment; this is drive-through testing. Anyone tested should receive a call with their test results within 48-72 hours.

Other testing opportunities across the state made available by Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church:

The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will host free COVID-19 testing from July 8 -11, 2020. Interested persons do not have to register or get a doctor’s referral to get tested at one of the sites. Walk-up and drive-thru testing will be available at each location, and more information is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 8th
    • Greenwood: Weston Chapel AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 805 E. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Furman Miller
      • Presiding Elders Scott & Richardson
    • Winnsboro: Fairfield Middle School
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 728 U.S. 321 Bypass, Winnsboro, SC 29180
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Yvonne Feaster
      • Presiding Elders McPherson, Coleman & Merrick
  • Thursday, July 9th
    • Latta: Weston Chapel AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 428 S. Richardson St., Latta, SC 29565
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Leonard Simmons
      • Presiding Elders Postell, Cooper & Coe
    • Cope: Good Hope AME Church
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 1849 Carver School Road, Cope, SC 29030
      • Host Pastor: Dr. Georgeann Pringle
      • Presiding Elders Young, Gaston & Temoney
  • Friday, July 10th
    • Hemingway: Hopewell AME Church
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 30704 County Line Road, Hemingway, SC 29554
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Jarrett Washington
      • Presiding Elders Drayton, Keith & Harper
    • Conway: Conway Sport and Fitness Center
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 1515 Millpond Road, Conway, SC 29526
      • Host Pastor: Rev. William Miller
      • Presiding Elders Coe, Cooper & Postell
  • Saturday, July 11th
    • Walterboro: Colleton County High School
      • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
      • Host Pastor: Rev. Kathy Snider
      • Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff
    • Charleston: Greater Macedonia AME Church
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • 725 Savage Road, Charleston, SC 29414
      • Host Pastor: Dr. Lawrence Gordon
      • Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested.

November Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image at the left to read or download a copy of the 2019 November district newsletter.

Items of interest include:
– Where to find the Conference Program Calendar
– Annual Clergy Evaluations
– Conference Insurance Information
– Looking Ahead – Important Dates
– “Memory Babies” – an outreach of the youth from Tranquil UMC
– Follow-up to the 2019 Fall Lay Servant Ministry School

Greenwood District Responds to Call for Elder Baskets

The SC Conference put out a call for Elder Baskets for older Native Americans asking for 1 basket from each church in the SC Conference to be delivered to the Greenville Convention Center for the 2019 Annual Conference. The churches of the Greenwood District responded to the call, contributing over 100 baskets. This picture shows the baskets waiting to be loaded for transport to the Greenville Convention Center. Special thanks to Rev. Cheryl Remchuk, Rev. John Elmore, Rev. Mike Evans, and Ms Cathy Trevino, director of the Greenwood District Lay Servant Ministries for their help in preparing and loading these baskets for transport. Special thanks to St. Mark UMC, Greenwood, for the use of their Salkehatchie trailer in carrying these baskets to Conference.

2019 Greenwood District Revival

The annual Greenwood District revival was held April 28 through May 2 at the following churches:

  • Troy UMC, Rev. Barrett Alewine, pastor
  • Mays UMC, Rev. Thessa Smith, pastor
  • Ware Shoals UMC, Rev. Bill Rogers, pastor
  • Edgefield UMC, Rev. Judson King, pastor
  • Crossroads Outreach Ministries, Rev. Gerald Clinkscales, pastor

Each night of the revival a ministry of, and/or through, the Greenwood District was highlighted and the offering designated for that ministry: UMW (Wallace Family Life Center; Greenwood Wesley Fellowship of Lander University and Piedmont Technical College; I Can Make A Difference, the summer enrichment program of the Greenwood District; UMM (the 2019 men’s retreat); Crossroads Outreach Ministries.

To support the mission initiative of the 2019 Annual Conference, churches were encouraged to prepare and bring completed Elder Baskets to a revival service. The baskets were blessed during the worship service and will be taken to Annual Conference in June. To date, we have received 74 baskets!

Scroll down to see some pictures from this year’s Revival.