Annual Conference 2018

The Greenwood District was well-represented at the 2018 Annual Conference held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Here are some pictures of Greenwood District pastors and laity at Conference. To see all the Conference photos, visit the Conference Flickr site, where you can view all the pictures from Conference. Photo credit goes to Matt Brodie, Conference photographer.

Clergy Photos To Be Made at Annual Conference 2018

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories.

Appointment scheduling is to be done online. If anyone needs to make a change to his/her appointment time or cancel an appointment, please contact Dan O’Mara (

Directions for accessing the online scheduler have been emailed to all district clergy. If anyone needs those directions, including the user ID and/or password, please contact the Greenwood District Office ( or 864-223-2650).

May Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to access the current issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter. You can read it online or download a copy to read later.

Items of Interest:

  • Sending Forth Celebration, May 18
  • Love Notes, monthly column by Rev. Stephen Love
  • Pre-Conference Training
  • Transitions Retreat
  • Meal Reservation Form for Sending Forth picnic

Spring 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School

The Spring 2018 Lay Servant Ministries School is set for March 18 and 25 at Leesville UMC, 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.
  • Each One A Minister (Spiritual Gifts): This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite. Registration fee is $23.
  • Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Prayer): This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration fee is $23.00
  • Accountable Discipleship: This is an advanced course and the Basic course is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration fee is $23.00

Registration deadline is March 10.  NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR. Download the Registration Form and other information:

Required Books for the Advanced Classes:

  • Each One A Minister (Spiritual Gifts class), William Carter. $9.99
  • Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Prayer class), Laurence Stookey. $13.99
  • Accountable Discipleship, Steven Manskar. $10.79

You may order from

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

Cokesbury, 800-672-1789; online:; mail: 201 Eighth Avenue South, PO Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202-0801