Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2017

PrintThis year’s Annual Conference will be meeting at a new location, the TD Convention Center in Greenville SC, June 4-7, 2017.

Since this a new location, the Conference has prepared an introductory video to help clergy and lay members of the Annual Conference familiarize themselves with the Convention Center and surrounding areas prior to coming to Greenville in June. Click here to join Linda DuRant on this video tour of the TD Convention Center.

For more information, including a list of conference hotels in Greenville, click here.

 

2017 Lay Servant Ministry School

Lay Servant Ministries logoThe 2017 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School

March 19 & 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Edgefield United Methodist Church
309 Norris St.
Edgefield SC 29824

Four courses will be offered:

  • Basic Course: required of all those who wish to be certified as a Local Church Lay Servant. Cost is $33 which includes the cost of the book
  • Polity: examines the organization and practices of The United Methodist Church. Cost is $23, plus the cost of the book. (Click here to order the book for this class.)
  • Living Our Beliefs the United Methodist Way: Cost is $23, plus the cost of the book. (Click here to order the book for this class.)
  • How Lay Leaders and Lay Servants Can Become More Effective in the Local Church: This course is new this year; it does not count as one of the courses needed for certification as a Lay Servant. Cost is $26 which includes materials for the class.

Registration deadline is March 4.

Read the letter sent to all pastors and current Lay ServantsRegistration Form.
Download a copy of the Registration Form
Download a copy of the Book List and order information for the Advanced Courses.

January District Clergy Meeting

All pastors of the Greenwood District are reminded of the meeting this month on January 31, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Panola United Methodist Church, 404 Panola Ave., Greenwood.

Notices have been sent to all pastors requesting an RSVP for the lunch to be served immediately following the meeting.

Reminder: If anyone cannot be present at the meeting, he/she must send an email to Rev. Dr. Love (gwdist@umcsc.org) explaining the absence and requesting to be excused from the meeting. This request must be received prior to the meeting.

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.

Registration: 

October 2016 Newsletter Now Available

October page 1Click on the image at the left to read this month’s newsletter or to download a copy to read later.

Items of interest include:

  • Love Notes, Rev. Love’s monthly column
  • Request from Lander Campus Ministry
  • Bishop’s Forward Focus Tour
  • Greenwood District response to aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • Conference Mission Initiatives
  • Meeting Announcements