Hurricane Florence Update – Crisis Assistance Hotline

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday:


This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – to coordinate response to those who need help after the storm.

UMCSC Disaster Response teams will coordinate their efforts solely through this hotline.

Pastors and churches are encouraged to share this information with their congregations and communities to ensure people who need help after the storm will get it in a timely manner.

There is not a separate hotline for UMCSC this year,
as has been the case with previous storms

Greenwood District Pastors, please remember that if
– your church or parsonage has any storm-related damage you are to notify Rev. Love.
– if you and church leaders decide to cancel Sunday activities, please send an email to us (
Be alert and stay safe,

Men’s Ministry Weekend, November 2-3, 2018

Greenwood District Men’s Ministry Retreat
November 2-3, 2018
Hickory Knob State Park


All men are invited to join us for a time of fellowship, learning, and sharing. The weekend planners want participants to have a weekend of fun and spirituality. They are excited to share faith stories, to fellowship, to make new friends, and to become better disciples of Jesus Christ.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Conference registration and hotel room check-in
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Welcome
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Session I
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Session II

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Session III
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Session IV
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break and Check-out
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Activities and Lunch (on your own or join us for hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Greenwood District)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Wrap-up and Holy Communion
5:00 p.m. – Depart

Cost: Registration fee – $35
Accommodations: $80 (double occupancy); Camping available – contact Hickory Knob State Park for pricing)

Registration Deadline for Conference and Accommodations: OCTOBER 1, 2018
Call Hickory Knob State Park for hotel accommodations/campsite rental: 864-391-2450
Mail Conference registration form with registration fee to Men’s Retreat, Greenwood District, PO Box 49968, Greenwood SC 29649. (Make checks payable to the Greenwood District; note Men’s Retreat in the item line.)

Men’s Retreat Brochure

Registration Form


August Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy or to read the August District Newsletter.

Items of interest include:

  • District Men’s Ministry Retreat
  • Paying 2018 Apportionments
  • September District Clergy Meeting
  • District Ministry Goals
  • 2018 Charge Conference Information
  • 2018 ERT Training Opportunities