Reaching New People Workshop

Churches are invited to assemble a leadership team of at least 5 church leaders, including the pastor, and plan to attend the Reaching New People workshop scheduled for February 2-3, 2018, at Grace UMC, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta.

Paul Nickerson, Nickerson Coaching, will be the workshop leader. Participants will experience intensive, practical, hands-on training on how growing congregations reach new people and will leave with an action plan to implement over the next 12 months with the assistance of a coach.

Cost for the workshop is $100 for a team of 5. Additional team members may be added at $20 per person.

Registration deadline: January 22, 2018

Click here to download a copy of the informational flyer and the registration form.

January 2018 Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy of the newsletter or to read it online.

Items of interest include:

  • Upcoming Important Dates, including January District Clergy Meeting on January 9
  • Granville Hicks Leadership Academy
  • 2017 Apportionment Payments
  • Longevity Revolution Seminar
  • Greenwood District Leadership Training Event
  • Men’s Ministry Weekend

November Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

The November issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter is now available.

Items of interest include:

  • Recap of Bishop’s Day in Greenwood District
  • November Charge Conference Schedule
  • District Christmas Party
  • Mentor Training

Click on the image to the left to read the newsletter online or to download a copy.

Preparing for the 2017 EZRA Reports

We are beginning to set up Ezra (ezra.gcfa.org) for 2017 statistics.  As a part of this process, all church passwords have been reset. The new password has been sent to all pastors. If you need assistance with logging in, send an email to Conference Treasurer, Beth Westbury bwestbury@umcsc.org.  This reset password does NOT change the login for charge conference reporting on the umcsc.org website, only for Ezra.

It is recommended that pastors and others with responsibility for collecting and/or entering data in the EZRA reports review the changes to the forms for the new quadrennium. Please go to http://www.umcsc.org/home/administrative-services/statistics-2/.

The input forms (tables) are currently locked while the Treasurer’s Office continues the set up process.  The forms will be unlocked in late December so you can begin to enter your 2017 data.  However, you can access your reports and data from past years now. The due date for 2017 statistics is February 28, 2018.

Please note that the default year has been changed to 2017.  If you need to see a prior year, you will need to change the year at the top of the screen (drop down box) after you login.