2019 PPRC Training

On January 27, 2019, Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Love, Greenwood District Superintendent, led the district training event for chairpersons and members of local church Pastor/Parish Relations Committees. Rev. Love has made available the PowerPoint presentation he used during that training and also the PPRC Training Manual prepared by the Bishop and Cabinet of the SC Annual Conference.

For questions or more information regarding these PPRC resources, contact the Greenwood District Office (864-223-2650 or gwdist@umcsc.org).

Safe Sanctuary/Sexual Ethics Training Events

January 19: Lee Road United Methodist Church (Greenville District)

  • 1377 East Lee Rd., Taylors, 29687
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Safe Santuaries Policy: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.; Sexual Ethics: 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 2 Credits
  • You can come to one or both sessions (sign in at the door)

February 10: Broad St. United Methodist Church (Greenwood District)

  • 310 N. Broad St., Clinton 29325
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Safe Sanctuary Policy and Sexual Ethics
  • Registration requested. Send an email to gwdist@umcsc.org
  • Attendance sign-in at the door
  • 2 Credits

February 21: Cannons Campground United Methodist Church (Spartanburg District)

  • 3450 Cannon’s Campground Rd., Spartanburg 29307
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1 Credit
  • Sign in at the door

Safe Sanctuary Training Events

Everyone serving under appointment by the Bishop is required to have four units of sexual ethics/safe sanctuary training before June 1, 2019.

The Greenwood District is offering a training session on February 10, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Broad St. UMC, Clinton. Each participant will receive two credits of sexual ethics/safe sanctuary training. There is no charge to attend this training; however, registration is required. Click here to download the registration formLocal church Boards of Trustees and Disaster Response Team members are encouraged to attend this training. All pastors are expected to attend since this will be the February District Clergy Meeting.

Additional training events are scheduled in the Greenville and Spartanburg Districts. Click here to download the schedule of training events.

Pastors: Please contact your district administrative assistant to verify the number of credits you currently have.

December 2018 Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Items of interest in this month’s newsletter include:

  • PPRC/Pastor Advisory Response Forms
  • Christmas Party info, including meal reservation form
  • 2019 District Leadership training
  • 2019 Spring Lay Servant Ministry School
  • 2019 Conference UMM Retreat
  • Safe Sanctuary Training

UMCSC – UMCOR Training Sessions for Disaster Planning/Preparation

Connecting Neighbors is a workshop for local church pastors and leaders and is co-sponsored by the SC Conference and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). The purpose of this workshop is to help local churches plan for, and be better prepared for, the eventuality of a disaster in their communities.

Two training sessions will be offered (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Lunch will be provided.
– November 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins
November 29 at First UMC in Conway

There is no charge for attending one of these training sessions but registration is required so the trainers will know how many to expect. Registration is now open on the Conference website.