Dec 15

39th Annual Conference Ministers’ Spouses Retreat, March 13-15, 2015

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March 13 – 15, 2014
Lake Junaluska, NC
Lambuth Inn

The 39th Annual South Carolina Minister’s Spouses Retreat will take place at beautiful Lake Junaluska, March 13-15, 2015.

We will be staying at the newly renovated historic Lambuth Inn.

Click below to download more information and a registration form to mail:

Spouses Retreat Registration form


Dec 13

Grace UMC Greer Offers Christmas Light Show

Grace UMC - Christmas Light Show '14

Dec 13

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 choraleThe Greenville Textile Heritage Society Chorale, a diverse group of singers with an interest in the textile heritage of our area,

will give a FREE Christmas Concert at St. Mark, Greenville UMC, 306 N. Franklin Road, Greenville, SC 29609; at 3:30PM on December 21st.

All are welcome.


St. Mark, Greenville UMC

306 N. Franklin Road Greenville, SC 29609


Dec 13

On Wings of Eagles: A Spiritual Retreat For Men

wings of eaglesOn Wings of Eagles: A Spiritual Retreat For Men

Come Experience the Awesome Presence of God

Friday, January 16th – Sunday, January 18th 2015

at Asbury Hills United Methodist Retreat Center



Friday Check-In time after 12 noon.

Friday Night Worship begins at 8 pm to allow time to refresh & prepare for worship.

3 hoursFree Time Saturday afternoon for a Holy Hike!


Eagle’s Wings Praise Band will lead in Praise & Worship.

Speakers include Mr. Carl Insley, Judge at Langley, S.C. Mr. Jeff Evans

Mr. Wade Hubbard, Reverend Mike Summerlyn, Pastor Oak Grove and Manning Chapel UMC.

Reverend Wade Everett, Pastor Christ and Antioch UMC, Mr. Chris Swann,

Ed Walker, & Rev. David Bauknight, Pastor Grace UMC

Lots of Praise and Worship with Holy Communion & other reminders of faith.

1Sam 13:14 The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart

Topics For The Weekend

  • The Heart That Is Fully Surrendered: Jeff Evans. {Friday Evening}
  • The Heart of Humility Mr. Wade Hubbard
  • The Heart of Worship Rev. Wade Everett
  • The Heart of A Shepherd Rev. Mike Summerlin
  • The Heart of a God seeker Rev.David Bauknight.
  • The Heart of Love Judge Carl Insley {Sunday am.} 


  • Batson & Rice Lodge, fully heated and air conditioned

Asbury Hills has been renovated and is within sight of Table Rock.   Bring your own linens and towels. Bring Cold Weather Clothing.


Price, including Five meals is $115.00   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Registration Form Name ______________________E mail ___________________________

Address ______________________________________________________

Emergency Phone contact _______________________________________

Any special needs _________________________________________

I can sleep on a top bunk: yes____ no____

Under age 18 must have medical treatment authorization form signed by parent or guardian. Safe sanctuary policies in force. Send your applications along with check made out to: Registrar/ Reverend David Bauknight (210 East South Street, Union, S.C. 29379. Send no later than December 15, 2014. Plan now.

Dec 13

St. Mark UMC Lessons and Carols

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Nov 17

Youth Choir Festival April 2015

20141114_113405_1Click here to download a PDF file that has more information and registration forms.

Nov 17

“Men in Ministry – Skin in the Game”- Spiritual Weekend February 20-22, 2015

2015LogoHeader-1024x372We have a new venue for 2015, Christ UMC in Myrtle Beach, SC.  We had an over the top event last year, with over 500 men in attendance.  Christ UMC is the old Gatling Brothers Theater, and will hold up to 1,900 in comfort.  This year’s program will follow up with our theme of “Skin in the Game”, on how we can get more men involved in ministry.  Our speakers are Bishop Johnathan Holston, Rev. John Ed Mathison, Albert Long, Adrian Despres, Rev. James Friday, and Michael Belk.  We have arranged for two hotels next to Christ UMC for rooms.  We will have the Claflin University Choir and Christ UMC praise band for music.  More information and registration can be found on the web site.  Early registration is encouraged for a reduced fee, and if you can get five from one group, the sixed person has a free registration.

Nov 17

“Grow Your Church Through Ministry to Men and their Families “

Each Teaching Church event will be different, because they will share their ideas that have helped them grow their churches through discipleship of men and their families. Attend one in your area or attend as many as you can to gather ideas for growing your church. This is part of our “connection” as United Methodist to share our successes with sister churches.  Come, listen, and learn how to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of SC and the World.  The Greenville District Teaching Church is Covenant UMC, and will be held on January 17, 2015.  We need to have a full house to hear how this church in our district has increased the opportunities for men in ministry.  More information as to time and registration will be coming.  You can check with the Men’s page on the web page.

Nov 10

FULL TIME Director of Adult Ministry

Advent UMCAdvent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry.

This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages. Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship. The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education. This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith. Please submit resume and salary requirements to

Nov 04

New Children’s Ministry Fellowship Group Starting

For those leading Children’s Ministry:

My name is Anne Shelton, and I am the Director of Children’s Ministry at Advent United Methodist in Simpsonville. Some of you may know me, some of you definitely know each other, and some of you feel like the only one around!  I’m writing to you, as a leader of Children’s Ministry in your congregation, to address a need that I see in our district.

As you know, the Greenville Youth Ministry has built up a wonderful, supportive community called Intertwined. Youth ministers from all over Greenville meet to share ideas, plan events and talk about the challenges and joys of their ministry.

That opportunity for connection has been a blessing to the youth ministry of the Greenville District. I truly believe that those of us who serve as leaders of Children’s Ministry would benefit from a similar connection. Some of us do this ministry work as an unpaid labor of love, some of us are fortunate enough to have this as our full time work, and some of us are somewhere in between. We all share a love for Christ and for children. Maybe you’ve been in this ministry for decades, or for years, or maybe just months; we could all benefit from a place to share ideas, gain perspective, and be the best ministers of God’s love that we can be.

Would you be interested in forming a group, which would meet once a month for fellowship, support, and learning?

If you are, please email me, or call me at 864-288-5217, and we can set a time and place to get started.

I look forward to hearing from you, and pray the best for your ministry in the busy days ahead.


Anne SheltonAdvent UMC

Director of Children’s Ministries

Advent United Methodist Church

2258 Woodruff Road

Simpsonville, SC 29681


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