Feb 24

District Clegy Meeting Cancelled Due to Snow

The District Clergy meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled. Please stay off the roads and stay safe.

Feb 18

Darkness to Light Child Protection Training March 15th

darkness-to-light-logoDarkness to Light (D2L) has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000.

With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 international locations, D2L provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 6,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 500,000 parents, youth serving professionals, and organization volunteers in D2L’s award-winning Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention program.



The Greenville District is pleased to offer this training on Sunday, March 15, 2015, from 2-4pm, at Aldersgate UMC.

The total cost is $10 for the workbook.  In order to have enough materials, pre-registration is requested.

Click the link here to register.

Click the link here to learn more about Darkness to Light.


Feb 04

Lay Servant Ministry Spring School Now Registering

Spring 2015


The form must be signed by your pastor and returned with payment to the District Office by February 20th.

Registration Letter and Form Spring 2015

Feb 02

Join St. Mark UMC for Black History Month

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Jan 22

Prayer Lunches at St. Mark UMC

prayer lunch

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


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 www.umcsc.org 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 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


Apr 25


We are pleased that you have visited the webpage of the Greenville District of the United Methodist Church of the South Carolina Annual Conference.

Welcome.  We extend an invitation to visit any of our churches.  Clergy as well as lay persons stand ready to assist you in the quest to locate a church home.  We continue to be about the task of inviting persons to become disciples of Jesus Christ, assisting them to grow in discipleship and sending them out to live as faithful disciples.  Please come and join with us as we seek to remain faithful servants of God.

Currently, there are 59 charges and 72 churches within the District.  Included in this number are both a Hispanic Mission and a Korean Mission. Our churches offer a varied ministry seeking to meet the needs of persons at every stage of the lifespan.  If you are seeking a place of worship, nurture and outreach, visit any of our churches and let us assist you on your spiritual journey.  Please call the District Office at 864-233-3611, or email at gvdist@umcsc.org, if we can assist you.

South Carolina United Methodist ClergyMay God bless you.

Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent