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Advent UMC Seeking Organist

Advent UMCAdvent United Methodist Church ( is a vibrant, rapidly growing church in the Five Forks area of Greenville, SC.  The Music Ministry is a vital part of the life of Advent.

Advent is currently seeking a part-time Organist.  Applicants should have a strong, personal faith and be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  This person must have a thorough understanding of worship practices and procedures, preferably someone with experience in United Methodist worship, hymns, and theology.

The weekly responsibilities of the Organist include:

  • Sunday Morning Traditional Worship
    • Two services
  • Wednesday Evening Rehearsals
    • Chancel Choir Rehearsal

How to apply:

If you are interested in being part of this exciting ministry at Advent or would like more information about the position, please send your resume and cover letter to Debbie Cotterman, Chair, Staff-Parish Relations Committee at employment@advent-umc.orgWe look forward to hearing from you.


Carolina vs. Clemson Wesley Foundations

tmp_1708_10-31-2012_103457_The 2015 Carolina-Clemson football Challenge will be the occasion for a friendly competition in local churches sponsored by the Wesley Foundations at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Last year the Challenge raised nearly $6400 for campus ministry at South Carolina’s two largest universities. The plan and hope is to improve on that total. Fans of each school are invited to drop in their support in either a USC/garnet bucket or a Clemson/orange bucket as they leave worship on Sunday, 22 November. (29 November can be the alternate date). The money donated will be used to support the students and United Methodist campus ministries at USC and Clemson.

Checks can be made out to Clemson Wesley Foundation. Contributions should be sent to the Clemson Wesley Foundation with “Carolina/Clemson Challenge” as a notation with the amounts for each school. Results will be tabulated and bragging rights issued.  For more information contact Tom Wall at USC at 803 799-7363 or Steve Simoeaux at Clemson 864 654-5547

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Organized for Mission

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We have divided our churches into eight missional groups of approximately eight churches each. The Superintendent or Congregational Specialist will meet with each mission group once a month. This will replace the monthly clergy gatherings. This will allow the Superintend and Specialist to spend more quality time with the clergy for encouragement and visioning. In addition, key lay members of each congregation will be asked to participate in the visioning, planning and implementation of the mission strategy. We cannot be successful without the laity’s buy-in and participation.

Each missional group will share best practice of each congregation, to learn about one another’s gifts, strengths and successes, to lift up and encourage, and to share resources of time, gifts, and facility.

We will spend time in prayer, discerning what mission God is calling us to fulfill. After much reflection and study of our community, using data and demographics, each group will prioritize the needs and opportunities that arise. We then will develop a strategic plan of action.

These group meetings begin in September of 2015, and meet monthly except December, 2014, and March of 2016, ending in May of 2016.

At least once a year, each mission group will come together in a common mission to impact the community.

Our Greenville District Mission Groups are:

Crescent Mission Group

Downtown Mission Group

Mauldin/Golden Strip Mission Group

Traveler’s Rest Mission Group

Simpsonville/Golden Strip Mission Group

Greer Mission Group

Taylors/Greer Mission Group

25 Corridor Mission Group


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, if we can assist you.

South Carolina United Methodist ClergyMay God bless you.

Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent