Oct 23

Lay Leadership Orientation – November 16

Partners in Ministry2014 Lay Leadership Orientation
November 16, 2014
2:30-5:00 pm
Buncombe St. UMC

You are so important to the life of the Christian church! You have consented to join with other people of faith who have sustained the church by extending God’s love to others. You have been called and have committed your unique gifts and abilities to a position of leadership. These workshops will equip you to understand the basic elements of your ministry within your own church and within The United Methodist Church.

  1. PPRC – Rev. Dr. George Howle

  2. Finance – TBA

  3. Trustees – Rev. Robert Cox

  4. Lay Leader/ Lay Member – Barbara Ware

  5. N-O-W Model – Rev. Cathy Joens

  6. Missions – Rev. Jerry Hill

  7. Evangelism – Rev. Jim Elder

  8. Worship – Rev. Mel Arant

  9. Children’s Ministry – Ruth Hughes

  10. Leading Meetings – Toni Taylor

  11. Hospitality – Rev. Jonathon Thompkins

  12. The Apportionment Connection – Michael Cheatham

 

 

Oct 21

Augusta Road UMC Autumn Craft Fair

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00 am  1:00 pm

25 vendors

Crafts and food

Call Tony at 864.982.0948 for more info

Craft Fair_August Road UMC

Oct 16

“Good for Your Soul” Fall Feast

Fall Feast

Oct 13

Job Opportunities at Covenant UMC

covenant umcChurch Receptionist / Secretary

Covenant Church (www.covumc.org) in Greer, SC has an immediate opening for a Church Receptionist / Secretary.

The Church Receptionist / Secretary will assume the current responsibilities of answering phones, assisting walk-ups to the church office, work with scheduling and the church calendar, assist with copies and general office needs and other clerical duties as needed or assigned.

Exemplary phone and interpersonal skills as well as advanced computer skills required. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and an aptitude to learn and run Church Management Software. Familiarity with a multi-line phone system as well as complex office equipment a plus.

Part-time position of approximately 24 Hours per week. Estimated to be 6 hrs. a day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Starting compensation is $12 Hour.

If interested, send cover letter and resume to: keitahimes@covumc.org

 

 

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Covenant Church (www.covumc.org) in Greer, SC has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant.

The Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor is responsible for assisting him in the performance of his responsibilities. Duties include: Receive, direct or return phone calls and emails. Serve as gate-keeper while ensuring people are helped/served in a timely manner. Review and prioritize calls, messages and appointment requests. Maintain the SP’s appointment calendar and redirect where appropriately handled by another staff member.

Maintain and helps prioritize the general church activity calendar and provides the SP with updated daily, weekly, monthly and yearly calendars. Handles any travel plans and preparation for conferences or speaking engagements. Assist with meeting preparation and attend meetings with or on behalf of the SP as needed. Maintain the SP’s files and databases and composes letters, reports and correspondence as needed. Assist with sermon research and preparation as needed.

Confidentiality in all areas will be stressed as essential. Exemplary interpersonal communication skills are a must. Advanced computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, etc. are essential.

Part-time position of approximately 24 – 26 hours per week. Estimated to be 6 hrs. a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; actual schedule will be set with SP. Hourly compensation depending upon experience and skillsets: $15 to $17 Hour.

If interested, send cover letter and resume to: keitahimes@covumc.org

 

 

Coordinator of Ministries and Outreach

Covenant Church (www.covumc.org) in Greer, SC has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Ministries and Outreach.

The Coordinator of Ministries and Outreach is responsible for assisting and eventually relieving the Associate Pastor (AP) of coordination and oversight for a number of existing ministry areas to include: In His Steps (IHS) Every Member In Ministry. Age and Gender Specific Ministry Areas (Sr. Adults, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Young Adults, Students and Children). Evangelism and Community Outreach. Some congregational care responsibilities will also be involved.

The Coordinator will be responsible for connecting people by developing and maintaining a process of assimilation into the life and ministries of the church. Focus will be to coordinate and administer a ministry environment that has at its heart, helping people discover and develop a connection with God and others.

Strong organizational, leadership and administrative skills including: public speaking, teaching, supervision and event planning skills. Will also include recruiting, training and oversight of volunteers and teams to help facilitate the events, ministries and missions of Covenant. May entail some travel as well as attending events and activities to include some evening and weekend dates.

Part-time position of approximately 20 – 24 Hours per week. Estimated to be 5 hrs. a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; actual schedule will be set with AP. Hourly compensation depending upon experience and skillsets: $18 to $24 Hour.

If interested, send cover letter and resume to: keitahimes@covumc.org

 

 

Oct 10

Darkness to Light Child Protection Training Moved to November 16

darkness-to-light-logoSunday, November 16, from 2:30 – 5:00 pm, at Buncombe Street UMC, the Greenville District will host the child protection training from the Charleston based organization called “Darkness to Light,” as part of the District Lay Leadership Training Event.

This training is being used by the Greenville School District for all persons who wish to volunteer in public schools as tutors, mentors, lunch buddies, etc.
The training will be led by Phyllis Bennett, LMSW, a Title I Social Worker with the Greenville School District.

The cost of the work book is $10, payable at the training.

In order to ensure enough materials for everyone, please register for this event:panmethodist

This training is offered by the District Connectional Ministries Team as part of our Partnering with Children in Poverty.

Note: If you have already registered for the event that was to be held on October 26, your registration is still valid. Please email Pastor Christine pastorchristine@bellsouth.net to let her know if you can attend the new date of November 16. Thank you.

 

Aug 11

Charge Conference Schedule Changed – See Update

charge conferenceThe charge conference schedule has been changed due to some schedule conflicts.
Click the link below to download a PDF file of the entire schedule.

Charge Conference Schedule

The schedule also appears on the Google calendar.

Important Note: The District Superintendent will be meeting with every PPRC group 30 minutes before the Charge conference is set to begin. (Example: for a 3:00 pm charge conference, the PPRC would meet at 2:30 pm.) Pastors will be included and need to let these persons know to be present and provide a meeting room for that purpose.

Apr 25

WELCOME!

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.

Sincerely,
Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent