Apr 15

Scholastic Corporation Joins the Million Book Effort

scholasticScholastic Corporation has joined with the SC Conference in its Million Book Effort.

Click on the link below to download a PDF file that explains how your church can purchase books for the effort at significantly reduces prices and get FREE books for the effort.

Scholastic

Apr 02

Greenville District Great Day of Service!

Celebrate: Children, Books, and Partnerships!
Greenville District Great Day of Service!
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
at Salem United Methodist Church

Click Here to Register Today

Agenda:
10:00-11:30 AM Spring Carnival on the Softball field with blow ups and booths for the Methodists
Families Partnering with Families—both church partners and family partners

10:00-11:30 AM *Bring books for the Bishop’s 1 Million Book Effort to the Sanctuary

11:30 PM Celebration Service in the Sanctuary. Books will be dedicated and partner families will be recognized. Partner family children will all receive books during the service.

12:30 PM Hot Dog Lunch in the Family Life Center
How will you be involved?
My church/I will help run a booth at the carnival.
My church/I will be there to celebrate with our partner family.
My church/I will help prepare and serve the lunch.
My church/I will bring books and participate in the Celebration Service
Representatives from my church will attend with the hope of meeting a family that we can begin a partnership with through The Methodist Family Partnering with Families. (There will be some families in attendance that have applied for partnership and you can meet them)

 

*Books are to be new and for pre-school through elementary age children. Our district needs to collect 83,000 books before Annual Conference in June. Books collected and brought on the 26th will be distributed in the Greenville District.

Please register by clicking on the Methodist Family Partnership Logo on the right sidebar. The event is free, but we need a count of people to prepare food and activities.

See you there!!

 

Apr 01

April Clergy Meeting Cancelled

The Greenville District Clergy meeting originally scheduled on April 7th has been canceled.   It is not being rescheduled at this time.

Thank you.

Mar 18

Furman Wesley Foundation Fall Newsletter Available Online

Wesley Foundation Campus MinistryThe Fall Newsletter of the Furman Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry is now available here on the web site.

Wesley Newsletter – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Mar 17

Local Church Mission Fair at Annual Conference – Monday, June 2nd.

Flier-Local-Church-Fair-B (2)The South Carolina Annual Conference will celebrate a Local Church Missions Fair on Monday, June 2nd, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Florence Convention Civic Center.

All churches are welcome to participate, but we will highlight especially local church involvement in the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty.

 

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Mar 17

Serving From the Heart:Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service – April 26

Serving from the Heart: Helping Members Understand and Use Their Spiritual Gifts, a seminar in the Greenwood District is being hosted at Johnston United Methodist Church on April 26, 2014

2014 Serving From the Heart FinalPURPOSE OF THE EVENT
God ‘s plan for the church calls for each member of the Body of Christ to play a vital role. Sometimes
we think that serving God is an obligation, a duty, and that it isn’t meant to be enjoyable. The truth is,
though, that God wants us to find joy and fulfillment when we serve. That happens when we serve in a role
that matches who God created us to be.

OUR LEADERS
Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile are co-authors of the book Serving from the Heart. They serve on the
staff at the Church of the Resurrection, one of the largest United Methodist Congregations in the United States.

Carol serves as Executive Director of Adult Discipleship (since 1999)

Yvonne serves as Director of Guest Services (since 2011)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Pastors, church leaders, and anyone interested in discovering how to grow in their faith as they serve
their church and beyond. About the Book Serving from the Heart has transformed the lives of many readers across the church. It lays out a plan for helping participants understand their spiritual gifts and then shows how
to use those gifts in and outside the church.

2014 Serving From the Heart Final

Mar 11

A NEW camp for College-Age and Young Adults – May 17-24

Golden Strip Salkehatchie

May 17-24

A NEW camp for College-Age and Young Adults

TSalkehatchie cross and hammerhis new Salkehatchie camp is designed for college-age adults and adults who would like to work in mid-May before heading onto summer jobs/summer school, etc.  This camp will be housed at Simpsonville UMC in Simpsonville, SC.  Rev. Joel Jones is director, Rev. Pat Gannaway, co-director, and Rev. Edward McCutcheon will be Spiritual Director for the Golden Strip camp.

Registration for this and all Salkehatchie camps is online.  This year you MUST register online. The cost is $215 and can be paid by credit card or check.  Checks need to be submitted within two weeks of the registration or the space will be cancelled.  Persons over 18 will also have to submit to a background check through Trak-1.  On the Salkehatchie website you will be prompted to enter your first/last name and your email and Trak-1 will contact you.  The cost is $11.99 for your background check.

If you are planning on attending, please register no later than April 27th.  Your participation is needed to ensure continuation of this Salkehatchie camp for subsequent years.  Come and experience the joy and satisfaction of working alongside other young adults to improve our community.

Feb 05

Golden Strip Salkehatchie May 17-24, 2014 A NEW camp for College-Age and Young Adults

Golden Strip Salkehatchie

May 17-24, 2014

A NEW camp for College-Age and Young Adults

 

This new Salkehatchie camp is a servant ministry of South Carolina United Methodist Conference that is designed for college-age adults and other adults who would like to work in mid-May before heading onto summer jobs/summer school, etc.

 

As with all Salkehatchie Camps, we will upgrade housing, motivate community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.  This camp will be housed at Simpsonville UMC in Simpsonville, SC.

 

Rev. Joel Jones is director, Rev. Pat Gannaway, co-director, and Rev. Ed McCutcheon will be Spiritual Director for the camp, known as Golden Strip Salkehatchie.

 

Registration for this and all Salkehatchie camps will be online – so please read the Salkehatchie website directions for registration very carefully.  Go on the web site – SC United Methodist Conference.  The Salkehatchie information is on the main page.

 

This year you MUST register online. There are no more paper registration forms.  The cost is $215 and can be paid by credit card or check.  Checks need to be submitted within two weeks of the registration or the space will be cancelled.  Persons over 18 will also have to submit to a background check through Trak-1.  On the Salkehatchie website you will be prompted to enter your first/last name and your email and Trak-1 will contact you.  The cost is $11.99 for your background check.

 

Your participation is needed to ensure continuation of this Salkehatchie camp for subsequent years.  Come and experience the joy and satisfaction of working alongside other young adults to improve our community.

 

 

Jan 29

Salkehatchie Summer Service Registration is now open

salkehatchie summer service 2013Salkehatchie Summer Service registration is now open for over 80 camps during the summer.

Go to: http://www.salkehatchie.org/ to register and get more information.

Don’t delay! The camps fill up fast.

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 58 charges and 74 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 if we can assist you.

May God bless you.

Sincerely,
Rev. Mary Teasley

District Superintendent