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 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


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