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We are 78 congregations throughout Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties – ranging from the foothills of the Upstate, along the Savannah River and into the western Midlands of South Carolina – with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We are 78 congregations throughout Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties – ranging from the foothills of the Upstate, along the Savannah River and into the western Midlands of South Carolina – with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Bishop Holston to remain in South Carolina

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Bishop L. Jonathan Holston will remain as resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference through 2024. The Committee on the Episcopacy of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference announced episcopal assignments Friday morning. Bishop Holston...

Robin Dease elected bishop

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Rev. Dr. Robin Dease, senior pastor of St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC in Hilton Head Island, was elected Thursday as a bishop of The United Methodist Church by delegates to the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Delegates elected Dease, 54,...

SEJ2022 elects 2 bishops Wednesday, seeking 1 more Thursday

Members of the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference on Wednesday elected two bishops on day one of the session. They will continue balloting Thursday morning, with one more bishop to elect. The Rev. Ken Nelson, superintendent of the Orangeburg District in South...

2022 SEJ Conference gets under way with episcopal nominee sessions

Under the theme “This I Know,” the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference began Tuesday with a session offered by the Committee on Episcopacy for delegates to get better acquainted with persons who have been nominated for the episcopacy. While members of the...

Africa University at 30: “Living the dreams of those who came before”

MUTARE, ZIMBABWE – Africa University’s 30th anniversary celebration was marked by heartwarming memories, stirring music and dazzling fireworks – with a modest dash of Palmetto pride. The South Carolina Conference’s special relationship with Africa’s only United...

Greenwood District Monthly Newsletters

Keep up with news from the Greenwood District. Check out our monthly  newsletters. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, send a message to gwdist@umcsc.org with “Subscribe” in the subject line. Click here to read the current or previous issues.

Lay Servant Ministry School - Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 School is set for March 19 (2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) and March 26 (2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Registration will be online or by mail.  $25 per course. The location will be announced at a later date.

Classes to be offered include: Living Our Beliefs; Polity; Discover Your Spiritual Gifts; Ministry with the Forgotten; and Opening Ourselves to Grace.

Check back here for the registration form; online registration link; book list; and meeting location.

Charge Conference 2022

Find helpful hints and other resources on the Charge Conference 2022 page. Find the charge conference and consultation schedules, the order of worship for the charge conferences, tips for completing the 2023 ministerial support form, the Pastor Consultation Form.

For assistance with Charge Conference reports, contact the Greenwood District Office (864-223-2650 or gwdist@umcsc.org).

Greenwood Wesley Fellowship

Greenwood Wesley Fellowship is the district campus ministry for Lander University and Piedmont Technical College. The group meets on Tuesday evenings at the Susannah Wesley Building on the Main St. United Methodist Church campus, 211 N. Main St. Greenwood. Rev. Joey Gambrell is the campus minister and he can be reached at 864-331-9627 or greenwoodwesleyfellowship@gmail.com.

Greenwood District Church Directory

Are you seeking a new church home? Maybe you are visiting in the are and are seeking a church to visit on your vacation. This alphabetical listing of district churches gives the physical address, times for worship and  Sunday School, and links to the church’s webpage and Facebook page. Click here to view and/or download this church directory.

2022-2023 Greenwood District Clergy Directory

The clergy directory includes contact information for churches and pastors, a listing of the clergy covenant groups, membership rosters for district boards and committees. Also included are directions for updating church and pastor online profiles and for creating a MissionInsite demographic report for the local church.

DISTRICT STAFF

Rev. Dr. Stephen Love

Rev. Dr. Stephen Love

Superintendent

Martha Alewine

Martha Alewine

Administrative Assistant

Phone

Office: 864-223-2650
Fax: 864-223-4099

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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