We are 74 congregations of the United Methodist Church throughout Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties in the South Carolina upstate region. We are rural, urban and suburban. We are large and small. We are black and white. We are young and old. We are about the business of making disciples for Jesus Christ
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pastors as we strive to make Disciples of Christ and build the Kingdom of God, we must first invite and engage our community to be in relationship with us.
As a connectional church, let us gather together on Saturday, December 1st at 9am at Spartanburg Methodist College to be in empowered by Bishop Holston,
and deploy into our community at 10:30am to serve and engage our community during the season of giving. I am asking each pastor to assist in this endeavor by:
1) Inserting the attached flyer in this Sunday’s bulletin, as well as post in your churches and websites. Click here for flyer: wrapped in love
2) Encourage participation from the pulpit.
3) Offer assistance with registration for those who may not be comfortable with the use of technology.
4) Have your church give support for this service to our community with a minimum donation of $100.
If you have any questions, please contact Gail and I at the District office.
Thank you for your service in Christ!
Spartanburg District Superintendent
See link under “Up Coming Events” to the right on this page to sign up
The application for the Global Mission Fellows Program opened up on September 15, 2018. We are delighted to announce that we have over 340 applications in progress or submitted from young adults (20-30) across the world that are ready to answer God’s call to Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with God.
But we still have a great big problem. Only 17 are from the United States. 17!!!
Somehow, we are failing to reach the talented and called US persons, and we need your help! Can you identify even one young adult in your network that could be a good fit for the Global Mission Fellows Program? We are looking for people that are passionate about mission and justice. Perhaps someone that doesn’t know quite what God has in store for them in the future after graduation. Maybe someone that you see the gifts for ministry in, but they want to develop their leadership skills before serving in the local church.
We need young people who ask the hard questions about why people are suffering in the world and want to be part of the solution.
We need health workers and preachers. Those who love kids, and those who care for the plight of refugees. We need English majors and farmers.
We are looking for all of these kinds of people. I know you know someone. Can you help us?
Invite a young person to apply. Send them my contact info if you’d like and I’d be happy to walk them through it as a staff person and as an alumna.
The application deadline is January 7, 2019 with an Early Access Deadline of December 3, 2018. All is not yet lost, but we cannot do it without you!
Need some resources?
Here you can get a powerpoint slide to put in your announcements. You can also get a bulletin insert if you’re working at a local church.
Attached is our FAQs and our Flyer. Will you print one out and hang it up? GMF FAQs 2018
You can share a video in a ministry setting, or share it on facebook. (make sure you tag us @global mission fellows).
Thank you so much for all that you are doing to bring about God’s Kindom, and for your help.
Peace and blessings,
Erica Kay Oliveira
Mission Advocate, Young Adult Mission Service – Missionary Service
Global Ministries | The United Methodist Church®
458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 3rd Floor | Atlanta, GA 30308 | www.umcmission.org/gmf
Gammon Theological Seminary.
Founders’ Day Registration Form and Banquet Table Order Form 135th Founders’ Day celebration, December 4-5, 2018.
Gammon is one of the 13 seminaries of the United Methodist Church, and we would like to share the Gammon experience with congregations in your district.
Order forms – you can also order online at www.umcsc.org