Calendar for 2018-2019

2018-2019 District Calendar 

Year 2018
Aug 2       6:00 District Set-Up meeting in Sanctuary Epworth Children’s Home
Aug 4       Lay Servant Academy Training  Mt. Hebron UMC, Worship Ctr
Aug 6       5:30 District Connectional Ministries Methodist Center
Aug 9       Mentor Training Virginia Wingard UMC
Aug 14     9:00-12:00 Pastors Church Administration Seminar with Robert Cox Methodist Center
Aug 15     9:30 District Ordained Ministry meeting Methodist Center
Aug 20     5:30 District Leadership Team meeting Methodist Center
Aug 27     5:30 District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Aug 29     10:00-12:00 Tri-District DCOM Training Methodist Center

Sept 3       District Office Closed (Labor Day)
Sept 4-6    Bishop’s School of Ministry, Sheraton, Myrtle Beach
Sept 10     5:30 District Committee on Superintendent Methodist Center
Sept 11     11:30 -1:00 Pastors Monthly Meeting Epworth, Trenholm Campus
Sept 15     9:30 Columbia District UMW 46th Annual Meeting Trenholm Road UMC
Sept 24     Africa University Golf Tournament Cobblestone, Blythewood, SC
Sept 24     5:30 District Congregational Development Methodist Center

Sept 26       12:00  Associate Pastors Lunch at District Parsonage
Sept 28       Evaluation forms mailed
Sept 28-29  Lay Servant Training (Fall Session) Mt. Hebron UMC, Worship Ctr

NO MONTHLY PASTORS MEETING for October
Oct 22 5:30  District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Oct 26-27    UMW Annual Meeting Central UMC, Florence SC
Oct 29 9:30  District Committee on Ordained Ministry Methodist Center
Oct 30          9:00-2:30 Clergy Orders Union UMC, Irmo SC

Nov 1           Deadline for Congregational Development Grants District Office
Nov 5           5:30 District Connectional Ministries Methodist Center

Nov 8           6:00 Killingsworth Holiday Gala Seawell’s, Columbia
Nov 9           Evaluations forms due District Office
Nov 9           PPRC/Pastor Advisory Response forms mailed

Nov 13          11:30 -1:00 Pastors Monthly Meeting Epworth Sanctuary
Nov 13-15    Conference Board of Ordained Ministry White Oak Conf. Ctr.
Nov 22-23    District Office Closed (Thanksgiving)
Nov 26          5:30 District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Nov 28          5:30 Committee on Superintendent, (Evaluation due) Methodist Center
Nov 30-Dec 1 Candidacy Retreat Trinity UMC, Sumter

NO MONTHLY PASTORS MEETING for December
Dec 1           Hunger Ministries and Belin requests due Due to Connectional Ministries
Dec 4           7:00 Pastors/Spouses Christmas Dinner TBD
Dec 14          Church/Pastor Profiles due (submit on-line)
Dec 14          SPRC/Pastor Advisory forms due District Office
Dec 20-Jan 1 District Office Closed (Christmas)
Dec 31 Deadline for Church to Request an Associate Pastor

YEAR 2019
Jan 1          District Office Closed (New Year’s)
Jan 8          11:30-1:00 Pastors Monthly Meeting Epworth, Barnes Learning Ctr.
Jan 13        3:00-5:00 Excellence in Ministry Training Washington St. UMC
Jan 15        Last day to pay Apportionments due by 4:00 Treasurer’s Office

Jan 17         12:00 Large Church Senior Pastors Lunch at District Parsonage

Jan 21           District Office Closed (M.L. King Holiday)
Jan 25-27      Youth Revolution “10 Year Celebration” Township Auditorium
Jan 27           3:00-5:00 SPRC Training (location TBD)
Jan 28 5:30    District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Jan 29-31      Older Adult Retreat Landmark Resort, Myrtle Beach
Jan 31           Trustee Nomination Form for Claflin, Columbia, Wofford Due to Connectional Ministries (submit on-line)
Jan 31           Recommendation for Nomination to SC Boards/Agencies Due to Connectional Ministries (submit on-line)
Jan 31 -Feb 2 Granville Hicks Lecture Series Claflin University

Feb 2            District Day with the Bishop (location TBD)
Feb 4            5:30 District Connectional Ministries Methodist Center
Feb 4            9:30 District Committee on Ordained Ministry Methodist Center
Feb 12          11:30 -1:00 Pastors Monthly Meeting Epworth Church
Feb. 12-14    BOM, (Provisional Member Interviews) White Oak Conf. Ctr.
Feb 15-17     Men n Ministry Retreat Myrtle Beach
Feb 21           12:00 African-American Pastors Lunch at District Parsonage
Feb 23-26      Special Called General Conference
Feb 25           District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Feb 25           District United Methodist Men’s Fish Fry Rehoboth UMC, Columbia
Feb 28           Tables I & II Statistical Reports due (instructions sent by Treasurer’s Office)To be completed online

NO MONTHLY PASTORS MEETING for March
Mar 1-3        SC Ministers’ Spouses Retreat Lake Junaluska, NC
Mar 3-8        Appointment-making Week – Cabinet at Myrtle Beach
Mar 7            9:30-2:30 Clergy Orders Gathering (location TBD)
Mar 8-9        District Lay Servant Training (Spring Session) Mt. Hebron UMC, Worship Ctr
Mar 20-22    Gil Rendle Leadership Conference St. John’s, Aiken
Mar 22          Bishop’s Leadership Retreat (location TBD)
Mar 27-Apr 6 Bishop’s Holy Land Pilgrimage
Mar 28          12:00 Clergywomen’s Lunch at District Parsonage
Mar 31          Annual Church Audit due District Office

Apr 2            11:30-1:00 District Pastors Meeting Epworth Sanctuary
Apr 3            5:30 Committee on Superintendent Methodist Center
Apr 11          BOM (Provisional Member Interviews) TBD
Apr 19          District Office Closed (Good Friday)
Apr 22          District Congregational Development Methodist Center
Apr 29-May 4 School of Pastoral Ministry-Week I White Oak Conf. Ctr.

NO MONTHLY PASTORS MEETING for May
May 1          District Congregational Development Grant deadline
May 6          5:30 District Connectional Ministries Methodist Center
May 10-11   School of Pastoral Ministry-Weekend I (Methodist Center)
May 14        11:30-1:00 Pastor Send-off Luncheon, Epworth, Barnes Learning Ctr.
May 15-16   Ordinand’s Retreat White Oak Conf. Ctr.
May 24-25   School of Pastoral Ministry-Weekend II, Methodist Center
May 27        District Office Closed (Memorial Day)

Jun 2-6        (Sun – Thur) SC Annual Conference TD Convention Ctr., Greenville
Jun 20         Change of Status/Orientation Meeting Columbia College, Breed Ctr.
Jun 26         Moving Day

Jul TBD Candidacy Retreat Trinity, Sumter