Bishop’s BBQ Bash: UPDATE

Bishop’s BBQ Bash Rescheduled

Saturday, March 19

9:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity UMC Blythewood
(90 Boney Road, Blythewood, SC 29016)

District-wide Dear Pastors and Church Lay Leaders:

We are blessed to have a bold, compassionate, and committed leader in Bishop Jonathan Holston. Last year, he visited every District during the Bishop’s Road Show. For 2015-2016, the Bishop is visiting every District for the Bishop’s Barbecue Bash. The Columbia District BBQ Bash will be March 19, at Trinity UMC in Blythewood, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Registration/gathering will be 8:30-9:00am. The focus of the Bishop’s BBQ Bash is to empower pastors and laity for creative and effective partnership and leadership. It is Bishop Holston’s hope and expectation that EVERY pastor participate, and bring a team of 3 leaders. This team may include the Lay Leader, Church Council Chair, and the SPRC Chair. We encourage the pastor to bring an emerging leader, who can replace any of those on the suggested list. Because of space limitations at Chapin UMC, the pastor may only bring 3 leaders. Even for a multi-church charge, a pastor may only bring 3 leaders total from the charge. If there are multiple pastors on staff, the senior pastor should attend, and if unable, he or she may delegate to an associate.

Register your by completing the on-line registration here* If you previously registered for the original January 23rd date, you do NOT need to re-register. I look forward to March 19, as we learn from our Bishop and one another how to strengthen the church for making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

With Thankfulness for your leadership,
Rev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson-Ogg and the Columbia District Leadership Team

*Register online or contact Veronica Williams in the District Office ( or 803-786-9486) with the total number who plan to attend from your church.

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In consultation with the Bishop, due to impending weather, the Columbia District Bishop’s BBQ Bash January 23 has been rescheduled to March 19.  Please notify your church leaders who were planning to attend.  Information will come out in February regarding details on location and registration (we may be able to keep the same registration list and use the same church host).   Please be safe and stay warm in the winter weather.