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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Bishop’s Road Show

Bishop Holston

The Bishop’s Road Show

January 24, 2015
Shandon United Methodist Church
(2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205)

  • Registration:  8:00 – 8:45am
  • Gathering:  8:45 – 9:00am
  • Program:  9:00am – 2:00pm

During the “Road Show,” Bishop Holston will offer insights and ideas on ways to develop healthy lay leadership teams and establishing healthy environments within the local church. It’s also a time to engage in dialogue together, so all local church lay leaders and lay servants should plan to attend. It will be a fun time to gather with the Bishop and other conference staff to talk about how to focus on the goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


To sign up, complete online registration here OR print this form and mail it to Veronica Williams in the District Office (address to: Bishop’s Road Show, 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 124, Columbia, SC 29203), or email it to


For additional info, contact Betty Void at or 803-447-0626.