Upcoming Clergy Events

Why We Meet

  • We meet for friendship.
  • We meet for leadership growth.
  • We meet for worship.

Upcoming Events

DCM – August 17 at 6:30 Trinity Anderson

September 5-7: Bishop’s School of Ministry, Myrtle Beach

September 12: District Clergy Meeting, “The Pursuit of Authentic Leadership” Bethesda UMC, Easley 9AM-3:30PM

September 19: Health Insurance Workshops with Rev. David Anderson (Conference Pension and Health Benefits Officer) St. John’s UMC, Anderson 2PM-4PM and 6:30PM-8:30PM

Fall Lay Leadership Classes – October 7-8

October 9: District Clergy Meeting, Stewardship Seminar with Douglas Himes  St. Luke UMC, Walhalla 9AM-4PM

November 9: Gathering of the Clergy Orders, Lexington UMC 10A

  • Tue
    12
    Aug
    2014
    6:00 pmTrinity UMC, Anderson, SC
  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014
    9AM-12PMSt. Luke UMC, 607 East Main Street Walhalla, South Carolina, 29691

    Coffee will be served from 9-9:30AM

    We will gather from 9:30AM-12PM for Clergy discussion.

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    9:00 amTrinity UMC (101 S. Main Street, Honea Path)

    Contact Rev. Gayle Summey at (864) 369-7404 or gaylesummey@hotmail.com for further information.

  • Tue
    14
    Oct
    2014
    9AM-12PMSouth Main Chapel and Mercy Center, 2408 South Main Anderson, South Carolina 29624

    Coffee will be served from 9-9:30AM.

    We will gather from 9:30AM-12PM for Clergy discussions.

  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014
    10AM-2:30PMLexington UMC, 309 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072
  • Thu
    04
    Dec
    2014
  • Tue
    13
    Jan
    2015
    8:30AM-12PMBethesda UMC, 516 Piedmont Rd, Easley, SC 29642

    Coffee will be served from 8:30-9AM.

    We will gather from 9AM-12PM for Clergy discussion.

  • Fri
    13
    Feb
    2015
    9AM - 3PMPendleton UMC, Pendleton, SC

    Dr. Kennon Callahan will facilitate a discussion around "Living as people of Grace, Peace, and Hope."

  • Mon
    16
    Feb
    2015
    9-11AMFirst UMC, 115 West 1st Ave, Easley, SC 29640

    Clergy will gather with District Superintendent Susan Leonard-Ray for a time of centering around the book The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement by George G. Hunter III.

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    10AM-2:30PMLexington UMC, 309 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072
  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    9:00 amLexington UMC, Lexington, SC
  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2015
    9-11AMMain Street UMC, 300 North Main St, Abbeville, SC 29620

    Clergy will gather with District Superintendent Susan Leonard-Ray for a time of centering around the book The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement by George G. Hunter III.

  • Sun
    05
    Apr
    2015
    9AM - 12PMGrace UMC, Abbeville, SC

    Our discussion will center around "Practicing Self Care in the Midst of Ongoing Pastoral Care."

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2015
    9AM-12PMClemson UMC, 300 Frontage Road, Clemson, SC 29631

    Coffee will be served from 9-9:30AM.

    We will gather from 9:30AM-12PM for Clergy discussion. We will share a time of hearing from our retiring pastors as they reflect on the question “The Best of What I Know” as it relates to ministry. Rev. Randy Taylor, Rev. Kempie Shepard, Rev. Calvin Smith and Rev. Clara Martin-Gary are our colleagues who are retiring at Annual Conference this year.

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2015
    3-4PMTrinity UMC, 1809 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621

    To prepare for our time together, all lay members to Annual Conference and clergy are invited to the District Pre-Conference Training. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall. Because this is a voting year, there is more to be aware of and prepared for as we go to Florence for Annual Conference.

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2015
    6:30 pmClemson UMC, Clemson, SC
  • Thu
    07
    May
    2015
    6:30 pmSt. Mark UMC, 616 Quincy Rd, Seneca, SC 29678

    The Sending Forth Dinner is for celebrating those who are moving within the district, leaving the district, and either heading towards retirement or a new appointment.

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2015
    Mon
    08
    Jun
    2015
    Florence Civic Center, Florence, SC
  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015
    Thu
    11
    Jun
    2015
    Florence Civic Center, 3300 W Radio Dr, Florence, SC 29501
  • Tue
    01
    Sep
    2015
    Thu
    03
    Sep
    2015
  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    9AM - 12PMNew Hope UMC, Anderson, SC

    Cathy Joens will facilitate the StrengthsFinder workshop.

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2015
    9AM - 12PMSt. John's UMC, Anderson, SC

    Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray will facilitate a discussion around "Preaching in the Season of Advent and Christmas."

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015
    9:00 amLexington UMC, Lexington, SC
  • Sat
    14
    Nov
    2015
    9AM - 2PMTo Be Announced

    All Pastors and their Leadership Teams are invited to the BBQ Bash with Bishop Holston.

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    6:00 pmTo Be Announced
  • Tue
    05
    Jan
    2016
    9AM - 12PMSt. Andrew UMC, Easley, SC

    Our discussion will center around "Accompany Them with Singing: Resources for Christian Funerals."

  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2016
    2-5PMTrinity UMC, Anderson, SC

    LeadStrong is a leadership event of the Anderson District incorporating engaging worship, led by Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray with the Clemson Vine band, and thought-provoking workshops centered around Discipleship, Outreach, and Worship.All clergy and leaders within the local church are encouraged to participate. Registration for LeadStrong is now open at this link.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    9AM-3PMPendleton UMC, Pendleton, SC

    A one day conference led by Dr. Ken Callahan, author of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, focusing on growing as and into strong, healthy congregations. Dr. Callahan will identify essential qualities of successful, growing churches and will offer all congregations a way to unlock their potential for effective ministry. Registration is now open at this link.

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016
    3-4PMTrinity UMC, Anderson, SC (Sanctuary)

    All lay and clergy delegates are invited to attend this gathering in the sanctuary of Trinity UMC - Anderson to prepare for the Annual Conference in Florence, SC.

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    10:00 amSouth Main Chapel and Mercy Center, 2408 S Main St, Anderson, SC 29624

    Pastors and Lay Leaders of the Anderson District,

    I am pleased to assist Charles “Chuck” Blowers, Anderson District UMM President, in announcing that he along with Pastor Dick Waldrep (AD/UMM Clergy Rep) have made arrangements for the 1st District-wide United Methodist Men meeting to be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held at the “South Main Chapel and Mercy Center” (formally known as Orville UMC) in Anderson. As stated by Chuck “this is the first gathering of Anderson District UMM and representatives in over 25 years”. Please announce to the men in your congregation and encourage attendance. I pray that this will be a successful beginning in bringing the UMM together in our district.

    Grace and Peace,
    Freda Brock, District Lay Leader

  • Tue
    06
    Sep
    2016
    Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016
  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016
    9AM-12PMGrace UMC, Abbeville

    SHIFT Conference

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2016
    9AM-12PMMt. Zion UMC, Central

    Making Our Churches Safe

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    10:00 amLexington UMC, Lexington
  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016
    5-8PMHome of Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray, Clemson
  • Tue
    10
    Jan
    2017
    9AM-12PMDickson Memorial UMC, Townville
  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017
    9AM-12PMClemson UMC, Clemson
  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    9AM-12PMGrace UMC, Williamston

    Facing the Mirror - Assessing Your Church's Vitality

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    10:00 amLexington UMC, Lexington
  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    9AM-12PMFirst UMC, Easley

    Holiness of Heart and Life

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    6:30 pmZion UMC, Anderson
  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
    TD Convention Center, Greenville