October 2019


Disciples Pumpkin Patch is open daily from October 1st through October 31st.  

Monday - Saturday from 9:00am - 7:00pm.  Sunday from 12Noon - 7:00pm.

October 18, 2019  ~  Clean N Tidy Friday ~ 10:00am - 12Noon
Clean N Tidy Fridays are 2-hour sessions once a month to do cleaning, painting, small fixes, etc. coordinated by Trustees.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the church narthex if you plan to attend, or contact Tom Turner at 297‑3273, email at 7172tomcat@att.net    All volunteers are welcome.  Optional Activity for volunteers and those who wish to fellowship will be to gather at Cracker Barrel on Woodruff Road at 8:30 for breakfast prior to the church work session. 

October 20, 2019  ~  CPR Certification ~ from 1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Drama Room. If you need more information, or would be interested, please speak with Debby Balcer or contact the church office at (864) 297-0382

October 26, 2019  ~  Disciples UMC 2019 Fall Bazaar

9:00am - 3:00pm   ~   Karen R. Green, Chair  More Information and is located on this website under the Tab "Fall Bazaar 2019".

October 27, 2019  ~  Church Council  ~  In order to receive reports and approve the 2020 budget prior to Charge Conference, we will have a Council meeting following the Sunday School hour. 

October 28, 2019  ~  Beads of Hope ~ at 1:00pm

We worked on jewelry for the Fall Bazaar at the September meeting. The October meeting will be after the Fall Bazaar. We will take stock of our inventory to determine what we need for a Craft Show we are participating in at Rolling Green. Come help us. We will show you how to roll the beads, design and package the jewelry. Everyone can help in some part of the process.  Some of us may gather to make some jewelry earlier in October. I will notify the rest of the group by email if we do so in case others wish to attend.  We will not meet in December so the meeting on Monday, November 25, will be our last meeting of the year. At that meeting we will replenish our inventory for holiday sales. We also need to discuss if we wish to remain with the same meeting day & time for 2020. The time of 1:00 seems to be preferred over morning or evening but Monday seems to be a problem for some of our regulars. Please review your schedule so we can make a wise decision for the coming year.

Charge Conference - November 3 at 7:00pm

Our Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. My consultation is on October 30th, so we need to have everything in hand no later than October 21st in order to get copies made and forms signed.

UMCOR  ~  Many have asked about giving to UMCOR relief efforts following recent hurricane.  You may make your check to DUMC and put UMCOR in the memo line, OR you may give directly online at www.umcor.org by choosing International Disaster Response and Recovery. Which is Advance #982450. Remember that 100% of the monies you give through UMCOR goes directly to aid those in need. 

November 2019


November 3, 2019  ~  Charge Conference - at 7:00pm

Our Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. 

November 3, 2019  ~  All Saints Day  ~  We will celebrate the memory of persons who have passed away since the last All Saints Day (November 2018).  Please provide to the church office by Wednesday, October 30th  the name/s of person/s whom you would like read aloud and printed in the bulletin.  You may email the information to mydisciples@att.net  Also, if you would like a small piece of cloth or other remembrance incorporated onto our All Saints Banner, please give it to Barbara McInerney by Friday, November 1st.

November 3, 2019  ~  Day Light Savings Time - Daylight Savings Time is November 3rd!  

Don’t forget to “Fall Back”!

November 5, 2019 - First Tuesday Circle

When:  Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where: Red Lobster  -  864 - 268 - 1474  /  1940 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, 29615

MUST RSVP!!! To Robin at robin@metalchem-inc.com 

Topic: Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake.  Continuing our discussion of “the Other”

All women of Disciples UMC and their friends are welcome to join us for food, fellowship and discussion of the book, Blue Hole Back Home, recommended by Rev. Sandra.  We will continue our focus on inclusion/exclusion, consciously/unconsciously/subconsciously in order to shine a light on our own speech and behavior as we grow in our journey with Christ.  We pray that our self-examinations help us more truly “love our neighbor” no matter who he/she is.  Remember that our “neighbor” is anyone who is not me or you!  Let us give thanks and sincere gratitude for our circle of friends and the unconditional love we show each other.

November 8, 2019  ~  Low Country Boil - at 7:00pm

Adult Fellowship – Low Country Boil

Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm

The most popular event on the Adult Fellowship Calendar!

Where: Disciples United Methodist Church - Coordinated by Dan Stansell      

Price:   $10.00 for dinner, beverage (ice tea & water), & dessert.  

(Best Deal in Town – Holding at 2013’s Price) 

Sign-up on the Adult Fellowship Board in the Church Narthex.

Sign-Up & Payment Deadline is October 27.   

If nursery care is needed, please check that column so it can be arranged.

Low Country Boil is popular on the southern Atlantic coast from Jekyll Island, GA., to Beaufort, S.C.  It's a combination of boiled kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and shrimp, and cooked in a big pot. The shrimp are added last to enhance its delicate flavor and texture.  Therefore, if you are not able to eat shellfish (due to allergies, etc.) the shrimp can be excluded for you.  If Low Country Boil is not your style, don’t skip this event, just order grilled chicken and enjoy the fun!   

Please use the payment envelopes located beside the Adult Fellowship Sign-Up Board in the church narthex. Give your payment to Dan Stansell, Tom Turner, or place in Adult Fellowship Mailbox by the Choir Room. Please make checks payable to Dan Stansell.  Sign-up and payment deadline for the dinner is October 27.

Again, this year we will depend on donated desserts. They are always appreciated as a delightful ending to the meal.  Please check the column on the sign‑up sheet if you can bring one.  This is a great opportunity to bring friends and introduce them to Disciples.  Come and Enjoy this Fellowship of Friends!  For more information contact the church office at (864) 297-0382

Thanksgiving Church Office Schedule  ~  The Church Office will be closed Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.  We will be back in the office Monday, December 2, 2019.

Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2018

December 2019


December 1, 2019 - 1st Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019 - Family Fun Day with Gooey S'mores

Time:  2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location T B A at a later date.

December 22, 2019 - 4th Sunday of Advent