October 25, 2022

Dear Church Family and Friends of NMI,

Our trip to El Paso departed on Saturday, October 22nd. Just a reminder that all churches are asked to give finacially to support Work and Witness. Please send all checks to Dorothy Waldron, 2055 Bethel Church Rd., Sumter SC 29154, and label them as Work and Witness Project funds.

Here is detailed information on how you can be praying provided by our leader Rev. Scott Wade.

We covet those prayers of protection, blessing, and God's annointing. Thank you!

-Pastor Libby Newman
District NMI President

From Scott:

Remember to pray for our Work and Witness team on "The Step" - our trip to El Paso, 

Working with: Nazarene Border Initiative, Mission El Paso, and the Imagine Church of the Nazarene

Local leadership: Roberto Rodriguez, Director Nazarene Border Initiative and Chuck Parish, Pastor, Imagine Church of the Nazarene 

Projects include: Outreach service for the church plant, mural for property wall, interior work on compassionate ministry center, new iron gate, many others

Team Members

  • Dawn Baker, Spartanburg First
  • Allan Dulaney, Lugoff Faith 
  • Keith Gilliland, NewPointe, Canton, OH 
  • Karen Hayes, Winnsboro 
  • Lee Hayes, Winnsboro 
  • Tim Haynes, Spartanburg First 
  • LaNora Jensen, Pelion 
  • Terry Johnson, Chester First 
  • Libby Newman, Batesburg 
  • Tracy Patti, Spartanburg First 
  • Roxianne Snodgrass, Camden 
  • John Wade, Greenwood, IN Christian 
  • Scott Wade, Summerville 
  • Lynn Williams, Batesburg

28-29 de Octubre, 2022
Gunter Camp & Conference Center





November 18-20, 2022
Gunter Camp & Conference Center



SC Disaster Response is planning a trip to Florida the week of November 6-11. The team will travel to the Fort Myers area on Sunday the 6th, work from the 7th-10th, before traveling home on the 11th. 

If you are interested in being a part of this team, please reach out to Rev. Wayne Cheselka, SC Disaster Response Director at

Are you sensing a Call to Ministry? Are you already pursuing licensing and ordination? Are you mentoring someone in the process of licensing and ordination? Check out all of the resources and important information available at our credentials page. This page provides a Step-by-Step guide to the credentials process.

RM's (Re) New Hope Banquet
Reconciliation Ministries, a SC District Compassionate Ministry Center, is holding their 6th Annual (Re) New Hope Banquet on Tuesday, November 8th. Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

We plan to feature up to four photos each week. Email photos for consideration to
Mommy & Me group (Top) and Mommy/Daddy & Me Trunk or Treat Event (Bottom) at Simpsonville Life Spring Community.
Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Greenwood Cristo Reina, believing that God is doing something new in the church!
Compassion Sunday at Aiken Ebenezer where they invited neighbors to fellowship around a Community Table with hot coffee and pastries.


October 22-30 | The Step: Work & Witness Trip to El Paso, TX (Registration Closed)
October 28-29 | Retiro de Parejas | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
November 4-5 | TNU Homecoming | TNU
November 5 | Children's Quizzing | West Columbia Central
November 5 | NYI Quiz Meet | West Columbia First
November 11-13 | Ladies' Getaway | Ridgecrest Conference Center
November 18-20 | NYI Breakaway | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
December 2 | District Christmas Banquet | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
December 10 | NYI Quiz Meet | West Columbia First
January 14 | NYI Quiz Meet | West Columbia First
January 20-21 | District TNT | Midland Valley Community
January 28 | Children's Talent/Caravan Roundup | Location TBD
February 4 | Children's Quizzing | West Columbia Central
February 11 | NYI Quiz Meet | West Columbia First
February 16-19 | Pastor & Spouse Retreat | DoubleTree by Hilton, Asheville, NC
March 4 | Children's Quizzing Finals | West Columbia Central
March 4 | NYI Quiz Meet | West Columbia First
March 10-11 | Board of Ministry | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
March 25 | Pastor Training Event | Location TBD
March 31-April 1 | Spring Camp Work Days | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
April 13-16 | TNT@TNU | TNU
April 29 | District Leadership Summit | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
May 5-6 | TNU Commencement | TNU
May 19-21 | Bridge Young Adult Retreat | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
May 31 | End of Church Year
June 9-16 | 30th General Assembly & Conventions | Indianapolis, IN
June 15-18 | Teen Camp | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
June 25-30 | Family Camp | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
July 5-11 | Nazarene Youth Conference | Tampa, FL
July 12-16 | IMPACT Tour
July 16-17 | The Gathering 2023 - SC District Assembly & Conventions | Columbia First
July 19-22 | Preteen Camp | Gunter Camp & Conference Center
July 23-26 | Children's Camp | Gunter Camp & Conference Center

SC Kids
NDI - Discipleship
NMI - Missions
NYI - Youth
Gunter Camp & Conference Center

  • Retiro de Parejas
  • Getaway
  • Quiz Meets
  • The Step: Work & Witness Trip
  • Rev. Henry Adams (Great Falls) seeing specialist in October to determine cause of reduced kidney function, and Gale Adams recovering from kidney transplant surgery
  • Pamela Baltzegar, spouse of Rev. Tommy Baltzegar (Seneca), struggling with health issues
  • Rev. Ted Hambrick (Super Life) as he continues to recover following heart surgery
  • Jim Mallory struggling with health problems
  • Judson Pressley, grandson of Rev. Greg Pressley (Sumter First), undergoing treatments
  • Rev. Harry Varn (Winnsboro) as he recovers from bypass surgery
  • Churches going through transitions
  • Those recovering following Hurricane Ian
  • The ongoing situation in Ukraine

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