Gathering Together:
United Ministries Events

Each year, United Ministries holds fun and community-building events to build awareness, raise funds, and show appreciation to our supporters. Explore the events below, mark your calendars, and follow us on Facebook for upcoming opportunities to gather together with us!

Uniting for Change Luncheon

April 22, 2020 POSTPONED

The Uniting for Change Luncheon draws community-minded and engaged individuals, congregations, civic leaders, and business professionals from all across the Greenville area.

2020 Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.

Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.

Mr. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards including 35 honorary doctorates, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government and the author of the award winning New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.

Tickets | Sponsorship Info | Bryan Stevenson

GED Graduation

March 2020

We assist adults preparing to take the GED exam and then celebrate graduating students by providing full cap-and-gown graduation ceremonies with invitations to family members. Walking across the graduation stage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Each year, we show our volunteers how much they mean to us during a luncheon provided by United Ministries.

Get Involved:

Contact Claire Winkler at or 864-335-2618.

Patron Party

Annually in the 4th quarter

At the end of each year, 25-50 members of the local community, including business and philanthropic leaders, gather to celebrate the achievements made in partnership with United Ministries.


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Each quarter, United Ministries presents a happy hour for local young professionals and others to network and learn from one another. Previously held at Aloft’s WXYZ Lounge, Upstate Craft Beer Co., and Blues Boulevard Jazz, these casual events have been well attended and well received. Each venue has generously donated up to 20% of bar sales to United Ministries’ mission of serving and empowering those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency.

Cost: Whatever you’d like to spend!