The Diocese of South Carolina passed the following resolution formally committing itself to membership in the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans during its 223rd Annual Convention held March 14-15, 2014.
R-1 Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans
Offered by: The Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee
Resolved that the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, as an active expression of its continued engagement with and membership in global Anglicanism, formally commit itself to membership in the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GFCA) by affirming the Jerusalem Declaration (attached below) and,
Be it further resolved that this 223rd Annual Convention likewise encourages the congregations and parishioners of the Diocese to commit to their own membership.
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September 23, 2014
‘I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit…. to revive the heart of the contrite.’ Isaiah 57:15'
My dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings in the precious name of our Risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!
Here in Nairobi, we have just concluded our Divine Conference. We have enjoyed four wonderful days of fellowship, worship and teaching as hundreds of people have been drawn daily to hear God’s Word at All Saints Cathedral. We have come to the Lord in repentance and we have experienced the truth of the great promise we have in Isaiah 57:15, that the God who dwells in the splendour of holiness also dwells with the contrite and lowly. God has indeed drawn near. He has saved the lost, brought back the wanderers, lifted our burdens and given us a new joy in Jesus the Son of God, in whom all His promises are fulfilled.
Many of us were also present last October for GAFCON 2013 and I have encouraged people to think of the Divine Conference as ‘Continuing GAFCON’. In the Nairobi Commitment and Communiqué, we stated our intention to become much more than a big conference every five years. As long as the Great Commission is at risk through the promotion and toleration of false teaching and immorality in the Anglican Communion, we must have ‘Continuing GAFCON’.
Our Divine Conference reflected the partnership we have with other Confessing Anglicans as we welcomed international guests and speakers from other nations, including Uganda, the UK and the Anglican Church of North America. My brother Archbishop Stanley Ntagali reminded us that true unity comes when Christ is at the centre of the Church and urged us to see that ‘GAFCON is a revival movement to revive the Anglican Communion’.
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What you need to know about GAFCON and the GFCA
GAFCON II: October 21-26 Bishop Mark and Allison Lawrence, Bob Lawrence and Greg Snyder travelled to Kenya to attend GAFCON II. Read a Q&A with Bob Lawrence about GAFCON II.
Letter of affirmation from GAFCON:
All Saints Eve, November 2, 2012, Letter of affirmation and support to Bishop Lawrence from the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala on behalf of the FCA Primates Council