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Christian Men's Conference 2015

Christian Men's Conference PosterEquipping Men to be the Spiritual Leaders in their Homes, Churches, and Communities through the Power of Jesus Christ.

View a brief video from the 2014 Men's Conference

Christian Men’s Conference

"Jesus Our Legacy"
Speaker: Brad Bird of MarketLife Ministries

St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
February 20-22, 2015

Register here (Be sure to register as a guest)..

Men: Mark your calendars for the 25th annual Christian Men’s Conference, at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, February 20-22. Registration will open soon. We expect this conference will sell out even faster than last year's did, so once registration opens, sign up!

The 2015 conference will be headlined by guest speaker, Brad Bird of MarketLife Ministries. This event has been instrumental in many of our lives by building men’s ministry centered on our Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit worked mightily last year when Bishop Lawrence spoke.

Many lives have been touched as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit through the years of the Men’s Conference. Hearts have been softened, wounds healed, relationships mended all through the power of Christ working in our lives. This year’s event promises to be an exciting time for rest, renewal and hope with the focus of “Jesus our Legacy.” Join us and see how the Lord will use you in unexpected ways.

Costs for the Friday through Sunday event are: $195/Cabin, $255/Lodge. All meals are included. Scholarship funds are available. Spread the word and invite a friend. The conference is open to all men age 13 and up.

Register for the Men's Conference here (register as a guest).

Brad BirdAbout Brad Bird

Brad Bird of Market Life Ministries and the Center for Biblical Discovery.

To view the welcome video from Brad Bird use the code: BBSCI. View video.

Market Life Ministries was founded upon the belief that the revival and strengthening of the Church rests on the life changing power of God’s word. What we do is bring ministry to the marketplace.

Brad Bird is the President and co-founder of the Center for Biblical discovery. Brad received his Masters in Divinity from Columbia International University, and has been involved in several types of ministry, including youth ministry and Precepts Ministries. Market Life Ministries offers many ways for Christians to strengthen their own faith as well as increase their witness in the workplace, obeying Christ’s command to be salt and light to world.

The Center for Biblical Discovery began in its current form in 1998 when Brad Bird became executive director and the board of directors set a new course for the ministry. Brad lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Melissa, and their four daughters, Caroline, Karis, Elizabeth, and Anna-Bradley.

Listen to the Talks from the 2014 Men's Conference

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Listen to the Talks from the 2013 Eternal Impact Conference

Paul and Phil DownerIn February, 2013, men throughout the Diocese were treated to the Eternal Impact weekend led by Phil and Paul Downer of DNA Ministries. Whether you were able to attend or not, the messages of Phil and Paul Downer are important for each of us to hear afresh or for the first time. We are making these available online for you to download and listen to again or for the first time. As God continues to use each one of us to make an Eternal Impact, these messages can serve to inspire and remind of us of what the Lord has done and is doing through His church, that's you and me.

We hope you will share the link to these audio files with men around you, in your church and in your lives, and that the messages will continue the work the Lord is doing in our midst. Enjoy.

You can find the messages here:

In His Grace,
The Men's Conference Board
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:00 pm - Monday, February 23, 2015 2:00 pm
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224th Diocesan Convention-2015

The 224th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held in Charleston South Carolina March 13-14, 2015.  Information may be found here.
Friday, March 13, 2015 1:00 pm - Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:00 pm
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EPIC 2015

Epic, March 20-21

Epic is our spring high school retreat that combines quality Bible teaching, small group study, and contemplative reflection. This intentionally intimate retreat has been raising Biblically faithful students for over 10 years! Kurt Brewer, the local head of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade) will be our Bible teacher. Small group Bible studies are led by members of our Youth Commission. Worship music will be led by Benjamin and Heidi Birdsong. Benjamin is the lead singer of the band “The Birdsongs” who have played at many of our events. To register a group, contact Dave Wright or Beth Snyder at the Diocesan House. Learn more.
Friday, March 20, 2015 8:00 pm - Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:00 pm
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Jordan Ordination

At 6 pm on June 15, 2015, God willing, Hunter Jordan will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach. The Rt. Reverend Mark Lawrence will ordain Jordan, and the Rev. Iain Boyd, Rector of Trinity, will preach.

Clergy from across the Diocese are invited to participate in the procession. The Rev. Donnie MacDaniel, Mr Rod Sanders, Mrs Barbara Simmons, Mr Bill Ervin and Mr Joe Ervin will also participate in the service.

Hunter is originally from Florence, SC. He earned his BS in Business Management from Clemson University and will receive his MDiv from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He was actively involved in Young Life for his four years of college, as well as spending his summers serving at Camp St. Christopher. Post college Hunter spent five years as the youth and family pastor at Trinity Church Myrtle Beach. After two years at Nashotah, Hunter is coming back to the Diocese to serve at St. Matthew's Church in Darlington, SC.

Hunter is married to Walker and they have two little girls, Tindall Claire (4) and Emma Ruth (2), and are adopting their son, Walter (1), from South Korea and hope to bring him home at the end of the summer.

Please join the Jordan family as they celebrate the ordination of Hunter this June 15th.
Monday, June 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Evening with the Vanderbijls

vanderbijl johann louisePlease join Church of Our Saviour Wednesday, July 8 at 6 pm as we host Johann and Louise Vanderbijls for an evening of fellowship and informal questions and answers.  Johann and Louise serve as Missionaries with Bishop LeMarquand and his wife Wendy in Gambella, Ethiopia within the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.  Their unique opportunity touches and restores the lives of people who have lost their homeland, their livelihood, their dignity, and their hope.  Vist their blog here

We are asking those attending to bring Band-aids and Neosporin the Vanderbijls may take with them back to Ethiopia. RSVP to (843) 768-2046 or Refreshments and dessert to follow.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bishop Abraham Nhial Speaking

bishop abraham csp posterChrist-St. Paul’s, Younges Island, invites you to meet One of the Lost Boys of South Sudan and Author of “Lost Boy No More: A Story of Survival and Salvation,” Bishop Abraham Nhial on Saturday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a meal and talk.  For more information or to register (843-889-2820) Reservations are not necessary but they are helpful! Christ-St. Paul’s, 4981 Chapel Road, Hollywood, SC 29449
Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Reception for the Rev. Jerry Dubose

The Church of the Holy Apostles, Barnwell, is hosting a reception to honor the Rev. Jerry DuBose, Rector Emeritus, for his ministry among them, on Sunday, August 23 from 4-6 p.m. Jerry, who is the Rector Emeritus at Holy Apostles, and his wife, Serena, re relocating to Clemson.  Please RSVP to (803) 259-3477.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Grandparents Day of Prayer

On Friday, September 11, The Church of Our Saviour will host a Grandparents Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The gathering will be held with the New Webster Methodist Church of Wadmalaw.  Cathy Jacobs, founder of Pass the Legacy Ministry, from St.Paul's, Summerville, will be the special speaker. Light lunch will be provided. To make reservations by Tuesday, Sept. 8, call Anne Hart 843-708-2747.
Friday, September 11, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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SC Supreme Court Hearing

Prayers Requested for South Carolina Supreme Court Hearing, September 23, 2015
?On Wednesday, September 23rd, at 10:30 a.m., the Diocese of South Carolina will enter into oral arguments before the South Carolina Supreme Court. The Court has agreed to hear TEC’s appeal of the trial court ruling in our favor that was announced by Judge Goodstein on February 3rd of this year. In that order, Judge Goodstein ruled that the Diocese and its parishes:

    •    Are the owners of their real, personal and intellectual property.
    •    TEC has no legal, beneficial or equitable interest in any of those properties.
    •    TEC and its officers and agents were permanently enjoined from using our names or symbols.
    •    All the TEC counterclaims in the trial were dismissed with prejudice.
It is our prayerful hope that the state Supreme Court justices will uphold this decision in its entirety, preserving for our posterity both our right to freedom of religious association and  the resources for ministry bequeathed to us by the faithful generations who have gone before us.? ?We have been abundantly blessed thus far by both the outcome of this litigation and the relative speed with which it has proceeded. Recognizing that divine favor which has overshadowed us from the beginning, I would commend to you once again the prayer that was prayed around the Diocese prior to the trial last summer. ??

Consider incorporating this prayer not only in your personal devotions but in your public worship in the coming weeks.

Gracious Lord, we pray that your will would be done through this trial. May we want what you desire. Speak your words alone through Alan Runyan and the other attorneys who represent us. May the courtroom be filled with the pleasant aroma of Christ, and at the end of the day, protect this Diocese and its parishes that we might bring the redemptive power of the biblical gospel to the South Carolina low country and beyond. Let not our fear of outcomes tarnish our joy or deter us from the mission you have given us. Teach us to bless and never curse those on the other side of this conflict. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And make us victorious over-comers wherever this road leads. For we ask it all in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

It is by God’s grace we have come this far.  It is his grace that will bring us home.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tripp Jeffords Institution

On Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Rev. Tripp Jeffords will be installed as the Rector of St. Paul's, Summerville. Clergy wear red stoles.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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CSP Women's Conference

The Women’s Ministry Team of Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island, has planned a wonderful event for the weekend of September 25 and 26. The weekend begins on Friday evening, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. with food and fellowship followed by a time of worship and teaching from the two speakers, Becky Prado and Dr. Sandra Braham. They will dismiss at 9:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday September 26, they'll begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and continue with more worship and teaching.
Becky will be leading the conference with both music and teaching, bringing meaning to God’s word and hearing His voice.

Sandra Braham, our guest speaker, will be focusing on women’s economic empowerment and eliminating racism. Sandra’s service to her community and humanity in general spans many years. She gives all the credit to God who she says has guided her path throughout her life.

Learn more and register.
Friday, September 25, 2015 1:00 pm - Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:00 pm
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Martha Horn's Ordination to the Priesthood

Due to flooding and dangerous driving conditions the Rev. Martha Horn’s ordination to the priesthood, which was scheduled for  October 3  has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s, Hilton Head.  If you are receiving this email and know others who were intending to attend and who may not be checking their email this morning please let them know.

On Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church in Hilton Head, the Rev. Martha Horn will be ordained to the priesthood. The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence will officiate, celebrate and preach.  All are encouraged to join in this joyful celebration.

Clergy wear red stoles.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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FBI: Situational Awareness Symposium for Houses of Worship

NOTE DATE CHANGE: The FBI will hold a situational awareness symposium to train people in houses of worship how to respond to emergencies such as a potential shooter. The Charleston event will be held on Monday, October 12 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul on 126 Coming Street.

The Columbia field office of the FBI has been holding symposiums across the state since the June 17 mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Nine worshippers died in the attack during a Bible study.

The FBI encourages all clergy and lay leaders from Charleston and surrounding communities to attend. Agents will share the latest information and lessons from past situations in an effort to help mitigate potential emergencies, according to a media release.

Topics include identifying an active shooter and pre-incident behavioral indicators; dealing with national news; supporting victims, families and officers involved; crisis management; and the use of explosive devices by active shooters.

Inquiries can be made to Denise M. Taiste, with the community relations unit, at (803) 551-4352 or by email at

Monday, October 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Clergy Spouse Retreat 2015

2015 Retreat: Life in a Fish Bowl

Guest Speakers: Meredith Kronz and Bethany Hamil

Friday, October 16-18, 2015, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center


Clergy Spouse Postcard"The weekend is a great way to get to know other clergy wives in the Diocese. It is a time of fellowship, fun and encouragement!"
Lynn Thurlow

"I look forward to attending the Clergy Spouse retreat every year at St. Christopher. It is a special time away; a time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate; a time to make new friends and renew old friendships. It's a safe place to share the joys and challenges of life in the ministry with a special group of women who totally understand!
Meredith Kronz

"The time at St. Christopher spent with other clergy spouses is a time of sharing our concerns, our lives, our prayers, and having fun together. Hearing the stories of clergy spouses who face some of the same challenges I do brings hope, encouragement and joy."
Lynn Lawrence

Register now.
For more information, contact the Diocesan Office, 843-722-4075.

Friday, October 16, 2015 6:00 pm - Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00 pm
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Mondo 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 pm - Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00 pm
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Clergy Conference 2015

The Rt. Rev. Foley BeachDiocese of South Carolina Clergy Conference
October 19-21, 2015
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

Keynote Speaker: The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South

Archbishop Beach's passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible living Jesus. Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, GA, from its founding in February 2004, until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated in Atlanta, Georgia as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South in the Anglican Church in North America. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife, Allison, have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Register Now.

View the agenda.

Single Room(very limited)  $250
Double Room  $150
Commuter $70 (meals only)

 Seabrook Island Golf Course
Back by popular demand, $50 GOLF for Tuesday afternoon free time at the Seabrook Island Golf and Country Club!

Questions about the event? Contact Beth Snyder in the Bishop’s office, 843-722-4075.


Monday, October 19, 2015 6:00 pm - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:00 pm
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Charleston Mayoral Candidate Meet & Greet

Charleston Mayoral Candidates

St. Andrew’s Mission Episcopal Church and Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church are co-sponsoring a Meet and Greet for all six candidates for Mayor of Charleston on Sunday, October 25 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road in Charleston. Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak briefly on a limited number of topics related to West Ashley issues such as traffic, development and flooding. Learn more.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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250th Anniversary of St. Matthew's, Fort Motte

St. Matthew's, Fort Motte, with congregationSt. Matthew's Parish will mark its 250th anniversary with two separate services.

On Sunday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. they will hold a service of baptism and confirmation with the Rt. Rev. Alden Hathaway presiding.

On Sunday, December 6, at 10:30 a.m. the Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allision, retired bishop of the Diocese and church historian ,will speak at the recommissioning of the church and dedication of an historical marker. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

St. Matthew’s Parish was established 1765-1768 by enactments of the South Carolina Colonial Assembly.  The parish described in the original acts stretched from the Santee and Congaree Rivers to the Edisto.  The acts authorized construction of a parish church, parsonage and chapel in Amelia Township near the Santee River and the construction of a chapel in Orangeburgh Township near the Edisto River.  The parish church relocated twice before being rebuilt in 1852-1853 on its present site in Fort Motte.  The Santee chapel was used until 1836. The Orangeburgh chapel was used only about 10 years, from 1767-1777.  In 1830, another chapel was built in the village of Totness, now the Old Belleville Road community of Calhoun County, which was used until at least 1865.  Around 1850, St. Matthew’s Parish organized a mission church in the town of Orangeburg under the name Church of the Redeemer.  The Orangeburg church outgrew the “Mother Church” and for many years, the priests serving Church of the Redeemer also ministered at St. Matthew’s Parish.  

The church has been served by the Rev. Janet Roberts Echols since 2013, when she and her family returned to the United States from missionary work in India.  As part of its “Witness 250” celebration, the church plans to send 250 Bibles to church planters in India.

The community is invited to attend the November 1, 2015 worship service, barbeque lunch and historical marker dedication.

Read more.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Evensong for the Persecuted Church

On Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church in Charleston will have an “Evensong for the Persecuted Church.” The retired Syrian Archbishop John Meno will be addressing the crowd about the persecution of the Egyptian people, and all the Christians in the East. The service will be followed by a reception, with a question and answer session for the Bishop. The persecution of Christians in the Middle East has dramatically escalated in the past few years.  Already a volatile place for religious minorities, the Arab Spring was a catalyst for exponentially increasing the massacring of Orthodox Christians. Many of these Christians have been overlooked by the West in times past. Yet their councils and their traditions are the most ancient in the world, some dating to the times of the apostles themselves. In Egypt, the ouster of Mubarak, initially a hopeful invitation for change, culminated into the practical elimination of all remaining Coptic Orthodox Christians. The press has recently been saturated with the news that the radical Islamist group ISIS has completely eradicated the presence of all Christian groups left in Iraq, and most in Syria. Beheadings, crucifixions, forced conversions, and beatings have become common place. This “Evensong for the Persecuted Church” intends to raise awareness about these issues, as well as take up an offering to provide aid and relief to the refugees and  suffering in these areas. The choir, which will include not only St. Michael’s choir, but singers from various churches in the area, will sing Anglican chant, anthems, and hymns as well as Orthodox music.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Parish Administration Day

pad servePilot to co-pilot…..this is the tower.. 
Do you have a flight plan?

Confused about who gets paid overtime and who does not? What do the new PPACA rules require our church to report? Can someone help me with the Clergy Salary Worksheet? How does the new marriage ruling by the Supreme Court affect our church policies? Where can I find something on our web site?
Where can I go for some much-needed downtime? These and so many other questions will be answered for you.

Download the agenda.

Parish Administration Day

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant
Register here today!



Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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