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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Clergy Spouse Retreat 2016

Clergy spouse poster

All spouses of our diocesan clergy are invited to join in the Clergy Spouse Retreat September 30-October 2 for fellowship, relaxation, bible study and sharing. This event will be held at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center.

I look forward to this sisterhood gathering each fall,” says Beth Snyder, wife of the Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder. “Being together with this group of fellow clergy spouses to encourage one another, to listen, to love on each other and spend some time in worship and study is just what the doctor ordered for a weary spirit!”

Register here.
For further information, contact event registrar, Lisa Dubay,

Questions? Contact Mrs. Allison Lawrence at (843) 722-4075.


Friday, September 30, 2016 8:00 pm - Sunday, October 02, 2016 11:00 am
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Echols Ordination

echols charlesEchols Ordination to the Priesthood
October 2, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Charles Echols will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg.

Charles has Masters degrees from Trinity School for Ministry and St. Andrew's University (Scotland), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from Cambridge University (England).  He and his wife, The Rev. Janet Roberts Echols, served with Anglican Frontier Missions in Pune, India for five years before returning to the Diocese. In India Charles taught Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary, the oldest evangelical seminary in India. He is the author of several books and is currently serving as the Curate at Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg.
Sunday, October 02, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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"If" A Gathering of Women: St. Paul's, Summerville

What if we lived like Jesus? What if we loved as He loves? What if you ARE enough? What if you were truly free?

A Gathering of Women : The If Conference 2016

October 21-22
St. Paul’s, Summerville

if 2016St. Paul's, Summerville, is hosting an inspiring two-day gathering aimed at bringing women together to humbly seek God, be equipped and empowered to better live out God’s calling on their lives as they wrestle with essential questions of faith.

The event will feature recorded video teachings from the IF: Gathering 2016 held this past February in Austin, Tx, with gifted Bible teachers and authors such as Jennie Allen, Jo Saxton, Lauren Chandler, Shelly Giglio and Jen Hatmaker.   

Allison Lawrence, co-chair of our Diocesan Women and wife of Bishop Mark Lawrence, will also share about the challenging call we have as Christian women to stand firm on our faith in a world that has seemingly lost it’s way.

The Gathering will include live worship, prayer, teaching, small group discussion, fellowship and what promises to be a powerful  concluding Communion service on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, October 21, 5:30 to 9 pm and
Saturday, October 22, 9 am to 5 pm

The cost is $20 which will cover materials, snacks and lunch by Parish House Catering on Saturday.

Register here.

Find out more about Women's Ministry at St. Paul's - contact Cathy McGrew by email or phone (843) 873-991.

Friday, October 21, 2016 5:00 pm - Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:00 pm
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Clergy Conference

David Hogg is the senior pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.David Hogg to Speak at
Diocesan Clergy Conference
October 24-26 at St. Christopher

The Diocesan Clergy Conference will be held October 24-26 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. The costs (for room and meals) are: Double room ($150), Commuter - meals only ($70), Single Room ($250)

David Hogg is the senior pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that, he was the Academic Dean at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, AL. David earned his PhD from the University of St. Andrews and his M.Div. from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Toronto, ON. His wife is from Birmingham, UK and they have three boys. He has published on theological topics with Oxford University Press, IVP and NYU Press among others.

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

Register here.

Need additional information? contact Beth Snyder at 843-722-4075.

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 pm - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:00 pm
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Listen & Speak: Conversations in Faith and Culture


Listen & Speak 

The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul is excited to host Listen & Speak: Conversations in Faith and Culture.

They’ve invited Pastor Scott Sauls  who worked for 10 years with Tim Keller at Redeemer NYC, to be the keynote speaker and address how Christians might love our changing world with the gospel.

They’ve also asked Andrew Peterson a storyteller, author, and songwriter who embodies this gracious posture toward culture, to spend some time singing songs and telling stories with us.

They’ll end each night at Kudu continuing the dialogue over coffee or beer.

The cost for this two day conference is $60 which includes a catered lunch until October 1st. After that the price moves to $80. Please consider joining them on October 27-28 for this important conversation.

Learn more and register.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 pm - Friday, October 28, 2016 4:00 pm
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Mondo 2016

Mondo 2016MONDO
October 28-30, 2016

Mondo is an exciting weekend for middle school students that presents the gospel and helps students grow together in their faith. Youth groups come to Mondo to engage in dynamic worship, hear from lively speakers, and enjoy energetic activities.

This year Ken and Julie Moser will be our speakers and will speak to the theme of “Follow” looking at the call of Jesus in the gospels. The Birdsongs will return to lead worship and provide other music.

Learn more.

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:00 am - Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:00 am
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Thurlow Institution as Rector of Prince George Winyah

The Rev. David ThurlowInstitution of the Rev. David Thurlow as Rector of Prince George Winyah, Georgetown

God Willing, the Rt. Rev. Mark Joseph Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, will institute and induct the Rev. David Thurlow as the 32nd Rector of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Georgetown, SC on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, All Saints Day, at 7 p.m.  Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are asked to wear white stoles. View the invitation.


Tuesday, November 01, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jubilate Deo Deadline

Friday, November 04, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Gaillard Institution as Rector of the Parish Church of St. Helena

The Rev. Shay GaillardGaillard Institution of a New Rector
St. Helena's, Beaufort, November 10
God willing, on Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, will institute and induct the Rev. Shay Gaillard as the 38th Rector of the Parish Church of St. Helena's in Beaufort. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Your prayers and presence are requested. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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re:generate Youth Event

November 11-13, 2016

re:generate is an amazing opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith!  On this weekend, youth groups come together to hear a dynamic message, engage in lively worship, and enjoy time building relationships with one another.

Nate Morgan Locke will be our speaker this year!  He was our speaker at Mondo 2 years ago and comes to us from Bath, England where he is youth minister at St. Bart’s and Youth Evangelist for Christianity Explored Ministries. Nate will raise the question “If life is a game, how do we win?” and look at Ecclesiastes for answers.

The Birdsongs will return this year to lead us in worship!

Learn more.

Friday, November 11, 2016 10:00 am - Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 am
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Parish Administration Day

Parish Administration Day cruise ship in Charleston harbor

Attention: Parish Administrators, Clergy members, Treasurers, Vestry members and parish staffers

Sail Away to the Diocese of South Carolina's annual Parish Administration Day

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s, Summerville

    •     Nancy Armstrong will go over the new overtime rules; tell you what hours count as paid hours; and give you an introduction to the online time clock the diocese is using. She’ll also explain who can legally be considered a part-time employee and who can be considered a contract worker.
    •    Susan Burns has a checklist of important dates for Parish Administrators and tips on how to make sure your Clergy Salary Worksheet is correct.
    •    Jim Lewis will discuss risk management and the importance of having parish facility and employment policies.
    •    Beth Snyder will show you how to navigate parish visitations and re-marriage requests.
    •    And more!
There is no charge for the event and lunch will be provided.

Register here.

Have Questions? Contact Beth Snyder.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Art of Marriage

art of marriage

On November 18-19 St. Paul’s, Summerville, will host “The Art of Marriage.”

November 18: Doors open at 6 p.m., session begins at 6:45 p.m.
November 19: Doors open at 8:30 a.m., session begins at 9 a.m.

Download the bulletin insert.

Marriage is the change in two that starts with one. Whether your marriage is thriving or barely surviving, this event is for YOU!

The Art Of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, engaging stories, real-life testimonies, and humorous vignettes, giving YOU the opportunity to look at your relationship in a whole new way. You will laugh, squirm, learn, and grow from the honest portrayal of the challenges every marriage faces. And you will find hope, no matter what shape your relationship is in, that your marriages can be a work of art.

Facilitated by FamilyLife speakers Scott and Sherry Jennings, who at one point had every reason to believe their marriage was over...but God. They will share practical truths from God’s Word and their hearts, and practical, funny and straight-to-the-heart video content. The Art of Marriage is open to all married, engaged and seriously dating couples, and singles who want to understand God’s design for marriage.

To learn more contact Peter Rothermel, Director of Christian Faith Formation.

Friday, November 18, 2016 6:00 pm - Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:00 pm
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Feeding of the Multitude

Feeding of the Multitude events will be held in different areas on November 19, 2016.  Additonal information TBA.

Downtown Charleston
The downtown Charleston Feeding of the Multitude will be held November 19 from noon until 3 p.m. at Philip Simmons Park, 68 Columbus Street. For further information, contact Cindy Bryant (843) 696-6290 or the Rev. Matthew Jeffcoat (843) 813-7864. This event is sponsored jointly by Agape Ministries and St. John's Chapel in partnership with various local churches.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Osborne Ordination

God willing, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6 p.m., the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, will ordain Phillip Lee Osborne to the Sacred Order of Deacons at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumber. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are to wear red stoles.

Download the invitation.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Advent Spiritual Retreat

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Advent Spiritual Retreat
December 4 - 6, 2016

Join with Bishop Mark Lawrence for a three-day retreat of expectant hope December 4-6, 2016,  at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center for an Advent Spiritual Retreat.  Bishop Lawrence will lead three meditations and there will be soaking prayer and personal ministry time for each participant.  The event will conclude with a Holy Eucharist Healing Service, Tuesday at 12:30 pm.  Participants are welcome to join the cycle of Daily Prayer or be a part of our Tuesday Healing Service at The Prayer Center.   The beauty of God’s creation at St. Christopher will inspire you as you rest in His presence, meditate on Scripture, and listen to His voice.  Space is limited so register today.  Contact Rhonda at 843.768.0429 or by email at   Learn more.

Sunday, December 04, 2016 3:00 pm - Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:30 pm
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Burns Institution as Rector of Chuch of Our Saviour

The Rev. Karl BurnsInstitution of a New Rector
The Rev. Karl Burns Becomes Rector of Church of our Saviour, Johns Island
December 7, 2016

On Wednesday, December 7, God willing, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina, will Institute and Induct the Rev. James Karl Burns as the 5th Rector of Church of Our Saviour, Johns Island. The service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles.

Download the invitation.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Diocesan Council

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Corcoran Ordination

The Rev. Gary CorcoranCorcoran Ordination, Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, December 17

On Saturday, December 17, 2016 at noon, the Rt. Rev. Neil G. Lebhar, Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the ACNA will ordain Gary John Corcoran to the sacred order of priests at Christ Church Mt. Pleasant.  Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles. Childcare is available by reservation no later than December 14 to (843) 884-9090.  View the invitation.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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McDaniel Institution as Rector of Good Shepherd

The Rev. Canon Dr. Donnie McDanielGod willing, on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina will institute and induct the Rev. Canon Dr. Donald Ray McDaniel, Jr. (Donnie) as the 2nd Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, South Carolina. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are asked to wear white stoles.

View the invitation.
Friday, January 06, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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ALI Lecture with Dr. Christopher Wright

ALI Poster for Discipleship DilemmasAnglican Leadership Institute Lecture
January 11, 2017

The Anglican Leadership Institute invites you to hear Dr. Christopher Wright, Director,  The Langham Partnership London, England speak on “Discipleship Dilemmas – Following Jesus in an era of Political Change” on January 11, 2017 at St. Michael’s Church, Charleston. Dessert will begin at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7 pm

The Langham Partnership continues the global ministry of John Stott,  providing literature, scholarships and preaching training for Majority World pastors and seminaries.

Dr. Christopher WrightDr. Chris Wright who serves as the International Ministries Director for the Langham Partnership represents and promotes the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel, his speaking and writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and in sharing the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization. Dr. Wright taught in India for five years and has written extensively on the Old Testament and issues in Christian mission. An ordained Anglican, he is on the staff of London’s All Souls Church.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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