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Events under 'Lesser/Church Events'
Monday, February 19, 2018

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Standing Committee/Commission on Ministry Joint Mtg

The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Men's Spring Hike

Men's HikeSt. Andrew's, Mt. Pleasant, is hosting their Spring 2010 Men's Hike Thursday April 29 through Sunday, May 2.

•Departure 6:00 AM Thursday April 29
•Return 6:00 PM Sunday May 2
•Cost is $35.00
•Space is limited

What burden(s) are you carrying that are holding you prisoner? Do you sometimes feel like there are shackles attached to you from the sin in your life and you just can’t break them free? Will you lay those burdens down at the foot of the cross and let the Lord set you free? Every man who embarks on the adventure of a trail hike is asked this question: “Will you carry your burden to the mountain and leave it with the Lord and allow him to truly set you free?”

This is the wonder of the Trail Hike Ministry. Men teaming together as a band of brothers in true male fellowship and brotherhood as “iron sharpens iron”. Four days of rigorous hiking and camping in some of the most beautiful and glorious mountain scenery our country has to offer. As the bonds of friendship between hike mates grows and the physical challenges of the hike creates a holy exhaustion, the walls that you put up around yourself come tumbling down and incredible ministry work is done on your heart by our Lord.

Registration for the men’s Spring 2010 Trail Hike will begin in February and the team size will be limited due to demand so don’t hesitate get registered when the sign up starts.  Questions and information?  Send Kurtz Smith an email

Learn more.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:00 am - Monday, May 03, 2010 8:00 am
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Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

Moving toward
wholeness in your life:

Are you looking to experience the healing presence of God the Father, Christ’s love more fully and the freeing power of the Holy Spirit ?  St. Andrew’s, Mt. Pleasant has a weekend retreat called Finding Freedom that is just right for you.  Through the focal points of teaching, worship, and prayer ministry times, each participant will have the chance to look more in-depth at his or her past and present so that the Kingdom of God can be released into his or her life now and into the future. 

Our next weekend retreat is April 30 – May 2, 2010 at St. Andrew’s.  We are limited to 80 registrations, so you will need to sign up quickly online. Learn more.

Come be restored, renewed and refreshed in the presence of the Lord and in a community that cares for you. Any questions please contact John Burley,   or Barbara Boatwright,
Friday, April 30, 2010 8:00 am - Monday, May 03, 2010 8:00 am
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Church Periodical Club InGathering

Sunday, May 2, 2010 is the designated ingathering date for the Church Periodical Club (CPC).  Please consider supporting this ministry in its mission to spread the Good News through the printed Word and related materials.  Currently we have ten diocesan seminarians who receive funds to assist with the purchase of their books.  Various local and worldwide missions for adults and children are also recipients of God’s Word because of your support of the Church Periodical Club.  The only way Church Periodical Club is able to fulfill these requests for the spread of the Gospel is through your donations.  “Bless, O Lord, the Church Periodical Club that it may be an instrument for the spread of your Word throughout the world.”  
Sunday, May 02, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Administrators' Luncheon

The next luncheon gathering of parish administrators, financial administrators and secretaries will meet at St. George's in Summerville from 12 noon until 2 p.m. There are two main topics: We will discuss emergency preparedness and Polly Sosnowski, Diocesan Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainer will also address the group.

RSVP to Beth Warren at St. George's, Summerville (843) 873-0772.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Communicators Gathering

All Communicators in the diocese are invited to an initial meeting at Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, on Wednesday, May 19 from noon until 1:30. At this initial meeting we will get to know one another, suggest topics for future meetings/seminars and share favorite resources.

To attend, RSVP to Joy Hunter at (843) 696-1757 or at the email
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Evensong-Epiphany, Eutawville

A service to celebrate the ministry of the The Very Rev. John Scott
Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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York Place Golf Tournament

Enjoy a day of golf while supporting the children of York Place:

The Gene Knight 'Play for the Child' Golf Tournament will be held  Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Spring Lake Country Club, York, SC. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The BBQ and awarding of prizes begins at 4 p.m. The cost is $100 per person and includes greens fee, cart, flight prizes, BBQ with all the fixins, cocktails, a York Place golf shirt and drawings for prizes. Includes two mulligans, two closest to the pin and split the pot on #5 and #10. To learn more call York Place 803-684-4011  (x1023). The deadline for registration is May 28.

If you're interested in sponsoring a hole at $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 increments, contact Joyce Sanders at (803) 684-4011.

The proceeds will benefit York Place.

Friday, June 04, 2010 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Summer Cookout: Youth Ireland Partnership

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is sending a team of youth to Ireland to forge a missional partnership with the Church of Ireland and is raising support for their mission.

Please come to a summer cookout and silent and live auction, Sunday, June 6 at St. John's, John's Island.  The cookout and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. The live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music throughout.

Adults: $15
Children $7

St. John's, 3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island.
Call (843) 559-9560 for tickets or stop by the church office.

Download the poster.

Your Hosts
Elizabeth Brunson
Walker Dillard
Emily Miller
Clair Miller
Hannah Miller
Zach Miller
Stephen Puckett
Greg Quisenberry
Hank Rudolph
Madison Smith
William Tutterow
Chad Wright
Seth Wright
Paul Welsh
Dave & Jane Wright
Justin Hare
and special thanks to Piggly Wiggly - always a generous neighbor!
Sunday, June 06, 2010 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Preventing Slave Trafficking

Fight For Others: Stop Sex Slavery

At 1 p.m. on June 8 there will be a presentation about sex trafficking and how you can help. The focus of this presentation is to convey information about the realities of human sex slavery in Cambodia, the USA and India and how you can learn more and help. The 20 minute presentation will be given in the Education Center of the College of Charleston, Room 219.

In the summer of 2008 College of Charleston student and Marine Corps veteran Will Nugent conducted a fact finding mission to Thailand and Cambodia with the intention of learning first-hand about non-governmental and governmental organizations working on the issue of sex trafficking and human trafficking.

After spending the summer conducting this research he returned to the College of Charleston with the goal of letting people know how to help one of the most impressive, non-profit groups working on this issue, Transitions Global. ( Please come to this presentation if you are interested in learning about this organization or if you simply want to know more about human trafficking on the global level. This is a free, straight forward short presentation.

The education building is located on Saint Philip Street just past the CVS pharmacy heading towards Wentworth st. The entrance is opposite a parking garage and the student cafeteria. For more information or directional assistance call William at 803-290-1442 and or email

If you are unable to make this presentation but would like to learn more or get more information please feel free to email or call William Nugent anytime with any questions.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Community Yard Sale

Holy Trinity Church will be hositng a Community Yard Sale, Saturday, June 12 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is no cost to their neighbors, just come and seel, or come and shop! Reserve a table by calling (843) 556-2560. Food and snacks will be available for sale. Prayer teams are on site. Set up time 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Diocesan Communicators' Gathering

The Communicators of the Diocese will focus on Social Media at their next gathering, July 7 from 12:30-2 p.m. at Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island. If you haven't jumped in to the social media pool yet, come learn how. We will start with a networking lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by our session beginning promptly at 1. If you are unable to make lunch, but will be joining us for the session only, please let us know in your RSVP. This gathering is open to all members of the Diocese. Contact Gwen Bouchie to sign up.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Celebrating: St. John's Chapel Becomes Mission Church

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. is yet another milestone for St. John’s Chapel on the eastside of Charleston.  

St. Michaels, Charleston; the Church of the Cross, Bluffton; Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and St. Andrews, Mt. Pleasant helped re-open St. John’s Chapel October 12, 2009 after it had been closed for 60 years! Shortly before that, they formed a pre-vestry with several members of St. Michael’s Church, St. John’s Chapel, St. Andrew’s Mission and Kevin Gadsden, a member of New Israel Reformed Episcopal Church.  The purpose of the pre-vestry was to prepare St. John’s to become its own independent, living breathing mission church and, through prayer, to bring uncomplicated worship to the residents of the Eastside community.   

Our dreams have come true!  It worked!  The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, Bishop of the Diocese officially make St. John’s Chapel a mission on July 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m.  At the same time, he will dissolve the pre-vestry and appoint a (Bishop’s) Mission’s Committee (the Vestry for a Mission).  To that end, the Bishop Lawrence will do three things:

1.    Confirm nearly 20 people who are going deeper in their spiritual journey.
2.    Commission some of those new confirmands to serve on the Mission’s Committee (formerly pre-vestry)
3.    Celebrate what God is doing at St. John’s Chapel; there is so much good news to report!
•    Wonderful life!
•    Spiritual Praise Music and Preaching/Teaching
•    Average Sunday attendance is just over 40  people per week
•    The budget is healthy and growing
•    People are coming from the Eastside to Christ
•    Public elementary schools (Sander’s Clyde and Progressive Elementary Schools) are being reached

During this glorious time, we will celebrate the ministries of St. John’s Chapel, including St. Michaelites:  Libby Culmer, Lisa Holland, Matthew Hubble, Chris Moss and Tommy Kirkland who have been serving on the pre-vestry and now rotating off.  St. John’s Chapelites: Jacob Wilson, Joseph Ancrum, Nancy Holmes, Rosa Nell, Charles Middleton, Damien Green, Tonya Ancrum, and Michael King will be on the Missions Committee (the Vestry for a Mission) for St. John’s Chapel.  

Join us in prayer and praise for what God and HIS Blessed Holy Spirit are doing on the eastside of Charleston, South Carolina.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Safeguarding God's Children

Polly Sosnowski, ACSW, a licensed social worker with 35 years of professional experience working with children and families in mental health and child welfare settings wll lead a training class in SafeGuarding God's Children at the Church of the Epiphany, Eutawville, Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop is offered to all, and is especially recommended for those working in nursries or with children or youth groups. It will be offered in the Ministry Center at the Church of the Epiphany. The cost per person will be $10.00 which covers the course materials as well as a light lunch. We are looking for a large turnout so contact the Church Office at 803-492-7644 and get your name on the list.

If you are unable to attend this training, another will be held on August 27 at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston and on August 28 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Parish Administrators Gathering

The next gathering of Parish Administrators will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on August  3, 2010 at Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach. RSVP to Sandra Mercavich at (843) 448-8426. Everyone involved in finance or administration in the parish is cordially invited to attend. 

If you would like to join their google group to participate in group discussions, contact Nancy Armstrong at or call (843) 722-4075.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pastoral Crisis Intervention Course

The Pastoral Crisis Intervention (PCI) I and II combined course is being sponsored by the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy and the City of North Charleston.  Co-authored by Chaplain Rob Dewey shortly before the September 11 terrorist attacks, the course addresses how to assist individuals and communities during a time of crisis, and it examines the impact crisis situations have upon people, whether it is a psychological and/or spiritual impact.  Chaplain Rob Dewey and Chaplain Eddie Driggers, Senior and Deputy Senior Chaplains for the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, will be the instructors.  The course will be held on August 4th, 5th, and 6th from 8am to 4:30pm at the North Charleston City Hall in the Montague Room (2nd Floor).  Registration fee is $75 per person.  Please visit our website at to view the flyer, or contact the CCC office at (843) 724-1212 or to register or learn more.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010 9:00 am - Friday, August 06, 2010 9:00 am
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St. Christopher Camp Service Day

St. Christopher will host their second Camp Service Day on August 14. Projects will be suitable for middle and high school students (with leaders or parents) and adults. In addition to the Camp Service Day, St. Christopher is happy to host your service or mission team, particularly youth groups from July 12 to August 21. For more information contact Trevor Spencer at
Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Safeguarding God's Children Training

Information about this offering is still be developed.

Polly Sosnowski, ACSW, a licensed social worker with 35 years of professional experience working with children and families in mental health and child welfare settings wll lead a training class in SafeGuarding God's Children at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul on August 27 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The workshop is offered to all, and is especially recommended for those working in nursries or with children or youth groups.

If you are unable to attend this training, another will be held on August 28 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston.

Friday, August 27, 2010 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Safeguarding God's Children Training

"Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these children in their life in Christ?"

And the people reply, "We will."

The promises made to children at the time of their Baptism, provide the foundation for establishing and maintaining church policies addressing protecting children from abuse. "Safeguarding God's Children" is a training program which addresses protecting children from sexual abuse in church settings. Diocesan policy mandates this training for church personnel, in particular those working with children and youth. Feedback from past attendees suggests that parents and, indeed, all adults can gain additional skills and become more empowered through participating in the program.

Polly Sosnowski, Child Abuse Prevention Trainer for the Diocese of SC will hold a class on Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1393 Miles Drive. Coffee and donuts at 8:45am.  

To sign up for the class contact Gill Bagley at or call (843) 571-2993.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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George Sumner, Preaches, Meets Students

The Rev. George Sumner, the Principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission of Wycliffe College in Toronto will be visiting in the Diocese at the end of August.  He will be preaching at Holy Cross, Sullivans Island on August 29th and be available to meet with prospective students that evening at the Francis Marion Hotel.  Those interested in meeting Rev. Sumner can plan to meet there at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby.   He may be contacted in advance by e-mail (at or by phone (at 416-946-3521) if you wish to join him that evening.
Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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