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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Sewanee Church Music Conference

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The 61st Sewanee Church Music Conference will be held 11-17 July 2011 at The University of the South and the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee. The Sewanee Conference is the oldest and largest Episcopal music conference in the country and can accept only 150 registrants. Two full scholarships are available to first-time attendees. Keith Shafer, Director of Music and Organist of Saint Paul’s Church, Augusta, Georgia is the Director and the primary faculty include Dr. Dale Adlemann, Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta; Dr. Todd Wilson, Director of Music and Worship of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland and Chair of the Organ Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music; and Episcopal priest and author, the Reverend Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, who will serve as Conference Chaplain. Adjunct faculty include Dr. Robert Delcamp, Professor of Music and University Organist and Choirmaster, The University of the South; Dr. Bradley Almquist, Director of Choral Activities at Murray State College, Murray, Kentucky; the Reverend Dr. Susanna Metz, the School of Theology, The University of the South; Richard Moore, Director of Music, St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia; Dr. Marty Wheeler Burnett, Director of Music, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska; and Susan Rupert, the School of Theology, The University of the South.

Monday, July 11, 2011 8:00 am - Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:00 am
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Concert, St. John's Chapel

St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, will present Ms. Christal Brown-Gibson in concert, Sunday July 31 at 4:30 p.m. St. John’s is also going to offer an “Intimate Music Series” of concerts and presentations Sunday afternoons (with the exception of the 2nd Sundays), August through October at 4:30.
Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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St. Alban's (Citadel) Barbecue

All are invited to the Annual Skilton Barbecue and Bluegrass kick-off event for St. Alban's ministry at the Citadel. It will be held Friday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross. Come for authentic Low County Barbecue, bluegrass and time with alumni, current cadets and incoming knobs. This is a way to support the exciting ministry at the Citadel. To  RSVP call Nicole Streetman at (843) 883 3586.

If you would like to give to St. Alban’s Chapel at the Citadel, there are two easy ways to give. Simply write a check to St. Alban’s Chapel and send it to 171 Moultrie Street, MSC #3, Charleston SC 29409. If you’re an alum, and would like to give through The Citadel Foundation, simply write the check to TCF and put St. Alban’s in the memo line.
Friday, August 12, 2011 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hendrickson: Institution of Rector

All are invited to join in a Celebration of New Ministry on August 24 at 6 p.m. when the Rev. Tom Hendrickson will be made the Rector of Church of the Epiphany, Eutawville.

12113 Old 6 Highway
Eutawville, SC  29048
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Duvall: Institution of Rector

All are invited to a Celebration of New Ministry on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. when the Rev. Ted Duvall will be made the Rector of Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant. A reception will follow.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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DOK Fall Assembly

The Diocesan Daughters of the King will gather on September 10, 2011 at St. Paul's, Summerville, for their annual Fall Assembly.  The Rev. James Barnhill, St. Paul's - Bennettsville, is the spiritual leader for this gathering and will lead mediations on "loving ourselves."  During the business session, there will be voting for the slate of officers for the coming triennium. St. George's, Summerville, will be co-hosting this event.  Registration form will be in the forth coming ASSEMBLY LIGHTS, the diocesan DOK newsletter.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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10th Anniversary of 9/11

On September 11, 2011 churches are encouraged to honor First Responders (police, fire, EMT personnel) and the military on the 10 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. 

View ways to honor first responders.

Download a hymn written byThe Rev. Michael Wright for the occasion.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Clergy Spouse Retreat

By Lynn Lawrence, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center

This fall the clergy spouses of our diocese will have the opportunity to gather September 23-25 for refreshment, renewal, and relaxation at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center.  Anne Walton will be the speaker and will guide us in a study of Hebrews 12:1-2, giving us encouragement as clergy spouses as we run with perseverance the race alongside our ministering husbands/wives keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.  Anne will also guide us in our small group conversations and her husband, Charlie will serve as our chaplain.  Saturday afternoon will provide the opportunity for free time to explore the local area, to enjoy conversation or just rest at the beach at St. Christopher.  We will even have time around a campfire on Saturday evening. 

Brochures are being mailed and you may register here

Costs include room and board:  single $215, double $165, and or those who want to share a cabin $135.

Clergy: We encourage you to give your spouse the opportunity to get away for a few days to gather with other spouses who work alongside their husbands/wives in offering ministry.

Parishes: We encourage you to make sure your clergy spouse has the opportunity to participate in this retreat, whether it be from asking your clergy spouse if she/he has registered, offering financial support, offering to care for children, or just praying for your clergy spouse to be spiritually fed during this time away. 

Spouses: Register!  The deadline is September 1 as we need to let St. Christopher know how many to expect.  Please join us for a time of fellowship, Bible study, and conversation!

“I am looking forward to being a part of the clergy spouse retreat partly because it is in my own front yard—here at St. Christopher, and I want everyone to enjoy this holy place that I enjoy each day.  Having lived all over the world and having been a part of several dioceses, I know how important it is to support one another in our ministry.  But in order to do so, we need to know each other, and so few of us have the opportunity to get to know one another except at the occasional meeting in the diocese or in social events that occur now and then.  I look forward to a time that is dedicated to my own spiritual nourishment as well as time to laugh and share with others who share the same role as a clergy spouse that I do.”
--Lynn Lawrence

“I would like to attend the Clergy Spouse's retreat for several reasons. In addition to facing all the usual challenges Christians meet daily, clergy spouses encounter a few unique difficulties. I look forward to getting away for a few days of Biblical teaching, good fellowship, relaxing down-time, and the opportunity to learn how to help support my husband in his ministry.  I look forward to learning from others who are in similar positions and have walked on comparable paths ahead of me.”
--Jane McGreevy

“Ever since my husband has been a priest in our diocese, I almost never miss a clergy-spouse retreat. As a mother with two small and lively children, some time away at peaceful Camp St. Christopher renews me in amazing ways. Yes, there are the beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets, but I suspect that the renewal really comes from having delicious meals waiting for me when I appear at mealtimes and not having to clean it up afterwards!

The best part of the clergy-spouse retreat is the time spent with others who are receiving the same blessings and facing the same challenges as the spouse of a priest. I have developed some special relationships with other clergy spouses during my time in South Carolina, and when I am with them, I find that I relax, laugh (a lot!), and am encouraged in meaningful ways. Our husbands get the chance to see one another at diocesan meetings or over lunch. As spouses, we do not get to see each another as much. So, the retreat is an important time for us to reconnect and fellowship.

This is the first year that our retreat will be two nights instead of one. I am so excited about this development, because it will give us time to truly reap the benefits of being away from our normal lives. The retreat will be Friday and Saturday nights. Consider offering help with clergy children that Sunday morning since most priests have to leave quite early for Sunday services. Thank you for praying for your clergy spouses and our retreat - it is a blessing to be a part of the church in this diocese.”

--Jenny Dickinson

“Though I have never been able to make the Spouses Retreat, I am excited about going this year.  The friends of mine that have gone always tell such great stories of the fun and fellowship that they've had, and I can't wait to be a part of that.  The chance to spend time devoted to my relationship with Christ, surrounded by people who know what my role in ministry is truly like, will be a great blessing.”
--Lisa DuBay

Friday, September 23, 2011 9:00 am - Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:00 am
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St. Matthias Dedicates New Facilities

St. Matthias, SummertonWhen the Very Rev. David Thurlow, Rector of St. Matthias, Summerton, reflects on the new facilities the church is about to dedicate, he says, “It’s really an investment in the future of the Kingdom of God. We did this not only to allow the ministry to use (the buildings) but to enable multi-generational ministry for families. We’ve got something for everyone.“

“We had been like a potted plant,” continues Thurlow. “We were living and growing, but in order to grow more we needed to be replanted in a bigger pot. We’re now allowing our roots to go deeper and we can spread out.”

The process began several years ago when the vestry entered a season of prayer for the future. “We looked at where we wanted to be," says Thurlow. “Our season of prayer was really a time of asking where we believed the Lord was calling us.”

Afterward they met with Bishop Salmon for guidance, completed a needs assessment and began a capital campaign. The five-year capital campaign called "Our Opening Doors Campaign," was designed by Ann Hester Willis. Colossians 4:3, "Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ," was the basis for the campaign. "We're still in need of money," says Thurlow, "But a lot of members gave at a sacrificial level."

Drak Drakeford, a member of Holy Comforter, Sumter, a former standing committee member and architect, was contracted to design the buildings. Construction began on November 30, 2010.

The property has gone from about 3,800 square feet to 10,000. They’ve added a 2,500 sq. ft parish hall and ministry center. Where they once had a very small nursery and Sunday School room they’ve added a nursery and toddler area, Sunday school rooms for children, a youth group room and an adult Sunday School room. They’ve also added a large modern commercial kitchen and renovated their Montessori preschool classroom. The main church building remains unchanged.

“Though it’s not part of the physical renovations, I’d also like to note that we’ve been blessed with a volunteer youth worker, Julia Carter,” says Thurlow. “We’d been praying for a youth worker and Carter, who’d already done youth ministry in the Diocese, just ‘happened’ to move to our area to teach High School Science. Having her as a volunteer youth minister is a real answer to prayer. “

Bishop Mark Lawrence will join the parish family of St. Matthias, on Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. for a service dedicating their new facilities. All are welcome.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kairos, Lee Correctional Institution

Lee Correctional Institution – September 29 - October 2, 2011

“For I was hungry and you fed me… I was in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36

A group of prisoners at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, SC are about to experience Christ’s love in a new way September 29-October 2 when Kairos holds its next weekend there. Home-baked cookies, which are given to all Lee prisoners, lets the entire prison population benefit from a Kairos weekend. Keep the team and participants in prayer!  To donate cookies, or for more information, contact Mike Sheedy of Church of the Epiphany at

What is Kairos? The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming productive citizens. For inmates in the Kairos program, the recidivism rate is less than half.

Why Cookies? One of the many demonstrations of love offered during a three day weekend is an outpouring of cookies. 5,000 DOZEN cookies are distributed to the 1,500 prison residents, correctional officers and administrative staff. Included in each bag of cookies is a scripture message. Homemade cookies are a tangible and vital expression of Christ’s love and witness from the outside Christian Community.

Helpful guidelines:
• Home baked cookies only, 2” - 2 ½” in diameter. Pre-mixed dough is fine.
• Place cookies in sturdy boxes. Unused pizza boxes and shoe boxes work well.
• Cool before packing. Wax paper between layers if possible.
• Cookies may be frozen.
• Let your children/grandchildren help. Explain how God uses us to bring hope and kindness to those locked away from society, but not from God. Pray for those receiving your cookies.

Prison rules:

For more information on Kairos and cookie recipes, visit the following website:

Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:00 am - Sunday, October 02, 2011 10:00 am
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Voorhees College Celebration of New Ministry

The Rev. Dr. James YarsiahYarsiah Becomes College Chaplain and Vicar September 29

The Board of Trustees, President, Faculty, Staff and Students of Voorhees College and the Vestry and Members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church request your prayers and presence at the Institution and Celebration of New Ministry for The Reverend Dr. James T. Yarsiah as the new College Chaplain and Vicar on Thursday, the twenty-ninth of September, 2011 at 5 p.m.   The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. The service will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel, 386 Porter Street  Denmark, SC.

Episcopal Clergy: Black Cassock with White Stole

A reception will immediately follow in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.

Download a printable invitation.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Beginning Experience

Divorced? Widowed? Separated?

Beginning Experience September 30-October 2

"Beginning Experience" is a weekend away for a lifetime of change for widowed, divorced, and separated people.  The weekend program helps grieving single-again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning, and move into the future with renewed hope.  The program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning pain of loss into an experience of positive growth.  Founded by a Catholic nun and a Methodist lay woman, and rooted in the Christian tradition, the ministry's open, ecumenical spirit serves those of all faiths.  The fall weekend will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1&2, 2011, at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island, SC.  The total cost is $235.00 which includes the program, meals and lodging.  You may apply online at  Contact: Patty Shelton (843) 814 8408.
Friday, September 30, 2011 9:00 am - Sunday, October 02, 2011 10:00 am
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CCC Golf Tournament

The Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy will be hosting a fund-raising Golf Tournament on Monday, October 3 at the Country Club of Charleston on James Island October 3. The format is Captains Choice Scramble. The Shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. and the after-party will be held at the Charleston Crab House at 6 p.m. The cost per player, which includes awards, prizes and food is $150.

Download flyer. 

Monday, October 03, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Mofusion = Momentum (faith formation folk) + Fusion (youth minister folk).  We will meet at St. Paul's in summerville from 10am to 1:30pm for discussions on generational discipleship...what it is and what it looks like in our churches.  We will share what is working and what are some of the challenges.  It is an important season of working together as youth, children and family ministers.  We will enjoy food from Moe's and sweet fellowship and encouragement.  Please be a part of the convesation.
Thursday, October 06, 2011 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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St. James, WIN Conference

Interactive Women’s Conference Coming to Charleston

SAINT JAMES Episcopal Church, James Island is pleased to sponsor the
Women In Need VII (W.I.N.) Mini-Conference. 

WIN Conference founder, Kathryn Warfuel says, “This conference is for all Women In Need of RECHARGING their batteries”… Topics include women in need of hope, victory, inner healing, and renewal. Since staging the first W.I.N. Conference, (offered to the wives of the National Council members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew), Kathryn and a team of dedicated professionals have joined hands to offer teaching, testimony, activities, song, dance, drama, and intercessory prayer. W.I.N. has been presented in St. Louis, MO, Washington, DC, Orlando, FL, Vista, CA, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA. This mini, one-day conference, is our 7th… We expect God to accomplish GREAT things… GET READY!!!

Indianapolis recording artist, singer and author, Brenda Ingraham along with Dr. Muriel O’Tuel (author, educator, psychologist and seminar speaker) are two of the headline presenters. Other presenters include Indiana Bible teacher and foster parent, Robin Keen and Kathryn Warfuel, a neuromuscular massage therapist and licensed professional counselor intern from Charleston, SC. 

Everyone is invited to attend our afternoon session from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Refreshments will be provided. A $10 registration fee will be collected at the door… but don’t let finances keep you from being blessed…A love offering will be taken at the close of the conference. Invite a friend or neighbor…

Come for restoration and renewal, where every woman leaves “feelin’ like a WINNER!!!” This conference is a special event uniting all Daughters of The King (DOK), Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and sisters in the Body of Christ!!!

Held at St. James Episcopal Church, 1872 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412.

Call Kathryn Warfuel (843) 478-2090 for more details.
Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Clergy Meeting with Bishop Lawrence

Bishop Lawrence has called for a meeting of all active and canonically resident clergy of the Diocese for Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until noon at Saint James Church on James Island. The purpose of the meeting is to better understand the possible implications of the recent allegations made against Bishop Lawrence and to engage in corporate prayer.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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LAMB's Party with a Purpose

On Thursday, October 13, 2011, LAMB will be having a fund raising "Party with a Purpose" at Founders Hall, Charlestown Landing, featuring Suzy McCall.

There is no charge for the event, but attendees need to RSVP to

The event is an opportunity to raise awareness of all that God is doing in and through LAMB for the people of Honduras. LAMB is inviting businesses and individuals to help sponsor the event. Please contact Susan Keller, LAMB's Board Chair for additional information.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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York Place Fun Raiser and Run/Walk

On Saturday, October 15, York Place will have a day of fun including a 5K Run/Walk, a raffle, a petting zoo, games for the entire family, disc golf.  Music will be provided by local musicians including Tribe 180 as well as Nashville Recording artists DC and Julia.

Download a flyer.

The race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. The raffle will be held at 10 a.m. All other festivities will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The 5K organizer is Tom Harvey. He may be reached at (803) 548-2811 or

York place is a full accredited Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility serving children between the ages of 6-14.

Donations are welcome.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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ECW Florence/Georgetown Deanery Meeting

The women of the Florence/Georgetown Deanery will have their Deanery Meeting on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Well by the Sea, 4015 Belle Terre Blvd., Myrtle Beach.

Featured Speaker:
Molly Green from Water Missions International, our ECW Diocesan Project

Reports from our Prayer Partners:  York Place and Fostering Hope
Meet the new Diocesan Board and hear updates about ministries of the women in our Diocese!

Send check to: 
Susan Freel-DaSilva
2755 Canvasback Trail
Myrtle Beach, SC  29588
Please register by October 7, 2011
We can accept late registrations as long as space is available.  Call Lynn Allen at
843-357-4521 by Wednesday, October 12
Registration fee:  $10.00 ( includes lunch.) 
Make check payable to:  ECW Well by the Sea

Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Diocesan Med Mission Barbecue

HELP PosterHELP! The People of the Dominican Republic - an Afternoon of Beatles and BBQ will beheld at the Cathedral , Sunday, October 16. The Beatles Tribute Band will provide entertainment and there will be delicious BBQ, lemonade and cold Palmetto beer.  The Beatles and BBQ will be held from 4-6 p.m. on the Cathedral lawn and the Silent Auction/Wine and Cheese will be held in the Parish Hall from 6-7 p.m.

The Cathedral is located at 126 Coming Street in Charleston

Tickets (whose proceeds go to fund the medical mission to the Dominican Repbulic) are $15 for Adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.  There is a $5 entry fee for the live auction.

Download the poster.
Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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