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Kairos, Ridgeland Correctional

Ridgeland Correctional Institution – October 20-23, 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 Ridgeland Correctional Institution are about to experience Christ’s love in a new way 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! 

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, October 20, 2011 9:00 am - Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:00 am
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ECW Deanery Gathering Chas/West

Molly Greene, Water Missions InternationalAll women are invited to the Charleston/West Charleston ECW Deanery Gathering, Saturday, October 22 at St. John's Chapel, 18 Hanover Street in Charleston's Eastside.

Please plan to come hear our own Molly Greene tell about the amazing work of Water Missions International, see a resurrected church-St. John's Chapel on Charleston's East Side-learn of the outreach program to little girls, and hear about other wonderful missions. All this and more will be part of the Charleston/Charleston West ECW Deanery Gathering on October 22.

Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. at St. John's Chapel, 18 Hanover Street, Charleston. The schedule includes Holy Communion, presentation and luncheon, with time for good fellowship.
Registration fee is $10.00.  Download the registration form.

Dear Episcopal Women,

You and your clergy are cordially invited to attend the Charleston, Charleston-West gathering of Episcopal Church Women Saturday, October 22,2011, at the newly restored Saint John's Chapel on. Hanover Street on Charleston's Eastside. Featured speaker will be our own Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Missions International. She will describe the amazing birth, growth, and world-wide work of this Christian ministry. Attendees will be able to worship in the resurrected church of Saint John's and hear about the outreach programs for little girls led by Mrs. Janie Wilson, wife of our host, the Reverend Dallas Wilson. Members of the ECW of Calvary Episcopal Church are joining the ladies of Saint John's to welcome everyone to this important gathering. Diocesan ECW President, Ann Dennis, will introduce board members and the theme for this year, Christ's words to His  isciples, "You are the light of the world." Outstanding home and world missions will be highlighted, and parish representatives will be asked to share news. There will be a service of Holy Communion with glorious music. Lunch and fellowship will conclude the event. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00, and there is a ten dollar fee which includes lunch. Registration forms will be available at your
church and on line. We look forward to seeing you, and we ask for your prayers that God will bless this gathering in His Name.

Carolyn Lisle, Charleston-West ECW Deanery Director
Catherine Jones, Charleston ECW Deanery Director
Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Strengthening Men's Ministry

Men, come to Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, October 22 for a teaching by the Rev. Ron Greiser, Rector of Church of the Resurrection, Surfside, on how to strengthen Men's Ministry. 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Diocesan Medical Mission Trip to DR

The Diocesan medical mission to the Dominican Republic will be held October 27 through November 5. The team will visit two clinic sites on the outskirts of San Pedro de Macoris, which is east of Santo Domingo. Angelina and Santa Fe are rural communities that sprang up around sugar cane refineries which are now closed. Some residents are of Haitian descent, and many are living in sparse dwellings without electricity or running water. Medical team leaders are Dr. Howard Holl and Joy Holl.

The team is looking for two more physicians, two nurses, a dentist, a pharmacist and pharmacy assistants, a clergy member/spiritual leader, and interpreters fluent in Spanish. Estimated cost per person is $1100-$1200 per person, depending on airfare.

Contributions for this mission are tax-deductible and checks can be made to the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, and designated for the Diocesan Medical Mission. 

A barbecue/silent  auction will be held at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul on Sunday, October 16, to raise funds for Dominican missions.

The first organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral. For more information, contact Joy Holl at or by cell phone, (843) 729-4674.   Initial deposit of $300 due by first team meeting on Sunday, August 14.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:00 am - Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:00 am
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CCC Fundraiser at Folly

The Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy will have a Fundraiser at Folly hosted by Rita's Seaside Grill on November 3, 2011. Call (843) 724-1212 for details
Thursday, November 03, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Jubilate Deo Deadline

Thank you for your interest in the Jubilate Deo, the newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. Due to budget constraints we have recently reduced the number of copies printed per year from six to four to three. The paper is mailed to over 15,000 households. As an arm of the Diocese its content reflects the vision, mission and work of the Diocese. Articles should inspire, teach, educate or inform. News should be of interest to a large number of readers and be tied, in a clear way, to the Diocese.

2011 Submission Deadlines

Spring/Summer Issue (April/May/June/July), March 4, 2011
Fall Issue (August/September/October/November), July 1, 2011
Winter Issue (December/January/February/March) November 4, 2011

Submitting Articles
We encourage brevity. Notices about upcoming events should be between 200-300 words. Feature articles should be no more than 1,000 words. Other than using paragraphs and subheads, do not format articles, by adding unusual fonts, additional columns, boxes or clip art.

Because we receive so many submissions, we are not able to publish every article. We reserve the right to edit for length and to make the article appropriate for a wide audience.

Naming Articles and Photographs
Please name your articles and photographs with either the name of your church or ministry, and some descriptive feature in the article. For example, "dok_fall_assembly.doc" or "grace_charleston_guest_speaker.doc" Please don't name your article, "jubilate_deo_article.doc." We get lots of photographs named, "img.jpg." Please tell us who the photo is coming from and what it's of, if possible: "st_james_picnic_0001.jpg." Also, if you are sending photographs, include the photographer's name (if known) as well as an appropriate caption at the end of your article. Do not include this information in the body of your email, include it in the body of your article submitted as a Word document. 

Articles are to be submitted (preferably by e-mail as Microsoft Word documents) to both the editor, Joy Hunter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and the assistant editor: the Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. Harmon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

On page one of each (Microsoft Word document) submission, include a:
Contact Name:
Author of Submission and Author’s Title, if pertinent:
Name of Church Author attends:
Author's Daytime Telephone Number:
E-mail Address:

Submitting Photographs
Be creative with photographs. All photographs must be submitted in color at high resolution as either JPEGs or TIFFs, (300 dpi at the size the photo will be printed). Please include, at the end of your article (as part of the word document) a descriptive caption, including the full names of those pictured (if under ten people) and the name of the photographer.

If you have a number of photos and aren’t sure which to send, upload them to a free web album site, such as Picasa, ( and send us the link. We’re happy to make the selection. If you mail photographs, and would like them returned, include your name, return address and phone number on the back of any photos you submit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Editor, Joy Hunter.

Contact Information:
• Joy Hunter, Editor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (843) 696-1757
109 Arbor Road, Summerville, SC 29485
• The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. Harmon, Assistant Editor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
(843) 821-7254 P.O. Box 2810, Summerville, SC 29484-2810

Friday, November 04, 2011 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Every 4 Months until November 04, 2012

Saint James Bazaar

The women of Saint James Episcopal Church on Camp Road on James Island will hold a bazaar on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A wide variety of items as well as lunch will be available. Visit to learn more
Saturday, November 05, 2011 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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St. Helena's Bazaar

St. Helena bazaar set for Nov. 5 in Beaufort

The Women of the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort will present their annual Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, this year, to benefit charities in Beaufort and around the world.

The bazaar includes a Silent Auction of 300 unique items ranging from excursions and restaurant dinners to fine art and furs, sailboats and furniture.

St. Helena’s famous handmade “church mice” will be available for purchase when the doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  However, mouse manufacturers warn that these popular rodents often sell out early.

This year's Fall Bazaar at St. Helena's will be open on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House at 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort.  A Bazaar Preview will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Nothing is sold on Friday (although Silent Auction bids are accepted).  The Preview is for fellowship and an early look at bazaar offerings.

In addition to the Silent Auction and the church mice, Bazaar shoppers will find baked goods, candy, frozen foods, books, crafts and gifts, jewelry, plants, Christmas decorations, a pet boutique and Bargain Box. 

Contact the church office at 843-522-1712 or Bazaar Chairman Annie Pollak at 843-538-6497 for more information. Or visit

Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Epiphany Bazaar

The Church of the Epiphany, Summerville, will hold their annual Church Bazaar on November 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will have crafts, baked goods, and plants for sale.  For those that would like to have lunch, they will be offering Vegetable Soup, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Fish Sandwiches
Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Trinity, Pinopolis, Fashion Show

Trinity, Pinopolis will be having their first annual Fashion Show on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The tickets are $15 each and include lunch. The fashions are being provided by Dress Barn and tickets go on sale September 25. The proceeds from the show will benefit Water Missions International. For additional information call (843) 761-8570.
Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Dr. Kenneth Bailey at St. Helena's

The Parish Church of St. Helena is pleased to bring the renowned biblical scholar and author Kenneth Bailey to the Beaufort community. He will be guest preacher and teacher at St. Helena’s Nov. 6-8. The son of Presbyterian missionaries to Egypt, Dr. Bailey grew up in and around rural villages throughout the Middle East. He later was to become a recognized authority on the ancient literature and customs of the area. He brings to biblical interpretation a fresh and exciting perspective based upon how Jesus and Paul spoke and were heard among the local people of their time. Dr. Bailey is presently Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and visiting lecturer at Trinity School for Ministry. He is a most engaging and enjoyable speaker.


Sunday, November 6: Dr. Bailey will preach at all services (8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 6 p.m.)
First Lecture: Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes • 9:15 a.m. at the Rector’s Forum

Monday, November 7: Second Lecture: Paul through Mediterranean • 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8: Concluding Lecture: Jesus as Narrative Theologian • 11 a.m.
Luncheon and Informal Conversation with Dr. Bailey • 12 p.m.

All of Dr. Bailey’s lectures are open to the general public. Please bring a friend.

Download the flyer.
Sunday, November 06, 2011 9:00 am - Wednesday, November 09, 2011 10:00 am
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ECW Orangeburg/Beaufort Deanery Mtg.

All women are invited to the ECW Deanery Meeting of the Orangeburg and Beaufort Deaneries on Sunday, November 6 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Summerton. The gathering will begin with the 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by registration, lunch and a general meeting.

Presentations will be made by Molly Green of Water Missions International and Ann Dennis, ECW Diocesan President.

Babysitting service provided. registration forms will be available from your church and may be found here, and from Frances Wray at (803) 485-2726. The registration fee of $10 applies to cover the cost of lunch.

Download the flyer.

Download the welcome letter.

Download the registration form.

Directions to St. Matthias:


Directions from Charleston on I-95
Exit 108 to Summerton
Turn left at the stop sign
Turn right at the next stop sign – Church Street
Turn right at the light –Main Street
Turn left at - Duke Street
Church is on the left.

Directions from Florence on I-95
Exit 108 to Summerton
Turn right at the stop sign
Turn right at the next stop sign - Church Street
Turn right at the light – Main Street
Turn left at -  Duke Street.
Church is on the left.

Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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St. Alban's, Citadel, Homecoming Events

For many of the Citadel Alumni, your time as a cadet was greatly influenced by the Episcopal ministry and chaplain to the cadets.  For some it was called St. Alban's Chapel, for others--Canterbury Club.  Whatever its title, it was a formative and life-changing ministry.  That ministry continues today through Chaplain Greg Smith and the vestry of St. Alban's Chapel.  We invite you to join us this Homecoming Weekend to experience St. Alban's Chapel and see all that God is doing in that place.  There are several opportunities to "Come , See and Hear" this exciting ministry and hear stories of lives changed.
Spiritual Leadership Lunch - Friday, November 11th 12:00
12:00 noon - Greater Issues Room
2nd floor Mark Clark Hall
Guest Speaker:  Lt. Col. Larkin Spivey, class of 1961 
The Spiritual Leadership Lunch series is an opportunity for Cadets, Alumni and Friends to hear a great speaker and learn about strategies for leadership from a Christian foundation. At the Citadel, leadership is taught on a daily basis in an immersive laboratory environment. And while this leadership often emphasizes positional leadership – there is a need to provide alternative tools in the Christian Leader’s “toolbox” that will allow them to lead from the example of Christ while maintaining their position of authority. This monthly luncheon provides an excellent way for all leaders to sharpen their skills and grow especially in their spiritual leadership.
Lt. Col. Larkin Spivey has devoted his life and Christian ministry to finding and sharing stories that demonstrate God's providential hand and personal experiences of faith in times of war. As a decorated veteran, Spivey has experienced combat himself. With his own stories and the testimonies of other veterans, he seeks to enlighten both believers and skeptics with messages of hope, perseverance, faith, and providence during history's most treacherous times. Spivey's inspirational speaking events emphasize America's spiritual heritage and touch on the unique combination of God, history, and war.
Please email for more information or call 843-953-6840 to RSVP. Box lunches cost $5 and orders are due by Wednesday Nov. 9th

St. Alban's Wine and Cheese Reception
Friday, November 11th
1-3 pm
Episcopal Lounge and Office (across from the Roman Cathlic Chapel)
3rd Floor Mark Clark Hall
Drop by the Episcopal Lounge for a glass of wine, some cheese and sweet treats.  Take a moment to greet cadets, the vestry, past chaplains  and alumni.  Catch up with Chaplain Greg Smith about some of the exciting ministry that is occurring this year at St. Alban’s Chapel.  Drop by after lunch or in the middle of the day  We would love to see you there!
Homecoming Tailgate
Before and after the Homecoming Football Game
On the way to the halftime....or afterwards....follow the signs and find the St. Alban's Banner and enjoy great fellowship. Come to us first....and then travel to others on your schedule.....Just don't skip us!!!!! This is a growing "fellowship outreach" offered at ALL HOME GAMES.  I hope to see you there!!!!!
Chaplain Greg Smith +
Anglican/Episcopal and FCA Chaplain to The Citadel
Holy Cross at St. Alban’s Chapel - 843-953-6840
Contact Info
171 Moultrie Street MSC#3
Charleston, SC 29409

Friday, November 11, 2011 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Safeguarding God's Children

There is no question what a precious treasure our children are.  As leaders in Children's Ministry, we have a moral, and spiritual obligation to exercise due diligence in assuring that their faith formation happens in a safe environment.  History teaches us clearly that this is not an outcome we can take for granted.  There are steps we can and must take to assure the joy of their Christian Faith is not stolen from those in our care.

 With that purpose in mind The Well By the Sea, Myrtle Beach is offering a workshop entitled Safeguarding God’s children November 12, 2011 from 9:30 - 1:00 PM.  The workshop will be lead by Mrs. Polly Sosnowski, whose years of service as a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina make her a marvelous resource for this training.  The training provided will cover the necessary material to fulfill both diocesan canons and local parish guidelines.  If you have anyone in your parish or church who works regularly with children or youth, they should have this training.

There is no fee involved in this workshop and we would be delighted to welcome anyone in Children's Ministry to attend.  Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be provided.

Please contact me and let me know of any from your community that would like to attend.  


Mary Rife, Children's Ministry
The Well By the Sea
Home: 626-2128
Cell: 385-6885

Directions to The Well By The Sea
4015 Belle Terre Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 

From Myrtle Beach:

Take Hwy 501 West toward Conway.  After crossing the Intracoastal Waterway, look for the “Forestbrook Road/Dick Scobee Road/Fantasy Harbor” Exit.  Take this exit.  At the bottom of the  ramp, take a left onto Forestbrook Road.  Immediately get into the right lane.  Go 1/10 of a mile and take a right onto Belle Terre Blvd.  You will go around an “S” curve, past the Food Lion.  The church will be the third building on the left around the last curve.  Ample parking is in back of the building.

From Conway:

Take Hwy 501 East toward Myrtle Beach.  After passing Carolina Forest, take the Hwy 31/Forestbrook Road/Dick Scobee Road Exit.  After getting on the exit road, stay in the left lane and go on past the Hwy 31 exit.  Passing Hwy 31, get into the right lane and take the Fantasy Harbor/Forestbrook Rode/Dick Scobee Road exit.  At the light at the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto Forestbrook.  At the next light (1/10 of a mile) take a right onto Belle Terre Blvd.   Go past the Food Lion and around the curve.  The church will be the third building on the left after the last curve.

From Surfside Beach/Garden City/Georgetown:

Take Hwy 17 Bypass North.  After passing the “Back Gate” at Farrow Parkway (to Market Common), stay in the right lane.  Take the Harrelson Blvd/Airport exit.  Get in left lane and at the top of the ramp take a left toward Fantasy Harbor.  Go to the second light (past the old Hard Rock Park on the left).  Take a left onto Fantasy Harbor Blvd.  At the next light,  go straight across Forestbrook Road.  This becomes Belle Terre Blvd.  Go past the Food Lion on the left and around the “S” curve.  Church will be third building on the left after the “S” curve.

From Socastee:

Take Hwy 544 to Hwy 31.  Take Hwy 31 toward N. Myrtle Beach.  Take the Hwy 501 East exit toward Myrtle Beach.  Stay in the right hand lane and take the Fantasy Harbor/Forestbrook Road/ Dick Scobee Road exit.  At the light take a right onto Forestbrook Road.  At the next light take a right onto Belle Terre Blvd.  Go past the Food Lion on the left and around the “S” curve.  Church will be the third building on the left after the curve.

Saturday, November 12, 2011 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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The Pink Ball Dinner Dance

The English-Speaking Union Requests the pleasure of your company at

The Pink Ball Dinner Dance

to benefit scholarships for The Pink Bus

Guest Speaker–The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr,
on Monday, November 14th, 7 pm
Mills House Hotel

$75 per person          Black Tie &Pink

Please send payments to
ESU Charleston
108 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29401
Tel 843 327 0256 Email:
We accept Visa – Master Card – Discover

Download the flyer.
Monday, November 14, 2011 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nazir-Ali Lecture Series

The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-AliSt. Michael's, Charleston, will be sponsoring a three-night series of talks on Islam by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir Ali, November 16, 17 and 18.

Windows on the world of Islam

Three lectures by the renowned scholar/pastor

Michael Nazir-Ali

At St. Michael’s Church, Charleston

Wednesday, November 16
    “Muslims, Christians & Jews down the ages, and across the world”

Thursday, November 17
     “Ambassadors of Love: Witnessing to and serving our Muslim neighbors.”

Friday, November 18
      “Opportunities and Threats in Muslim-Christian Relations Today.”

6:30 PM, refreshments
7:00 PM lecture

The Kinloch Room (Just off St. Michael’s Alley)

Admission Free

Michael Nazir-Ali is Pakistani-born and was a Bishop in Pakistan before being Bishop of Rochester, England.  His father converted from Islam, and Michael grew up with both a Muslim and Christian family background.  He holds doctorates from a variety of universities and, in the British House of Lords, has been a renowned spokesman for the disenfranchised and persecuted and he has faced persecution and danger himself.  He is Visiting Bishop for the Anglican Communion Affairs here in South Carolina.  Bishop Michael is a theologian, diplomat, pastor and gifted spokesman for the Gospel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:00 am - Friday, November 18, 2011 10:00 am
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Thanksgiving Retreat at St. Christopher

This Thanksgiving contemplate a diversion from the cluttered course...
Consider a return to the beauty of a natural setting on a South Carolina barrier island.
Come with a heart of thanks to experience a joyful celebration.

With thankful hearts we come for family fellowship, spiritual renewal.

For detailed information and reservations call (843) 768-0429 or visit

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:00 am - Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:00 am
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Diocesan Office Closed

Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:00 am - Friday, November 25, 2011 9:00 am
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Advent Opportunity at St. Christopher

Opportunity in Advent. . . A new event in December 2011

The season of Advent begins Sunday, November 27.  As we enter into this holy season of hope and expectancy, it is an ideal time following Thanksgiving and before the crunch of the Christmas season, to set some time apart for rest, restoration and renewal.  There is also no better place to do this than St. Christopher.  During the First Week of Advent, from Monday, November 28, through Thursday, December 1, we invite you to come and share in the wonder of this special place for an unstructured time of simply being in the presence of God.  Each day, the Daily Office of Morning Prayer will be observed in Kimbel Chapel.

Clergy will be available for spiritual counsel and confessions by request.  Come for a day.  Come for one night.  Come for four nights, but come.  Come and claim the promise and hope of this Advent season. 

The Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
Isaiah 40:5 (BCP 75)

Please contact Elizabeth at or phone (843) 768-0429 with questions or to make reservations

Monday, November 28 – Friday, December 2

dinner though lunch the following day

$95 daily for single

$135 daily for double

Come for one day or stay all four. 

Four day stay offered an additional 10% discount.

Daily Office of Morning Prayer offered daily in Kimbel Chapel, Father Bob Lawrence available for spiritual counsel and confession by appointment

Book now by calling St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center at 843-768-0429

Monday, November 28, 2011 9:00 am - Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:00 am
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St. Christopher Board of Directors

The St. Christopher Board of Directors will meet November 30-December 1 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:00 am - Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:00 am
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