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Diocesan Council

Diocesan Council meets at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul beginning at 10:30 a.m. on August 31.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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DivorceCare Begins at Christ Church

Find Help. Discover Hope. Experience Healing

DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids Ministry

Separation and divorce are among life's most difficult experiences. It is both destructive and painful. Both adults and children who find themselves in this situation need the help and encouragement of others, as well as the help of the ultimate healer, Jesus Christ, to heal and restore balance to their lives. Both DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids groups are special places of encouragement, information and sharing.

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Deuteronomy 33:27 NIV

Those words were written by Moses and he speaks to us today, declaring that God is our only true security and our only true refuge. When we put our trust in money, or career, or even a lifelong dream such as the perfect marriage, inevitably we stumble and fall. Moses assures us that the eternal God always holds out His arms to catch us when we fall. In His arms no storm can destroy us, not even the storm of separation and divorce.

DivorceCare is a Christ-centered, scripture based healing ministries to address the emotional and spiritual damage caused by separation and divorce. This course is being offered by Christ Episcopal Church beginning Sunday, September 12 at 6:30 and continues for 10 weeks. Christ Church is located at 2304 Hwy. 17 North (corner of 17 and Long Point Rd.- Please call the church office at 884-9090 to register.

Additional information about Divorce Care can be found at
Sunday, September 12, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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DOK Fall Assembly

The Daughters of the King will celebrate 125 years at the same time that the Diocese of South Carolina’s Daughters will celebrate 30 years – during the Fall Assembly scheduled for September 18, 2010, at the Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston. The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson and the Holy Communion’s president of DOK will welcome all the attendees and guests from 45 chapters in the Diocese. The DOK Province IV President, Metro Griffith, will be in attendance, as will several past Diocesan Presidents, Chaplains, and Priests from the Churches with chapters of DOK.

The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. followed by teachings from the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector of St. Helena’s, Beaufort, and the Rev. Greg J. Kronz, Rector of St. Luke’s, Hilton Head. After lunch, hosted by the Daughters of the King, The Right Reverend Mark J. Lawrence will be the Celebrant for the Holy Eucharist.

Download the Registration Form.

The theme for the DOK triennial (2009 – 2012) is “Loving God; Loving Our Neighbors; Loving Ourselves,” and Fathers Miller and Krontz will weave this theme into the teachings. Reserve Saturday, September 18, 2010, and come to Holy Communion for a day of “refreshment in the Lord!” Come, also, and meet the Province IV President, First Vice President and even some members of the National Council!

For additional information, contact Elaine Crafton at

Saturday, September 18, 2010 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Orangeburg Deanery Meeting

All clergy and delegates to the upcoming reconvening Diocesan Convention, October 15, 2010, are urged to attend the meeting of their deanery, listed below. Attendees are asked to review a copy of the Title IV Canon, the revision of which was approved at the last General Convention. This will be central to the discussion. View the document.

Florence Deanery:
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., Holy Comforter, Sumter

Beaufort Deanery:
Monday, September 20, 6:30 p.m., The Cross, Bluffton

Charleston Deanery:
Tuesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island

Georgetown Deanery:
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., Resurrection, Surfside

W. Charleston Deanery:
Thursday, September 23. 6:30 p.m., St. James, Charleston

Orangeburg Deanery:
Monday, September 27. 7:00 p.m., Redeemer, Orangeburg

Monday, September 27, 2010 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nashotah House at Holy Communion

The Church of the Holy Communion will be hosting a special conference featuring faculty from Nashotah House Seminary on September 29, the Feast of St. Michael & All Angels.  At 4 p.m. the Rev. Dr. Arnold Klukas, Professor of Liturgics and Ascetical Theology, will present a teaching on "The Spirtuality of the Priesthood."  At 5.30 p.m. they will celebrate Solemn High Mass with the Dr. Garwood Anderson, Associate Professor of New Testament & Greek, preaching.  A supper will follow . Reservations are requested. Learn more.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Limehouse Preaching in Orangeburg

Orangeburg’s own Frank Limehouse will be returning to his hometown this month to preach a revival at the Church of the Redeemer on Russell Street.  The Very Rev. Frank Limehouse, who served as rector of St. Helena’s in Beaufort for many years, is currently the dean of the cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. He will be preaching at three services of Evening Prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 12th, 13th, and 14th  of this month.  Supper will be served for all guests at 6:00pm, and the services will begin at 7:00pm.  A nursery will be available for all services.  Please R.S.V.P. to the Church by October 5th if you plan to join us for supper.  The church office number is: 803-534-3794.  All members of the Diocese of South Carolina are invited!} 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:00 am - Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:00 am
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Men's Prayer Gathering

Men of the Diocese:  Call to Action on short notice:

Special Fall Assembly of the Christian Men’s Conference
Friday, October 15, 2010

• Who:  The men of the Diocese of South Carolina who are not involved in the Diocese Convention meeting are invited and called!
• Why:  To gather and pray for the leaders of our Diocese as they prayerfully discern God’s will and plan for the Diocese and for His Kingdom.
• Where:  Meet at 8:00am in the parking lot of Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Avenue, where we will gather and proceed in a short (less than 3/10 mile) “holy hike” to St Paul’s Episcopal.
• How:  In submission to the Holy Spirit, we will encircle the meeting place and lift up our leaders as we praise and worship our Risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
• What else:  Remember to bring a little lunch and a water or two if you plan to stay through.  And a little pocket Bible would be great!

Friday, October 15, 2010 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Friday, October 15, 2010 9:00 am - Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:00 am
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Reconvened Convention

The 219th Diocesan Convention will be reconvened on October 15, 2010 at St. Paul's Church in Summerville. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be available until 8:45 a.m. At 9 a.m. the convention will begin with an opening Eucharist and Call to Order

The cost of the convention is $25 and includes a box lunch.
Friday, October 15, 2010
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LAMB, Suzy McCall Speaks

Suzy McCall, founder of LAMB a Christ-centered, multifaceted ministry based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras will be speaking on Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in the Main Church at Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant.  This is geared for the women of Christ Church but is open to all.

LAMB was founded in 1999 by long term missionary, Suzy McCall as a training school for Hondurans called to world mission. Today, LAMB also operates an elementary school with over 250 children in one of the most violent and poverty stricken areas of Tegucigalpa, a residential home for over 60 abused and neglected children outside of the city, and community assistance program which seeks to minister to the needy with food, medical care, construction help, microfinance assistance, as well as a new, large outreach program to the youth.

Suzy McCall is originally from Barnwell, SC and was Director of Christian Education at St. Philip's when she was called to Honduras 20 years ago. She and her five daughters are living in the Charleston area while here on a five month furlough.

For additional information, contact  Karen Beck, 343-2543,

Suzy has future speaking engagements in the following Diocesan churches:

10/21   St. James Santee in McClellanville
10/24   Saint James Church, Charleston, SC
11/21   Holy Trinity, Grahamville, SC (Rigeville)

Monday, October 18, 2010 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Institution of the Rev. Dallas Wilson as Vicar

God Willing, the The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, will institute, to the Glory of God The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr. as Vicar of St. John's Chapel, 18 Hanover Street, Charleston, Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. A celebration will follow. Your prayers and presence are requested. Clergy: red stoles. Download the bulletin insert.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cathedral Clergy Luncheon

Doug Greenwold to Speak, October 21
A message from the Very Rev. Peet Dickinson,
Dean of the Cathedral:

Dear Ordained Brothers and Sisters,

I am inviting you to a lunch at the Cathedral, during which I've invited Doug Greenwold to speak. Doug is an author and Biblical scholar whose expertise is "teaching and preaching the Bible in context." In fact, in early October he is offering a presentation on that very topic during the Way of Wisdom conference at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Personally, I have found his teaching to be extremely helpful in my own preaching and teaching. How much do I value his insights? So much so that I've decided to pay for lunch! The lunch will be in our parish hall on October 21st at 12:30 p.m. I'd greatly appreciate an RSVP to to allow for an exact count on lunch.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,
Learn more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Help support the ministry of the LAMB Institute at a family-oriented gathering from 2- 6 p.m. Sunday, October 24 at Goldbug Island on Mt. Pleasant. The cost is $20 per person (children under 12 are free) and includes oysters and hot dogs. The Blue Dogs, as well as other bands, will perform.  Contact Margaret Merritt.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:00 am - 6:00 am
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UTO Ingathering

October 24 is the suggested date for the fall UTO ingathering. To participate, the parish's UTO chair will conduct a fall ingathering and then send one check to Nancy Pickering, 844 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. All checks must be made payable to UTO. The fall ingathering checks must be sent in no later than December 15, 2010 to be included in the grants for the following year.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Grace Church Harvest Festival


The Flower Guild of Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston will host the church's seventh Harvest Festival October 27-31, with public events continuing through All Saints' weekend and concluding with a Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints on October 31.

Margaret Fairhurst, an award-winning floral designer, will travel to Charleston from the United Kingdom to demonstrate a variety of flower arrangements and holiday designs in three seminars:

Wednesday, October 27, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 28, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The cost is $45 for one seminar, $85 for two and $115 for all three.

As a gift to the community following the seminars, the church will be open for the public to view Mrs. Fairhurst’s creations as well as arrangements by members of the Grace Church Flower Guild and other area churches.

There will be a street festival at Grace on Saturday afternoon, October 30, with music, games and food for all ages. The Harvest Festival will close with a Choral Evensong on Sunday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. sung by Grace’s St. Gregory Choir, followed by English High Tea in the parish hall.

Past Harvest Festivals have attracted participants from all over the country. This year's event is a wonderful opportunity for those who enjoy floral design at all experience levels to learn and share techniques. For registration forms and more information, visit Grace’s website,, or contact Carolyn Yarbrough at (843) 884-3592.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:00 pm - Friday, October 29, 2010 1:00 pm
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LAMB; Party with a Purpose

A “Party With A Purpose will be held Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the home of Son and Helen Trask, 646 Rue de Muckle in Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek. In addition to testimonies and a brief video, Suzy McCall, the founder of LAMB will share about the work God is doing there. There is no charge for this semi-elegant party with finger food and wine, but it is designed as a fund-raiser. RSVP to Cindy Hughes (843) 886-3208.
Friday, October 29, 2010 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pineville Chapel 200th Anniversary

Everyone is invited to attend the 200th Anniversary Celebration of Pineville Chapel, Pineville, South Carolina on Sunday, October 31, 2010. The celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Holy Eucharist followed by a potluck picnic on the grounds. St. Stephen’s Parish Church, in St. Stephen’s, along with St. Alban’s Kingstree, will be hosting the service  If you need more information, contact Scottie Hoffman at (843) 607-4200. Directions can be found on Stephen’s Website,

Pineville Chapel   
1810 – 2010

The village of Pineville began as a summer community for wealthy planters and their families once they realized that “places where pine trees were plentiful were usually free of the fevers that affected those who lived near swamps. . .” (Warner Montgomery), marshes, and rice fields.

Captain James Sinkler of Laurel Hill Plantation was the first to build a home in Pineville and when he and his family returned in good health to Laurel Hill in November, others followed. In 1794, Captain John Palmer, Captain Peter Gaillard, John Cordes, Samuel Porcher, Peter Porcher, and Philip Porcher built homes in the area as well. The village, considered one of the most sophisticated communities, outside of Charleston, at the time, established an academy, a library, a racetrack, and a church.
 Within a few years, Pineville grew to 60 homes and the pine trees were protected by a fine of $5 being imposed on anyone who cut down or injured one of them.

The first chapel of Pineville, along with a cemetery, was build 2 miles west of the village on the old River Road. Services were later held in the villagers’ homes. The current church was built in 1810 and Rev. Charles Blair Snowden was the first rector, who lived in the Pineville rectory (one of the few remaining original buildings of the village). Regular services were held from June to October, and during the rest of the year Rev. Snowden rotated between Pineville, the Rocks, and Black Oak.
 Rev. Snowden was followed by Rev. D.J. Campbell, who died in 1840 while serving and is buried in the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churchyard. The church was empty until 1842 when Rev. William Dehan and his assistant, Rev. C.P. Gadsden assumed leadership.

The Pineville Chapel was consecrated in 1845 by Bishop Gadsden and was admitted into the Diocese of South Carolina.

The interior is largely original including the high pulpit, doors, windows, balcony, and Palladian window behind the altar. The original wooden bell tower and very early bronze bell are still in place. The Pineville Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 as part of the Pineville Historic District.

Regular services at Pineville Chapel ceased once St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church was restored in 1957. The chapel now falls under the auspices of the Diocese of South Carolina as a chapel of ease. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church serves as caretaker. Thanks to a fund set up by the late Mattie Gourdin Marion in 1976 and continued by her niece, Eljule Gourdin Everett, the church receives a small income for its upkeep.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Presentation on Healing Mission to Ukraine

On Sunday, October 31, St. Michael's Healing Missin to the Ukraine team of 15 will present video and oral reports on their experiences on this past mission trip. "Come hear about the Jesus encounters with the sick and lost people in the former collective farm villages. God still heals today." The presentations will be at 9:20 a.m. and at 7 p.m. in the parish house of St. Michael's, Charleston.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bishop Gadsden Auction Event

Details to come.
Friday, November 05, 2010 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Author Steve Wright at Christ-St. Paul's

Steve Wright, author of “A Parent of Privilege,” will lead a special “Saints Alive” weekend at Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island, November 5-7. All are welcome.
Friday, November 5
7 – 8:30 p.m. Come hear Pastor Steve Wright as he explains the biblical foundation for parents being the primary spiritual influence on their children. Steve will also share how an entire congregation can share their faith with the “next” generation and helping a parish to live into the vow we make at each baptism-”to do all in our power to support this person in their Christian life. KidZone will  be open for children! Signup required-889-2820.

 Saturday, November 6
10-11:30 a,m, Steve Wright will continue his teaching explaining the importance of passing on our faith to the next generation.

Sunday, November 7
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Join us at worship and come enjoy a parish luncheon following the later service. Hear testimonies from parents who have put Steve methods into practice.

To learn more, call (843) 889-2820.

Friday, November 05, 2010 9:00 am - Sunday, November 07, 2010 11:00 am
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