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Recognizing Veterans Sunday PDF Print E-mail

soldier saluting flagRecognize our Veterans, Active Military and their Families on Sunday, November 9


In the 1960s and 70s, a popular TV public service announcement aired at 11 pm: "Do you know where your children are?"  Today, we need to ask, "Do you know where our service members are?" They're around the world, conducting missions from humanitarian assistance, to keeping midnight watch, to some in perilous operations.  They're in the air, on land, and at sea.

Our diocese is blessed with many military families, and countless retirees and veterans and their families. On Nov 9, the Sunday before Veteran's Day, we ask that you remember and say a prayer of thanksgiving and for God's safety for all those who have served our nation, all those still serving, and especially for their families.

Eternal God, protect and assist all those, at home and abroad, by land, by sea, or by air, who are serving our nation.  We especially thank you for all those who have served this nation, this good land Thou hast given us.  We ask special blessings for their families who also bear, and have faithfully borne, additional untold sacrifices.  Almighty God, watch over them, and cause them to know that none can pluck from Thy hand those who put their trust in Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

To learn more about ministering to those in the military and their families, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it USAF, Ret., Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter, Military Outreach Ministry
 
Administrative "Tune-Up's" for Parishes: Nov. 6 PDF Print E-mail

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Parish Administrators' Day, November 6 at St. Matthias, Summerton


The Diocesan staff is eager to help you get your church running smoothly administratively, and Parish Administrators' Day is a great place to start.  We'll have information on health and pension plans, explain how to prepare for the Bishop's visit and how remarriage requests work. You'll get help in filling out the new parochial report questionnaire and hear about property insurance, Safeguarding God's Children and get an update on the litigation. We'll even have helpful hints on how you can get your parish's news in front of the entire diocese. This will be a fun day of fellowship and information with plenty of time for Questions & Answers.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the workshops will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch (which will be provided.)
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Wes Hill to Speak on Spiritual Friendship: Ministering to Same-Sex Attracted Christians PDF Print E-mail

The Rev. Dr. Wes Hill to Speak on

Spiritual Friendship: Ministering to Same-Sex Attracted Christians

 

The Rev. Dr. Wes Hill


November 15, St. John’s, Johns Island

Dr. Wes Hill, Asst. Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry, who was recently selected by Christianity Today as one of their “33 Under 33,” top 33 evangelicals under age 33 to watch, will be speaking at St. John’s, Johns Island from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on November 15 on “Spiritual Friendship: Ministering to Same Sex Attracted Christians.” Dr. Hill, a self-identified celibate gay Christian, brings a unique perspective to the issue. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality.
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Bishop of Bolivia in SC December 5-21 PDF Print E-mail

Bishop Raphael Samuel, Bishop of Bolivia in SC December 5-21


The Right Rev. Raphael Samuel, Bishop of Bolivia, and his wife, Michelle, will be visiting our diocese from December 5 through Dec 21.  Bishop Samuel has served in Bolivia for almost 20 years as an Anglican missionary from Singapore, appointed by Archbishop Moses Tay.

+Raphael is presenting his vision for the Diocese of Bolivia, which includes schools and theological training for clergy.  He hopes to expand the work of mission in Bolivia, which is in essence a missionary diocese in the Province of South America.  The Province of South America has come out of the old Province of the Southern Cone.

Bolivia is a country of great need, both spiritual and financial, and churches are not encouraged by the ruling powers.  There is a great need for people to work alongside the churches in the Diocese.  The churches of the Diocese are involved in mission, from caring for children from the markets to caring for the children of workers who are absent all week. Some churches try to help homeless and others try to find medical help for those in need.

Unfortunately, in Bolivia, the laborers are few.  Bishop Samuel is trying to change that.  It is his vision for the Diocese of Bolivia, its people and its churches, that Bishop Samuel will be presenting to the churches in our Diocese.

Bishop Samuel will be in the Florence Deanery from the December 5-9.  He will preach at Holy Comforter in Sumter on December 7, and will speak at an evening meeting at St. John’s, Florence, on December 8.  Everyone who has an interest in missions is invited to one of the sessions.  December 10-11, he will be speaking in the Pawley’s Island/Myrtle Beach area.  On Saturday, December 13 he will be going to Charleston and speaking at St. John’s, John’s Island on both Saturday and Sunday.  His last scheduled meeting, at this time, is on Monday, with Bishop Lawrence and others..

If you are interested in having Bishop Samuel as a speaker or preacher, please contact either Fr. Jim Blanton, at 803-487-6770, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Fr. Bob Lawrence at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or(843) 768-0429.

Bishop Samuel and Michelle are here as guests of the Diocese of South Carolina and Adelante Bolivia, Inc.  Adelante Bolivia is a 501c3 corporation founded in 2012 by missionaries who have a heart for Bolivia.  Fr. Blanton, Fr. Marcus Kaiser, Bishop Samuel, and Bishop Frank Lyons serve as the current Board of Directors.  All funds go directly to missions in the Diocese of Bolivia.
 
All Creatures Great and Small: We Will Bless Them All PDF Print E-mail
The Rev. Ron Greiser with horseThese are the words Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, is using to announce their Blessing of the Animals service. Many churches find the blessing service is a great way to draw those who otherwise might not drop in to church.

Resurrection, Surfside, who has been inviting parishioners to take flyers to vets, groomers and pet stores, will have police dogs, therapy dogs and horses from the Barnabas Horse Foundation in attendance. Holy Cross, Stateburg, has invited younger children to bring a stuffed pet. If you get good photos from your blessing service This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•    Holy Cross, Stateburg, Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.
•    Grace Church, North Myrtle Beach, Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m.
•    Resurrection, Surfside, Sunday, October 5, during all three services
•    Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday, October 5, 4 p.m.
•    St. Michael’s, Charleston, Sunday, October 5, 6 p.m.
 
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