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The 225th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held March 11-12, 2016 at the Church of the Cross in Bluffton, SC.

The following materials were mailed via USPS on February 9, 2016 to those who have been certified by their parish or mission. Delegates: If you are not able to serve, please pass your packet along to your designated alternate.

For your convenience, the contents of the packet available below.

Note: There are no pre-filed resolutions
biblical grandparentingWe have a special opportunity to host Cavin Harper, founder and director of Christian Grandparenting Network for a Biblical Grandparenting Mini-Conference—this is open to the public! Learn more and register.

We look forward to celebrating our 225th together in Bluffton!
For questions, contact: Beth Snyder, Convention Coordinator



The Diocese of South Carolina is kicking off its 225th Annual Convention, which will be held at the Church of the Cross, Bluffton, by hosting a series of workshops on Friday, March 11 which are open to the public and which focus on reaching the community outside our church buildings  with the theme, “Beyond the Walls.”
Register for workshops here.

Grandparenting Mini-Conference

    The first offering of the day, beginning at 9 a.m. is a three-hour mini-conference on Grandparenting offered by Cavin Harper, founder and director of the Colorado Springs  based Christian Grandparenting Network.
    Does the Bible have anything to say about the roles of grandparents? Many grandparents today enter this role without any definitive understanding of what a grandparent is supposed to do. Few answers are provided by the Church, workshops, books or other resources, but that is changing. God has been building a movement of intentional, biblical grandparents who are committed to faithfully tell the next generations the truth about God and the Gospel so that they might know, love and serve Christ. That’s what this seminar is about. You will learn what God has to say about this new role many of us are discovering called grandparenting. And you will learn about some very powerful tools grandparents can use to impact the next generations for Christ. If you care about the hearts, minds and souls of your grandchildren, you will want to be part of this unique event. Note there is a $10 fee for this mini-conference.

The 225th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held March 11-12, 2016 at the Church of the Cross in Bluffton, SC.

Convention Schedule

Download printable schedule.

Friday, March 11
9 a.m. - 12 noon; Grandparenting Conference (Cross Schools Campus, 495 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton)
1 - 4 p.m.; Workshops (Cross Schools Campus, 495 Buckwalter Parkway)
4:45 p.m.; Clergy Vesting (Church of the Cross, Historic Church, 110 Calhoun Street)
5:00 p.m.; Opening Convention Eucharist (Church of the Cross, Historic Church) - Note: This service witll be live-streamed.
7:00 p.m.; BBQ and Oyster Roast (Bluffton Oyster Factory, 63 Wharf Street)

Saturday, March 12
7:30 a.m.; Registration Opens (Cross Schools Campus)
9:00 a.m.; Call to Convention (Cross Schools Campus)

Registration (Online)

Visitors are welcome, but seating in the visitor gallery is limited. Alternates attending (in addition to your delegation) must be registered as visitors.  (Registration includes dinner Friday and lunch Saturday.) Cost: $75.00/per person for clergy and lay delegation; $35.00/per person for visitors. Deadline to register delegation is February 12th, 2016.

Register here.

Delegate Information

Two Easy Steps:

CERTIFY Your Delegates
* writable PDF (paperless option)
* or download, print and return the form by mail.
Certificates due by February 1st, 2016

REGISTER Your Delegation

Registrations due by February 12th, 2016

$ 75.00/per delegate (clergy/laity)
$ 35.00/per person (visitors)

(Note: Alternates attending in addition to your elected delegation
may not sit with their delegation and must register as visitors.)



View information about and register for the Grandparenting Mini-Conference.
View information about and register for the Convention workshops.


View a list of nominees for Diocesan Offices in the 2016 a report from the Nominating Committee.



If you have resolution(s) that you would like mailed out to the delegates prior to the Convention, email them to Beth Snyder, Diocesan Covention Coordinator,  no later than February 1st, 2016.   We urge you to offer the delegates time to prayerfully consider any resolution you are considering setting forth by observing this deadline.

Further Information

Questions? Please contact Beth Snyder at the Diocesan House, 843-722-4075, or  email,



Lodging Suggestions

The hotels below are now sold out.  We are directing folks to Trivago website.  Candlewood Suites (near Hampton Inn) and Comfort Suites (nearer downtown) are showing availability. Hilton Garden Inn (near bridge to Hilton Head) is available as well.

Hampton Inn-Bluffton
29 William Pope Drive
Bluffton, SC 29909

Holiday Inn Express-Bluffton
35 Bluffton Road
Bluffton, SC 29910

Lodging Option: In-Home Housing in the Bluffton area
Contact Barbara Scott–


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