The following special Lenten programs/events are being offered across the Diocese of South Carolina. All are free (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public. To add your parish's events contact the Communications Office.
Recital Series, Saint James, James Island, February 21-March 21
Saint James, James Island, is presenting a Wednesday Lenten recital series at noon from February 21 through March 21. All recitals will last a half hour and a paper bag lunch will be provided. Admission is free and offerings will be accepted.
- February 21 Christal Brown-Heyward, voice & piano
- February 28 Greg Schoonover, trumpet
- March 7 Fernando Troche, classical guitar
- March 14 Matthew Wilkinson, piano
- March 21 Porter-Gaud Upper School Choir & Chamber Singers
Lenten Luncheon Series, St. Philip’s, Charleston, February 21-March 12
St. Philip’s is hosting a light lunch, brief liturgy, and a talk given by the St. Philip's clergy on Wednesdays in Lent. The lunch will begin at noon in the parish hall. Questions? Contact Rachel Murphy, at (843) 722-7734, ext. 235
- February 21: Church as Family, The Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller
- February 28: Church as Temple, The Rev. Marc R. Boutan
- March 7: Church as Bride, The Rev. Andrew R. O'Dell
- March14: Church as Body of Christ, The Rev. Brian K. McGreevy
- March 21: Church as Army, The Rev. Ryan T. Streett
Teaching Series, Prince George, Winyah, February 15-March 22
Prince George, Winyah, Georgetown will be offering “The Meaning of Marriage: A Vision for Married and Single People" by Timothy and Kathy Keller from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. If you’d like to join the study call the church office at (843) 546-4358.
Soup Supper and Teaching Series, Christ-St. Paul’s, Hollywood, February 21- March 21
Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island, will be hosting a soup supper and teaching series on Wednesday nights in Lent. Their vestry will be hosting pre-teaching discussions during dinner. The supper will begin at 6:15 p.m. Following supper, they will move into the church for a special time of worship and teaching, and will dismiss by 8 p.m. There will be programs for children and youth. A nursery will be available. Learn more.Charleston Community Lenten Services; Focus: Confronting Evil, February 21-March 21St. Michael’s, Charleston, will be participating in a community Lenten program. Each service begins at noon. A lunch is served after worship at the host church. $5 donation accepted.
- February 21: St. Michael’s, Charleston; Sermon by The Rev. David Butler, Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church
- February 28: St. John’s Lutheran Church; Sermon by The Rev. Dr. L. Holton Siegling, Jr., Pastor, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
- March 7: First Baptist Church, Charleston; Sermon by The Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr., Rector, St. Michael’s Church
- March 14: First (Scots) Presbyterian Church; Sermon by The Rev. Anthony Thompson, Pastor, Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church
- March 21: Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church; Sermon by The Rev. R. Marshall Blalock, Pastor, First Baptist Church
- Good Friday, March 30: Outdoor Stations of the Cross through the City of Charleston; Begins at noon at the Battery Gazebo
Lenten Hymn Sing, St. Helena's, Beaufort, February 18
Please join us, as in days of old, for an informal time of fellowship and singing God's glory on a Sunday afternoon! We will gather in the balcony of the church to sing Lenten hymns, learn some background information, and usher in the season. Plan to sing favorite well-known hymns as well as a few less familiar tunes with beautiful texts that we would be remiss to neglect. Questions? Contact John Stender, Director of Music,email@example.com"> firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenten Luncheon and Lecture Series, St. Helena's, Beaufort, February 20-March 20
Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall, followed by a light lunch and lecture. This year, we welcome guest preachers from the community. The five-part series titled "The High Peak of Scriptures" looks at Romans 8. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at (843) 522-1712, ext. 215.
- Part 1 (Romans 8:1-11) – “No Condemnation,” February 20 • The Rev. Jim Wooten of Baptist Church of Beaufort
- Part 2 (Romans 8:12-17) – “Adoption Cry,” February 27 • The Rev. Alex Mark of First Scots Presbyterian
- Part 3 (Romans 8:18-27) – “Suffering and Glory,” March 6 • The Rev. David Holland of Tidal Creek Fellowship
- Part 4 (Romans 8:28-30) – “Salvation Mystery,” March 13 • The Rev. Shay Gaillard of St. Helena’s
- Part 5 (Romans 8:31-39) – “Inseparable,” March 20 • The Rev. Taylor Burgess of Cross Community Church
Way of the Cross Services, Church of the Resurrection, Surfside, Feburary 16-March 30
Resurrection, Surfside, will host The Way of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 6 p.m. This wonderful service allows participants to walk with our Lord and Savior as he journeys to the Cross. The services begin at 6 p.m.
Teaching Series with The Rev. Dr. Peter Moore, Old St. Andrew's and St. Andrew's Mission, Charleston, February 21-March 21
Old St. Andrew’s Church and St. Andrew’s Mission will be hosting the Very Rev. Dr. Peter Moore for a teaching series in Lent. The Lenten Series will be at Old St. Andrew’s on February 21 and 28 and at St. Andrew’s Mission on March 7, 14 & 21. Supper will be at 5:45 p.m. Worship and teaching will be at 6:30 p.m.
Lenten Gatherings in the Home, Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant,
Christ Church is having times for fellowshiop, song and teaching about the Holy Spirit in various homes of parishioners. To learn more contact Christ Church at http://www.christch.org/
Lenten Suppers and Teachings, All Saints’, Florence, February 21- March 21
All Saints will host a dinner with worship and teaching by Chelsea Hamshaw on the Spiritual Disciplines each Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Lent. For more information contact Chelsea Hamshaw or All Saints’ Church, (843) 662-7061.
Soup Suppers, St. Matthew’s, Fort Motte, February 21-March 21
St. Matthew's, Fort Motte, will hold Wednesday Soup Suppers Feb. 21, 28 and March 14, 21 at 6:30 p.m. The supper will begin at 6.30 p.m. The speaker will begin at 7 p.m.
Lenten Teaching Series, St. John's, Florence, February 22-March 22
St. John's Church Florence will offer a Lenten Lunch series on Thursdays, beginning February 22nd through March 22nd. Guest speakers will focus on "Gospels 101: Finding Jesus through the four Gospels" The Parish will host Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.; lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the Teaching Series will begin at 12:10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of the series. Donations to cover lunch are welcome. To learn more contact Beth McCallister 843-662-5585 email@example.com
Various Programs, St. Bartholomew's Hartsville, February 16-March 28
St. Bartholomew’s, Hartsville, will offer a Lenten supper and program every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Every Friday at noon during Lent they will host Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary. On Wednesdays they participate with eight other churches for a community Lenten service and luncheon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic and United Methodist congregations are participating. Clergy from the different churches preach and each congregation provides the meal. The funds raised will be donated to the Hartsville Interfaith Ministries.