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Echols Appointed Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at Cummins Seminary
In 2016, Dr. Echols was ordained a Priest in the Diocese of South Carolina by Bishop FitzSimons Allison, and he serves as Curate of the Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program of the College of Theology, South University, Columbia. He has authored three books, and written several articles, papers, and reviews for inclusion in other books, journals, and seminars. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Echols taught Old Testament courses in India, on the Faculty of Union Biblical Seminary in Pune.
The Very Rev. Dr. Julius Barnes, President and Dean of Cummins Seminary, has said, “Dr. Echols is the third new member to join our faculty in less than a year. We want the low country community to see that Cummins is expanding its program of quality theological education – raising the bar of excellence - for training clergy and lay persons for mission and ministry in the Church of Jesus Christ.” Anyone who wants to join Dr. Echols in his course in the Major Prophets, or take any of the other courses offered should call the Seminary at (843) 873-3451. Or, stop by our campus at 705 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29485. Our courses are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons and evenings, and on Saturday morning and are designed to be available for those who work at other jobs.
ALI Lecture with Dr. Christopher Wright
Anglican Leadership Institute Lecture
Dr. Chris Wright who serves as the International Ministries Director for the Langham Partnership represents and promotes the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel, his speaking and writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and in sharing the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization. Dr. Wright taught in India for five years and has written extensively on the Old Testament and issues in Christian mission. An ordained Anglican, he is on the staff of London’s All Souls Church.
Safeguarding God's Children Workshops Scheduled
It is with that purpose in mind that the Diocese offers the “Safeguarding God’s Children” workshops across the Diocese. The workshops continue to be led 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. The next workshops offered are:
Tuesday, January 24 10:00 am -1:00 p.m.
Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island
2520 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
(843)883-3586 or email (email@example.com ) to “register”
Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
3000 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843)448-8426 or email Patty Von Schoppe (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to register
The cost is $5 per person for lunch provided.
Saturday, February 11 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston
126 Coming St,.Charleston, SC 29403
843.530.2669 or email (email@example.com ) to register
If you have anyone in your parish who works regularly with children or youth, they must have this training. If you would be interested in being the host for such a workshop yourself, that would be blessing to your own parish as well as others nearby. On-line training is also a viable option for some parishes. Contact the Rev. Canon Jim Lewis at (843) 722-4075 to discuss what would work best for you, but do make sure your staff and volunteers are appropriately trained.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping make the Diocese of South Carolina a safe place for all our children.
Advent & Christmas Events Around the Diocese
The following Advent and Christmas events are open to the public. To add an item to the list email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
St. Helena’s, Beaufort, December 10
The Parish Church of St. Helena will offer a candlelight Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. In this service, which dates to the late 19th century, we listen to seven Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.
Death of the Rev. Pete Cooper
Mr. Cooper was born in Lancaster, SC and was raised in Great Falls and Clinton, SC. A 1963 graduate of Clinton High School, Pete was a member of the Class of 1967 at the Citadel. He also received postgraduate degrees from Furman University and the University of the South (Sewanee) and was ordained in the Episcopal Church, 1981.
Pete served in the United States Marine Corps and was most proud of his fellow Marines. He spent many years as priest, teacher, coach, chaplain, assistant headmaster of several schools beginning his career with Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC and ending with Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School near Florence. He loved all of his school families. He also served in the Church as Assistant and Rector of several Parishes beginning at St. John’s Church in Columbia, retiring as Rector of St. John’s Church in Florence after 20 years, and continuing as Interim at The Church of the Ascension in Hagood, SC until the time of his death. His other service included St. David’s in Cheraw, SC and St. Cyprian’s in Lufkin, TX. Again, he loved all of his parish families.