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July 22, 2015

Bridge Church Trailer and Contents Stolen

Stolen TrailerOn Saturday, July 18, 2015 when volunteers for the Bridge Church (an outreach of the Cathedral) went to pick up the trailer of equipment for their weekly worship service for the city's homeless and East Central community they discovered the trailer and all of its contents had been stolen. With only 45 minutes before the service was to start, the group was undeterred. “We didn’t have a table to serve the meals on, chairs to sit on, a sound system to project the preacher and worship leader’s voices over the traffic noise,” said Tom Hample, one of Bridge Church’s founders, “but we improvised and the meal and service went on as scheduled. It was one of our best services ever. Praise God.”

If you would like to help the Bridge Church by replacing one or more of the stolen items contact Tom Hample or download the list of items stolen. Read more about this ministry in the last Jubilate Deo.



colorful roosterCursillo Weekend #176
Keep the team and participants in prayer.  It's this weekend: July 23-26

Our Diocese will hold its 176th Cursillo weekend at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center July 23-26. Cursillo is a movement of renewal in the church. Involvement begins with participants attending a short-course on Christianity called a Cursillo weekend. Interested? Contact your parish rector or Bill Clarkson Diocesan Lay Coordinator for Cursillo . Upcoming Cursillo weekends are scheduled for October 22-25, 2015 and March 31-April 3, 2016. Learn more.

Bishop AbrahamDon’t Miss the Opportunity to Hear Bishop Abraham
July 25, Christ St. Paul’s, Younges Island

Christ-St. Paul’s, Younges Island, invites you to meet Bishop Abraham Nhil, one of the Lost Boys of South Sudan and author of Lost Boy No More: A Story of Survival and Salvation, on Saturday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a meal and talk.  For more information or to register call (843) 889-2820 or visit Reservations are not necessary but are helpful!


job applicationLooking for a Job?

We have full and part time job opportunities in the Diocese:

Full-Time Positions

  • Sous Chef, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, Seabrook Island
  • Student Ministries Director, Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
  • Administrative Assistant, Trinity Episcopal Church, Pinopolis

Part-Time Positions

  • Administrative Assistant, Church of Our Saviour, Johns Island
  • Teacher’s Assistant, Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston
  • Social Media Coordinator/Office Assistant, Old St. Andrew's, Charleston
  • Organist, St. David’s, Cheraw
  • Children's Ministry Director, St. Luke's, Hilton Head

Learn more.

Joy reading JubiHave a Story to Tell?
Submit it for the Jubilate Deo, Deadline August 7

The deadline for submitting articles for the fall issue of the Jubilate Deo is Friday, August 7. We’re especially interested in hearing of ways churches are engaging the community and culture outside of their building’s walls. Has your church been engaged in any new activities following the tragic killings of the Emanuel Nine? Does your church have a unique ministry? Tell us!  Read the submission guidelines or contact Joy Hunter, Editor, at (843) 696-1757.  

Help us replace that corny photo above! Send a photo of yourself reading the Jubilate Deo and we'll use it!.

Who's bringing the biggest group to the Diocesan Night at the Riverdogs, August 21?

baseball at stadiumRight now its St. Paul’s, Summerville, with Church of our Savior, Johns Island and Historic Epiphany, Pineville, right behind them. 

We’ve also got groups from Trinity, Pinopolis; Old St. Andrew’s, Good Shepherd, St. Michael’s, St. James, the Cathedral and St. Philip’s (all from Charleston) as well as St. John’s, Johns Island, Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, St. Bartholomew’s, Hartsville, and Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island.

Join with others all across the Diocese for a night of fun, Friday, August 21 when the Charleston Riverdogs face Asheville. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and ends with a fireworks show. Learn more and purchase tickets.

One Last Opportunity to Worship on the Beach
This season, that is:  Shoes optional – July 26

Bishop preaching at Edisto on the beachAll summer long, from Memorial Day weekend through July, Trinity, Edisto, has offered an 8 a.m. service on the beach (right beside Finn’s restaurant). You have one Sunday left to kick off your shoes and join them for Holy Eucharist, Rite II with the Summer Beach Band – July 26! Does your church offer worship without walls?  Share your story.  (Photo left, Bishop Lawrence is preaching on July 5, preparing candidates for Holy Baptism in the ocean.)


The Rev. Martha HornWomen: Sign up now for

“Shifting Landscapes; From Mine to His”

September 11-13 at St Christopher Camp and Conference Center
November 13-15 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach

The Rev. Martha Horn will be the speaker at two Diocesan Women’s Ministries-sponsored beach retreats this fall! The first will be held September 11-13 at St Christopher Camp and Conference Center and the second will be held November 13-15 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Myrtle Beach Ocean front. They're beginning to fill up!   Learn more and sign up.


Hannah Welsh running at 5KBarrier Island 5K Run/Hike
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Registration now open!

The Barrier Island 5k Run/Hike has become a tradition at St. Christopher. In it's third year running, the beautiful 5k tour through St. Christopher's property is one of the best ways to find your way out to camp, as well as supporting the ministry of this place. All 5k proceeds are allocated to funding our Barrier Island Local Outreach Program. We are looking for businesses and individuals to work with us as sponsors for this coming year's race. So mark your calendars for September 19th, we will see you then! Learn more.


Archbishop Foley BeachSave the Date: Clergy Conference with Archbishop Beach, October 19-21, 2015

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South will be the guest speaker at this fall's clergy conference. Archbishop Beach's passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible living Jesus. Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, GA, from its founding in February 2004, until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated in Atlanta, Georgia as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South in the Anglican Church in North America. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife, Allison, have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.  Registration will open soon.


Communicators' LogoZero Budget/Zero Time Church Communications Workshop August 18

How to establish and maintain a web presence when resources are low

Involved in Church Communications? Join with communicactors from across the Diocese Tuesday, August 18 for a day-long workshop. During the morning session Greg Shore, Communications Director for ACNA parish St. Andrew’s, Mt. Pleasant, will be our guest trainer as we look at social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and hear not only why we should be using it, but when and how. After a delicious catered lunch with time for conversation and networking we’ll reconvene to have David Childs, Director of Communications for Church of our Saviour, John Island, show us how to create a low-cost website using Wix as well as a brief foray into other current programming options. Learn more and register.

Additional Upcoming Events

Read more about each of the following events on our Diocesan website calendar.

Cursillo 176, July 23-26
Communicators Workshop, August 18
Diocesan Night at Riverdogs, August 21
Women’s Retreat, Sept. 11-13
Barrier Island 5K, Sept. 19
Clergy Spouse Conference, October 16-18
Mondo, October 16-18
Cursillo 177, October 22-25
Clergy Conference, October 19-21 (note date corrected)
Women’s Retreat, Nov. 13-15
re:generate, Nov. 13-15


People News

The Rev.s Martha and Robert HornPlease keep the Rev. Robert Horn, Vicar of Holy Apostles, Barnwell, and his wife, the Rev. Martha Horn, a deacon at St. Luke’s Hilton Head, in your prayers. Robert is battling multiple myeloma and is ready to start the pre-stem-cell transplant process. They will stop chemo to allow healthy bone marrow to recover. An August 13 overnight hospital stay will begin the process that will end with the transplant in mid-September. Martha who is also battling cancer (which started as breast cancer and metastasized to her liver and spine) is on a new chemo regiment. Unfortunately the cancer has come back in a few places so Martha is having additional rounds of chemo to get back into remission.  “Martha writes, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers and love and cards and emails and gift cards for gas and EVERYTHING!! You all are amazing and I can't tell you how very much Robert and I appreciate your care for us.  You are truly the Body of Christ in first gear!!!  I am doing well and am looking forward to speaking at the Diocesan Women's retreats in September and November!"

Sam Hunter sails regattaRecent Clemson graduate, Samuel Hunter won the Ninth Annual Summer Camp Staff Reunion Regatta which was held on Saturday, July 11  with spirited competition.  Well over 100 people came to share in this reunion with 24 entries in the Regatta.  Samuel Hunter is the present Assistant Summer Camp Director, (and the son of Marion and Joy Hunter). Congratulations Samuel!

Lindy KirkAt the recent Triennial Convention of the Daughters of the King, Lindy Kirk, a member of  Trinity, Edisto, was elected not only to the National Council but also to the office of First Vice-President.  Lindy has not let “any grass grow under her feet” in the 15 years that she has been a Daughter.  On the Diocesan level she served as the DOK Treasurer for three years, and for the past nine years she held elected positions on the DOK Province IV board; the last being that of President.   In addition to her “Daughterly duties,” Lindy and husband Frank have been very active in the Faith Alive and Cursillo ministries.  Congratulations are most definitely in order for Lindy as she continues to fulfill her DOK vows of prayer, service, and evangelism.


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