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June 19, 2013

The Big Weekend at St. Christopher is Almost Here
St. Christopher's 75th Anniversary LogoDon’t miss the 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Here are just a few of the events going on at St. Christopher this weekend. Come be a part of it!  Learn more and make reservations here.

Saturday, June 22
8:30 a.m. Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike
10:00 a.m. Open House - scavenger hunt, paint a pelican activity, food trucks on site
10:15 a.m. Senior Session Closing
11:00 a.m. History Exhibit Opens
11:30 a.m. Naturalist Presentation on Turtles
11:30 – 4:30 p.m. Waterfront staffed for swimming, kayaking and sailing
1:30 p.m. Naturalist Presentation on Snakes
3:30 p.m. Naturalist Presentation on Alligators
8:00 p.m. Compline at Kimbel Chapel

Sunday, June 23
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, Chapel of the Palms
12:00 p.m. Waterfront staffed for swimming, sailing and kayaking
12:00 p.m. Picnic at Ephie Seabrook Pavillion
1:00 p.m. The Seventh Annual Staff Regatta

Monday, June 24
10:00 a.m. Open House (see above)
11:00 a.m. Retrieval of the 50th Anniversary Time Capsule
12:00 p.m. Waterfront staffed for swimming, sailing and kayaking
4:00 p.m. Auction Preview begins
5:00 p.m. Dedication of Susanna’s House
6:00 p.m. Pelican Gala, 75th Anniversary Dinner and Auction Celebration

Jubilate DeoGot an Interesting Story to Tell? Or an Amazing Photograph to Share? Submit it for the Jubilate Deo; Deadline July 5

Have you seen God's transformative work in the lives of people in your parish? Has a parish ministry made an extraordinary impact on your community? Do you have a wonderful photograph from an event? We are always looking for stories which tell how God is at work in our Diocese today. View the submission guidelines.


Annual Parish and Mission Audits are Due September 1

spreadsheetDiocesan Canon XXXIV requires that an annual audit be performed in each Parish and Mission, by September 1, covering the financial reports of the previous calendar year. All accounts of the church must be audited annually either by a professional accountant, the diocesan internal auditor, or by a committee of at least two persons who are communicants of the mission or parish appointed by the Vestry or mission committee, none of whom shall have functioned as treasurer, bookkeeper, or held any responsibility for the accounting records during the period under audit.  Learn more.

The Rt. Rev. Abraham NhialClergy Attire Needed - for Sudan
Bring Donations Before July 5

Bishop Abraham Nhial of the Diocese of Aweil returns for visitations in the Diocese of South Carolina for the final week of June and the first week of July. He will be visiting in the parishes of Christ St. Paul’s, Yonges Island and St. Matthew’s, Darlington as well as St. Christopher. When he returns to Sudan on July 8, he hopes to take back a suitcase full of clerical wear to share with the clergy of his diocese. Clergy, if you have any items you no longer wear, please consider sharing them.

We would love to provide him with:

  • Collars
  • Collar Buttons
  • Stoles
  • Vestments
  • Clergy Shirts, etc.
Sharing these would greatly bless the clergy of Sudan. Please send or deliver any donations of clerical attire to either St. Christopher, Christ St. Paul’s, or St. Matthew’s no later than July 5.  Contact Bob Lawrence at (843) 276.1758 or with any questions.


Family Camp at St. Christopher, June 30 - July 6

Bishop Lawrence at St. Christopher with familiesThis summer, share in a week of summer camp as a family. Bishop Mark Lawrence will serve as the Chaplain throughout this week, offering daily Bible Study and worship opportunities. Guests can come for one day or all six days, Sunday, June 30 through Saturday, July 6. Waterfront activities, hikes, kayak trips, the climbing wall, Rec Hall games, the mud pit and mud pie await all comers for this wonderful week of generational faithfulness and family fun. Learn more.

Reawake - July 15

A Beach-Front Event, Kiawah Island with Matthew Pridgen, July 14

All are invited to come hear Matthew's story, July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Sanctuary Hotel Beach Front on Kiawah Island. While addicted to drugs Matthew attempted suicide by entering the ocean at Folly Beach. After 18 hours in the water, the Lord rescued him and brought him to the shore at The Sanctuary Hotel.  Invite friends. Bring beach blankets and chairs to enjoy the Kiawah Island sunset, listen to music and hear this incredible story.  David Childs will lead praise music, Christal Brown-Gibson will sing as well as lead a group of children from the Pink Bus Ministry in song. The Moore Arts Movement, a performing arts group from Atlanta, GA will provide praise dancing.  

Grandparents: Looking for ways to Share Your Faith with your Children and Grandchildren?

Grandfather being hugged by grandsonSign up for the Pass the Legacy email newsletter. This growing ministry was founded by Catherine Jacobs, who served as Children's Minister at St. Paul's, Summerville.  Also, save the date of June 16-20 next year (2014) for  GRAND CAMP.  This camp is for grand parents to bring their grand kids to St. Christopher for five days of fun, fellowship and fantastic Biblical teachings!  Watch for more info in the fall!  Contact:  Cathy Jacobs at (843) 437-0442,  or go online to

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Diocesan Events

Personal Retreat 
Discounted Summer Package Rates
, June 1 - August 12, 2013**

Back by popular demand…St. Christopher is offering special discounted rates for Personal Retreats for June, July and August.  Learn more.

St. Christopher Sunday, June 23
No matter where you find yourself in the Diocese, you can join in the celebration of St. Christopher’s 75 Anniversary on St. Christopher Sunday, June 23 Download a celebration guide.

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Trevor Spencer, June 27
Trevor Spencer, who recently graduated from Trinity School for Ministry, will, God willing, be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at 6:30 p.m. on June 27 at the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island. All are invited.  Read an update from Trevor

Ordination to the Priesthood of The Rev. Jonathan Bennett, July 13
The Rev. Jonathan Bennett, a recent graduate of Trinity School for Ministry who is serving as an Assistant at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, will, God willing, be ordained to the Priesthood at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Cathedral. All are invited.

Upcoming Events at St. Christopher's Prayer Center
Put these events on your calendar:

  • September 6-7, Christian Listening Workshop Level 1 & 2 with Joanna Zeiner
  • September 27-29, Be Still and Know God Retreat
  • October 4-6, Water color Journaling Weekend with Amelia Whaley
  • January 13-15, Journey to Healing Retreat with Judith McNutt of Christian Healing Ministries


People News

Mary KingPlease keep the family of Mary King in your prayers. Mary, an active member of Saint James, James Island over the course of 60 years, died on June 6. Mary served on numerous Diocesan medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, as well as Honduras, serving as a translator for the teams. Her funeral was held on June 10 at Saint James. Read the obituary.

Vangie SummersPlease keep the family of Evangeline (Vangie) Summers in your prayers. Vangie died on Saturday, June 15. Vangie retired from the Diocese of South Carolina on June 30, 1994, having begun work there August 1, 1969.  She served as the secretary to Bishops Temple, Allison and Salmon. Her funeral service will be held Friday, June 21 at Old Saint Andrew’s, Charleston at 11 a.m.  Read the obituary.






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