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Thursday, August 25, 2011 

Is Your Church Prepared for a Hurricane?
HurricaneDo you have a parish disaster preparedness plan? A team to handle emergencies? An inventory of church furnishings and equipment? See how your church can prepare for a hurricane, should it come our way. Learn more.

Fire Coat10th Anniversary of September 11

We asked churches around the Diocese to honor first responders on this the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The Rev. Michael Wright, Rector of Grace Church, Charleston, has written a hymn to commemorate the event. Grace will be holding a special Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. that evening. They will also remember the anniversary during their Sunday morning services. Download the hymn.

 Holy Trinity, Charleston, is hosting a breakfast for members of the police force, fire departments, emergency medical services and military prior to their Sunday worship service.

Dedication of Old St. Andrew's Playground Equipment

Boy playingOn September 11, Bishop Skilton will be at Old St. Andrew’s, Charleston to lead worship and bless the new playground equipment.  The full cost of $25,000 was raised in-house in less than five months.  The design by Wakefield Construction, which did the playground at Good Shepherd, utilizes the theme of St. Andrew the fisherman and will have a blue sail with the white Cross of St. Andrew on it.  The Rev. Marshall Huey, Rector, says, “We hope it will be a blessing for our congregation and our parish area.” 

Computer KeyboardJob Opening at St. Christopher
Good with Computers & Teens?
Love the Beach?

St. Christopher is looking to hire a part-time Student Ministries Administrative Assistant. The position requires communication, organization and accounting skills – but most importantly computer skills. Learn more.

Cookies5,000 Cookies Needed for Kairos
The next Kairos weekend at Lieber begins September 15. This ministry makes a tremendous impact on the lives of prisoners. One of the many demonstrations of love during the three-day weekend is the gift of home-baked cookies. They are given to every inmate during the weekend. Be a part of the ministry. Learn more.

24Why are 24 people from our Diocese heading to Texas September 21-23?
Who's attending? Should you go, too?
A large contingent from our Diocese will attend the D6 Conference in Dallas next month. D6 is dedicated to helping churches, leaders, parents and volunteers develop a generational discipleship model based on Deuteronomy 6. Watch a compelling promo video and  learn more.

Upcoming Events Around the Diocese:

August 27: Intercessory Prayer Gathering
St. Christopher will host an Intercessory Prayer gathering to pray for our Camp and Diocese, Saturday, August 27, beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will be treated to lunch afterward.  RSVP to Elizabeth Bumpas at or phone (843) 768-0429.

August 31: Institution of a New Rector

Join in the celebration of a new ministry on August 31 at 6:30 p.m. when the Rev. Ted Duvall will become the Rector of Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant.

September 10: DOK Fall Assembly
The Diocesan Daughters of the King will gather September 10 at St. Paul's, Summerville, for their annual Fall Assembly. The Rev. James Barnhill, Rector of St. Paul's, Bennettsville, is the spiritual leader for this gathering and will lead mediations on loving ourselves. Registration is at 9 a.m. Learn more.

September 30-October 2: Be Still and Know God
St. Christopher will host their next quarterly “Be Still and Know God” Retreat September 3-October 2.  These retreats offer a guided time of prayer, silence, listening, being and resting in God’s presence. Visit for more information or email
October 13: LAMB Party with a Purpose
LAMB will be hosting their 2nd annual "Party with a Purpose" fundraiser, Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. at  Founders Hall at Charlestown Landing in Charleston. The event will provide an opportunity to hear about the ministry in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from founder and director Suzy McCall. Businesses and individuals are needed as sponsors. Learn more. Also - did you catch LAMB on the Today Show? If not, watch it here.

November 13: St. Stephen's 175th Anniversary
St. Stephens, Charleston, will hold a service honoring their 175th Anniversary on Anson Street with a Rededication service at 11 a.m. Participants will be rededicating their ongoing ministries in the name of Jesus.

November 14-16: Clergy Conference
The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Clergy Conference to be held at St. Christopher. Online registration will open soon. Additional details to follow. 

 January 19-20: Mere Anglicanism
Mere Anglicanism will be held at St. Philip's, Charleston. The theme is "The Once and Future Church."  Registration will be online starting September 1, and further details will be available at

February 24-26: The Men’s Conference
The Men's Conference will be held at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. The guest speaker is Robert Noland, author of The Knight’s Code.

March 2-4: The Women’s Retreat
The Women's Retreat, sponsored by the ECW Diocesan Board will be held March 2-4 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center.  

Is your parish offering Alpha? The Marriage Course? Financial Peace? Divorce Recovery?
If your courses, like those above, are open to all, let us know and we’ll keep a running list on the Diocesan website of which churches offer the courses for people who want to take part in a course not offered in their own parish. Contact Joy Hunter to add your offerings to the page

Event Cancellation
The Parish Church of St. Helena’s regrets that the luncheon with Mary Lance Sisk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, has been cancelled due to health issues. 

People News

The Rev. Michael Hub with newest grandchild, AnnCongratulations to the Rev. Michael Hub and his wife Callie at the birth of their granddaughter Ann Caroline Reeder. She was born on August 10 weighing 8 lb, 10 oz. Ann is the daughter of Caroline (the Hub’s daughter) and Craig Reeder.

Highlighted Events

View our Diocesan calendar. Have an event your church wants to share?  Submit it.

Intercessory Prayer
for Diocese and
St. Christopher

St. Christopher
August 27

Diocesan Council
August 30

SC Attorney General
Training for Faith Leaders

August 30

Duvall Institution
Christ Church
Mt. Pleasant
August 31

DOK Fall Assembly
St. Paul's
September 10

Remembrance of
Tenth Anniversary
of Terrorist Attacks

September 11

Dedication of Playground

Old St. Andrew's
September 11

Holy Cross Day Feast
St. Marks
Holy Communion
September 13-14

Lieber Correctional
September 15-17

Clergy Spouse Retreat
St. Christopher
September 23-25

Be Still and
Know God

St. Christopher
September 20-
October 2

St. Paul's
October 6

LAMB Party
with a Purpose

Charlestown Landing
October 13

Youth Event

St. Christopher
October 14-16

Diocesan Medical
Mission Barbecue

October 16

St. Christopher
October 20-23

Diocesan Medical
Mission to DR

October 27-November 5

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

Rita's Seaside Grill
Folly Beach
November 3

St. Helena's Bazaar
St. Helena's
November 5

St. Stephen's
175th Anniversary

St. Stephen's
November 13

Clergy Conference
St. Christopher
November 14-16

Mere Anglicanism
St. Philip's
January 19-21, 2012

The Men's Conference
St. Christopher
February 24-26, 2012

The Women's Retreat
St. Christopher
March 2-4, 2012

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