July 14, 2021

The Wedding Dress; And Why I Tithe....

By Susan Clarkson Keller, St. Philip's Church, Charleston 
I began tithing sometime after college, when I began my first job. Despite being a young believer, I understood that tithing was a way to show God how much I trusted Him to provide for me.

Then a speaker came to St. Philip’s in the mid-1980s, whose message greatly impacted my thinking about giving. I was challenged not only to tithe, but to see everything I had as God’s and to realize what a blessing it would be to give more and more to the work of the Kingdom, in and out of the church. I decided then to start tithing my gross income… which was a big step for me. Since that time, I have experienced the faithfulness of God in providing for me in some truly remarkable ways.
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Terms Often Used in the Anglican Church


From the e-news of The Well, Myrtle Beach

A liturgical implement used to sprinkle holy water. It comes in two common forms: a brush that is dipped in water and shaken, and a silver ball on a stick. Some have sponges or internal reservoirs that dispense holy water when shaken, while others must periodically be dipped in an aspersorium (holy water bucket, known to art historians as a situla). The sprinkling of the water represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit or cleansing.

Highlighted Events

The Ignite Conference

Equipping Christians for Today’s Spiritual Warfare 
August 20-21

St. Paul's Anglican, Summerville

In cooperation with the American Anglican Council, St. Paul’s, Summerville, will host The Ignite Conference, August 20 & 21. The Conference will explore ideologies of social justice, sexual identity, and racism being used as a cover to restrict religious liberty and freedom of speech. Most particularly, The Equality Act, recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, will drastically change our moral landscape and silence people of faith. The Conference will inform, inspire and equip attendees to defend biblical truths inherent in our country’s foundational principles. View the flyer. Conference schedule and registration details will be available July 26. 

Women’s Peace Retreat with Mary Tutterow

August 20 -21
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

This retreat is for any woman who would like to rest, relax, and renew learning practices that can keep you in perfect peace. The retreat is not only an opportunity to rest and renew, but it is an opportunity to learn more about the lasting peace only God can give and claim it for yourself! Learn to quiet your mind so you can hear from God. Learn to let go of old thoughts and patterns that run your life, so the Holy Spirit can take over. No matter your circumstances, you can have peace. Mary Tutterow, author of The Heart of the CareGiver Bible study series, has been leading Peace Retreats for several years both live and online.  Learn more.

The Georgia Boy Choir Concert

July 21
St. Philip’s Church, Charleston

The Georgia Boy Choir will present music from their new album “Solace” in a concert at St. Philip’s, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. “Solace - Post Tenebras Lux” was conceived in lockdown, rehearsed and recorded under health guidelines, and released as we come out of the darkness of COVID-19. The album is the group's gift of beauty to the world. Songs of loss, fear, and farewell make way to songs of peace, hope, and love as the choristers take listeners on an emotional journey galvanized by the poignant year of 2020. Learn more. 

Always Forward

Church Planting Conference
September 30-October 2
Greensboro, NC

The Always Forward Conference is highly recommended as it facilitates the implementation of the Gospel mandate to "Go and make disciples" as we plant new churches.

If you have questions about the conference or plan to attend, please contact Todd Simonis as he will be gathering attendees from ADOSC.

Arts & Crafts Sale for HALOS

October 9
Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant

Christ Church will host an arts and crafts sale from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday October 9. The sale will benefit HALOS whose mission is to promote safe and nurturing homes for children in kinship care. 25+ vendors will be present at the event featuring jewelry, art work, candles, glassware, woodwork, and more. More information at 

Men's Summit with John Yates, Sr. 

October 9

John Yates, Sr. will speak in a simulcast to men's groups in all diocesan churches on Faith in the Home and he will set the stage as our 2022 Christian Men's Conference speaker.  This will also be a time of prayer for families, praise worship, testimonies, and small group discussion. Summit time is from 8:30 am to 12 noon, Saturday, October 9. Learn more. 

New Job Openings

Part-Time Student Ministry Director, Old St. Andrew’s, Charleston

Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church, in the West Ashley area of Charleston, is seeking to fill its part-time Youth Ministry position.  Their Student Ministry Director will report directly to the Rector, the Rev. Marshall Huey, and is responsible for ministry to middle and high school students, as well as their families. A passion for youth and a heart for discipleship is required to grow and equip their students for life beyond middle and high school. Old St. Andrew’s seeks a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ who is a team player, assertive and able to meet and grow relationships not only with the youth but also build trust with the parents of the youth. Innovation and energy for the position are a must.  Weekly gatherings, camps, retreats, mission trips, and special events are just a few of the activities that are used to serve and disciple the youth. Please contact office administrator Amy Austen, with any questions via email or at (843)-766-1541.

St. Christopher is Hiring!

There are numerous openings at St. Christopher including Director of Food Services, Naturalists, Facilities Technician, Guest Services Associate and Food Services Associate. Join the team. Learn more


Additional Positions Available

  • Receptionist and Information Specialist, St. Michael's, Charleston
  • Part-time Director of Children’s Ministry, The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston
  • Director of Food Services, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
  • Pastoral Care Minister, St. Michael’s Church, Charleston 
  • Rector, The Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter
  • Director of Student Ministries, St. Jude’s, Walterboro
  • Minister of Music, St. John’s Chapel, Charleston
  • Assistant Teaching Positions, Good Shepherd Day School, Charleston
  • Student Ministry Position, St. Paul's, Greenville
View all current job listings.


The Georgia Boy Choir Concert, July 21
15th Annual St. Christopher Summer Camp Staff Regatta, July 24
Find Rest, My Soul, July 30-August 1
Announcement of Bishop Coadjutor Candidates, August 1
Last Day of Summer Camp, August 7
Intercessory Prayer Day at St. Christopher, August 21
Walkabout for Bishop Candidates, Week of September 11 
DOK Fall Assembly, September 11
National Grandparents Day of Prayer, September 12
Diocesan Council, September 23
Always Forward Church Planting Conference, Sept. 30-Oct 2
Anglican Women's Retreat, October 1-3
Wellspring of Life, Healing Retreat, October 3-5
Men's Summit with John Yates, October 9
Cursillo Weekend, October 14-17
Electing Convention for Bishop Coadjutor, October 16
Behold the Man Pilgrimage, October 23-November 5
SE Intentional Grandparenting Conference, November 5-6
Jubilate Deo Deadline, November 5
Annual Clergy Conference, November 8-10
Intercessory Prayer Day at St. Christopher, November 13
St. Christopher Thanksgiving Retreat, November 24-27
Diocesan Council, December 9
Consecration and Conv., March 11-12, 2022

Save the Date: New Wineskins for Global Mission

September 22-25, 2022

The 2022 Conference is in the works!  And the theme will be "One Mission!" Our Diocese always brings a numerous contingent. Plan to attend this global gathering in Ridgecrest, NC, September 22-25. Registration goes live October 1, 2021. 

People News

The Rev. Jeff BennettThe Rev. Jeff Bennett, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston on May 1, has accepted a position at the Center for Christianity and Scholarship at Duke University as their Director of Community Life. In a Facebook post he wrote, “This is really a dream job in which my academic and ministerial interests overlap. I'll get to hang out with college students, ask deep questions with them about life, existence, and God, all while I pursue my PhD at the The University of Edinburgh. Deo gratias.” Jeff and his wife, Macall, will live in Raleigh, NC, while he pursues his degree through distance learning. 

The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. HarmonThe Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon has recently accepted a call to serve part-time on staff at Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and Daniel Island. Kendall serves as the Canon Theologian of The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina and has served as Associate Rector at Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. In 1993 he was awarded his D.Phil. from Oxford University. His ministry emphasizes preaching, teaching, and writing and he runs a widely followed blog, Titusonenine which features numerous posts on theology, religion and culture, economics, Anglicanism, and science and technology, among other topics. Kendall is married to Elizabeth, an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC, and they have three young adult children, Abigail (married to Joseph Martin), Nathaniel, and Selimah. At Holy Cross Kendall will preach at both Sullivan's Island and Daniel Island campuses. He will also teach this fall as the church seeks to increase their theological depth and knowledge.

The Rev. Josh LakeThe Rev. Josh Lake has accepted a call to serve at the Church of the Cross Bluffton, focusing on adult discipleship while serving in worship and the preaching rotation beginning mid-July. After 15 years of pastoral ministry among our Baptist brethren, since January of this year Josh and his family [wife Bethany, children: Lydia (11), Cohen (10), Charlotte (9), Marah (7)] have been on “a grand adventure,” traveling the western United States while living in a Winnebago (with their dog). Josh was recently ordained in the Diocese of the Carolinas (ACNA), In addressing his ministry objectives, Josh explained: “It is my goal to lead God’s people to passionately pursue God and to be wholly devoted disciples who themselves make disciples of Jesus.” Josh and his family will be residing in the Clergy House on the Historic Campus of the church.

The Rev. Joe LawrenceThe Rev. Joe Lawrence has left the staff of St. Helena’s to return full-time to the leadership of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School as the Upper School Dean. In a note to St. Helena’s, Rector, the Rev. Shay Gaillard wrote, “Both Joe and I as well as Chad (Lawrence) and the School Board have recognized a specific call from God for Joe to lead at the school in this way. While we will be losing a valued member of our clergy team, Joe and his family will continue to worship at St. Helena’s, and Joe will continue to be a part of our Sunday worship.” Read the letter.  Read the announcement from Joe

The Rev. Donnie McDanielThe Rev. Donnie McDaniel has stepped down from his position as Associate Rector at Old St. Andrew’s, Charleston and accepted a position in the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. In a note to the congregation, Rector, the Rev. Marshall Huey wrote, “This is a good move for Father Donnie, as this position with the Sheriff’s Office will afford him state health and pension benefits.   Father Donnie has served us faithfully, and I appreciate his ministry for the Lord during his time as Associate Rector here at Old St. Andrew’s.” Read the full message. 

The Rev. Nathan WeaverThe Rev. Nathan Weaver has accepted a call to the Church of the Cross, Bluffton, beginning July 1. Though his primary responsibility will be as the Spiritual Director for the faculty, parents and students of Cross Schools, Nathan will be assisting with worship services and, as his schedule permits, preaching at the church.  Nathan comes to the Cross from the Diocese of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy of the Anglican Church in North America, having transitioned from the United Methodist Church while serving in West Virginia. Nathan and his wife Lauren are passionate about: “reaching the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ,” “encountering the love of God in worship,” “personal and community transformation through small groups,” “teamwork and mentoring,” and “serving in a church that will allow them to live without parental regrets.” With their one-year-old son Ezra, Nathan and Lauren are looking forward to “developing deep community roots” after settling into the home they have purchased in Bluffton Park. Read a note from Nathan.

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