Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Diocesan House to Close at Noon on Fridays
A Note from Nancy Armstrong, Diocesan Administrator:
The diocesan office will close at noon on Fridays beginning Friday, June 17. We will be doing this on a trial basis during the summer months, and only extending it thereafter if the schedule works. Please know that our primary concern is to serve our churches, and if this proves to hinder that in any way, we will go back to our normal all-day Friday schedule. If you have any feedback or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, Nancy Armstrong, at email@example.com or (843) 722-4075.
Standing Committee Resignations
The Standing Committee received the resignations of the Rev. Dow Sanderson and the Rev. Patrick Allen at their last meeting. In keeping with the Diocesan Canons, the Very Rev. John Barr has been elected to complete the term of Fr. Sanderson and the Rev. Canon Jim Lewis was elected to fill the remaining months of that for Fr. Allen.
Found: One Cinture
A cincture was found after the most recent Ordination Service at The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. To claim it, call Beth Snyder at (843) 722-4075 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudanese Bishop to Speak at Holy Comforter, Sumter, June 19
The Rt. Rev. Andudu Adam Elnail, Bishop of Kadugli Nuba Mountains which is in the central part of Sudan will be speaking at Holy Comforter, Sumter 6-7 p.m. on June 19. Bishop Andudu is a relative of a former parishioner of the Rev. Canon Joe Rhodes. The Diocese of Kadugli Nuba Mountains has 20,000 members with 68 clergy, 33 lay readers, 122 licensed Mother Union members, 7 deaneries, 5 Arch-deaneries, 22 parishes and 50 sub-parishes. The Diocese was formed in 1997 and Bishop Andudu is the second bishop of the Diocese.
Canterbury House Seeking Executive Director
Peggy Pye, who has served as Executive Director of the Canterbury House for the past nine years will be retiring July 15.
Canterbury House (Senior Housing) is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director. Requirements include at least a BA/BS degree in one of the following: business administration healthcare management, human/social services or gerontology. Masters Degree preferred. Must have at least ten years of supervisory/ management experience in these areas. Knowledge of HUD regulations is beneficial. Strong interpersonal skills a must. Please send resume to: Canterbury House, 175 Market St., Charleston, SC, 29401 by June 24, 2011, ATTN: Search Committee.
Three New Part-Time Job Openings
Youth Minister, Old St. Andrew's, Charleston
Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, a growing and vibrant West Ashley Church, seeks a dynamic youth minister on a part-time basis beginning August, 2011. Previous youth ministry internship or experience a definite plus.
Administrative Assistant to the Rector, St. Stephen’s, Charleston
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston is seeking a qualified person to become the Administrative Assistant in this active and growing parish. The position is a part-time position spanning three days per week from 9 a.m until 4:30 p.m. Start date - mid August.
Children's Minister, The Well by the Sea
Part-time position for new church in Myrtle Beach. Seeking a born again, energetic, creative, out-of-the box thinker.
Learn more about these and other job openings in the diocese.
Special Guest Joining Family Ministry Retreat, July 1-4
In addition to fun intergenerational gatherings, kayaking and sailing, we just added a special guest and his family into the mix for the Age to Age/Heart to Heart Family Ministry Retreat. Michael Chanley, the new Executive Director for the International Network of Children's Ministry will be joining us and teaching a session on Communicating to Children as well as leading sessions on helping families set spiritual goals. Many know Michael as the founder of CMConnect, the largest online children's ministry community in the world. He has a heart for reaching children, training, networking and encouraging leaders. If you've not registered for this exciting Camp yet, do so now.
Churches: Host Youth Gatherings for Irish Visitors
Fourteen Irish teens and three leaders will be in our Diocese July 17-22 to meet and interact with as many church youth groups as possible. DaveWright (Diocesan Youth Coordinator) would like to give them an opportunity to experience the sort of things our youth groups do – regular meetings, worship, missions, fun activities. He’s had offers from churches well outside Charleston, but also needs a few churches in the greater Charleston area to step up to the plate. If you’re interested, contact Dave to get something on the calendar.
Video of Bishop Nazir-Ali’s “Hold Fast” Tour Available
Thanks to Anglican TV, video of Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s address on the Hold Fast Tour is now available. Learn more about this American Anglican Council/Sharing of Ministries Abroad event at www.letusholdfast.com.
The Rev. Tyler Prescott to be Ordained, July 7
All welcome – Clergy urged to attend.
On July 7 the Rev. Tyler Prescott will be ordained to the Priesthood at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s in Summerville. All welcome!
Marriage Behind Closed Doors, July 15-17
Zadigs to Lead Christian Marriage Conference
The Rev. Al Zadig and his wife, Elizabeth, will be speaking on a marriage behind closed doors at this year’s Christian Marriage Conference at St. Christopher July 15-17. What happens to conversation when the door is closed? How do we behave when no one is looking? How do we respect and adore our spouses when no one is looking? Do something good for your marriage this year. Invest in it. Learn more.
The Rev. Tommy Allen, Rector of Church of the Holy Cross, Sumter, has accepted a call to serve as the Rector or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Abingdon, Maryland. His last Sunday at Holy Cross is July 24 and, after a fishing trip in Alaska he and his wife Kimberly will move to Maryland. His first Sunday at St. Mary’s is August 21.
Please keep Tom Crafton in your prayers. Tom is husband of Elaine Crafton the President of the Diocesan Daughters of the King. Tom will be having kidney bypass surgery on July 11 and EVAR surgery on July 18. He will enter MUSC on Sunday, July 10 and stay until he recuperates from both surgeries. Please keep him in your prayers.
Please keep Lisa Dubay, wife of the Rev. David Dubay in your prayers. Lisa’s father, Joe Cannarella, died on Sunday, June 12 in Sumter, SC. The funeral is today at 3 p.m. at Holy Comforter, Sumter. His wife, Nan Cannarella was a long-time Christian Educator at Holy Comforter and in the Diocese. Read the obituary.
Bishop Lawrence and his wife, Allison, welcomed a new grandson this month. (Their 11th grandchild!). William Mark Jefferis was born June 3, 2011 weighing 6 lbs, 3 oz and 20 inches long. His proud parents are Emily (Lawrence Jefferis) and Jacob Jefferis. William is also welcomed by his big sister, Liza.
Please keep Cynthia McNair, wife of our Diocesan Internal Auditor , Norm McNair, in your prayers. Cynthia is undergoing cancer treatment.
Peggy Pye, Executive Director of Canterbury House will be retiring July 15, after having served there for nine years. Bishop Lawrence, remarking on her service said, "Peggy has done a wonderful job caring for the residents and keeping Canterbury house in good order. She brought a balance of leadership and management gifts as well as the ability to care for residents. She's done wonderful job." Look for more in the upcoming Jubilate Deo.