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August 29, 2016

ARDF Emergency Relief Appeal: Flooding in Louisiana
Our brothers and sisters in Louisiana need our help!

Rector of Holy Cross Baton Rouge speaking

According to the Red Cross, the ongoing flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy four years ago. More than 30,000 people in Southern Louisiana have been rescued since heavy rains led to massive flooding in August. Anglican Relief and Development Fund is issuing a special appeal. Learn more and hear a message from the Rector of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Baton Rouge, LA.

The Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder reading "Rewriting your broken stories"Follow Greg's Lead:

Read Ken Boa's "Rewriting Your Broken Story."

Then attend the Anglican Leadership Institute's, September 7 event at St. John's.

“After reading Rewriting Your Broken Story I’ve realized how freeing our lives can be when you have an eternal perspective,” said the Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder, Rector of St. John’s, Johns Island (shown right). “We’re so concerned with the here and now, we can get depressed and hopeless, but this book made me realize I need to be focusing on eternity and not just afterlife, but the life I began when I accepted Christ.” Buy the book.

Don't miss the September 7, St. John's, Johns Island Learn more.  Nursery provided at 7 p.m.

Ken Boa Also Speaking at Men’s Luncheon
St. Philip’s, Charleston, September 7

Ken Boa will be the speaker at the fall season kick off of the monthly First Wednesday Men's Lunch at St. Philip’s  at noon on September 7.

The Insanity of God Movie
Showing in select cinemas only August 30

The Insanity of God trailer

This summer, discover the amazing true stories of Jesus at work in some of the darkest places on earth. The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question- IS JESUS WORTH IT? See if it's playing near you

Men:  Register now for the Men's Summit
September 17, St. Paul's, Summerville

Bishop Lawrence Invites men to men's summit

Watch this video invitation from Bishop Mark Lawrence to the upcoming Diocesan Men’s Summit which will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 316 West Carolina Avenue, Summerville. Learn more and register.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Sex Offenders at Church

More than 60 percent of the 800,000-plus registered sex offenders in the United States are currently under some form of community supervision, which often includes faith-based guidance. While you may choose to minister to the spiritual needs of the offender, your number-one priority is protecting your congregation – especially children and abuse survivors.  Learn more.

Barrier Island 5K Poster

Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike
St. Christopher, September 17, 

The Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike has become a tradition at St. Christopher. In it’s fourth 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. Enter the code CHARLESRUN tol get $5 off.  Read more and register.

couple holding hands

Strengthening Marriages in the Diocese

Marriage Ministry Workshop - for leaders
St. Paul's, Summerville, October 15

St. Paul’s, Summerville, is hosting a Diocesan Marriage Ministry Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for priests, pastors and leaders who have a heart for Marriage. Learn more.

The Art of Marriage
St. Paul's, Summerville, November 18-19
Scott and Sherry Jennings, who have a powerful testimony and have facilitated over 30 of the Art of Marriage Events will be leading The Art of Marriage at St. Paul's, Summerville, November 18-19. The Art Of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, engaging stories, real-life testimonies, and humorous vignettes, giving YOU the opportunity to look at your relationship in a whole new way. You will laugh, squirm, learn, and grow from the honest portrayal of the challenges every marriage faces. And you will find hope, no matter what shape your relationship is in, that your marriages can be a work of art. Learn more.

Mondo Poster

October 28-30

Mondo is an exciting weekend for middle school students that presents the gospel and helps students grow together in their faith. Youth groups come to Mondo to engage in dynamic worship, hear from lively speakers, and enjoy energetic activities.
    This year Ken and Julie Moser will be our speakers and will speak to the theme of “Follow” looking at the call of Jesus in the gospels.
    The Birdsongs will return to lead worship and provide other music.

Level 1 School of Healing Prayer by Christian Healing Ministries

Man Praying

The Rev. Jason Collins, Rector of St. Paul's, Conway, will be leading the 13-week study beginning September 25. The workbooks are $30. RSVP to Jesus gave the gift of healing and the authority to heal to His followers so that God is glorified and His people are healed.  To teach the healing arts, St. Paul’s-Conway will offer the Level 1 training of The School of Healing Prayer, a curriculum prepared by Francis & Judith MacNutt at Christian Healing Ministries.  This is a good study for anyone who wants to learn healing prayer or to enhance their prayer life.  Registration is open to anyone.

choir kidsDoes your child love to sing?

The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Girls is gearing up for another program year, and they enthusiastically welcome new members! The choir follows the Royal School of Church Music's Voice for Life program, and welcomes children and youth in grades 2-8.

The chorister program is open to all, regardless of membership at the Cathedral, and the choristers represent a number of churches throughout the Diocese. Learn more.


The Rev. Jeffrey MillerInstitution of a New Rector
The Rev. Jeff Miller Becomes Rector of St. Philip's, Charleston
September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21, God willing, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, will Institute and Induct the Rev. Jeff Miller as the 26th Rector of St. Philip's Church, Charleston. The service will be held at 6 p.m. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles.

Anglican Leadership Institute Presents
An Evening with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Evening with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
 September 20, Chapel at Ion, Mt. Pleasant Learn more.

Book: Faith, Freedom & the FutureNEW from Bishop Michael Nazir Ali

Faith, Freedom & the Future

With unique insight and wisdom, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali surveys the current challenges facing today’s church and provides a compelling hope-filled vision of what a living Christian faith, and its comprehensive outworking, can offer society today. Bishop Nazir-Ali boldly tackles a range of pressing and controversial issues with astute scholarship and understanding — including: the challenge of Islam, freedom and conscience, the ‘modern family’, bioethics and the uncertain future of the worldwide Anglican Communion and, by implication, other mainline denominations.

Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys from NYC

October 11, at the Cathedral, Charleston

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys from New York City is considered among the world’s finest choral groups – and their treble choristers are coming to the Cathedral Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. Come and hear the boy choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir School present a wonderful evening of music at the Cathedral on their fall recruitment tour. The Saint Thomas Choir School houses, nurtures and educates the boy choristers of the world-renowned choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1919, and located in the heart of New York City, it is the only church-affiliated boarding school of its kind in the United States. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity! Learn more and purchase tickets.

sleeping babyLowcountry Walk for life, November 5
Get a group from your church to walk together

Will you join in raising funds for the 9th Annual Lowcountry Walk for Life in Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston? It's easy! Go to to register, create your own online fundraising page, and begin raising funds to benefit our LPC and DAZZ ministries! Learn more.


Upcoming Church and Community Events

New: Christian Golfers Outing
 Oak Point, Johns Island, September 3
The next outing for the Lowcountry Christian Golfers is Saturday, September 3 at Oak Point Golf Course on Johns Island. The LCGA is a nondenominational association of golfers dedicated to using the game of golf as a platform for evangelizing, witnessing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Learn more.

Sherry Schumann to Speak at DOK Fall Assembly
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach, September 10, Learn more.
Les Petits Chanteurs Haitian Choral Concert
St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, September13, Learn more.

Clergy Spouse Retreat
St. Christopher, September 30-October 2, Learn more and register.

The LAMB Dinner Party with a Purpose
Saint James, Charleston, October 13, Learn more.

A Gathering of Women: The If Conference 2016
Allison Lawrence to Speak

St. Paul’s, Summerville, October 21-22,  Learn more. 

New: Saint James’ Fall Bazaar
Saint James, James Island, October 26
The annual Saint James Church fall bazaar which benefits missions at home and abroad will be held Saturday, October 26, 8 am to 2 pm. There will be children’s toys & clothes; household goods & plants, furniture & antiques, and very popular jewelry & baked goods! Come for lunch!  Shrimp & grits, vegetable soup, cornbread, & desserts! The event is held in the Saint James Church Ministry Center, 1872 Camp Road, James Island.

New: Re:generate (Youth Event)
November 11-13, 2016
Re:generate is an amazing opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith.  On this weekend, youth groups come together to hear a dynamic message, engage in lively worship, and enjoy time building relationships with one another. Learn more.
Watercolor Prayer Journaling Retreat with Amelia Whaley
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, November 11-13, Learn more.

Thanksgiving Retreat at St. Christopher
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center,November 23-26,  Register here.


People News

The Rev. Gary CorcoranThe Rev. Gary Corcoran has joined the staff of Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant as an Associate Rector.  Gary, 25,  is a native of Ireland but grew up in California. He was educated at Moody Bible Institute (B.A.) and Duke University (M.Div.). Gary was ordained to the diaconate in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese at St. Peter's Anglican Church on May 21, 2016. While at Duke, he earned a certificate in Anglican Studies and served as the summer fellow at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, in Raleigh, NC and St. Peter's, Tallahassee, Fl. If not at church, you might find him struggling to improve his guitar "skills," reading a book, nursing a pint of Guinness or heading down to the beach. Gary will share a broad-based ministry for all ages and stages across the whole parish’s life, with Rector, Ted Duvall, and he'll have particular responsibility for Young Adults, Small Groups, and Outreach.

Mark DunningMark Dunning has accepted a call to serve as the Youth Pastor at the Church of the Cross, Bluffton, beginning September 11. Mark writes, “It is with great excitement that I accept the position of Student Ministries Director at TCOTC! (My wife) Joy and I cannot wait to get to know you and serve Christ alongside you. What a tremendous blessing it is to jump in to God's long-standing kingdom work rooted in the past, sheltered and listening to His leading in the present, and together, empowered as God's people through His Spirit and Word to reach our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for us as we transition from our current church in the Chicago suburbs, say farewell to family and friends, finalize the sale of our home, and journey east to begin a new season of life alongside each of you!” Mark and his wife, Joy, have a daughter, Bethany (3) and a son, Benjamin (3 months).

The Rev. Sean NorrisThe Rev. Sean Norris has recently accepted a call to join the staff of Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island and I’on with a specific call to serve as the Campus Pastor for the I’On location. Sean is married to the Rev. Kate Norris who was recently ordained a Deacon by Archbishop Robert Duncan. She is also the daughter of the Very Rev. Dr. Peter and Sandra Moore. Sean and Kate have two young daughters Rhyan and Skylar. Both Sean and Kate are graduates of Trinity School for Ministry.  Over the past five years, Sean served as the Church Planter and Rector of South Side Anglican Church ( in Pittsburgh. Kate also served at South Side as the Minister of Arts and Outreach.  Rector of Holy Cross, the Rev. Chris Warner, writes, “I’m very excited to have the Norrises join the Holy Cross family. I believe their artistic, evangelistic and pastoral giftings will serve our I’On campus and the wider Holy Cross community extremely well. The Norrises are beginning the process of moving to the area and our hope is that Sean would begin his ministry with us in September.”  Read the full announcement.

The Rev. Jim WorkmanThe Rev. Jim Workman recently joined the staff of Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, as a Pastoral Associate with a focus on pastoral care. Jim retired as Rector of an Episcopal congregation in the Greenville area, but reports that retirement isn’t always what it is advertised to be. He plans on an active half-time ministry with Christ Church as it honors Jesus Christ as Savior and seeks to make Him known.


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