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Monday, November 15, 2010 

Don’t Cook a Turkey This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving DessertsLet St. Christopher do it for you.
 Instead, spend time reconnecting with your family or your extended Christian family, take walks on the beach, go kayaking, play touch football and relax. St. Christopher’s Thanksgiving Retreat is November 24-28. Learn more.

St. Matthias Ground BreakingA New Parish Hall
for St. Matthias

St. Matthias, Summerton, held a service to break ground on their new Parish Hall, Sunday, November 14. The new building will provide the congregation with a nursery, age appropriate Sunday School rooms for children, youth and adults, a large meeting hall for parish meals and gatherings, a modern kitchen facility and new office spaces. Learn more.  

The Rev. Daniel HankA Service of Intstitution
All are invited to the institution of The Rev. Daniel Hank as Vicar of Church of the Apostles, Barnwell, on November 22 at 6 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service. Clergy: red stoles.


Seafarer with Bishop LawrenceI was a Stranger…
Support Seafarers' Christmas at Sea
The Charleston Port and Seafarers’ will welcome and bring comfort to lonely and isolated mariners this Christmas. Join in the Christmas at Sea project. Learn more.

The Care and Feeding of Missionaries
Suzy McCall, Missionary in Honduras, with her family Training December 3-4
St. Luke’s in Hilton Head is offering a two-day training event by Global Teams teaching us how to take better care of missionaries with whom we partner.  The Rev. Kathie Philips, International Missionary Care Director with Global Teams will be leading. Meals, housing and materials are at no cost (donations accepted) Learn more.

Rug Cutters Thanksgiving DanceDance the Night Away
With Charleston Rug Cutters November 19
All are invited to the Charleston Rug Cutters Semi-formal Thanksgiving Dance, Friday, November 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston. The cost is $10 (or $7 with Student ID) Live Music will be provided by the Joe Clarke Quartet. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to charity to be entered to win an iPod nano.  Learn more.

Need Career Help?Need Career Help?
Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, is launching a Career Outreach Program C3OP (Christ Church Career Outreach Program). They'll have their kick-off meeting tomorrow, November 16. The program will serve as a ministry resource for those going through career transitions – the unemployed, underemployed,  those seeking new careers or simply those seeking a new job. Learn more.

Parenting SeminarGrace Offers
Parenting Seminar

Grace Episcopal Church has partnered with a team of child psychologists and education professionals to offer “Parenting: Success At All Stages,” a one-of-a-kind parenting workshop designed to equip parents to successfully navigate their way through adolescence. The workshop will be held Thursday, November 18 from 6:30 8:00 p.m.  Learn more.

SafeGuarding God’s Children Workshop – November 20
Safeguarding God's ChildrenPolly Sosnowski, ACSW, a licensed social worker with 35 years of professional experience working with children and families will lead a training class in SafeGuarding God's Children at St. Paul's, Summerville, Saturday, November 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The workshop is offered to all, and is especially recommended for those working in nurseries or with children or youth groups. Contact the Church Office at (843)873-1991 to sign up. 

Don't Miss Church of the Cross' Christmas Bazaar
It's this Saturday, November 20. They'll have arts and crafts by local artisans, as well as cloth dolls, unique wreaths, jams, jellies and more! Learn more.

Woman reading the Jubilate DeoHave a Story Everyone Should Read?
Submit it for the Jubilate Deo
Our upcoming deadline is November 19. Review the submission guidelines. Questions? Call the editor, Joy Hunter at (843) 696-1757.

Laugh and Learn Lunch at Holy Communion, November 20
Beth Webb Hart will be the keynote speaker for a women’s gathering, November 20 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. They’ll have goodies to eat; a hat making demonstration, harp music by Lisa McKeachie and more. Learn more.

Dr. John MacArthurJohn MacArthur in Charleston in February
Book Give-Away
Writer and minister Dr. John MacArthur, noted for his radio program, Grace to You will be teaching at St. John’s  Chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8 and 9, 7:00 p.m., with a book signing at St Michael's Church, Charleston, Wednesday, February 9,  at 1:30 pm – 4:00 p.m.  Seating is limited to Bishops, Pastors, Priests and Deacons for the teaching event. Learn more.

People News

The Rev. Richard DorityPlease keep the family and friends of the Rev. Richard Dority in your prayers. Dority, who served as an Episcopal Priest from 1958-1987 died on Friday, November 12. The funeral service will be held at Ft. Johnson Baptist Church of James Island at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16. Read the obituary.

Benjamin HamshawJason Hamshaw, youth minister at Prince George Winyah and his wife, Chelsea, daughter of Bishop and Allison Lawrence, welcomed their first child, Benjamin James Hamshaw on Wednesday, November 3. The baby weighed 8 lbs 7 oz. All are doing well. Benjamin is the Lawrence’s 10th grandchild.

A Service of Institution
All are invited to the institution of The Rev. Daniel Hank as Vicar of Church of the Apostles Barnwell on November 22 at 6 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service. Clergy: red stoles.

Martha Horn ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop LawrenceMartha Horn was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Thursday, November 4 at 6 p.m. at Saint James, Charleston. Of the event, Horn said, "The Holy Spirit moved through the people of God and through the hands of the bishop in great power and we worshipped the Triune God in song and prayer. I was overwhelmed with the Lord's grace. It will be my great privilege to serve God's people as deacon in The Church of the Holy Trinity in Ridgeland with my husband Robert and in All Saints, Hampton with The Rev. Sally Putnum. I look forward to assisting these two priests, as we answer God's call on our lives."

Ms. LaQuetta JonesPlease keep La Quetta Jones, the receptionist for the Diocesan Office in your prayers. La Quetta, who has suffered numerous losses in this life, is mourning her beloved grandmother, who died on November 2.

Highlighted Events

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

C30P Career

Christ Church
Mt. Pleasant
November 16

November 18


November 18

Jubilate Deo

November 19

Rug Cutters

November 18

Christmas Bazaar
Church of Cross
November 20

Laugh & Learn

Holy Communion
November 20

St. Christopher

November 24-28

World AIDS
Day Healing

St. Stephen's
December 1

Daughters of the King
Quiet Day

All Saints
Hilton Head
December 6


Old St. Andrew's
December 7

2011 Highlights

Spouses of Clergy

January 7-9

Mere Anglicanism
January 20-22

Diocesan Women's Retreat
February 11-13, 2011

220th Diocesan Convention
February 18-19

Diocesan Men's Retreat
February 18-20, 2011
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