Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Clergy Renewal of Vows
Are you one of the clergy who've not yet RSVP'd?
The clergy of the Diocese will renew their vows this Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. Many clergy - who usually sign up - have not yet done so. Please email Beth Snyder
to reserve your box lunch. White stoles. Clergy are invited to bring labeled bottles of oil for both Chrism and Unction for the blessing at the conclusion of the service. There will also be additional bottles available after the conclusion of the service for those who forget to bring their own. Barring good cause and due notification of the bishop, all clergy are expected to attend this service.
Beginnning Experience – April 13-15
The Beginning Experience provides those who are divorced, widowed or separated with a safe space; support and the tools to heal, to grow, and to turn one’s greatest devastation into opportunity. It is a place to find understanding and compassion from trained, caring people who can truly share the long walk back to wholeness. Learn more.
The Future and Your Church
April 21: Vestries, Parish Leaders, Rectors - This is for You
Why are churches declining? What makes a church grow? What can be done to not only “stem the tide” but turn it around, transforming a declining parish into a vibrant, alive and growing one? Bishop Lawrence invites all clergy, vestry members and parish leaders to a day-long workshop sponsored by the Congregational Development Committee, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at a Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant. Learn more.
Creating Effective Enewsletters – April 24
Diocesan Communicators will hold a workshop "Creating Effective Enewsletters: Starting on the Right Foot," on Tuesday, April 24, from noon until 2 p.m., at St. Paul's Church in Summerville. This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will bring in their own laptops and actually create an enewsletter from scratch – create a mailing list, upload photographs, insert text, make links and send it out. Learn more.
Treasurer’s Workshop – May 4
Confused about clergy compensation?
Have questions about church federal and state reporting requirements? Puzzled by updates to the new health care legislation? Don’t miss the upcoming New Treasurers Workshop, Friday, May 4, from 9:45 – 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Summerville. Who should come? New treasurers, parish administrators, financial secretaries, vestry members, finance committee members, bookkeepers, rectors, or anyone concerned with financial matters of the church. Come prepared to share and learn from others! Learn more.
128th ECW Annual Meeting – April 28
Bishop Lawrence will be the keynote speaker at 128th ECW Annual Meeting which will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. During this time the approved 2012-2013 Budget will be presented for adoption, the new ECW Diocesan Board members will be elected and the 2012-2013 ECW Project will be voted upon. Nominees for the project are Grace Home for Women (Hebron Colony Ministries), St. Alban’s Chapel at the Citadel, and Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. Learn more.
Tall, Modern Bishop's Chair Free to Good Home.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is offering the solid wood chair, shown left, to the first church that calls and is able to come and pick it up. Interested? Call the Church of the Good Shepherd (843)571-2993.
Diocesan Teens to Head to Ireland this Summer to Continue Partnership, July 5-23
Continuing our partnership with the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh in Ireland, a team of students from our diocese will travel to Ireland in July. This trip will involve engaging in service and ministry alongside Irish teens. Our team will serve at the New Wine conference in Sligo the first week. The second week we will lead Vacation Bible School in two communities. We will continue to develop the partnership between our dioceses by building friendships as we serve the Lord together. The team consists of students from our diocesan youth commission and will be led by Dave & Jane Wright. For more information contact Dave Wright
Beth Moore Coming to Charleston, August 24-25
Nationally-known women’s Bible Study teacher, Beth Moore is coming to Charleston SC for the first time this coming August. Mrs. Nancy Borrett, wife of the Rev. Craige Borrett is the city coordinator for this event. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering contact her at email@example.com. Learn more
New TEC Website
The Episcopal Church launched a website redesign in December. Since that date more than 55,000 have visited the website 84,000 times, viewing 294,000 pages! The top 10 pages visited were: Find A Church; Bulletin Inserts; live/on demand worship; sermons; the Bible; Baptismal Covenant; I am Episcopalian; calendar; history; and the Book of Common Prayer. And, already hitting the 10,000 mark is the number of plays of the many videos offered on the site. View the site.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
For additional details view our full calendar.
Clergy Renewal of Vows, March 29, Learn more.
Beginning Experience, April 13-15, Learn more.
Cursillo Picnic, April 14, Learn more
Cursillo 168, April 19-22
Upcoming Church and Community Offerings
Old St. Andrew's Golf Tournament, April 14
New: St. Philip's Tea Room, April 23-27
For additional details view our full calendar.
Old St. Andrew's Tea Room, March 19-31
A Resting Place: A Time of Reflection and Healing Prayer for Women, Trinity Pinopolis, March 28
Grace to Present Rutter’s Requiem, April 1
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church's Tea Room, offering daily lowcountry lunch and delicious desserts, will be open the week of April 23 - 27, 2012, during the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more.
New: Maine Event – Cathedral Lobster Dinner
The ECW of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul will be hosting their Maine Event Finale on Saturday, May 5 2012. This is a steak or lobster dinner event. Happy hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. Tickets must be ordered before April 30. Contact Betty Schaffer at (843) 762-0127 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New: All Saints Garden Tour, May 19
On Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island will present its 25th annual Garden Tour, “A Potpourri of Gardens” featuring eight of the island’s most innovative gardens. The ticket price of $30 includes a luncheon served in the church’s parish hall. A boutique, art sale, bake sale, gardening lecture, organ music presentation, as well as a flower arrangement demonstration will also be held. In addition, vendors will be located on the church common with a variety of plants and related items offered for sale. Learn more.
Good news from the Horn family. We had reported in our most recent enews that that the Rev. Robert Horn had been diagnosed with Waldenstrom, a form of bone cancer. The recent bone study revealed no lesions. “The cancer is ‘inactive,’” Robert reports, “and could remain so forever. We need to check it regularly, but no treatment is called for. Thank you so much for your prayers.”
Congratulations to the Rev. John Zahl and his wife, Deidre, on the birth of their daughter, Daphne Field Zahl. She was born March 7, weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz. John says, “She is an absolute delight, and we are praising God for bringing her into our lives! Mother and baby are doing wonderfully well.” John is an Associate Rector at Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island.
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