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January 22, 2015

Children having fun at summer camp

Early Registration for Summer Camp Now Open

What's more fun than a week of summer camp at St. Christopher?  Not much!  Early registration opened on January 15 for campers whose parents, or grandparents are members (i.e. in regular, weekly attendance) of a parish or school of the Diocese of South Carolina or of another Anglican or Episcopal parish or school that has booked use of St. Christopher at any time in the 2015 calendar year. Registration opens to the public January 30.  Learn more and register.

Mere Anglicanism Begins Today
Conference Sold Out

Over 900 people, from across the US and Canada are arriving in Charleston for the annual Mere Anglicanism Conference which begins this evening with preaching by John Guest, a service of Holy Eucharist, and a talk from NT Wright. Conference speakers for the sold-out event, in addition to Wright, are Os Guiness, Alister McGrath, Michael Nazir-Ali, Ross Douthat and Mary Eberstadt. If you didn’t reserve tickets, take it as a reminder to register early next year.

Brad Bird's CMC Invitation

Brad Bird Headlining February's Christian Men’s Conference

Click the photo above to hear his invitation to attend

Haven't signed up for the February 20-22 Christian Men's Conference? Do so today. Registration is now open to the public and it is expected to sell-out. Brad Bird has literally hundreds of Bible students who attend his teaching each week. Watch the video. Learn more.

Convention 223Convention News
Time to certify and register your parish's delegation

January 31st is the deadline to certify and register your delegates for Diocesan Convention. Who should be certified? All lay delegates duly elected to represent your parish or mission—including those just elected at this year’s Annual Meeting. Who should register? All clergy and lay delegates. Visitors are welcome, too! If you're responsible for certifying and registering your delegates you may do so here.  Have questions? Contact Beth Snyder.

Bring a team from your parish, including non-delegates, for the workshops offered Friday, March 13:

“What is Anglicanism: Conversations on Affiliation,” led by The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina and The Rev. Dr. Canon Kendall Harmon, Canon Theologian of the Diocese;

“Cultural Shifts: What is Christian Marriage?” led by The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll, Retired Professor-Trinity School for Ministry & former President of Uganda Christian University, Author of Two Sexes, One Flesh

“Personal Evangelism” led by Mr. Langdon Stewart, Evangelism Explosion

“Hands-On Mission Locally and Globally,” led by Mrs. Sharon Steinmiller, Director of New Wineskins, Ambridge, PA

“Christian Faith Formation: Anglican Catechism and Confirmation,” led by the Very Rev. Dr. Peter Moore and Mr. Peter Rothermel, Faith Formation Coordinator, Diocese of South Carolina

“Engaging Younger Generations in Smaller Congregations,” led by Mr. Dave Wright, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Diocese of South Carolina

Ethiopian children gather around guestThree-Church Team Heading for Ethiopia, January 25:

An eight-person team from the Diocese is heading to Ethiopia January 25 to work with Bishop Grant and Dr. Wendy LeMarquand. They will be in Ethiopia during a clergy retreat as well as a gathering of the Mothers’ Union. The team is made up of the Rev. Michael Clarkson from Church of Our Saviour, Johns Island; The Rt. Rev. Alden and Barbara Hathaway, Abigail Morris and Jane Manos, from St. Helena’s, Beaufort; and Tom Hample and son Tommy, age 17, from the Cathedral, Charleston. The team leaves on Sunday, January 25 and will return February 7. Keep them and their ministry in Ethiopia in your prayers.


Woman prayingDaughters of the King Hosting Quiet Day
All Women Welcome to January 31, Church of the Cross, Bluffton, event
The Church of The Cross, Bluffton, chapter of the Daughters of the King, invites all women to their upcoming Quiet Day. The Rev. Jason Collins will present three meditations on "Listening Prayer,"  followed by a Eucharist celebration.  Luncheon will be served after the program for $5.00.  Registration and a light breakfast is at 8:30 am. Contact Diane McNamara at  (843) 227-3841 by Monday, January 26 to reserve your place.

Attorney Alan Runyan to Lead Lenten Series
“The Trial and Crucifixion of the Messiah," Begins February 25

Alan RunyanOld St. Andrew's and St. Andrew's Mission, both in Charleston, will welcome Alan Runyan, Esq. to lead their 2015 Lenten Series, entitled "The Trial and Crucifixion of the Messiah."  Runyan has served our Diocese as lead counsel in our litigation with The Episcopal Church, and last year he presented this very popular five-week series at St. Helena's Church in Beaufort.  The Lenten Series will meet at Old St. Andrew's Wednesday, February 25 and March 4.  Then, the final three weeks of the series will meet at St. Andrew's Mission on March 11, 18 and 25.  Each week, supper will be served from 5:45 to 6:30, with a brief time for evening prayer and then teaching.  We expect to finish each Wednesday by 7:45.  The series will examine the trials of Jesus as recorded in Scripture and Jesus death.  Because of the expected popularity of this series, we ask that you register in advance by calling the office at Old St. Andrew's (843) 766-1541.

Two Full-Time Job Openings at St. Christopher

The Guest Services Department of St. Christopher is looking for a high-energy individual to vacuum and clean assembly spaces and bathrooms, set up furniture for conferences, attend to A/V needs of guests, carry laundry bags; and whatever else is needed to provide quality service. Learn more.

Kitchen (Morning Team)
The Food Services Department of St Christopher is looking for a high-energy individual to clean and prepare dining rooms (tables and floors); wash dishes, pots and pans; prepare beverages, salad bars & breakfast bars; prep food; stock shelves; and whatever else is needed to provide quality service to their guests. Learn more.

St. James’ Mission Banquet February 13

St. James’, Charleston, is hosting its annual Mission Banquet, Friday, February 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Howard Holl, a urologist who has gone to the Dominican Republic numerous times with his wife Joy, a nurse, will be speaking. During his series of regular visits, he has built important relationships with about 100 people who have diabetes and/or high blood pressure. The evening will include a wine and cheese reception and silent auction, gourmet dinner. Proceeds will go to support several missions abroad, including some in Uganda, Guyana, and the Dominican Republic. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for children age 12 and under.  A nursery is provided for children ages five and under. Reserve tickets by calling (843) 795-1623. For information, e-mail Virginia Bartels or Mary Joan Oexmann.

Poster for GIC Do Something Event

St. Michael’s Global Impact Celebration Urges Christians to:

“Do Something!” February 6

During St. Michael's annual Global Impact Celebration which runs from February 4-8, they'll bring missionaries from around the globe together to share their stories and spur the church community into action. Their missionary guests for our Fourth Annual Global Impact Celebration are: Pastor Claire Sullivan, The Rev. Dr. John and Susan Yates, Pastor Simon Mwaura, the Rev. Emmanuel Ndikumana, and the Rev. Max Wilkins. Everyone is invited to the Charleston Music Hall, Friday, February 6, 2015, to hear  keynote speaker The Rev. Dr. John Yates and join in praise and worship. The program will be from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. Learn more and register.



Get Away with your Sweetheart
Valentines Retreat at St. Christopher, February 13-15

Valentine's SpecialSt. Christopher is excited to announce a Valentine's Day Couples Retreat February 13-15. This package includes a quiet and romantic getaway at St. Christopher for you and your loved one. The Valentine's Day Special is $250 for couples occupancy, private room for two nights. This includes accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a romantic dinner on Saturday evening. The Valentine's Day Special is $150 for couples occupancy, private room for one night. This includes accommodations for Saturday night, a romantic dinner on Saturday evening, and breakfast on Sunday morning. Learn more.


Upcoming Events

Mere Anglicanism, January 20-22
Sold out.

Daughters of the King Quiet Day, January 31
Learn more.

Cursillo Winter Retreat, January 30-February 1
Learn more.

St. Michael's Global Impact Celebration, February 6
Learn more.

Jesus Weekend, February 6-7
Learn more.

Valentines Day Special at St. Christopher, February 13-15
Learn more.

St. James Mission Banquet, February 13
Learn more.

Christian Men's Conference, February 20-22
Learn more.

Pastoral Crisis Intervention Course, March 11-13
Learn more.

224th Diocesan Convention, March 13-14
Learn more.

Epic, March 20-21
Learn more.


People News

The Very Rev. John BurwellThe Very Rev. John Burwell, Rector of Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and Daniel Island announced his retirement. He has served as Holy Cross’ Rector for 27 years. His last Sunday as Rector is March 29. In the announcement, Burwell wrote,  “I am excited and delighted to tell you that Bishop Lawrence met in a private session with your vestry (without my presence) and after prayer and discussion the vestry unanimously chose Chris Warner to become our next rector. I am of the opinion that there is no better person for the position anywhere.” Read the announcement.  In addition, John & Sylvia Burwell recently welcomed their first grandson.  John Richards Jones, who was born on December 26, is the son of Elizabeth and Matthew Jones. Congratulations all around.

The Rev.Trip CormenyThe Rev. Trip Cormeny, who had been an Assistant Rector at Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and Daniel Island, recently made a career change, joining Life Resources (a non-profit, faith-based counseling and academic center in Mt. Pleasant) as a Pastoral Counselor. Cormeny had been mentored by Barbara Boatwright, PhD at Life Resources as part of his doctoral training in counseling. In his letter to Holy Cross, Trip wrote, in part, “…know that I am leaving because of a great opportunity, not because of a problem at Holy Cross. Parishes like Holy Cross are rare gems. Holy Cross has been the best part of my priesthood… I will miss life among you more than I can describe…” Trip’s final services at Holy Cross were on December 28.

The Rev. Hiram MoseleyPlease keep the family the Rev. Hiram Moseley in your prayers. Deacon Moseley died on Monday, January 19, 2015 following a long illness. He had retired from the Chaplains' Service of the United States Air force after 35 years, having served in Vietnam. He later retired as a pastor of Christ Episcopal Church in Florence. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at John Calvin Presbyterian Church conducted by Pastor Scott Hill. Burial followed in Christ Church Cemetery. Read the obituary.

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