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February 6, 2020

Save the Date: 2020 Convention - March 13-14

2020 Vision eye chart with Convention Details

Not a Convention Delegate? Come anyway - for the Workshops! Join us on Friday March 13:

Morning Mini Conference on:
  • Creating a Spiritual Legacy: Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
Afternoon Workshops on:
  • Church Revitalization • Stewardship • Global Partnerships • Church Planting • The New ACNA Prayerbook • Small Church, Big Heart, Big God • Hispanic Ministry • Prayer
View the schedule. More info to come.

The Rev. Rob Sturdy invites men to join him at the


Christian Men's Conference, February 21-23

The Rev. Rob Sturdy, Chaplain for St. Alban's at the Citadel, will lead the 2020 Christian Men's Conference at St. Christopher Camp and  Conference Center.
Register now.

Love so Amazing, So Divine - A Lenten Retreat

St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, March 8-10

Come rest and be renewed in God’s love as part of your Lenten journey this year. Drawing on music, meditations on Scripture, quiet time for reflection, and recreation, this retreat will deepen your relationship with our Lord. The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner will lead the retreat, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and concludes at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The cost is $230 (single room) or $185 (double room).
Register now.

Priest to "Dance with the Stars" for Alzheimer's Research

The Rev. John Scott with dancing partnerA Message from The Rev. John Scott 

Dear Friends,

Many of you may know that my father died at age 69 after a seven year battle with Alzheimer's disease and now it has touched my own generation, with my younger sister's and brother-in-law's recent diagnosis with early onset dementia. Anything I can do to help with the research and service to individuals with that dreaded disease, I am committed to do so - even to the point of making a fool of myself in public. So when THE ARK of Summerville asked me to participate in their Annual Fund Raiser of "Dancing With The Stars" I had to immediately answer in the affirmative. Please click the link below to vote for me with your donation and support the work of THE ARK. And please hold me in your prayers that I don't fall and break my leg or that of my Dance Instructor. I am forever in your debt.  
Vote for John Scott

Anglican Women's Spring Gathering

Save the Date:

Anglican Women’s Spring Gathering

April 25 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In the morning Beth Snyder and friends will be teaching on “Loving Your Neighbors,” and in the afternoon Jayne Gurley, from Drawing Near to God, will speak on Women Mentoring Women.  The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Details coming soon

Tea Room Time - Coming Soon

Harbingers of Spring; Parish Tea Rooms Beginning soon. Mark your calendar.

Cup of TeaOld St. Andrew’s Tea Room and Gift Shop, Charleston, March 16-28  Learn more.

St. Paul’s Tea Room and Gift Shop, Summerville, March 16-20  Learn more.

St. Philip’s Tea Room, Charleston, April 27-May 1  Learn more.

Events Around the Diocese

Organ Concert & Workshop with Maestro Hector Olivera, February 22

On Saturday, February 22 the internationally acclaimed organist Maestro Hector Olivera will be at the Church of the Resurrection, Surfside Beach for both a workshop and a concert. The free workshop (with continental breakfast) will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. he will RSVP is required. Contact George Hiatt of Fox Music to register (843) 296-8901. Then at 5 p.m. you will be able to hear they Maestro play a new custom designed Allen 3-manual organ. The dedication concert will take place that evening. For more details, visit

SC DOK Spring Prayer Retreat March 6-8 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center

The South Carolina Daughters of the King will hold their Spring Retreat at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center March 6-8. Lisa Chinn, an internationally known author and speaker will lead the retreat on “2020 Vision for Prayer.”  This retreat is open to all women. In addition to having Lisa with us we are  excited to have missionaries from around to world who will be joining us for prayer. Come see how our call as Daughters to prayer, service and evangelism is uniquely equipping us to be on the front-line of this 2020 Vision for Prayer.  Learn more. 

2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Cummins Theological Seminary, March 7

The 2nd Seminary Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Cummins Seminary, will be held on the Kiawah Island Oak Point Golf Course on Saturday, March 7.  Last year's tournament drew 32 golfers for friendly competition, good fellowship and food!  All for only $100 per golfer.  The regular tee fee for this course is about $250!  Learn more and register.  

Lowcountry Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet, March 12

Abby Johnson, former abortion clinic director and the subject of the movie "Unplanned," will speak on “Light in the Darkness.” Learn more and register.

Diocesan Convention - March 13-14, 2020

The 2020 Convention of The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina will be held at the Church of the Cross, Bluffton; All are welcome to this gathering. Mark your calendars. Information on workshops to come.

2020 Charleston Walk for Water; March 21

On March 21st, thousands will rally together at Riverfront Park in North Charleston to give hope to those who lack access to safe water. It’s more than a Walk: it’s an event that will impact people around the world forever by providing solutions that save lives. Learn more

24 Hours of Bach Concert, Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach, March 27

The Music Program at Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach, in cooperation with the Grand Strand chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present "24 hours of Bach", 24 hours of continuous all-Bach concerts the evening of Friday, March 27, continuing through the night and into the morning of Saturday, March 28, concluding with a 3 pm choral concert featuring selections from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The Concert schedule includes a 6 pm Children's concert followed by cake and ice cream, four 1/2 hour lectures on Bach's life and music and two special guest organists, as well as solo and studio recitals by local musicians. 

Anglican Women's Spring Gathering, April 25

The Anglican Women's Spring Gathering will be held April 25 at Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant. Additional information will be available soon.

RSCM Treble Choir Festival, Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach,  April 26

 The Royal School of Church Music Treble Festival has chosen Trinity as its location for 2020! Sunday, April 26 will feature two services sung by 50 young choristers from throughout the Carolinas, directed by Dr. Charles Hogan, our 10:30am service and a 4:30pm evensong, preceeded by a 4pm student organ recital.  

GrandCamp, June 15-19

Want a wonderful way to spend a week with your grandchildren? Join us June 15-19 at beautiful St. Christopher for our 7th Annual GrandCamp. This camp will sell out.  Learn more. 

Renewal Conference 2020, June 21-26

Early Bird Rates until March 21; Group Rates Available Too

Kanuga’s annual Renewal Conference is designed as a spiritual recharge. The week features dynamic morning and evening teaching, afternoon relaxation and workshops and powerful worship. This year our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kapic will speak from his latest book The God Who Gives: How the Trinity Shapes the Christian Story. The Chaplains are the Rev’s David Booman and Chris Warner, the Conference Coordinators are Mark and Lisa Greenslit (from St. Paul’s, Summerville). Learn more.  

People News


The Rev. Gary BesonThe Rev. Gary Beson Heading to Prince George Winyah Church, Georgetown

The Rev. Gary Beson, who served as the founding Rector of Saint Timothy's, Cane Bay, a church plant, has been called to serve as the Rector of Prince George Winyah in Georgetown, SC.  "Sue and I are so grateful to have been able to share ministry in a church plant experience with our family and friends at Saint Timothy's, our sending church," says Beson. "And we are joyfully looking forward to this next season of ministry with Prince George Winyah and getting to know their family and growing in ministry and love with them.  Many people have told me what a great first season of ministry I got to have - to have been able to plant a church and watch it grow and now we're excited to be called to a new season to Prince George Winyah. It's an exciting thing - two very different ministry experiences, serving the same Lord, in the same Diocese. Read the  letter Beson sent to Saint Timothy's.

Mary Goldsberry Dies

Please keep the family and loved ones of Mary Goldsberry in your prayers. Mary died on January 4, 2020. Mary served on the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women’s Board from 1984-1998. She was an active  member of Old St. Andrew's and St. Peter’s (which is now Church of the Good Shepherd) where she served as a Bible teacher and taught many Bible classes. Mary was Charleston District Director for 2 years and served as Communications Chairperson, writing monthly articles for the Jubilate Deo.  She published six Diocesan ECW handbooks during this time.  Mary and her husband, Dennis, were from Canada.  They moved back after Dennis retired as a professor at the College of Charleston. (We are grateful to Margie Williams for providing us with this information). Read the obituary. 

The Rev. Hamilton Smith Joins the Diocese

The Rev. Hamilton SmithThe Rev. Hamilton Smith, Rector of St. Thomas' Church in Mt. Pleasant, has transferred his canonical residence from The Diocese of the Carolina's to The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina. His congregation, St. Thomas', is expected to be welcomed as a parish into the Diocese at the upcoming 2020 Convention.  Hamilton is a native of Summerville, South Carolina, but has considered Mount Pleasant his home since 2001.  After finishing at the College of Charleston in 1998, Hamilton attended Law School at the University of South Carolina.  After completing Law School in 2001, Hamilton and his wife, Lizzie, were married and moved to Mount Pleasant where he began to practice law in Charleston at the firm of Young, Clement & Rivers.  It was during this time that Hamilton felt called to become an ordained minister. In 2003, Hamilton, Lizzie, and their first child, Charlotte, moved to England for three years where Hamilton studied Theology at Oxford University.  From 2006-09, Hamilton served as the Assistant Minister at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, SC.  In 2009, he joined the staff of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, SC, where he served until April 2013.  He was sent out from St. Michael’s to start St. Thomas’ where he now serves as its Lead Minister. When not working, Hamilton loves to spend time with friends and family on the water or on the dock.  He also enjoys losing to his son, David, in chess and trying to beat his daughter, Charlotte, in Wii “Just Dance.”


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