Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Financial Resources

Note: When you provide a check as payment to the Diocese, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Statement of Mission

Below you will find the 2020 SOM Timeline, Application and Spreadsheet Template. Please read the timeline carefully. Also note that an SOM application comes from the Commission under which the ministry falls and must include a summary spreadsheet (see template provided).

SOM as Approved by Convention (2019)

Statement of Mission Timeline

Statement of Mission Application - Ministries

Statement of Mission Application - Commission 

Statement of Mission Summary Spreadsheet Template

Business Manual

The Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs serves as the financial policies and guidelines for the Diocese. The manual can be downloaded here.

Parochial Reports

All Parochial Reports are due March 1. You can find the form here.

Designated Loose Offerings
Bishop Gravatt Camp and Conference Center - 2nd Sunday in February

  • Bishop's Discretionary Fund - Bishop's Visitation

  • ERD – 1st Sunday in Lent
    Make check payable to:
    PO Box 7058
    Merrifield, VA  22116-7058
    Be sure to note on the check and envelope if there is a specific fund that these are to be posted to. For information regarding ERD, their website is: www.er-d.org and to find a listing of their current donations choices, you can visit: www.er-d.org/donate-select.php

  • Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem - Good Friday
    Make check payable to:
    Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
    mail to: Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society,
    Good Friday Offering
    PO Box 12095, Newark, NJ 07101
    (note: "Good Friday Offering" in the memo)

  • Finlay House & Still Hopes - 2nd Sunday in May

  • Thompson Child and Family Focus (York Place) - Thanksgiving Day

  • UTO offerings may be sent to:
    Make check payable to:
    United Thank Offering
    Mail to: Jennifer Evans
    98 Maxton Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29302
    (note: spring or fall in gathering) 
  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
  • Cursillo 130 1
  • Cursillo 130 2
  • Cursillo 130 3
  • Cursillo 130 4
  • Cursillo 130 5
  • Cursillo 130 6
  • Cursillo 130 7
  • Cursillo 130 8
  • Cursillo 130 9
  • Cursillo 130 10
  • Cursillo 130 11