Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

About Cursillo

 

Cursillo ChickenThe purpose of Cursillo is to help those in the Church understand their individual callings to be Christian leaders. The leadership may be exercised in one's work situations, in one's family and social life, in one's leisure activities, and within the Church environment. Leadership, in Cursillo, does not mean power over others, but influence on others; all of us need to be aware that we can exert a positive influence on those around us. The goal of Cursillo is the goal of the Church: to bring all to Christ. This is done when informed, trained leaders set out with the support of others having a similar commitment. 

The EDUSC Cursillo Council includes people from different convocations and parishes, including three clergy representatives. The Council meets several times a year and performs many functions. In addition to calling lay rectors for upcoming weekends, the Council makes policy/guidelines decisions, set dates for subsequent meetings, weekends, reunions, and coordinates training events for Cursillistas in the diocese and in the region.

 

Donate to Pay it Forward

Donate to Staff Scholarships     

The weekend is structured based on a national movement, the National Episcopal Cursillo. program with local flavor and traditions. Since each weekend is basically the same program, with variations due to the individuals who make up the team, one only "makes" one Cursillo weekend, but can participate as a team member at subsequent weekends.

Mission Statement: Cursillo is a movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and to share God's love with everyone.

 

Upcoming Weekends and Lay Rectors

Weekend # 138 – July 12-15, 2018, Lay Rector Marian Hornsby

Weekend # 139 – February 7-10, 2019, Lay Rector, Rusty Miller

Cursillo weekends are structured based on a national movement, the National Episcopal Cursillo. program with local flavor and traditions. Since each weekend is basically the same program, with variations due to the individuals who make up the team, one only "makes" one Cursillo weekend, but can participate as a team member at subsequent weekends. Applications can be found to your left.

2018 Cursillo Council

Bill Lee - Chair
Rev. Mike Flanagan, Head Spiritual Director
Rev Gordon Hamilton, Spiritual Director
Rev. Bill Greely, Spiritual Director
Janet Jedron
Bill Matthews
Keren Pickard
Jack Rogers
Ed Schneider

Paula Greenway – Registrar

 


Candidates for Cursillo Weekend #138

We have 30 Candidates and have closed the applications process.  People who submit applications after June 30, 2018 will be placed on a waiting list in case a current candidate cannot attend.  The following people are confirmed candidates for Cursillo Weekend #138 beginning on July 12, 2018:

Candidate Church Sponsor
     
Genny Alert Church of the Cross, Columbia Susan Burns
Carol Baker St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin Millie Jackson
Meredith Boyd St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin Ann Pilat
Lu Brown Christ Church, Greenville Wendy McCain
Mopsy Crawford Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Claudia Guinyard
Nela Edgar Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Mary Ellen Haile/Elizabeth Dorn
Walter Edgar Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Bill Matthews
Lynn Edgerton St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin Millie Jackson
Carolyn Egan St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken Joan Weaver
Scotty Frantz Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Claudia Guinyard
Anna Griswold Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Wanda Loftin
Beatrice Hernandez Christ Church, Greenville Barbara Shayeb-Helou
Anne Kelty St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken Kathy Cook
Johnnie Kissiah St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken Kathy Cook
Stephanie Kissiah St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken Kathy Cook
Kevin Mertens Christ Church, Greenville Paula Greenway
Jean Owens St. Margaret's, Boiling Springs Betty McAbee
Larry Owens St. Margaret's, Boiling Springs Betty McAbee
Tony Pichoff Church of the Cross, Columbia Ray Burns
Danny Pipes Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Emery Clark
Lib Richardson Christ Church, Greenville Wendy McCain
Eric Richey Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Rusty Miller
Jim Riser Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Marian Hornsby
Susan Riser Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Marian Hornsby
Julia Tackett St. Phillips, Greenville Marion Martin
Kenneth Tackett St. Phillips, Greenville Marion Martin
Patti Trotter Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Carol Britton
Bonnie Tucker Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Carol DuBose
Elizabeth Whitener Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Carol DuBose
Debbie Yoho Trinity Cathedral, Columbia Carol Britton

 

Staff for Cursillo Weekend #138

Name and Position Church
   
Lay Rector  
Marian Hornsby Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
   
Spiritual Directors  
Fr. Andrew Grosso, Head Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Dea. Ann Pilat St. Francis Assisi, Chapin
Fr. Scott Fleischer St. John's, Columbia
   
Table Leaders  
Rusty Miller Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Carol DuBose Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Kaye Curtis Christ Church, Greenville
Dinks DuPree Christ Church, Greenville
Terri Bailey St. Martin in the Fields, Columbia
Belton Zeigler Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Marion Martin St. Phillips, Greenville
   
Chas  
Leigh Matthews, Head Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Eileen Schell St. John's, Columbia
Joan Danforth Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Tate Chambers

St. Martin in the Fields, Columbia
   
Music Chas  
Stan Bailey St. Martin in the Fields, Columbia
Gordon Schell St. John's, Columbia

 

Palanca Pickup Dates and Times

Thursday, 7/12/18 by noon at:

Christ Church, Greenville
St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken
St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia

 

If you are a sponsor, please bring your palanca and the palanca from fellow Cursillistas from your church when you bring your candidate on Thursday evening.

You may mail your palanca directly to Camp Gravatt (please make sure it is postmarked by 7/10/18 and the envelope plainly states CURSILLO 138 PALANCA on the envelope):

Camp Gravatt
c/o Ms. Marian Hornsby, Lay Rector, Cursillo #138
1006 Camp Gravatt Road
Aiken, SC 29805

 


 

About Cursillo - Dedication for Cursillo #138

Weekend 138

July 12-15, 2018

 

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Cursillo Weekend
 A School for the Lord's Service
July 12-15, 2018

The Rule of St. Benedict has for centuries been an inspiring and reliable guide to growing in the life of faith, and Benedictine spirituality continues to exercise a profound influence in the Western church. The Benedictine tradition is especially important for Anglican Christians, as evident not only in The Book of Common Prayer but also in the emphasis Anglicans place on the way praying shapes believing, on the importance of hospitality, and on the application of faith to daily life. During this session of Cursillo, we will utilize lessons from Benedict’s Rule and the tradition of Benedictine spirituality to identify ways individuals and communities of faith can grow closer to God through intentional prayer, disciplined reflection, and the offering of daily life in acts of faith, hope, and love. Benedict described the monastery as a “school for the Lord’s service,” and his vision of the life of faith inspired the most far-reaching renewal movement in the history of the church. All who participate in this session of Cursillo will be likewise encouraged (and challenged) to grow in their faith and thereby become better equipped to share in the church’s mission of making, equipping, and sending mature disciples of Christ.

Gravatt Episcopal Conference Center
Arrival: Thursday, July 12   5:00pm        Departure: Sunday, July 15   4:00pm
Cost: $150 including lodging and meals
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Cursillo weekends are structured based on a national movement, the National Episcopal Cursillo. program with local flavor and traditions. Since each weekend is basically the same program, with variations due to the individuals who make up the team, one only "makes" one Cursillo weekend, but can participate as a team member at subsequent weekends. Applications can be found to your left.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
Any Episcopalian, eighteen years of age or older, may attend a Cursillo. Episcopalian is defined as any baptized Christian and member in good standing, as defined by the parish priest, of any parish in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

Are there Cursillo secrets?
You may have been told by someone who has attended the weekend that he cannot tell you what Cursillo is all about or what goes on during a Cursillo weekend. This is not correct. Everything that goes on during the weekend may be told to anyone. Cursillo literature is available to anyone who wishes to read or purchase the materials.

How much does it cost?
The three-day weekend costs $150.  Scholarships for Cursillo are usually available both from the Diocese and from your church.  Contact your rector to ask about scholarships through the Registrar.

What if I don't have a sponsor?
Your sponsor is an invaluable support person before, during, and after your Cursillo experience. If you are interested in attending Cursillo and don't have a sponsor, contact your rector and he or she will help you find a sponsor.

How do I sign up?
Applications are available from your church office or from the Diocesan office in Columbia. Or, you can download them from the box to your left.

When is the next Cursillo?
Cursillo weekends are offered two times a year at Gravatt Conference Center near Aiken. The deadline for registering is a month before the date listed.


Pay it Forward and Staff Scholarships

Lily Hardy Hammond wrote in her 1916 book, In the Garden of Delight, “You don't pay love back; you pay it forward.... With this in mind, the Cursillo Council began a Pay It Forward campaign which started with weekend 120 in October of 2011.

We require a non-refundable registration fee of only $150 for each candidate. The rest of the candidate fees will be paid by donations to our Pay it Forward Fund.  Ultreyas, Group Reunions and churches can also donate to the Cursillo Pay it Forward fund.

Scholarships funds will also be available to help staff members whose fees are $300 to serve on a weekend.  These requests will continue to be handled individually, with help from parishes or through donations by Ultreyas, Group Reunions and churches to the Cursillo "Staff Scholarship" fund.

Click the following to donate to either the Pay it Forward Fund or the Staff Scholarship Fund for Cursillo. (Please note, these links are for donations only. If you would like to pay fees for a Cursillo weekend, please contact Bill Lee, Council President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

+Download a icon Pay It Forward and Staff Scholarships Handout.


We never want money to stand in the way of anyone's receiving the gifts that a Cursillo weekend provides. When we leave a weekend, we leave with better tools and a renewed heart for bringing Christ into our individual environments and our Church. Candidates will know that the weekend of growth is a gift from the Cursillo community in hopes that they will pass the gift on to others who are seeking a deeper walk with Christ and the tools needed to serve the world in his name.

Please consider donating online to help support Cursillo! Or mail a check made out to "EDUSC” with the memo “Cursillo Pay it Forward" or “Staff Scholarship” and mail to the Diocesan House, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Attention: The Rev. Jimmy Hartley

 

 

 

  • 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
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