Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Cursillo 136

                              

Cursillo Chicken

 We welcomed 11 new Cursillistas from Weekend 136 concluded on July 16, 2017 at the Gravatt Camp & Conference Center.  Click About Cursillo  for the candidate names and pictures.

Pay It Forward

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, beginning July 2015. 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.

Click here to "Pay it Forward" for Cursillo!
icon Download a "Pay It Forward" 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.

Pay It Forward funds will also be available to help with scholarships for staff members, just as our scholarship funds have always been. These requests will continue to be handled individually, with help from parishes.

Please consider donating online to help support this initiative! Or mail a check made out to "EDUSC” with the memo “Cursillo Pay It Forward" and mail to the Diocesan House, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Attention: The Rev. Canon Kellie Wilson.

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.

2017 Cursillo Council

Emery Clark – Chair, 1-year term
Bill Lee - Vice Chair, 2-year term 
Mary Finch – Secretary,1-year term
Jack Rogers – Treasurer, 3-year term
Rev. Scott Anderson, Head Spiritual Director, 1-year term 
Rev. Mike Flanagan, Spiritual Director, 3-year term
Bill Matthews, 3-year term
Keren Pickard3 year term
Ed Schneider, 2-year term
Ike Waters, 1-year term 

Paula Greenway - Registrar

Upcoming Weekends and Lay Rectors

Weekend #137 – February 8-11, 2018, Lay Rector Keren Pickard
Weekend # 138 – July 12-15, 2018, Lay Rector Marian Hornsby

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.


Weekend 136

July 13-16, 2017

DEDICATION TO SAINT THOMAS

John 20:29

"Thomas, because you have seen me you have believed. Blessed are those that have seen not seen yet they believed."

Dear Friends in Christ,

From this one verse we have come to think of Thomas as the doubter. I am sure I am not the only one who has identified more with Thomas than the other Apostles.

My doubts have been about me and my faith. Am I doing God's work? Is my faith strong enough? Am I doing all I should?

There is not a lot about Thomas in the Bible; like you and I Thomas was human and needed to see for himself.

When he saw Jesus, he cried out, "My Lord, my God." Thomas was one of the first to see Jesus as God's son.

I would like to think that Jesus was not so much as doubting Thomas's faith as he was talking to us, the one who did not know, Jesus of Nazareth, but we know the risen Lord.

Like Thomas I shall knee and proclaim, "My Lord, my God", and do my best each day.

Your brother in Christ,

Ike Waters, Lay Rector, Cursillo #136


Candidates for Cursillo Weekend #136

Candidate             Church                                               Sponsor

Gyll Carter                    Church of the Cross, Columbia                  Russell Franklin
David Claytor               St. Mark’s, Chester                                      Ike Waters      
Elizabeth Claytor         St. Mark's, Chester                                      Ike Waters
Sheryl Colley                St. Lukes', Newberry                                   Emery Clark
Dinks Dupree               Christ Church, Greenville                           Charles Warne
Rob Gyemant               Trinity Cathedral, Columbia                       Doug Steimle
Monique Marty           St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin                       Keren Pickard
Melissa Senf                 St. Alban's, Lexington                                 Dawn Christie Beaver
Tracey Washburn        All Saint's, Cayce                                          Betsy Groff
Will Washburn             All Saints's, Cayce                                        Betsy Groff
Tami Windell                Church of our Savior, Rock Hill                  Jim McHale


Staff of Cursillo Weekend #136

July 13-16, 2017

Name and Position

Church

 

Lay Rector
Ike Waters Good Shepherd, York 

 

Spiritual Directors

 
Mike Flanagan, Head Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Bill Greeley Good Shepherd, York
Jim Neuberger St. John's, Winnsboro

 

Table Leaders

 
Jim McHale Our Savior, Rock Hill
Rusty Miller Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Juli Woodard Good Shepherd, York

 

Cha Chas

 
Paula Greenway, Head Christ Church, Greenville
David Danforth, Tech Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Gail Stellar, Alter Guild

St. Matthew's, Spartanburg

Salina Woodard

Good Shepard, York
 

 

Music Chas

 
Grace Keller, Head St. Matthew's, Spartanburg
Melody Daniel Church of the Redeemer, Greenville
Glenn Gilbert Good Shepherd, York
Howard Ray Good Shepherd, York


Palanca Pick Up Dates and Times

Wednesday, 7/12/17 by noon at:

Christ Church, Greenville
Church of the Redeemer, Greenville
St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken
St. David's, Columbia
St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
St. Matthew's, Spartanburg
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Church of the Good Shepherd, York

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 7/11/17 and the envelope plainly states CURSILLO 136 PALANCA on the envelope):

Camp Gravatt
c/o Mr. Ike Waters, Lay Rector, Cursillo 136
1006 Camp Gravatt Road
Aiken, SC 29805

 


We welcomed 11 new Cursillistas from Weekend 136! Our EDUSC Cursillo Community is blessed to welcome you into the fold!

Photos from Cursillo #136, July 2017 are shown below.  View the slideshow below for other pictures of the weekend.

Photos courtesy of Selina Woodard, Gail Smith, and Davd Danforth

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 Emery Clark, 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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