Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

2018 Partnership Cange Symposium February 23-25

[St. Peter's, Greenville] St. Peter’s Parish and the Outreach Advocates will be hosting the diocesan-wide Partnership Cange Symposium February 23- 25, and we hope that many of you will be able to attend to learn about outreach opportunities and progress in Haiti. The opening event is on Friday evening, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a Dessert and Coffee Reception in Stockstill Hall. Then, the film Bending the Arc will be shown on at 7:45 p.m. in the sanctuary. Bending the Arc, produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is a documentary about the history of Partners in Health, which began in Cange and is now an international health and medical non-profit agency. Much of their history is closely intertwined with our diocesan work in Cange, and many familiar people, sights, and sounds are presented in the movie. Further information about the film can be found at http://bendingthearcfilm.com. There will be no cost for attendance, but all donations will be appreciated and given to the diocesan World Missions Committee to help fund the work we do in Haiti.

The Symposium will continue on Saturday, February 24, in Stockstill Hall. The agenda will include local and Haitian speakers from various organizations and missions; the director of Summits Education in Boston, which is working in many community schools throughout Haiti’s Central Plateau; and Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries with updates on all of their projects (including the Cange water pump upgrades.) Lunch is included. There will be a registration fee of $15.

The Symposium will conclude on Sunday, February 25 during our regularly scheduled services. We anticipate that Marie Flore Chipps, Father Fritz Lafontant’s daughter, will present during the Faith Forum Sunday school class and that she and our other guests will serve & participate during the 10:30 worship service, reading lessons and leading the prayers.

We hope that you will attend one or more of these sessions!

Click +HERE to email a fillable form to register for any or all of these parts of the Symposium.
Click +HERE to download a copy of the form to either scan and email to Deb Yochum or to print and bring with you to the Symposium

  • 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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