Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Children's Formation

The diocese offers several formation opportunities for children. In the menu to the left, you will find useful information, including registration procedures, registration forms, event opportunities and flyers to help spread the word.


5th Grade Bridge Retreat: April 27-28, 2019
Register +HERE  Registration Deadline April 8, 2019

11:30am Saturday to 12pm Sunday
Location: The Bishop Gravatt Center, Aiken


The 5th Grade Bridge Retreat is for rising 6th Graders to look at the changes ahead in Middle School, both in your church and other communities.  The theme of this retreat is Psalm 118:23: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.”

icon 5th Grade Design Team Application 2019 (Deadline for Application is February 25, 2019)

Register +HERE  Registration Deadline April 8, 2019

Anyone who has attended a children or youth retreat in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina may apply to be on the 5th Grade Bridge Retreat Design Team. Additional information may be found on the Design Team Application found above and in the menu on the left.  

Safe Church Training Required for All Adult Chaperones

For all diocesan children and youth events, all adult chaperones are required to have completed Safe Church Training. To schedule a Safe Church training session at your congregation, contact Julie Derrick by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 803-771-7800 x 105



  • 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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