Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina


UPDATE 2015 - The 2nd annual “Cupcakes and Condoms” HIV/AIDS testing and educational event was held at Voorhees College on 8 September 2015. Over one hundred students were tested during the event. Members of the HIV/AIDS Dare to Care Committee from St. Luke's, Columbia participated in the event and The Rev'd Deacon Dianna Deaderick spoke at the chapel service.

24th Annual Kanuga HIV/AIDS Retreat, Finding the Holy Within, was held on 5-8 June 2015 at Kanuga with 52 of the 258 participants coming from EDUSC. The Rev'd Deacon Dianna Deaderick served on staff and is on the Province IV HIV/AIDS planning committee for this event.

The Rev'd Deacon Dianna Deaderick has been appointed to a four year term on the board of directors for the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition (NEAC)

Province IV HIV/AIDS retreat celebrates final year

The Rev. Deacon Dianna Deaderick of St. Luke’s, Columbia sits on a newly blessed bench in the Serenity Garden at Kanuga Camp and Conference Center. The beautiful bench shaped like a cathedral window featuring a cross faces the white cross on the other side of the Kanuga lake. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and filled with God’s love expressed through nature.

For 25 years, Province IV has sponsored a retreat for HIV positive persons at Kanuga. It is a time of retreat, reflection, and deep community where those who are so often marginalized have the opportunity to feel the unconditional love of God in community.


St. Luke's, Columbia Hosts World AIDS Day Commemoration

December 3, 2015 - Last night St. Luke's, Columbia had the honor of hosting the PALSS (Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services) World AIDS Day Commemoration. Mayor Steve Benjamin offered greetings and expressed his appreciation for being involved in the event. Our own Rev. Deacon Dianna Deaderick was the keynote speaker.


The Rev. Deacon Dianna Deaderick Named Chair of Programs


 Dianna Deaderick of St. Luke's, Columbia, has been named Chair for Programs for the  National Episcopal AIDS Coalition. Congratulations, Dianna, and many thanks for the work  you do!


HIV/AIDS Committee

Creatively Mobilizing for HIV/AIDS - Look what one small church in South Carolina has achieved by showing SCETV’s new and powerful, 24-minute show, “HIV/AIDS and Faith.” 

On January 18, 2012, the active HIV/AIDS ministry at St. Luke’s hosted a dinner and the viewing, followed by a discussion.  The members were so motivated to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in our state that they took two buses to the Keep the Promise 2012 March on Washington on Sunday, July 22, 2012. St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Church, also in Columbia, sponsored two youths for this trip – one from St. Martin’s and one from St. Luke’s.

To view “HIV/AIDS and Faith” online:

ETV website: http://www.scetv.org/index.php/carolina_stories/show/hiv_aids_and_faith/

PBS COVE: http://video.scetv.org/video/2193971825/

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