Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries invites you to its end-of-semester summit

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Alumni,  

You are cordially invited to attend the Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) end of semester summit that showcases the students projects. CEDC is a student organization under the Creative Inquiry program at Clemson University that works to develop sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life through interdisciplinary student-led initiatives. Currently over +90 students, with 30+ majors represented, are enrolled and meet collectively for two hours on Friday afternoons. However, our involvement does not end in the classroom.


Preparing for the Unthinkable - June 28, 2017

Media Relations for Good and Bad Times

Crises happen. Local, regional, even national media outlets want to report on them – AND to get information fast, dig deep and pursue an angle that no one else is covering. Their goals may conflict with your commitment to providing a safe, confidential space. How do you respect the public’s right to know while serving the spiritual and emotional needs of your community? Advanced planning will equip you with tools to better navigate this situation. During this workshop, you will acquire resources to:


The Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows & The Blessing of Holy Oils

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11 am
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia

The Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of Upper South Carolina will gather on the Monday of Holy Week to continue the ancient tradition of renewal of ordination vows and the blessing of holy oils. The Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo will celebrate and The Rev. Canon David Johnson, recently retired Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Mississippi, will preach. (While this liturgy is primarily for the clergy of the diocese, please invite lay members of your congregation to attend. It will be a wonderful opportunity for them to witness these vows and participate in this ancient rite.)


Ordination to the Priesthood of James Peyton Hartley

God Willing and The People of God Consenting
The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo, VIII Bishop of Upper South Carolina,

will ordain James Peyton Hartley
to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
Thursday, the Second of February in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Seventeen
at half past six o'clock in the evening Saint David's Episcopal Church,
605 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina.

Your prayers and presence are requested.seal bw 72dpi

Reception following

Clergy: cassock
white stole

A Statement by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry on the Presidential Inauguration

This past week, Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, in the tradition of Presidents dating back to George Washington, gave his farewell address to the nation. Next week Donald J. Trump, in the same tradition of this country, will take the oath of office and be inaugurated as the 45th President.

We recognize that this election has been contentious, and the Episcopal Church, like our nation, has expressed a diversity of views, some of which have been born in deep pain. There has been much discussion, and some controversy, about the appropriateness of the Washington National Cathedral hosting the Inaugural Prayer Service this year, and of church choirs singing at inaugural events.

Underneath the variety of questions and concerns are some basic Christian questions about prayer: when I pray for our leaders, why am I doing so? Should I pray for a leader I disagree with? When I pray what do I think I am accomplishing?


Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat 2017

Dear Clergy Persons,

Grace and Peace to you in Christ Jesus. I pray that 2017 will be a year in which we will all live more fully into the focus of our diocesan strategic vision of "Making, Equipping, and Sending Mature Disciples of Christ." I am pleased to announce that Br. David Vryhof with the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge will be with us during the Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22 at the Gravatt Conference Center to discuss the 5 Marks of Love, a discipleship curriculum inspired by the Anglican Marks of Mission.


Enriching Your Retirement - For Clergy - February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

You are invited to Enriching Your Retirement

A highly informative program brought to you by The Pastoral Care Department
of the Church Pension Group (The Church Pension Fund)


Midlands Convocation to meet Sunday at St. Martin's

The Midlands Convocation will meet Sunday, January 8, 2017 at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Columbia. The meeting was previously scheduled to take place at St. Mary's, Columbia. The June 25th Midlands Convocation will be hosted by St. Mary's.

EYE 2017

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. 

The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12. "Path to Peace" represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement," explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop's Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. "Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities."


Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and Iona

A Celtic Journey for adult youth leaders and friends, and adult leaders in the Episcopal Church.

May 17 – 28, 2017

After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, you will travel for 12 days to numerous historic churches, castles, and other sites to learn and live the history of these very holy islands. Pilgrims will visit notable locations such the Rosslyn Chapel featured in the movie "The Da Vinci Code," Hadrian's Wall, Durham Cathedral, the Relics of St. Cuthbert, the Stone of Destiny and much more. Please click here to learn more about the daily agenda, costs and contact information form. The reservation and deposit form is due by December 31, 2016 as directed on the form

  • 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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