Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Members of Small Upstate Episcopal Church participate in big march

[St. Philip's, Greenville] Some members of the church known as the Miracle Church let their voices be heard in the nation’s capital. Nine members St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, SC traveled by bus to Washington, DC for the January 21st “Women’s March on Washington.” Reverend John Zellner joined the women from St. Philip’s to raise their voices in an effort to, “win back the country and world we want.” 

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York Place Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA TO RESUME MISSION AND MINISTRY AT YORK PLACE

February 16, 2017

The Episcopal Church Home at York Place, Inc., an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, has assumed ownership of York Place, also known over the years as the Episcopal Home for Children, from Thompson Child and Family Focus, who owned and operated York Place for the past several years, Bishop W. Andrew Waldo announced today.

This transaction honors the devotion and dedication of not only Episcopalians in South Carolina but countless others of all faiths, some of whom grew up at York Place, volunteered there or had family helped by the caring services provided over many years at York Place, which strove to provide hope and healing to the most vulnerable children and families in our communities.

A vision task force will consider proposals for continuing and honoring the original mission of York Place.  

Bishop Waldo stated, “Opportunities for continuing this important ministry on this beautiful and historic site are wide-ranging.  We will strive to ensure facets of our historic work with children and youth in the tradition of York Place continue. We thank all York Place supporters for sustaining and strengthening the very important work that transforms the lives of families entrusted to our care. “

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Mr. Rick Dent, President
Episcopal Church Home at York Place 
864-580-1167
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Donations may be made payable to:

Episcopal Church Home at York Place, Inc.
1115 Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29201
please mark envelope Attn: Anna MacDermut

Lent Madness 2017

The Saintly Smackdown Returns!
brought to you by Forward Movement

Are you looking for something fun to focus on? Are you longing for inspiration and joy? For the eighth year running, people of faith are gearing up for Lent Madness, the "saintly smackdown" in which thirty-two saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo during the season of Lent.

With its unique blend of competition, learning, and humor, Lent Madness allows participants to be inspired by the ways in which God has worked through the lives of saintly souls across generations and cultures.

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DEC approves new health care plan options and Medicare policy, as recommended by Diocesan Committee on Insurance

 

Expanded Health Benefits coming to EDUSC in 2017
Open Enrollment begins November 7
The EDUSC Insurance Committee invites you to attend regional trainings to learn about options for you and your employees

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Diocesan House Open October 6th

The Diocesan House was closed Wednesday, October 5th in accordance with Governor Haley's directive that schools and government offices be closed and extra traffic kept off the roads to accommodate coastal evacuees. The Diocesan House will be open Thursday, October 6th. For more information on closings, visit WISTV's LOOK HERE - http://www.wistv.com/.../look-here-closings-and-cancellations...
For more on hurricane preparedness resources and how you can help, please click on the story here http://www.edusc.org/news/preparedness-for-hurricane-matthew.html.

New Prayer Book resource from Forward Movement

In his new accessible, practical book Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life, author Derek Olsen uses The Book of Common Prayer for a template to a deeper relationship with God. Explaining the purpose and intention of The Book of Common Prayer, and offering fresh insight, Olsen breaks down its services for practical application for daily living.

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A message from Bishop Duvall

Dear people of EDUSC,

It is with the deepest sadness that we ask again for prayers for victims of recently multiplying gun violence. Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer have been killed in an atmosphere of fear and hatred. It is absolutely critical that we not respond to hatred and fear with violence, but with love. Prayer plays a major role in spreading the love of God throughout the human community. Love is also action. Love is not remaining silent when injustice invades our culture and steals the lives of family members and loved ones. Love is taking a stand against violence as the status quo. Please pray with all your hearts for a new spirit of resistance against gun violence. We must do everything we can to prevent our brothers and sisters from dying needlessly.

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

~The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your brother in Christ,

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The Rt. Rev. Charles F. Duvall, Assisting Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina
We are praying for Bishop Andrew Waldo, who is on sabbatical, as we know he is praying for us and for the world. Bishop Waldo is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

For a list of resources for gun violence prevention, please visit the EDUSC website.

VIDEO - Presiding Bishop Curry asks for prayers following shootings

Discovery Weekend at St. Francis, Chapin a success

Discovery weekend - commitment through community - is a 3-day weekend held at St. Francis to help you understand God’s purpose for you, grow in His Love and to become equipped to live out the Great Commission - “Go and make Disciples,” Remembering that Christianity is caught, not taught. It is a free gift offered by Laypersons and Clergy who share their faith, commitment and lives with the candidates through study, food, fellowship, and worship. Our goals are to help you see that God does have plan for each of us, each unique.

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  • 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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