Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Happening

Happening #80: November 16-18, 2018  (Staff Application Site & Registration Site Now Open!)
5:30pm Friday to 4pm Sunday
Location: The Bishop Gravatt Center, Aiken

                 

Happening is a Christian experience, presented by teenagers, intended to renew the Christian Church in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the church may more readily respond to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

Staff* Application  (Deadline is September 17, 2018)

*If you are selected to serve on Staff for Happening #80, you will be required to register for Happening #80 within one week of your Staff position notification.

Happening #80 Staff* Application  (NOW OPEN!)
Happening #80 Staff* Information Letter 
Happening #80 Fact Sheet
Happening #80 Sponsor Letter

Candidate & Staff* Registration  (Deadline is October 29, 2018)

 



 

Happening #81: March 15-17, 2019
5:30pm Friday to 4pm Sunday
Location: The Bishop Gravatt Center, Aiken

                

Happening is a Christian experience, presented by teenagers, intended to renew the Christian Church in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the church may more readily respond to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

Staff Application Deadline is January 17, 2019

Staff Application site will be +HERE soon! (Check back 2 months before Application deadline)

Happening #81 Registration Deadline is February 25, 2019

Candidate & Staff Registration site will be +HERE soon! (Check back 2 months before Retreat) 
 

 


 

Youth who would like to register as a Happening Candidate need to:

1.  Complete the online Happening Registration Form for the weekend they wish to attend. Registration link will be posted here soon.
2.  Email their signed and completed, scanned or photographed Medical & Congregational Release 12-17 (Fillable Format) or icon Medical & Congregational Release 2017-18  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least one week before the Happening weekend.  Please note that the fillable format Release must be saved before being emailed or the information will not be saved.
3.  Secure a sponsor. Happening Candidates should be sponsored by someone who either (1) Has attended Happening, Vocare or Cursillo in the past, (2) Is a youth minister in the Diocese, or (3) Is a clergy person in the Diocese. Happening sponsors no longer need to complete a Happening Sponsor Form.

To apply for Happening staff, complete the online form: Staff* Application 
 

HAPPENING STAFF 

Happening weekends are led by a Youth Rector and an Adult Big Brother/Sister. The Youth Rector, Big Brother/Sister, Past Youth Rector, Past Big Brother/Sister and the Canon for Christian Formation prayerfully choose the Observing Rector and provide suggestions for possible Observing Big Brother/Sister, though the choice for Observing Big Brother/Sister is ultimately the Observing Rectors with approval from the Canon with Christian Formation.

The Youth Rector, Adult Big Brother/Sister, and both Observing staff select the staff for their Happening with approval from the Canon for Christian Formation. The Happening Committee of DYLC has chosen the following policies in regards to Happening Staff:

  • Staff must be able to attend both staff meetings and the entire weekend.
  • Staff must complete their registration within one week after offered a position.
  • Youth staff must have attended Happening as a candidate and still be in high school.
  • Adult staff must be at least 22 years old, connected with an Episcopal congregation, be SAFE Church trained within the last 5 years, and background checked within the last year with no violation that would affect them serving with youth.
  • Staff must have completed the online application by the application deadline.
     

Because we do not have room to accept everyone who applies for staff, priority will be given to those youth who:

  • Were not selected to serve at the last Happening.
  • Have served on less than 2 staffs in a row.
  • Have served only on GIC.
  • Have specific gift, talents of skills needed for the weekend.
  • Participate in weekly worship, youth group and leadership in their local congregations.

CARITAS - If you wish to send Caritas to the candidates for Happening, please send or deliver them to the Diocesan House at 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates and Staff for Happening will be listed below when they are finalized:

 


 

  • 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
  • Cursillo 130 1
  • Cursillo 130 2
  • Cursillo 130 3
  • Cursillo 130 4
  • Cursillo 130 5
  • Cursillo 130 6
  • Cursillo 130 7
  • Cursillo 130 8
  • Cursillo 130 9
  • Cursillo 130 10
  • Cursillo 130 11