Make/Equip/Send: The Stories that Shape EDUSC
You Are Called| Janey Wilson
You Are Called
At the end of our Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat, we gathered for eucharist and the renewal of ordination vows. In her sermon, the Rev. Janey Wilson (Our Saviour, Rock Hill), talked to us about her call, Samuel's call, and our call to follow Jesus.
Looking For God in Our Stories| Cameron Vivanco
Looking For God in Our Stories
Cameron Vivanco, EDUSC missionary in Ecuador and founder of Education Equals Hope, is facilitating our 2020 Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat at Camp Gravatt. In her opening session, she shared her story and invited us to look for God in the midst of our stories.
Baptized for Life| The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo
Baptized for Life
Our 97th Diocesan Convention was held Nov. 8-9 at Christ Church, Greenville. Bishop Waldo's sermon during the convention Eucharist helped focus us on our call to be Baptized for Life.
Resources from the 97th Diocesan Convention:
From Racial Reconciliation to Racial Healing| Dr. Catherine Meeks
From Racial Reconciliation to Racial Healing
EDUSC partnered with the SC Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation for the 2019 Equity Summit, a space for those actively engaged in race equity and inclusion efforts across the Southeast to lean on and learn from each other. In one session, Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, spoke with us about moving from racial reconciliation to racial healing.
Links from this episode:
Who are You? Where are you going? Why?| The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo
Who are You? Where are you going? Why?
St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Greenville, S.C., recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary. Bishop Waldo's sermon that day focused on how we as disciples discern who we are, where we are going, and why.
Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter's.
Funeral Consumers Alliance| Patricia Sexton
Funeral Consumers Alliance
If you've ever planned a funeral for a loved one, you know how difficult that can be. This week I sat down with Patricia Sexton, rector of All Saints, Cayce, to talk about her work with the South Carolina Funeral Consumers Alliance.
Links mentioned in the show:
Transformative Stewardship| Donald Romanik
EDUSC clergy and spouses recently gathered at Kanuga for our annual Fall Clergy Conference. This year, Donald Romanik from the Episcopal Church Foundation led us in a discussion of stewardship as a way of life. I hope you enjoy his opening plenary from the conference, focusing on Transformative Stewardship.
Environmental Stewardship| Rob Brown
EDUSC's Committee on Environmental Stewardship and Justice is committed to providing information and resources to assist congregations in initiating or continuing programs that reflect care for creation.
The group recently hosted a one-day conference on environmental stewardship, and Rob Brown (Rector of St. Matthew's, Spartanburg) led a session on the theological foundations of creations care.
Voorhees College Campus Community Inititative|
Voorhees College Campus Community Inititative
Voorhees College and the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina recently received a grant from the United Thank Offering for the Voorhees College Campus Community Initiative, a two-part project to develop a new Welcome Center and update the existing Wellness and Fitness Complex.
We sat down with Charlene Johnson, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and Athletic Director, and Ronnie Hopkins, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, to discuss what all can be accomplished through this partnership.
Read more about the partnership here: https://www.edusc.org/blog/crossing-boundaries-creating-community/
Grappling With Greatness| The Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson
Grappling With Greatness
This past Saturday we celebrated the ordination of Jenn Pilat, and the preacher was the Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson. Dr. Jefferson is the Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Campus Ministry, Haiti, and Civil Discourse| Alan Yarborough
Campus Ministry, Haiti, and Civil Discourse
This month we talk with EDUSC alum Alan Yarborough, who was involved with Canterbury at Clemson University and has worked with our teams in Cange, Haiti. He now serves as Communications Coordinator in The Episcopal Church's Office
of Government Relations.
Canterbury at Clemson
Office of Government Relations
Civil Discourse curriculum
Gifts of God for the People of God| Furman Buchanan
Gifts of God for the People of God
Worship can be a powerful way to encounter the living God. Our stories intersect with God's story as the gifts of God are celebrated and shared by the people of God. In his new book, Gifts of God for the People of God, Furman Buchanan, rector of St. Peter's (Greenville), explores and reflects on each element of Holy Eucharist, the service most often held on Sunday mornings.
Moving from the first spoken word of the service—blessed—to the last phrase—Thanks be to God—Buchanan explains the theological and scriptural elements of the service, helping newcomers and longtime members alike gain a deeper understanding of this gift of God.
Click here to pre-order the book from Forward Movement.
Sermon for the Renewal of Ordination Vows| Ned Morris
Sermon for the Renewal of Ordination Vows
Each year, clergy from around EDUSC gather at Trinity Cathedral during Holy Week for the Renewal of Ordination Vows. This year, Ned Morris (Rector, Church of the Advent, Spartanburg) gave the sermon.