Make/Equip/Send: The Stories that Shape EDUSC
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.