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Youth Formation

The Diocese of Upper South Carolina seeks "To Know, Grow, and Sow the Love of Christ" among youth through events offered for young people in grades 5-12. Diocesan events are held in various locations and are open to all youth and their friends. Ea...
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Suspension of Public Worship

 posted on Mar 16, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The guidance from public health officials is changing by the hour. Yet our call as Christians is clear: We are called to love our neighbor, and right now one of the best ways we can do that is to help slow ...
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Formation

The purpose of the Christian Formation office in the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina is to serve as a resource to congregations in Making, Equipping and Sending Mature Disciples into the world to Serve Christ not only with our lips, but ...
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Diocesan Executive Council (DEC)

The Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) consists of the Bishop, 18 elected representatives (nine clergy and nine laity), convocation deans and lay wardens, the diocesan chancellors, and diocesan treasurer. Functioning as a "Diocesan Vestry," Council'...
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Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention is the legislative body of the diocese. Elected lay representatives from each congregation, all canonically resident clergy, and selected youth from around the diocese attend as delegates to the Convention. During Convention ea...
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96th Diocesan Convention

The 96th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina took place on November 2-3, 2018, at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina. Resources from the 2018 Diocesan Convention 96th Diocesan Convention Journal ...
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Convention Journals

The Diocesan Journal is a valuable resource for clergy and delegates to Diocesan Convention. It comprises reports from our diocesan institutions, committees, commissions, program groups, and mission congregations. It also provides the most compreh...
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Standing Committee

The affairs of the Diocese are managed by the Bishop of the Diocese and The Standing Committee, which is comprised of the elected members of the Diocesan Executive Council. In accordance with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church and...
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Canons

The Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina are the official governing rules of the institution. Click here to view the latest Canons, as amended by Diocesan Convention in 2019.
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Commissions

Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) utilizes a seven-comission diocesan structure designed to maximize mission effectiveness and emphasize grass-roots involvement. The seven commissions are policy-making groups chaired, for the most part, by members ...
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Commission on Mission and International Concerns

The Commission on Mission and International Concerns works to ensure that the mission of the diocese is integrated into the life and work of of our local neighborhoods and the global community. The Commission includes representatives from our va...
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Commission on Christian Formation

The Commission on Christian Formation includes oversight of the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Youth Ministries, Young Adults Ministries, Canterbury Communities, Happening, Vocare, Education for Ministry and ...
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Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion

The Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion works to ensure that the mission of the diocese is integrated into the life and work of Province IV, General Convention, and the larger Episcopal Church, as well as our life and wor...
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Commission for Congregations

The Commission for Congregations helps congregations grow and strengthen in their ministry to their members and communities. It focuses Its work on congregational vitality, stewardship, communication, and strategic planning. It also assists our Hi...
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Commission on the Diocese

The Commission on the Diocese (COD) has as its primary objectives finance and administration. The commission serves as the Department of Finance as required by the diocesan and Episcopal Church Canons. It is the coordinating body for activities re...
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Formation Resources

COVID-19 related resources To aid in your remote ministry, here are several Bible studies that address fear, something many people around the world are feeling right now. Read these studies together and discuss over phone calls, email, online me...
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Safe Church Training

As Christians, we live in a covenant relationship with God and with one another. Through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, we enter into a sacred covenant in which we pledge to live lives that “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” and to “res...
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Cange, Haiti

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina has a 40-year relationship with the people of Cange, Haiti, and the surrounding area Haiti's Central Plateau. Click here to download the book Partnership Haiti: 40 Years of Mission and Ministry in Cang...
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Liturgical Resources

Check out the resources below to assist in daily prayer or corporate worship: Daily Prayer (by Forward Movement) The Book of Common Prayer (Spanish version available here) Revised Common Lectionary Book of Occasional Services (Spanis...
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Lay Ministry Licensure

Rectors and Priests-in-Charge provide training for Eucharistic Ministers. After completing this training, priests complete the Licensed Ministries Request Form and return it to EDUSC, Attn: Katelyn Kenney, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201. A...
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Plant, Pray, Proclaim: Good News Gardens

 posted on Jul 10, 2020

Along with, and often because of, the issues facing our communities today, there is an immediate and widespread problem with the food supply. Sometimes it's a supply chain glitch, sometimes it's and economic calamity. The Episcopal Church has ...
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​Bishop Andrew Waldo Announces Plan to Retire, Calls for Election of Next Bishop

 posted on Jun 7, 2020

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo yesterday announced plans to retire at the end of 2021 and called for the election of the Ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. The Standing Committee of the diocese gave their...
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How congregations can support communities during a pandemic

 posted on May 20, 2020

What’s happening in our communities? Healthcare systems stretched; record unemployment: grieving losses; families cooped up, adapting to working from home; everything moved online; churches and businesses retooling for social distancing...
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Email and text scam targets clergy, lay leaders

 posted on Apr 24, 2020

Diocesan House staff has heard from a number of clergy and lay leaders that they are receiving fraudulent emails or texts that ask for money, gift cards, or other favors posing as Bishop Waldo, or other clergy leaders. Please know that Bishop Wald...
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Call to Convention 2020

 posted on Apr 20, 2020

The 98th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina will take place on November 6-7, 2020, at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, South Carolina. Dear Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, With p...
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The Emotional Lifecycle of a Disaster

 posted on Apr 15, 2020

Disasters and mass disruptive events can be extremely unpredictable and chaotic. Even though that is a valid characterization of catastrophe, disaster experts have discerned a general pattern or cycle of phases that a community and the individuals...
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The CARES Act and other Grant/Loan Funding Opportunities

 posted on Apr 1, 2020

CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program We are receiving a great deal of information related to The CARES Act, a 2 trillion dollar stimulus package that was passed by Congress. Included in the legislation is the availability of funds for non-p...
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EDUSC Extends Suspension of In-Person Worship

 posted on Mar 19, 2020

Click here to download a PDF of this letter March 19, 2020 Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I re...
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Suspension of Public Worship

 posted on Mar 16, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The guidance from public health officials is changing by the hour. Yet our call as Christians is clear: We are called to love our neighbor, and right now one of the best ways we can do that is to help slow ...
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POSTPONED: Happening #83

 posted on Mar 13, 2020

With the changes in information regarding coronavirus that have occurred over the course of the day, the Christian Formation office has decided to postpone Happening #83. Details about a rescheduled date will be forthcoming. This decision came aft...
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COVID-19/Coronavirus update for March 13, 2020

 posted on Mar 13, 2020

As you know, assessments of the situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus are fluid and changing daily. Through continuing conversation with other bishops, leaders from Episcopal Relief & Development, diocesan staff, and clergy, I believe local clergy...
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Leveraging Facebook for Online Church During COVID-19

 posted on Mar 12, 2020

Nona Jones, head of faith-based partnerships at Facebook, shared the following advice for churches. Good morning, everyone. For those I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Nona Jones and I serve as the Head of Global Faith-Based Pa...
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COVID-19/Coronavirus update for March 11, 2020

 posted on Mar 11, 2020

With the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19/Coronavirus, Diocesan House staff is monitoring the latest updates and will communicate all necessary information throughout the diocese. The latest information can be found on our website here: http...
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Happening #83 Caritas List

 posted on Mar 5, 2020

Caritas, from the Latin word for "charity" or "love for all", is material and spiritual energy offered for the benefit of others expecting nothing in return. In the context of Happening, it is the offering of letters, cards, or other gifts to Cand...
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Using Your Salt Shaker

 posted on Feb 13, 2020

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lays out instructions for both believers and nonbelievers alike. It was his first real address to the disciples, in which he explains his expectations for them and describes what being a follower looks like. Leadi...
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Rooted in Jesus

 posted on Feb 10, 2020

In January, more than two dozen lay and clergy leaders from across EDUSC gathered with more than 1,000 Episcopalians in Atlanta for the first-ever Rooted in Jesus conference. This gathering was collaboration between several Episcopal organizations...
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Happening #82 Caritas List

 posted on Nov 18, 2019

Caritas, from the Latin word for "charity" or "love for all", is material and spiritual energy offered for the benefit of others expecting nothing in return. In the context of Happening, it is the offering of letters, cards, or other gifts to Cand...
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Regina Ratterree honored with Order of the Palmetto award

 posted on Oct 1, 2019

Regina Ratterree, a long-time parishioner at All Saints’, Cayce, recently was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor given by the Governor of South Carolina. Rep. Micah Caskey, who represents the 89th District in the South...
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A Back to School Message from Bishop Waldo

 posted on Aug 12, 2019

As we approach another school year, Bishop Waldo discusses the opportunities that this time of new beginnings provides. And don't forget to stick around until the very end... For information on diocesan youth retreats, visit: https://www.edusc...
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Baptized for Life

 posted on May 28, 2019

The following report was written by Ann Marie Jones of St. Phillip's Greenville. We are “called to lives of meaning and purpose.” This statement aptly describes one objective of Baptized for Life (BFL), an Episcopal discipleship initiative fro...
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Baptized for Life

 posted on Dec 11, 2019

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: https://www.edusc...
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