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Middle School Converge

Middle School Converge is an overnight gathering for youth in grades 6-8. It's a great opportunity for youth just getting involved with diocesan events as well as returning youth from across the diocese to meet up, learn from scripture, share how ...
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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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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

Please visit these pages to find resource suggestions and formation tools for all age groups. Disclaimer: Resources listed on these pages are sent to us by the publishers or groups producing them and do not necessarily represent the views of the...
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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. In 1979 Father Fritz Lafontant met and formed a partnership with the Rt. Rev. William A. Be...
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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. As...
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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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Diocesan House Staff Change to Support Youth Ministries and Congregational Vitality

 posted on May 9, 2019

In order to better strive for our common goal of Making, Equipping, and Sending Mature Disciples of Christ, Bishop Waldo today announces the appointment of Katelyn Kenney as Missioner for Christian Formation, Congregational Vitality, and Missional...
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Who Is My Neighbor?

 posted on Mar 8, 2019

“Who Is My Neighbor?”, is a four-part Lenten Series beginning Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church, 301 W. Liberty St., Winnsboro, SC. Speakers from the Episcopal, Jewish, Muslim and Greek Orthodox faiths wi...
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