Church Announcements

posted Dec 10, 2016, 12:55 PM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated Jan 7, 2018, 10:29 AM ]







Forma Conference January 23-26

You probably have heard about the Forma conference that's coming to Charleston January 23-26. There are 2 workshops on communications that communicators may find especially helpful. (I'll be attending!)
Preconference 1, Tuesday, January 23, 7:30-9:00 "Digital Communications as Formation" panel discussion
Preconference 2, Wednesday, January 24, 9:00-4:30 "eFormation Bootcamp"

These are both offered by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary and are an excellent opportunity for new skills and resourcesDetails and registration are here.

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EpisComm18 is coming to Kanuga April 17-20

The national Episcopal Communicators Conference will be April 17-20, 2018 at Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center near Hendersonville NC. Registration is now open, and I am planning to attend this as well.  

Please consider attending (or sending someone to) this important national conference - both for the excellent workshops and speakers, and for the opportunity to meet people from all over The Episcopal Church who are doing this kind of work, too. You will come home with fresh inspiration, exciting ideas, and new friendships. 

Membership in Episcopal Communicators is $75 and well worth it (Membership is by calendar year, so wait til January to join). Members are eligible to apply for conference scholarships, including a special one for first-time attendees. Details are at http://episcopalcommunicators.org.


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Our own Mr. Lonnie Hamilton III has been awarded the prestigious DEAN'S CROSS award by the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Established in November 2008, the Dean’s Cross award recognizes outstanding leaders who embody their baptismal vows to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”  Selected annually by the Seminary Dean in consultation with the Chair of the Board, the Honorees receive a handmade silver cross, modeled after the Seminary Chapel cross, and a certificate.  

“Our work here at Virginia Seminary is formation,” said the Very Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of Virginia Seminary, “and this award celebrates the well-formed life, which involves living out the values of the baptismal covenant and making a difference in society.”



                       
   Past Recipients of the award include:

   December 7, 2014
  • Ms. Madeleine Albright from Washington, D.C.
    Former (and the first female) Secretary of State of the United States of America

   December 6, 2015
  • Mrs. Barbara Bush from Houston, TX.
    Former First Lady of the United States of America




  • ON JULY 23, 2017, CALVARY CHURCH  WELCOMED MEMBERS OF ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FROM WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA
Fr. Joseph Smith, Rector, and Members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA  were in the Charleston area on July 23 for a mission trip with a group called Home Works. They worked primarily on John's Island, bringing around 22 youth and adults. Calvary extended our warmest welcome to these travelers to worship with us that Sunday. 

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This was a return visit for the Youth Group and group leaders of St. Mary's to do their mission work on John's Island. 
Follow the link below to see pictures from last  year's visit.


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