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Posts from February 2017

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Bishop Lawrence asks St. Michael’s to help re-plant a church

By Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr. On a late October evening, Bishop Mark Lawrence called me to see if St. Michael’s would be willing to help re-plant a church in North Charleston. He explained that in 2013, St. Thomas Church North Charleston split when the Diocese of South Carolina left the Episcopal Church. Those supporting the…

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Global Impact Celebration

Another amazing Global Impact Celebration!  So many of you to thank, including our own The Rev. Mark Avera. Mark worked around the clock with many of you and it showed throughout the GIC.  There was a simultaneous calm, yet a very strong missional focus over the three Sundays and two weeks in between.  The emphasis…

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The life of longtime St. Michaelite Margaret Tenney

Some weeks ago, we lost a true saint of St. Michael’s Church. Margaret Tenney was in our choir for many years and is now singing in the heavenly choir! Margaret’s son Charles wrote a wonderful reflection on his mother’s life.  Whether you knew Margaret or not, read her son’s remembrance while pondering, what might be…

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Anglican Leadership Institute

A month to remember     By Peter C. Moore Our Third Anglican Leadership Institute is now history. Sixteen marvelous Anglican leaders have now rejoined their families and resumed their ministries. And what a great group they were. They spanned the full Anglican spectrum:  from the rector of a comfortable downtown parish in a mid-sized Australian…

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Treasurer’s Report

By Gary DiCamillo Each year St. Michael’s stages the Global Impact Celebration (GIC), a two-week program presenting, discussing and recognizing our church’s dedication to mission. This year’s GIC was particularly successful as we disbursed over $233,000 to outreach ministries in the Holy City, Hurting Coast, and Hungering World. Total mission giving in 2016 was $234,054,…

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Vestry Report

By Hal Frampton The Vestry held a regular monthly meeting on January 26, 2017. The primary topics of discussion were as follows: Year End Financials and Stewardship Treasurer Gary DiCamillo reported that the church finished the fiscal year strong. Final income and expenses for 2016 track the church’s 2016 balanced budget, and the church has begun 2017 with no debt. In addition,…

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Dear Anonymous Valentine, Thank You!

On Monday, February 13, the members of the St. Michael’s Church staff were greeted by beautiful gifts, sweet treats and kind notes at their office doors and stations. We were all blessed and touched by this gracious gesture. Thank you to the anonymous folks who took a moment out of their day to show us…

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How Small Acts of Faith Lead to Great Works of God

Insights on Ministry in Kenya from Lucy Mwaura   By Betsy Henderson The Women’s Ministry committee of St. Michael’s was honored to host Lucy Mwaura as the speaker for this year’s GIC Women’s Luncheon on Saturday, February 11. Wife of Pastor Simon Mwaura, Lucy is also the manager of the Home of the Good Shepherd orphanage in Nyahururu, Kenya. Through an interview led…

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