Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Heart & Home

Meet Edwin Smythe

St. Michael’s Church, Charleston welcomes Edwin C. Smythe as the new Director of Student Ministries. Edwin was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Porter-Gaud in 2011, the Citadel in 2015 and Bethel School of Ministry in 2017. He plays rugby.     His faith took a serious turn his freshmen year at Porter-Gaud and continued to grow through college. When his…

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New Student Ministry Itinerary

Beginning Monday, August 13 High School Student Ministry Wednesday Nights at 6:00 pm Chapel for Games, Worship & Lesson Kinloch Room for Dinner Middle School Student Ministry Monday Nights at 6:00 pm Chapel for Games, Worship & Lesson Kinloch Room for Dinner 6:00 – 6:20 pm Unstructured hang out (ping pong, hacky sac, hang out etc.) 6:20 – 6:45 pm Organized group…

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Student spiritual parenting

Spiritual Parenting Course

COMING SOON!  Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony Every Sunday 10:45 am – 12:00 N Spiritual Parenting (Chapel) 4:30 pm Spiritual Parenting (Room 204) We desire to awaken the families in our church by coming alongside them. It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He…

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The Resurrection:  Bite-sized apologetics for teens

The Resurrection can be a hard teaching to understand. To walk your kids through this truth, begin by asking them the simple question of whether they believe in Jesus. If so, then you can assure them that the promise of going to Heaven after we die is a big part of our faith. Explain that Jesus died and rose again, or was…

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When Kids Tend to Blame Others

By: Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN. Instead of taking responsibility for their own mistakes, children readily shift blame. How do we teach kids to admit their faults and humbly apologize? Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of National Center for Biblical Parenting, offers these insights. It’s not my fault! Isn’t it amazing that some children seem to be able to see every…

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Leading family devotions

You hear preachers talk about family devotions and read about it in books, but is the idea of a family devotions merely a myth? Much like Bigfoot, there are reports but few concrete sightings. Life in the 21st century presents natural barriers to family devotions. Since our culture is exceptionally individualistic, our minds resist corporate or community exercises. When our communication dwindles…

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How To Make Sunday a Special Day

One of the Ten Commandments instructs us to honor and keep one day a week devoted to God and rest (Exodus 20:8-11). Here are a few ways to keep Sunday special: Worship together. Make it a priority for everyone to attend church together. Church is much more important than any sporting activity or birthday party. A few principles decided in advance (we…

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Holy Baptism Reflection

Holy Baptism of Salters and Mary Beckett Hills What a beautiful sight to have two of our very own student ministry and children’s ministry students ask to be baptized! On March 5th, at the 8:00 am Service, our dear friends Salters and Mary Beckett were baptized. Although butterflies were in their stomachs, they stood tall through the Holy sacrament.  I am so very…

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