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New High School Ministry Study

  Knowing the Truth and Acting on It  By Francis Chan What are the essential beliefs of Christianity? And how should a healthy understanding of doctrinal issues like The Trinity, the Church, sin and salvation-impact the way we live and act toward God and others? We will all face times where our faith will be…

Praise and Glory Ministry

By Betty Schaffer So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. — Colossians 2:6-7    As women in the Diocese of South Carolina, our mission is “to live with hearts of thankfulness and to practice generosity for the praise…

Praise and Glory Jars

By Eunice Logan Do you remember Mite Boxes and United Thank Offering Boxes? So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, ‘rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.’ Colossians 2:6 As a child and having children that put coins into those little…

Burundi Mission June 2017

We leave Charleston Friday, June 9, 2017, and return Tuesday, June 20. Purposes of the Mission Offer short courses in healing prayer to pastors and leading lay people in three venues Offer prayer to participants and congregations Serve our partners there to further their work spreading the Gospel Possibly join the first graduation of seniors at Gitega International Academy Dedicate the land…

Karibu Kenya Evening

Karibu Kenya, which means “welcome to Kenya” in Swahili, will be an evening to explore God’s mission in Kenya through the ministries of Simon and Lucy Mwaura. This gathering is for those interested in learning more about St. Michael’s engagement in Kenya, going on mission and/or supporting the mission field of our partners in Kenya. Join us, Sunday, March 5, 7:15 p.m. at the…

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Daddy Daughter Dance

We joined our friends at St. Peter’s Church for their 5th annual Daddy Daughter Dance on February 10th. We had our dads with preschool daughters through college grad daughters dancing the night away. This was a true reflection of FAMILY MINISTRY. Parents putting their faith in motion and celebrating their children. The church came along…

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Two Historic Milestones for St. Michael’s Church

The season of Epiphany is an exciting season that follows Christmas and details the three wisemen following the star to see the Christ Child. The wisemen experienced that magnificent “aha” when they saw for themselves the infant Jesus. Epiphany, therefore, is a missional season of the church year, where we leave our comfort zones following…

AUTHENTIC PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTHER EMANUEL GOES DEEP

During the trial of Dylan Roof, St. Michael’s Church was fully engaged in four different ways. First, the connection center on Broad Street was turned into a respite center for officers covering the trial. We called it our LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) hospitality room. Second, we hosted lunches nearly everyday for the families of Mother Emanuel. St. Michael’s staff and volunteers came…

Letter from US Attorney

  January 27, 2017 Dear Reverend Dr. Zadig and Reverend Dr. Booman, As we finish the trial of the Emanuel AME massacre, I thank you for the care you lent to the victims, survivors and family members during the federal trial. e nature of the crime and the deep faith of the victims, survivors and family members meant that the spiritual support…

From The Rev. Rich Giersch

Dear Friends of St Michael’s Church, Let me begin by saying it has been a blessing to be a part of the St. Michael’s Family these past three years. Your friendship, support, and grace has helped my family in so many ways and we are better for our time served with you. My season, however, at St Michael’s has cycled through and…

Are You Called to Leadership?

Participants at a recent Wardens’ Conference adopted the following Diocesan guidelines for vestry nominations. The guidelines were written by Mr. Belser several years ago and have been endorsed by the Vestry of St. Michael’s. 1. Have you believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, acknowledged him as your Savior, and accepted him as the Lord of your life? 2. Are…

Annual Meeting Vestry Nomination Form

Please complete and return to the parish by Friday, March 10, 2017 so that the Nominating Committee can contact those who meet the leadership criteria and have agreed to stand for election at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 7, 2017. We would also like ample time to communicate in the Sunday, April 23rd bulletin the candidate’s photo and bio. Name of…

Treasurer’s Report

December through January Treasurer’s Report We are in the final stages of closing out the 2016 fiscal year but wanted to provide a summary of the financial condition and income and expenses of the church in this month’s Messenger. While the numbers are not yet final, we are pleased to report that St. Michael’s had a successful financial year in 2016, with…

Parochial Report

PAROCHIAL UPDATES December 2016 – January 2017 from the Parish Register Births: Welcoming! November 29, 2016 Sebastian Andres Garcia, son of Leonardo Andres and Alexandra Lee Garcia December 01, 2016 John Walker Hoort, son of Jordon David and Kristin “Krissy” Douglass Hoort December 04, 2016 Ford Walter Riley, son of Robertson Rex and Carolyn Murphy Riley December 22, 2016 Henry Austin Barrett,…

Lenten Midday Concert Series

This Lent, St. Michael’s Music Ministry will present a Lenten Concert Series. Every Thursday during Lent, starting March 2, there will be an half hour recital in conjunction with midday prayer at 12:10. Our hope is that people from the community will be able to come during their lunch hour and hear beautiful music while contemplating the beauty and glory of God.…

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Seven Last Words Concert

Register On Thursday, March 23rd, 7pm St. Michael’s will present “Haydn’s Seven Last Words” with the Charleston Symphony String Quartet as the second major concert in our St. Michael’s Concert Series. The first half of the program will consist of Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Trio, and the second half of Haydn’s Quartet “The Seven Last Words”…

The Gate Oyster Roast

  The Gate is the Young Adult ministry of St. Michael’s. We work to reflect Christ in fellowship and service to each other and the community of St Michael’s and Charleston. For more information contact : James Shelley | thegate@stmichaelschurch.net

Family of Friends (45 + singles)

Come join us singles on Sunday, February 26 for Christian fellowship and a great meal. We will meet in the Kinloch Room after the 10:30 service and carpool to the Restaurant. Amen Street on East Bay Street. Must call 843.532.4125 to reserve your place that day in the Family of Friends. Next date ~ Sunday, March 26 at 12:15 pm. Halls Chophouse…

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Tool Time / Discipleship

Linda Prince is our moderator for the Winter/ Spring Session. During the Global Impact Celebration, the Tool Time sessions will have a ‘missional’ feel, followed by teachings that reflect the Sunday sermons on the Fruit of the Spirit. There are two special sessions after the GIC. On February 19, Boo Penneywell will report on the…

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Men’s Conference February 24-26

Join us at Camp St. Christopher in February for a refreshing time of encouragement and equipping as we focus on “Reclaiming Biblical Manhood.” Enjoy fellowship with men from all over in a beachfront environment. This has become a favorite conference for fathers and sons throughout the years. All men 13 years and older are welcome…

New Study Preparing Students for College

Don’t let your students face college unprepared. Be ready. College Ready. Incoming college students need to feel confident about the new experience that awaits them. You can equip them with this fast-paced, informative resource designed to help high school seniors and college freshmen think clearly, wisely, and strategically about the college years ahead. College Ready is a video-guided experience that addresses six…

Student Ministry Meal Sign up Schedule

Dear Parents of Middle and High School Students, Thank you so much for considering donating a meal to the Student ministry. There are many areas where meals are needed. Here is a schedule to look at where you may be able to help out.   Blessings and Many Thanks, Cyndee Cave We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to…

High School Girls Only Retreat Reflection

  We retreated to the beautiful Marion home in McClellanville. Our leaders Julia Pertuch, Cara Butcher, and Ashlee Ayers were eager to connect and get to know each girl. The girls were pampered the moment they arrived. We enjoyed a bible study called IF….based on Romans 8. We had small group time on the dock and by the firepits.  Truly, it was…

Epic HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

EPIC: Read, Pray, Think, Live An Interactive Journey Centered on the Bible with Creative Worship, Contemplation, and Celebration to Restore Your Soul and Renew Your Mind March 24-26, 2017 St. Christopher Our speaker is Korey Kincaid from St Paul’s Summerville. He will be taking us through 1 Kings 17-18 with a look at the prophet Elijah. Elijah truly exemplified heroic faith and…

Boston Mission Trip for Middle School Students and Families

Please join us this summer for this life changing missions experience to Boston. We will work with YWAM of Boston. Joshua Generation Joshua Generation is a 16 day summer missions trip for youth ages 12-19. It consists of a 6 day training “boot” camp and a 10 day outreach, this year to Boston. Our experienced YWAM Staff brings teachings that have been refined…

Enroll for Toddler Time

Toddler Time Open Enrollment for 2017/2018 Noah’s Nursery (Mom’s morning out)
Ages 6 – 10 months
 8:30 am – 11:30 pm | Monday/Wednesday/Friday Toddler TIme 1 11 – 22 months 
8:30 am – 11:45 am
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday Toddler Time 2 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Monday/Wednesday/Friday Toddler Time 3 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Monday/Wednesday/Friday Toddler TIme 4 8:30 am…

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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.…

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Prayer Walk

The St. Michael’s Prayer Walking Ministry is a small group of members of our fellowship who have a strong desire to pray for our city and see revival break out in the Charleston community. We meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, after the 10:30 am service, in the Belser Building, for a light lunch…

Tom Acker on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

Dear Brothers and sisters of St. Michael’s Church, I am pleased to report that your prayers and support for the Diocese of Durgapur, West Bengal India, are being multiplied by the Lord in incredible ways. The need is overwhelming; the poorest of people haven’t a chance to rise above mud hut life. Their existence is less than human, although they are extremely…

Burwell Boykin Reflects on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

Burwell Boykin Dedicating her life to God by ministering to the masses in the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa was apparently known to have gnarled feet. Ever the generous servant, She always took the last, and thereby the worst, of the shoes which had been donated. Over time this took quite a toll on her feet. A similar figure, Jackie Pullinger ministered to…

John B. Kern Report on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

It was a true blessing for me to join St. Michael’s “Healing Prayer” Mission to India. I approached the mission taking seriously the requisite for the spiritual gift of healing and struggled to consider how I could be conferred with authority from the Holy Spirit as an instrument for those I would encounter. After all, I’m just a Charleston lawyer who’s rarely…

Water Mission Walk for Water

Around the world, millions walk 2-3 hours every day to collect water that’s not safe. We Walk for Water to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds that save lives. Together, we can go farther this year than we ever have before! CHARLESTONWALK.ORG BRITTLEBANK PARK DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON 2017 Charleston Walk for Water March 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM For the…

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New Heart and Home Partnership

In October of 2016, Bishop Lawrence called me to ask if St. Michael’s Church would consider adopting the existing church plant in North Charleston (Church of the Resurrection).  It was an exciting request!  Since that time, an organic partnership between St. Michael’s Church and Church of the Resurrection has developed, including joint meetings both with…

Meet Dean Osuch, GIC 2017 Visiting Missiologist

GIC Opportunities to Meet Dean Osuch 10:30 am Holy Communion, Rite II with Simon Mwaura, missionary from Kenya 12:00 Noon GIC Celebration Luncheon (Kinloch Room) Dean Osuch from TMS-Global (formerly The Mission Society)   About Dean Osuch Dr. Dean Osuch is a Chaplain at Norcross Co-Operative Ministries and works as the Director of Church Partnership at The Mission Society (now TMS-Global). Dean completed his Masters…

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Meet Joe Stringer, GIC 2017 Speaker

GIC Opportunity to Meet Joe Stringer 12:00 N First Wednesday Men’s Luncheon at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall Speaker: Joe Stringer, Author of Ten Commandments for Business Your Workplace: Mission Field About Joe Stringer Joseph Stringer is a Christian author and the Charleston Director for the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce.  The vision of the SC…

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Meet Simon & Lucy Mwaura, GIC 2017 Visiting Missionaries

GIC Opportunities to Meet Simon Mwaura Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:00 am Holy Communion, Rite I with Simon Mwaura 9:30 am Chapel Service with Simon Mwaura 10:30 am Holy Communion, Rite II with Simon Mwaura GIC Opportunities to Meet Lucy Mwaura Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00 am GIC Women’s Luncheon with Lucy Mwaura, missionary from Kenya (Kinloch Room) Register…

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Meet Simon Guillebaud, GIC 2017 Visiting Missionary

GIC Opportunities to Meet Simon Guillebaud Wednesday, February 8 5:30 pm WOW Healing Service Guest Preacher: Simon Guillebaud, missionary to Burundi Sunday, February 12 6:00 pm Holy Communion, Rite II / Contemporary Worship Guest Preacher: Simon Guillebaud 7:00 pm Reception and Invitation to Mission in Burundi with Simon Guillebaud   About Simon Guillebaud Author, speaker, social entrepreneur,…

Meet Peter Rothermel, GIC 2017 Visiting Speaker

GIC Opportunities to Meet Peter Rothermel Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:00 am Holy Communion Rite I with Peter Rothermel 9:15 am Tool Time: Heart & Home Mission with Peter Rothermel 12:00 Noon GIC Opening Reception – Family on Mission Together – talk led by Peter Rothermel and Jonathan Ziman Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:30 pm Worship on Wednesday Healing Service (WOW) Guest Preacher: Peter…

Advent Gives birth to Pentecost House

By Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr. It was the week of weeks. The third week of Advent was action packed around St. Michael’s Church. We came together as a church family during the Rectory open house, and then dedicated the Dependency at 12:30pm and 7pm on Sunday, December 11. This was followed by a more intimate blessing of the building on Wednesday…

Saying Goodbye to Rob McCrae

Advent certainly is a time to anticipate the coming of Christ, as Epiphany is the time to celebrate the wisemen being obedient and following the star.  Christianity is all about movement, responding to the call of God by going where he leads. This is certainly the spirit behind Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time and a place for everything, and a season…

The Global Impact Celebration Bears More Fruit

Our list of St. Michaelites who are leaving their current ministries to go on mission, in part as a result of the Global Impact Celebration, is growing! Nena Jackson our Connections/Alpha Director is leaving to go more fully into the mission field of Kenya. On the final Sunday of Advent, Nena related to the congregation some of the many signs she experienced…

Amy Smith Taking on a New Role

St. Michaelite Amy Watson Smith is also taking on a new ministry.  Several years ago, Amy retired from her post as director of Ministry to Children and Families here at St. Michael’s Church. Since that time, Amy has launched into coordinating a variety of events including children’s programs, conferences and symposia for adults, social events and family camp at St. Christopher Camp…

Libby Williams Reaches the Century Mark

On Sunday December 18, the family of St. Michael’s gathered around Libby Williams for a wonderful Happy Birthday Celebration. Born 100 years ago, Libby is as healthy now as then! With cake, fellowship and a blessing from Bishop Alex Dickson, Libby radiated with a wonderful contentment. If you don’t know this pillar of St. Michael’s Church, Libby is a native Charlestonian, attended…

Advent Gloria & Future Concert Series

By Matthew Wilkinson On Wednesday evening, Dec. 14th, St. Michael’s Music Ministry presented an Advent concert, incorporating Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The purpose of the concert was to create an event that would facilitate the worship of our Lord by all people from the Greater Charleston area. Our vision is that this concert would be the launch event of a new outreach ministry, known…

Thank You for Pledging to Tithe in 2017

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way; which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.            (2 Corinthians 9:10-11). God is faithful to provide the resources…

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Happy New Alpha Year!

By Nancy Hardwick The New Year often brings times of transition and January marks several for St Michael’s Connections and Alpha ministries. Our beloved director, Nena Jackson, is moving on to devote herself to a creative ministry she founded five years ago, “Fruits That Last.” Although we are sad for her departure, we celebrate her…

Tool Time Schedule

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:15-10:15 | KINLOCH ROOM JANUARY 8    Matthew Wilkinson teaches Theology of Epiphany JANUARY 15   Anglican Leadership Institute, guest presenter JANUARY 22   Emmanuel Kolini, former Archbishop of Rwanda JANUARY 29  Peter Rothermel, Diocesan Director for Faith Formation FEBRUARY 5   St Michael’s Mission to India, team presentation FEBRUARY 12  GIC (Global Impact Celebration), guest presenter FEBRUARY 19  ACNA…

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GIC 2017

WHAT IS THE GIC? GIC stands for Global Impact Celebration, and it is an annual event dedicated to God’s mission in Christ to reconcile the world to Himself. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GIC? The purpose of the GIC is really threefold: To Raise Awareness. The GIC endeavors to set before us the Mission…

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Answering the Call in 2017

Global Impact Celebration January 29-February 12 Sunday, January 29 “Mission Begins in the Heart and at Home” Sunday, February 5, “Community Engaging Community: From the Backyard to the Rest of the World” Sunday, February 12, our Commitment Sunday, “Personal Engagement: Answering the Call” WHO WILL BE JOINING US FOR THIS YEAR’S GIC? Jonathan Ziman, Visionary…

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Anglican priest arrested at San Bernardino Planned Parenthood

Fr. James Linton faces jail, fine for standing on public easement offering incoming mothers and fathers alternatives to abortion. A California Catholic Daily exclusive by Mary Rose Re-published by AnglicanChurch.net On October 7, Fr. James Linton was arrested outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood and held by police for six hours. Police cited him for…

High School Regenerate Reflection

Re-generate was an amazing opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith! On November 11 – 13 a small group headed out to Camp St. Christopher to embark on this wonderful weekend, youth groups from all over came together to hear a dynamic message, engage in lively worship, and enjoy time building relationships with one another. Nate Morgan Locke was…

Meet Hope Banks

Meet Hope Banks our newest additions to Toddler Time Preschool  Hope is the niece of Swain & Robby Marion and is a graduate of the Clemson life program in 2015. Hope grew up in Mount Pleasant and attended Bishop England High School. Hope has always spent a lot time helping take care of children and knows no stranger. We are truly blessed…

Children’s Ministry Nativity Sunday School

Oh what holiday fun we had with over 65 candy nativities being made. Children’s ministry ages 5 -12 years came out to make these sweet treats and learn about Why we call it Christmas anyway?   Special thanks to Hope Banks who help pre assemble almost 70 nativities and Liz Hines who helped over 60 children create their masterpieces. 

Children’s Ministry Volunteer of the Year

The Children’s Ministry Volunteer of the Year is Liz Hines! Liz and her mother Cindy volunteer endlessly in our Sunday School ministry.  Liz likes to run the 5k – 1st grade ministry and teaches Owlegories, What’s in the Bible and Hands on Bible Curriculum. You will often see Liz eagerly headed towards her room to greet her students and full of Joy…

Nursery News

Pray for our Nursery team as they graduate and move onto new chapters and careers. Amber Corry who has worked for our nursery for several years wrote the following letter: Mrs. Cyndee Cave, Hi I was writing to thank you for employing me back in February of 2014. The past two years as a nursery helper have been amazing. You really made…

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Journey to Healing Retreat January 16-18

Christian Healing Ministries, founded by Francis and Judith MacNutt, is a Christ-centered, ecumenical, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer.  Join us for Journey to Healing, a three day healing retreat January 16-18, 2017.  Christian Healing Ministries will lead talks and there will be soaking prayer and personal ministry time…

Burrell Boykin on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

Dedicating her life to God by ministering to the masses in the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa was apparently known to have gnarled feet. Ever the generous servant, She always took the last, and thereby the worst, of the shoes which had been donated. Over time this took quite atoll on her feet. A similar figure, Jackie Pullinger ministered to gang members,…

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Birthday Club

Help us celebrate your child’s & student’s birthday! We love to send out letters and treats during special occasions.  Ages 0-18 years Simply email Cyndee Cave today with your families name, child’s name, date of birth and address. We will be sure to add them in the Birthday Club. Cyndee@stmichaelschurch.net