Advent and Christmas Events and Outreach Opportunities

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The following events are either by or of special interest to The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina.  To submit an event our outreach opportunity fill out this form


Nativity Fest, December 7
Christ the King-Grace Waccamaw

Over a hundred nativity scenes will again fill the schoolhouse building at Christ the King Grace Church during our second annual Nativity Festival December 7 – 12, 2020. The community is invited to attend the free festival from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. each day. To reserve a spot visit Face masks are required.

Advent Concert, December 11
St. Michael’s, Charleston

St. Michael’s Church presents “The Angels Sing,” a choral service for Advent and Christmas, on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the church. Professional singers from across Charleston join together under the direction of St. Michael’s Director of Music, Dr. Chris Keenan, to perform a wide variety of music for the season, ranging from The Renaissance to the 21st century. Seating will be limited, and masks will be required for attendance. The event will also be live-streamed, which can be accessed on the St. Michael’s Church, Charleston Youtube channel, or through the church website, Learn more.


Caroling Under the Stars, December 13
The Well By the Sea, Myrtle Beach

Join in Old Fashioned Christmas Caroling outside around The Well’s Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. on December 13. Hot Chocolate served. All Welcome!


Outreach Opportunities

Outreach to Inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute

There are 1100 inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville.  They have had no visitation at all from their families for eight (8) months as they have been locked down due to Covid 19.  The inmates have to rely on family and volunteers to provide them personal hygiene items and they are desperately in need of these items.

Last year at Christmas, some of the correctional officers and volunteers stuffed 80 red felt stockings with soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, white tube socks and a sweet. (This was predominantly organized by St. Clare of Assisi’s prison ministry on Daniel Island.)

This year, some correctional officers at Lieber has asked St. Clare of Assisi to reach out to other churches and organizations for help as their goal is to be able to give every inmate a Christmas stocking. That means we need to identify about 22 churches and organizations to donate. If you can help by donating supplies for stockings it would be a real blessing for the inmates at Lieber.

Below is a list of what is needed:

  1. Simple red felt stockings, homemade or available at the Dollar Store for $1.00 each;
  2. Regular size toothbrushes and regular size tooth paste;
  3. Bars of regular size soap;
  4. Men’s white short sleeved under shirts, various sizes;
  5. Regular size containers of any type deodorant;
  6. Candy canes or wrapped cookies or bars; and
  7. Handwritten cards or notes or hand drawn pictures of encouragement (a perfect way to get children or teens involved.)

All of the items all have to go through security. Volunteer inmates at Lieber will stuff the stockings, as they did last year (and write thank you cards.)

If your church is interested in participating, after clearing it with your Rector and selecting a collection spot at your church, contact Nancy Bloodgood to arrange for a pick-up of items. You may also drop off items at St. Paul’s Church in Summerville. The contact there is the Rev. Bill Riggs.

Items must be dropped off no later than December 15, 2020.

Many thanks for your help. The inmates at Lieber will be very grateful and blessed by your generosity.

Christmas Ingathering by The Well By the Sea, Myrtle Beach

Children/Adults are adopted by parishioners and friends. Gifts are put in Tupperware tubs and brought to the church at 6 pm, December 10th where they are prayed over and then loaded onto trucks for distribution by Help for Kids. For more information contact The Well at 843-236-8852.