William Temple said: “The Church exists primarily for the sake of those who are still outside it.” To that end, Social Ministries is one way we go out to love and serve the Lord as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. Below are some of the various ministries supported by clergy and lay ministers in the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina. Click on the menu on the left to learn more about each ministry.
Social Ministries are Christ-centered activities in areas such as, but not limited to:
- First Responders
- Hospital Chaplaincy
- Ministry to the Aging
- Ministry with the Military
- Prison Ministry
- Racial Reconciliation
George & Pink’s Homecoming Celebration and House Blessing
George and Pink’s Vegetable Market is an icon on Edisto. Established in 1972 by Rosa “Pink” Brown and her stepfather, George, the market has provided fresh vegetables to Edisto residents and vacationers seven days a week, year-in, year-out for 50 years. George moved from Bennett’s Point to Edisto in the 1950’s and over the ensuing decades helped many young people with jobs and was a leader in his church and community. George and Pink’s 100-year-old family home was destroyed by ...
Volunteer Doctors, Dentists and Assistants Sow Seeds of Compassion on Edisto
Trinity, Edisto, Partners with the Good Samaritan Clinic The Good Samaritan Clinic on Edisto Island provides basic medical and dental services to the underserved residents of Edisto Island and the surrounding areas. All services are provided at no cost to the individuals in need. Trinity, Edisto, has graciously provided a long-term ground lease for the clinic to house its gifted modular medical and dental facility. As well, Trinity has provided ongoing financial support via the congregation and Trinity’s Mission Committee ...
Abundant Blessings at the Star Gospel Mission
Every year in December, Star Gospel Mission, one of St. Philip’s Home Mission partners, distributes gift cards for groceries to hundreds of people in need here in the Lowcountry. In the past, long lines of people circled around the building to wait and receive a gift card. Last year, it was pouring down rain and cold! Dr. Marion Platt, Star Gospel’s new executive director, decided to change the process. This year, distribution spanned five days instead of one, so that ...
Holy Cross Helps Repair and Remodel Neighbor’s Home On the weekend of October 22-23, approximately 30 members and friends from Church of the Holy Cross participated in “Operation Fix-It,” a community project to substantially repair and remodel a home located in central Mount Pleasant. This home, which was occupied by multiple generations of one family, had no hot water, was operating with no stove, and was in a serious state of disrepair. The church participation, spearheaded by the Rev. Deacon ...
Who Will Love and Care for Me? (Part Two)
The media has made us aware that diseases like cancer, dementia and Alzheimer’s are on the rise because the population is aging. We’ve witnessed the dramatic increase in mental illness due to COVID and other factors. We’ve seen the rates of autism more than double over the last 20 years. Families are struggling, and the government has declared a “caregiving crisis.” There are simply not enough care professionals (in home support staff, nursing home assistants, etc.) to meet the exploding ...