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
Confronting the “Big C”
St. Paul’s, Conway, Develops Program to Augment Stephen Ministry with Lay Pastoral Cancer Care Most, if not all of us, have been impacted in one way or another by cancer (the “Big C”), either through our personal experiences or those of our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or fellow church members. St. Paul’s, Conway, has an active ongoing Stephen Ministry program. We are making plans to interface and augment our Stephen Ministry with a specific lay pastoral cancer care ministry in ...
Who Will Love and Care for Me?
My husband and I have been caring for our daughter, who has cognitive and physical challenges, for nearly 30 years now. During that time, we also cared for my mother-in-law through cancer and dementia. I’ve got to be honest, caring for people who are sick or disabled, no matter how much you love them, is hard work. When the care is 24/7, as it is in our case, it’s downright exhausting and overwhelming. Bathing, feeding, meds, doctor’s appointments, therapies, errands—all ...
“Trust Me!” Feeding the Multitude Organizers Get a Lesson in Trust
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, St. John’s Parish hosted the 13th Annual Feeding the Multitude outreach. The following report was sent to leaders of the 23 churches participating the evening after the event was held. Leaders of the Flock: It was a glorious day! God’s people from 23 churches came together today to serve Him, proclaim His glory, and to see first-hand that we are all created in His image. But the word I really want to focus on is ...
St. Timothy’s Shares Christmas Spirit and Backpacks with North Charleston Elementary
This article was originally shared December 2019. Sometime before Thanksgiving 2018, a young teacher from North Charleston Elementary School, Vannessa Oldland, made a request during a St. Timothy’s church service. She suggested anyone thinking of replacing an artificial Christmas tree might want to donate it to her school. She, and other teachers, thought having lit trees in the school throughout Advent might be a wonderful experience for the students, many of whom would not have Christmas trees in their homes ...
St. Helena’s “Spirit-Run” Treasure House Clears $100,000 in Seven Months
What enables a small town, non-profit thrift shop to ring up $100,000 in sales in its first seven months of operation at a new location? What brings more than 10,000 shoppers through the doors during that same time? This is the wondrous story of the Treasure House, operated by the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. The keys to this success story? Could be the new location at Boundary and Charles streets on the edge of downtown, a clean, ...