The 226th Annual Diocesan Convention
of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
The Bishop's Address to Convention
"How do we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?" is the question Bishop Adams asks The Episcopal Church in South Carolina to consider together as we move forward. Find the address here: Video Text
The Rev. Winnie Varghese preached at the opening Convention Eucharist on Friday, November 11 as we celebrated the Feast of St. Martin of Tours.
View video of the sermon here.
More Convention photos
Day 1: Choral Eucharist
Convention: Social time and hospitality
Day 2 of Convention
People from around the diocese went out into the community to serve on the first day of Diocesan Convention at our WORKshops on Friday, November 11. Based at St. Thomas, North Charleston, the event began with keynote speaker the Rev. Winnie Varghese, and a commissioning liturgy with Bishop Skip Adams.
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"Seek and Serve Christ"
The Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina took place at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina on November 11-12, 2016. Our theme was “Seek and Serve Christ.”
The Reverend Winnie Varghese, Director of Justice and Reconciliation for Trinity Church Wall Street, NY, was our Convention Preacher and WORKshop keynote speaker.
As usual, diocesan convention this year offered opportunities to accomplish two primary goals: to do the necessary work for our diocese at its annual convention and to participate in the annual reunion of the people of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
Convention WORKshops: On the Friday of Convention this year we sought to live out our theme by spending a day at several sites in the community, giving back and serving others. We gathered at St. Thomas, North Charleston to hear from our keynote speaker, the Rev. Winnie Varghese, then went out to several outreach locations to "Seek and Serve Christ" in the community.
Saturday, November 12
Elections at Convention
Here are the results of elections this morning at Diocesan Convention
Lay: Carol Grish, Rebecca Lovelace
Clergy: The Rev. Wil Keith, the Rev. Jeff Richardson
Lay: Patricia Neumann, Woody Rutter
Clergy: The Rev. Chris Huff, the Rev. Jean McGraw
Trustee, University of the South: Sewanee
Lay: Jane Hart Lewis
Lonnie Hamilton III
Carrington Salley Wingard
The Rev. Dr. Jim Taylor
The Rev. Wil Keith
The Rev. Jean McGraw
The Rev. Rick Lindsey
The Rev. Dr. Wilmot Merchant, First Alternate
The Rev. Canon Caleb Lee, Second Alternate
The Rev. Bill Coyne, Third Alternate
Find the resolutions under "Resources" on this page.
and printed materials
Download these resources to view on your electronic devices or print at home. With the exception of the Journal, all delegates will receive printed copies of these resources in their packets.
Friday, November 11
Convention Workshop Brochure
Register online here
Convention Registration has closed. Please contact the Diocesan Office to inquire about possible late registration.
Forms and resources (PDF)
Call to Convention
Notice of Elections
Online nomination form
(Printed nomination form is found here)
Social Media at Convention
The location for the
226th Annual Convention:
Grace Church Cathedral
The cathedral book & gift shop,
Gifts of Grace
will be open during our
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12 f
8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.