As you are aware, the mediation conversations will commence in Columbia on Monday, November 6, and are scheduled for an initial three days. I know many of you are already doing so, but I ask that everyone in our Diocese, individually and corporately when gathered in worship, to be holding all parties at the table in prayer. The form and content is up to you, but my prayer will be that everyone present will be radically open to the Spirit’s presence, our conversations will be respectful of one another’s dignity, and that we will begin preparation for a future that participates in the new creation God desires for us all.
On this All Saints Day, be reminded that we are gathered together in a “blest communion, fellowship divine…yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.”
Blessings and peace to you in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III
Bishop Provisional, South Carolina