Sunday, March 2, 2014

Local Episcopalians elevate new mission groups, hear from Bishop vonRosenberg

From South Carolina-

About 400 Episcopalians gathered last week for their annual convention of congregations across eastern South Carolina, an opportunity to recognize new worship communities and to elevate five to full mission status within the church.

About 400 delegates, clergy and visitors from 30 Episcopal congregations gathered to conduct official business and to hear from the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Delegates approved promoting five worship communities to mission status: St. Francis in Charleston, Good Shepherd in Summerville, The Episcopal Church on Edisto, St. Anne's in Conway and St. Catherine's in Florence. They join 22 other parishes and missions in the diocese along with new worshiping communities in East Cooper, Okatie and Myrtle Beach.

A mission is a worshiping community that has been formally organized for at least one year, elected officers and meets various canonical requirements. They can elect delegates to the convention while worshiping communities cannot.

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