Diocese of SC Usurps Authority of The Episcopal Church
February 21, 2011

Enthusiastically Episcopalian Conference - How can we flourish as Enthusiastic Episcopalians in the Diocese of SC? - Saturday March 12, 2011

In This Issue:
The 2011 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina
Enthusiastically Episcopalian Conference with Bonnie Anderson, President of TEC House of Deputies
The Rev. Frank Wade
Hon. Byron Rushing
Sally Johnson, JD
Conference Program
Directions to North Charleston Convention Center & Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites Room Reservations
Join The Episcopal Forum
Contact Info
 
The 2011 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina
On February 19, 2011 the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina in Convention continued on its path of separation from The Episcopal Church by passing final reading of resolutions which remove all compliance with laws of The Episcopal Church from the Constitution of the Diocese.

Resolutions passed at the Convention state in part that:

Resolution 1: Removed accession to the Canons (Laws) of The Episcopal Church in the diocesan Constitution, leaving accession to the Constitution of The Episcopal Church only when consistent with Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of South Carolina, applicable to all existing parishes, new parishes, and new missions. This Resolution also removed compliance with Canons of The Episcopal Church for trials of clergy

Resolution 2: Removed requirement in diocesan Constitution to wait for Annual meetings in order to amend constitutional provisions of the diocesan Constitution.

[Resolutions adopted in the 2010 Convention removed canonical accession to the laws of The Episcopal Church, and abolished “an Episcopal Diocese” in the purpose statement of the Corporate Charter of the Diocese of South Carolina.]

Barbara Mann, President of EFSC observed that:

"The Diocese of South Carolina continued its walking away from The Episcopal Church (TEC) by easily passing the second reading of constitutional changes removing accession to the Canons of TEC.

This completes the process started last October when they changed the canons to do the same thing and also removed the word “Episcopal” from the purpose statement in the Corporate Charter. At the same time, the leadership insists the Diocese is not leaving TEC. As one of the speakers against the resolution stated “actions speak”."

Read more about the Convention on Diocesan Website

Enthusiastically Episcopalian Conference with Bonnie Anderson, President of TEC House of Deputies
Bonnie Anderson, DD (the highest ranking lay leader of The Episcopal Church) will speak at this conference where South Carolina Episcopalians will: Remember Our History, Understand Our Present, Discern Our Future.

Bonnie Anderson, DD
• President, House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church
• Highest ranking lay leader in The Episcopal Church
• Ex Officio Member, TEC Standing Commissions.
• 35 years of leadership at at all levels of TEC

> Are you enthusiastic about The Episcopal Church?
> Are you concerned about the widening gulf between our Diocese and TEC?
> Are you interest in is happening in the broader Episcopal Church?

IF SO YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS CONFERENCE!

LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

The Rev. Frank Wade
 Rector for 22 years of St. Albans Episcopal Church, at the Washington National Cathedral.

 Author and Church Consultant

 Chaplain, House of Deputies.
LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

Hon. Byron Rushing
 Veteran Deputy to General Convention, Diocese of MA.

 Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1982

 Advocate for equal rights for all persons, sponsoring significant antidiscrimination legislation

 Congress of Racial Equality, NY
LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

Sally Johnson, JD
 Chancellor to President, House of Deputies, The Episcopal Church

 Vice President- Risk Management & Education, TEC

 Member, Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, of TEC
LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

Conference Program

8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 Gather for Eucharist
9:00 Eucharist
Coffee Break
10:30 Presentation I
11:15 Presentation II
12:00 Box lunches
12:30 Presentation III
1:15 Presentation IV
2:00 Panel discussion Q & A
3:00 Closing Prayer

Reservations are required, seating is limited. Cost per registrant is $30.00 for advance payment or $35.00 at the door and includes a box lunch.

Parking is free in front of Embassy Suites Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center. See information on location, directions and room reservations below.

LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

Directions to North Charleston Convention Center & Embassy Suites
From Greenville-Columbia - Go I-26 East towards Charleston and take Exit 213A. The exit ramp brings you to Montague Avenue. Follow Montague one half mile to International Boulevard and turn right onto International Boulevard. The hotel is on the left adjacent to the Convention Center.

From Charleston - Take I-26 West towards Columbia exiting at Exit 213 to Montague Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light onto Montague. Follow Montague three quarters of a mile to International Boulevard. Turn right onto International an the hotel is on the left adjacent to the Convention Center.


Embassy Suites Room Reservations
A limited number of Embassy Suites hotel rooms for Conference attendees are available ($129 + tax & including breakfast) at the link below. Include in the reservation form

Group/Convention Code: EPISCOPAL FORUM OF SC

Accomodations for a range of prices are also available at other motels very close to the convention center.
Embassy Suites Reservations link

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This is the sole mission of The Episcopal Forum of SC.

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