CAP ChatLine Newsletter


The CHATLine

for April 13, 2011


Presbytery Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 



Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to catch up on the news of our presbytery! 
Presbytery Office to Offer
Document Shredding on Monday, May 9th
Paper ShreddingThe presbytery has contracted with A Shred Ahead to come to the presbytery office on Monday, May 9th to shred up to 500 pounds of paper.

If you are interested in shredding some of your church's paper, please let Barbara Burger ( or 843-766-4219) know by May 2nd.  She will need to know the name of your church and how much paper you expect to bring.

All paper must be delivered to the office by Friday, May 6th.
Presbytery Office Update
Furniture NeededIf you have been to the office we hope you noticed Barbara's new space right as you come in the front door.  It's very bright and inviting... Now we need to work on the large room in the middle that will become a gathering/waiting room. We have had the office painted and put up SOME memorabilia from our local churches, but what we need is:
  • a large area rug,
  • a sofa,
  • two or three chairs, and
  • a large coffee table
Right now we have old furniture that really needs to be replaced.  If you have anything that will enhance the office, please contact Mike Fitze and he will make arrangements to pick it up.
No Charleston Area Minister's Lunch in AprilCalendar
There will be no lunch in April due to Holy Week and Easter falling at the end of the month.  The next gathering will be at Westminster on May 23rd.  Mark your calendars now!
Attention Acts 16:5 Congregations
Next Session is May 17th:  Location Needed
Acts 16:5Stan Ott will return on Tuesday, May 17th, for an all-day (9:00am - 3:00pm) session with the pastors and the vision teams from each church. Mark your calendars NOW and let me know if you would like to host the meeting. We need a central location, room for 60-70 people and parking.  Mike Fitze will take care of lunch and will be setting up minister groups in the next week.
Ministry Position Available
in the Presbytery of West Virginia

Transitional Associate for Congregational Support

West VirginiaApplications are sought for this new position which will provide professional staff support to presbytery committees and congregations during the transition time of our mission study and the possible restructuring of our staff. In particular the Transitional Associate will work closely with churches in transition or crisis, the Congregational Development Committee and the Committee on Ministry. He/She will work with small churches to inspire hope, generate vision, and challenge them to consider new models for ministry. The terms of service for this position are two years, renewable yearly after the first two years or until the position is formally restructured.

For further information about this position, please click here. 
Pictures of Deacons Serving Needed
Pictures NeededAudrey Deas is seeking pictures of various church's deacons being active in their ministry, being ordained and serving others. For example assisting elders, visiting the sick, (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.), preparing communion elements, and other roles. Audrey is hoping to include these pictures in a PowerPoint presentation at this year's STEPS event in August.  If you have pictures you would like to submit, please email them to Audrey at  
Attention Youth Leaders: Save These Dates!
  • Fall High School Retreat - November 18-20, 2011

  • Spring Middle School Retreat - February 10-12, 2012

  • Spring High School Event - March 24, 2012
CAP Multicultural Seminar:
Being the Church Together
in a Multicultural and Pluralistic Society

Saturday, May 7th, 9:00am-12:30pm, at St. Andrews Presbyterian 

Seminar will be led by Rev. Antonio (Tony) Aja

Multicultural SeminarDemographics show that immigration is rapidly changing the face of the United States. Most of these immigrants are from the Global South, where Christianity is growing much faster than in the West. These new Christian communities bring with them gifts of faith, worship, and ministry that are expressed in non-Western ways. In the days ahead, the Presbyterian Church (USA) must adapt to these new dynamics and strive to be a truly cross-cultural and fully inclusive church. Please join us to learn how our congregations and our denomination may become truly multicultural, and thereby faithfully embrace the great ends of the church by fully embodying the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

Click here to download the seminar flier

for complete information.

This Seminar will include:

  • Expert instruction on multicultural issues
  • Workshop time for questions and discussion
  • Snacks and Lunch (included with your registration)   

Register by April 30th

by emailing your name, phone number and

church affiliation to

Your $5.00 registration fee will be taken at the door.


For more information, contact


Sharing Brings Joy
One Great Hour of SharingThis One Great Hour of Sharing video is intended for use during worship or other congregational gatherings. It shares inspirational images of persons served by One Great Hour of Sharing ministries. The running time is less than two minutes. A copy is available from the presbytery Resource Center or from
Older Adult Sunday, May 1st
Older AdultsDownload the 2011 Older Adult Ministries Planning Guide for ideas on developing and planning senior adult ministries; suggestions of ways to connect the generations; liturgical resources for Older Adult Sunday; and much more. This free resource is available from or a copy is in the presbytery Resource Center.
Summer Church School Curriculum
Previews Available at Presbytery Resource Center
The following curricula are available for preview from the presbytery Resource Center and may be purchased from the church store at

This broadly graded summer curriculum for elementary children explores Old and New Testament stories of encounters with God on the mountains and the waters. Some of the stories included are: Faith in the Midst of Flood (Genesis 7:1-5), Laws from the Top of Mount Sinai  (Exodus 19:6-20:21), Twists and Turns at Mount Tabor (Judges 4:4-22; 5:1-31), The Sermon on the Mountainside (Matthew 5:1-7:29), The Calm on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:35-41), and Breakfast on the Beach
(John 21:1-14). This material can be adapted for VBS as well as  mid-week studies throughout the year.

This is the preschool summer curriculum from Wee Believe. Many of
the lessons in this quarter will come from the Book of Acts as children learn about people who helped start the early church. Some of the stories included are: Peter Leads Jesus' Church (Acts 1:12-14; 2:14), Paul Becomes a Follower of Jesus (Acts 9:1-20), Lydia Welcomes Paul to Her Home (Acts 16:13-15), and Paul Prays for Others (Ephesians 1:15-16).

This adult study series has several new six sessions studies. They include Seven Days to Glory: Holy Week, Re-membering Baptism, The Confession of Belhar, Seeking Social Justice, Temptation in the Desert, and The Lord's Prayer. For a complete list of studies go to the PCUSA website. Copies of the participant's book and leader's guide are in the presbytery Resource Center and are available for preview.  
Tables and Chairs For SaleChair
TableThe Clinton Presbyterian Community is remodeling their dining room and has 30 tables and 160 chairs to sell. Please contact John Medlin, Administrator, toll free 1-866-315-4721 or locally 833-5190 for more information
Yeamans Park Spring Tea Room with Gift Shop
April 14-16, 2011, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Spring TeaPlan now to enjoy a spot of tea at Yeamans Park Presbyterian's annual Spring Tea Room. 

Yeamans Park is located at 5931 Murray Avenue, Hanahan, SC 29410. 

You may call the church office at 843-744-2268 for more information.

Presbyterian Pilgrimage and Retreat

Two Dates in 2011:  May 19-22 & October 6-9  

PilgrimagePresbyterian Pilgrimage begins with a three-day spiritual renewal experience designed to strengthen the faith of individuals, and through them to impact the environment in which they live, worship and work. It proposes no new type of spirituality, but simply a method through which one's spirituality may be developed and shared in an on-going Christian manner. Presbyterian Pilgrimage has been an active ministry in South Carolina for over 25 years.


Pilgrimage is based on Cursillo, meaning a "short course" in living the Christian Faith. Presbyterian Pilgrimage is consistent with the Reformed Faith. During the weekend (Thursday evening through Sunday  afternoon) participants worship and study together to gain a more
personal awareness of their faith, as well as the joys and responsibilities which that faith brings in a Christian community.

Continue reading for more information.... 

STEPS 2011Save the Date
for S.T.E.P.S. 2011
August 27, 2011
at Mt. Pleasant Church

Mark your calendars and save the date for Charleston Atlantic Presbytery's annual educational event.  This year's theme is Revive!  Renew!  Inspire!


Don't miss out! 

6th Annual St. James Presbyterian
Women's Conference, August 25-28, 2011
Women's RetreatMark your calendars now to attend the 6th Annual Women's Conference at St. James Presbyterian Church.

This year's theme will be:

Sisters Keepers

For more information, please visit the

church's website 

or email


Registration is $40 for adults, $15 for youth. (Group rates are available.)

In This Issue
Presbytery Office Update
Acts 16:5
Summer Church School Curriculum
Presbyterian Pilgrimage
Batik Artist to be at Circular on Earth Sabbath
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Looking Ahead


April 14

10:00 am

Resource Center Workday

2:30 pm

Nurture Ministry Unit


April 18

5:00 pm

Executive Committee 


April 21

Office Closes at Noon


April 22

Office Closed


April 25

2:00 pm

Dialogue and Dessert


April 28

5:00 pm

Council Meeting 




Presbytery Meetings


May 21, 2011

First Church Orangeburg


October 1, 2011

St. James Church




of the Week


Hopewell Presbyterian 

Walterboro, SC 





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Internationally Renowned

Batik Artist to be

at Circular Congregational 

on May 1st 


Flying North 


Mary Edna Fraser, internationally renowned batik artist and member of Second Presbyterian, Charleston, will be delivering the sermon on May 1st in recognition of Earth Sabbath at Circular Congregational Church. She will be collaborating with SC poet laureate, Marjory Wentworth.  


In addition, 15 of Mary Edna's stunning batiks will be on display at Circular,

April 26-May 12 from 10:00-2:00, excluding Sundays.  


For further information, contact Carolyn Thiedke,


To see some of Mary Edna's work, visit her website at 







& Dessert

in April  


Mark your calendars for April 25th.  


The topic of discussion will be The Church and Home Partnering in Faith Formation.




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Donnie Woods


Ext. 11


Deane Kemper 

Stated Clerk 


Pie Mikell

Cong. Nurture 

Ext. 14


Eddie Soto

Latin American Ministry

Ext. 18


Barbara Burger

Office Mgr 

Ext. 16


Mike Fitze

Presbytery Consultant

(843) 884-1504


Cheryl Glenn


(843) 259-4900 

Rachel Epps


Campus  & Youth 

(843) 367-9136


Devia Phinisee


Campus Min. 

(803) 837-4524 



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