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Congratulations, Graduates!

News--Class of 2024

Congratulations to Our Graduates! O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ...

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Cultivating a New Culture: St. Philip’s Begins Planning for a Classical Christian School

News--School Announcement

In 476 A.D., the great Roman Empire, which had brought peace and security to the world, fell to the Barbarians, marking a turning point in western civilization. The Barbarian invasion was able to succeed because after years of economic volatility, power struggles, religious upheaval, poor leadership, porous borders, gratuitous violence, pandemics, and marked moral decline,...

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Fellowship and Marksmanship at the Cinco Carnival

News--Cinco Carnival

After implying multiple times––during Sunday announcements, during the Rector’s Forum, and even during the Cinco Carnival–– that he would not be taking a seat under the dunk bucket (“It’s good to be king!” he joked), the Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller did what everyone in attendance at the May 5 Cinco Carnival had hoped he would do: he donned a sombrero, took a...

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Where in the World Is Juli Garland?

News--Where Is Juli Garland

Well, at the time of writing on Monday, April 22, St. Philip’s Financial Administrator Juli Garland is in that part of Scotland known as Scottish Borders on vacation with a group of 31 other ladies from her online knitting group, who hail from all across the United States, including the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin. ...

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This Ship Is About To Sail!

News--Annual Meeting 2024

Parish Annual Meeting Stirs Up Excitement for Our Future When the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller took the helm as Rector of St. Philip’s in 2016, the church we call home was described to him by a parishioner as a ship run aground—a majestic ship, yes, but one that nonetheless had stalled on its journey. ...

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Andrew O’Dell Releases Four-Song EP Act II

News--Act II

What does a priest do on a three-month sabbatical? Well, if he’s a priest whose ambitions listed on his senior yearbook page were “to one day love God with all of my heart and soul and mind” and “to become a Rock n Roll star with good morals,” he just might pick up his guitar and record a few songs!...

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A Busy Advent Weekend at St. Philip’s!

News--Egg Nog

ECW Advent Luncheon, Advent Drop-In at the Rectory, Lessons and Carols, and the Wassail Bowl! Our St. Philip’s family was mighty busy last weekend! The ladies started everything off with the ECW Advent Luncheon (for Every Church Woman) on Friday afternoon with Christian parent coach Christine Donavan, who offered her wisdom and guidance to women in all stages of life....

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Life Imitates Art? St. Philip’s Connection to Bazriel and the Frozen Bells of Noël

News--Frozen Bells

Earlier this month, Jesus Street Press of Charleston released Bazriel and the Frozen Bells of Noël, an angelic adventure into France during the time of the Impressionist painters. Written by St. Philippian Pringle Franklin, the hardcover book features 95 pictures from famous artists that represent the book’s two settings of Heaven and France in 1890. Monet, Renoir, Remb...

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Excursion to Millford Plantation

News--Millford

Seniors of St. Philip’s were invited on a special excursion and private tour of Millford Plantation in Sumter County on Friday, May 12. Accompanied by Jeff Miller, Bill Christian, and Brian McGreevy, about 40 of us set off from St. Philip’s in our very comfortable motor coach on a beautiful spring morning. The outing turned into an opportunity to visit two magnificent ...

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All Good News at the Parish Annual Meeting

News--Annual Meeting 2023

Parishioners packed the Parish Hall for the 2023 Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 5, a joyous occasion filled with the Good News and good news––of parish life after litigation, of a surplus of funds, of vibrant ministry, of a most generous bequeathal, and of plans to ready the physical St. Philip’s for the next generation....

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