The 2019 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service – “An Invitation to Prayer and Action in Support of Public Education” – will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Vanderhorst Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
Bishop James B. Walker, presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which includes South Carolina, will deliver the message at the prayer service.
The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops is a special ecumenical relationship among churches led by bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal-Zion, Christian Methodist Episcopal, Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and United Methodist churches.
The bishops collectively have been advocating for public education since April 2014, when they issued a joint pastoral letter pledging “our commitment to support the full flourishing of public education in South Carolina.” They expressed concern after the state Supreme Court in November 2017 dismissed a landmark school equity lawsuit, filed in 1993 to force the General Assembly to improve educational opportunities in the state’s poorest public schools.
The bishops pray that this year’s service acts as a call to action in support of public education for all South Carolinians.
Want to go?
- What: 2019 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Annual Prayer Service
- When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17
- Where: Vanderhorst Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 66 Hanover St., Charleston
- Theme: An Invitation to Prayer and Action in Support of Public Education
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The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops asks that all churches help promote the Annual Prayer Service in their congregations and local communities.
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