Annual Meeting Results

Sunday, May 21, 2023   10:00 am in the Sanctuary

We had a wonderful, brief An nual Meeting followed by a scrumptious hot dog lunch in the Kinloch Room. Our new three-year term vestry members are Robert Burnett, Heidi Ravenel, and Mitch Watford. Mikell Scarborough will serve for one year, completing the term of Linda Prince, who is moving back to Virginia. 

Our Diocesan Convention Delegates are Laura Gruber, Hal Frampton, Tim Driver, and Gary DiCamillo. The alternates are Jay Seibels, Reeves Howard, Joe Good, and Eileen Williams.


Diaper Drive for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

June 4 - July 30, 2023

Our Diaper Drive in support of Lowcountry Pregnancy Center will be held during June and July. We are accepting donations of diapers (all sizes), wipes, and Gerber formula. Please drop off donations on the table by the alley door in the Belser Building or on Sundays in the narthex.

You can also scan the QR code below and have diapers sent directly to St MIchael's. 

Join us on Sunday, June 4 after the 11 am service for our drive-thru diaper drop-off under the portico!

More info: Dee Goehring,

v3_Diaper Drive Flyer

May Mission Partner: Star Gospel Mission

May 1 - 31, 2023

The Mission Task Force is shining a spotlight on a different Holy City Mission Partner each month. Suggestions for donations will be given, as well as suggested opportunities to serve. This month we are lifting up Star Gospel Mission. 

Please help us collect items for Star Gospel Mission. Place the items on
the table by the St. Michael’s Alley door during the month of May. Go to the
Amazon Star Gospel Mission Wishlist at this link or see the list below:

Amazon Link for Star Gospel Mission Wish List
Coffee, ground and whole bean
Disposable coffee cups
Sugar packets
Liquid laundry detergent
Fabric softener
Dryer sheets
Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner
Men’s new socks
Men’s new Tshirts

Thank you for supporting our Holy City Mission Partners!


Vacation Bible School

June 12 - 15, 2023

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Michael's VBS: Adventure Awaits!

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! We are going to travel the world together from June 12th-15th and you don't want to miss it!

Dates: June 12th - 15th (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 9am -12pm
Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade, nursery available for volunteers only
Location: St. Michael's Church, corner of Broad & Meeting in downtown Charleston
Questions: Dee Goehring.
To sign up, click on this link:  VBS Sign Up  or scan this QR Code:
QR VBS 2023 Sign-Up

We've had GIC. What now?

You've been inspired by our mission partners this week. So now is the time to commit to helping in our mission to spread the Good News. 

Do you want to make a Mission Offering? Please remember that ALL financial support for missions and our mission partners is generated through the GIC Mission Offering. None of this offering is used for operating expenses, and none of the operating budget is used for mission. Download this card to make a mission offering! Please return the card to the church office at 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401.  Mission Offering Card

Ar you interested in volunteering with one of our mission partners? Want to go on a short-term mission? Do you want to help with next year's GIC? Then fill out our Interest in Mission card and return to the church office at 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. A member of our Mission Task Force team will contact you to discuss further how you can make a difference.  Interest in Mission Card



The Rev. Rick Belser named Rector Emeritus of St. Michael's

Dear St. Michaelites,

It is with great joy that today I announce that I am naming the Rev. Richard I.H. Belser, Jr., as Rector Emeritus of St. Michael’s Church. It goes without saying that Rick served faithfully as Rector of St. Michael’s Church as my immediate predecessor for more than two decades. Rick and his wife Annie brought in a renewed sense of mission, evangelism and renewal to the corner of Meeting and Broad streets.

I know you probably have two questions: first, what does Rector Emeritus mean and second, why now? The title, Rector Emeritus acknowledges an ongoing two-way relationship of love, affection, respect and honor as we pledge to hold Rick up in prayer. It also means Rick and Annie may choose more freely the ministry they would like to participate in as they feel called. As for the second question, here is a little secret. When Rick retired from St. Michaels, he and Annie actually didn’t! They moved to Egypt where Rick taught for several years at an Anglican Seminary. Upon their return, Rick stepped in to offer leadership to churches that were between Rectors, including Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant and wrote his first book called: Son and Heir.

For the last several years, Rick has been dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s, and is not as mobile. He and Annie have felt called back to their beloved St. Michael’s and so it is only right, true and good to thank God for their transformational and faithful ministry by bestowing this honor upon them.

More personally, Elizabeth and I are overjoyed the Belsers are back at St. Michael’s Church. I served for five years as Rick’s assistant before moving to Washington, and in those five “mentoring” years, I believe I learned more about ministry than I did in seminary. This Yankee also received tremendous training in the art of shrimping and hunting!!!

So, please join me in praying daily for Rick and Annie as they begin a new season at St. Michael’s Church!

Many Summer Blessings in Christ,

The Rev. Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr.

21st Rector of St. Michael’s Church