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2024 SC WELCA Convention
Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, 2024
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
206 Central Ave, Summerville, SC 29483

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Theme for the 2024 Convention: "JUST LOVE"
We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
Hymn: "We Love Because God Loved Us First"



* Bible Study

* Craft with Marcie Vyse

* Neighbors Together Program

* Pottery with Pastor Roger Clark

* Q&A with your board and CWO

* Staying Healthy As We Age

* Thrivent workshop on financial planning

* Trip to Art on the Square Gallery

* Truth in Healing

1) Participate in hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico following hurricane George.

2) Participate in the construction of a house in Nassau, Bahamas.

3) Participate in concrete work and painting at a school in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

4) Participate in constructing the walls for a house in Davidsville, PA, loading them on a truck, and shipping them to Bastrop, TX where he joined a small team that assembled them on a building site.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Gregory Van Dyke

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Pastor Greg has served as pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church since August 2016. A 1996 MDiv. graduate of The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Pastor Greg was ordained in 1996 and served congregations in Pennsylvania from 1996 until 2016. He holds a BA in Psychology from East Carolina University (1983), a Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University (1996), and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College (2015).His community involvement has consisted of serving as Captain of a local volunteer ambulance service (past), and Chaplain of a Disaster Mortuary Response Team (present).

During his time in parish ministry, Pastor Greg has had the opportunity to:

ENTERTAINMENT: Tim Lowry, Storyteller

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During a circus performance, Tim was bitten by the show biz bug at six years of age. Waiting for his big break, he filled his childhood with performance opportunities. Cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a second grade production of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Tim later played Jed Clampett in “A Beverly Hillbillies Christmas.” Demonstrating that he could raise one eyebrow and thereby look “wicked” Tim’s Sunday school teacher cast him as King Herod in the annual Christmas pageant.

As a young teenager Tim produced puppet shows for children’s birthday parties. His fee was $20 per show, but he offered a $5 discount if you could give him a ride because he was not yet old enough to drive.

As an award-winning high school drama student Tim toured the East Coast in 1987 with a Broadway style musical. As a theatre major in college he studied Shakespeare and Romantic Opera, but when he took an elective class in storytelling he found himself. After graduation, Tim taught English Language Arts for five years.

Drawing on his love of show business his teaching methods were often considered “unorthodox and disruptive.” In 2000 Tim left the classroom to pursue a career as a professional storyteller. To date he has shared his “unorthodox and disruptive” teaching methods with more than a quarter million children!

In 2012 Tim began touring the National Storytelling Circuit performing at over fifty different festivals. Occasionally, Tim provides workshops for corporate clients such as the North Carolina County Commissioners, Dollywood Dream More Resort, Ballad Health, and Daramic LLC.

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