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Sunday, April 18th
During the season of Easter, members of the Diocese of East Carolina are invited to participate in a prayerful process of discerning mission priorities for our life together. 

This process will be centered in reflection on our Baptismal Covenant and will engage participants in three simple conversations. Participants will be invited to offer their feedback to the Executive Council of the Diocese, the group of leaders who will be responsible for establishing mission priorities for the next period of time in our life together. 

Click here to learn more & participate: 
Around the Diocese
Upcoming Cursillo Gathering

Please mark your calendar and join the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry of the Diocese of East Carolina for a Zoom Grand Ultreya on April 24th.

Click here to learn more. Register in advance here.

Check-in will begin at 9:45 AM and the gathering will start at 10 AM.
Passing Down Wisdom from Generation to Generation

Growing up always has its challenges, but it is made easier when people realize they are not in it alone. In the Latino culture, fifteen is the age at which girls assume adult responsibilities and begin the transition toward becoming women. This transition is celebrated with what is known as a Quinceañera, which begins with a Eucharist in many countries and ends with a reception or party. Spanish-Language Ministries have put together a project to allow women to share their wisdom and help girls prepare for their Quinceañera within our diocese and beyond.

To that end, we have created a website where women can share their wisdom and experience and where girls can learn and grow from it in preparation for their Quinceañera. Suppose you are interested in contributing your wisdom and understanding. In that case, you may do so in English or Spanish in the knowledge that it will be translated and made available in both to be a blessing to girls preparing for their Quinceañeras.

To contribute, click here.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
The Spring 2021 Formation Update is now live and includes resources for people of all ages that are well-suited for the coming months. Click here to check it out.
Episcopal Youth Event

The Office of Youth Ministry within the Department of Faith Formation for The Episcopal Church has begun a research project to assess the impact, evaluate the efficacy, and plan for the future of the triennial international Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), and Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE), our contextually Latin American, Spanish-speaking event. We have contracted with Ministry Architects to manage this process and we need your help. By completing this form you will be added to our distribution list for consideration in sharing your EYE/EJE engagement(s).
April 15th • Summer Plans: VBS & Mission Experiences

These meetings are for any adult Episcopal (or serving an Episcopal Faith Community) person engaging at the parish, diocesan, provincial, or regional level of Youth Ministry. If you crave ideas, resources, prayer support from your peers, and more, this is the gathering for you! The room will be open for 90 minutes with program time or featured guests in the first 45 minutes of the meeting and hang-out time to follow.

Click here to sign up.
Anyone in their parish or context who coordinates Christian Formation - children, youth, young adults, or adults is welcome to join in this conversation.

Registration is required to receive the zoom link. Click here to sign up.
Click here to register. Be sure to sign up by April 27th.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Christopher Adams

Chris will begin his new role as Rector at St. Peter's, Washington on June 7th.
The Rev'd Phillip Craig

Phillip will begin his new role as Rector of St. James, Wilmington starting in mid-June.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
Reminder for Parish Leadership

If your Parochial Reports have not been submitted, please be sure to do so here. To view a full list of the reports that need to be completed throughout the year, click here.

For help with Audits, Parochial Reports or Property Reports contact LaTonya Smith or Melissa Grady. For help with Parish Contact Forms contact Melissa Grady.
Journey Through East Carolina T-Shirts on Sale

If you didn't get a chance to purchase a t-shirt at the start of the Journey Through East Carolina or would like to purchase another, there's good news!

All shirts are on sale for $10 and the proceeds of these purchases will go to Trinity Center.

Click here to learn more.
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have any additional questions.
Click here to view & download the 2020 cycle of prayer.
Click here to learn about events going on in parishes and in communities around the diocese.
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