Sunday • April 14th
Palm Sunday
Funds Available for Parish Building Repairs Due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael

In the months following Hurricanes Florence and Michael, many parishes around the diocese submitted insurance claims in order to evaluate the damage of their buildings. Some parishes not only had costly damage, but frustratingly high deductibles.

Attached here is a document including guidelines for requesting hurricane relief funds along with a cover letter from Bishop Skirving. If your parish is in need of financial assistance, you are encouraged to submit a request, but be sure to do so in a timely manner, as the deadline is April 30th . Materials are to be submitted to LaTonya Smith via email.
Around the Diocese
East Carolina Youth Council Application Deadline Extended

We are looking for rising 9th - 12th graders for the 2019-2020 term. Young people who have participated in at least one Diocesan Youth Event and sho an active interest in serving in a leadership capacity are invited to apply. Please  follow the link, where you can find more information and the application! The application deadline has been extended until April 15th, so those who are interested be sure to apply by then.
Upcoming Integrity East Carolina Gathering

The next Integrity East Carolina meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27th at St. Timothy's, Greenville at 11:30am. To register for the gathering, click here. Please do so by Wednesday, April 24th, so that we have a head count for the group.

If you would like to learn more about  Integrity and the role it plays in the Episcopal Church, click  here.

Whether you are an LGBT individual, a friend or parent of an LGBT individual, or an ally, all are welcome.
Upcoming Cursillo Weekend

The next Cursillo Weekend will take place at Trinity Center from April 25-28, 2019. Margaret Suggs, of St. Timothy’s Greenville will be the weekend rector at EC 98. Please note that the Clausura (closing ceremony) will be Sunday, April 28 at a new time of 3:00pm. To learn more about the Cursillo Ministry in East Carolina and get registered for the April gathering, click here .
A Summer Workshop for Parish Leadership

On Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM until 2 PM the first Diocesan Life Road Show will be hosted at St. Paul's, Edenton. We are inviting parish leaders (lay or ordained) to bring teams of 2-4 people from their parish We hope teams of leaders will come away from the workshop with resources they can utilize to better "Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord!" Resources and tools will be shared on curating records, digital communications, programmatic and calendar planning, as well as formation resource sharing. Workshops will be offered in these areas as well as learning over lunch. Registration is can be found here and the cost is $20 per person.
31st Annual Conference on Church Music in the Anglican Tradition

This year's Conference on Church Music will take place at Trinity Center f rom August 15th through 18th . Our clinician will be   Dan Bara , Professor of Choral Music and the Director of Choral Activities at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. To learn more about the conference and get registered, click here .
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
  • Updated Calendar of Events
  • Holy Week & Easter Resources
Clergy Continuing Education and Foreign Travel Funds

Diocesan funds are available to assist clergy with the expense of continuing education. You may submit grant requests for Clergy Domestic Education or Clergy Foreign Travel. A simple two page request form is available here .
Submit grant requests via email by April 26, 2019, to the chair of the Continuing Education Committee, the Rev. Phillip Glick . The Committee will notify you of the results by May 3. The committee will again consider requests on August 30, 2019. For further information, contact The Rev. Phillip Glick via email or phone at (252) 489-5618.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
Interactive Deanery Map

As a reference, we have created a map on Google Maps listing all worshiping communities in our diocese. They are also color coded according to deanery. If you download the Google Maps app on your phone, you can open the map there in addition to opening it in your browser.

Not only is this a quick way to see which parishes are a part of what deanery, but it also allows you to get directions to each parish, should you need them. Click here to access the interactive deanery map.
News to Share?
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have news, notes, or stories you would like to share with the people of the diocese.
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