Sunday • December 22nd
Collect & Readings

Give thanks for the annual remembrance of Christ's birth.
Registration info for the 137th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina has been mailed out to all parishes and is now live on our diocesan site. Additionally, all info pertaining to resolutions and nominations is now accessible online. The quick links below have been added for your benefit:
Bishop Curry's Christmas Message
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Kate Byrd
Priest in Charge at St. Francis, Goldsboro
Start Date: November 12, 2019

Click here to learn more.
Around the Diocese
Open Position at Diocesan House

We are seeking a very positive person with great customer service skills to fill a Front Desk position at Diocesan House. The right candidate will be able to multitask in a busy environment. This is a part-time position, Monday through Friday. If this position sounds right for you or someone you know, the full job description can be found here.

All resumes should be sent to LaTonya Smith via email.
The Path: Day of Discernment

When: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Where: Trinity Center (618 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512)
Time: 9am - 3pm

Feeling Called? Sign up for Path! We invite you to join us for a day long vocational discernment retreat at Trinity Center. This event is not restricted to people contemplating ordained ministry, but instead designed for anyone who is trying to more fully discern where God is calling them in their vocation. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be included.

Click here to register. The deadline for registration is December 20.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
  • Resources for All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, & Christmas
  • Youth calendar of events
  • Upcoming conferences in the wider Church
Details and registration info for EYE & PYE can be found here .
UTO Grants

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. If you'd like to learn more about how to apply for a UTO grant in East Carolina, click here.

In early November, The United Thank Offering also announced a call for papers on the theology of gratitude. If this is something you'd like to learn more about, click here .

An informational webinar for those interested in learning more about UTO Grants will take place on January 14th. Click here to learn more.
Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings

  • Upper Cape Fear: Sunday, January 5 - 1:30 PM - La Sagrada Familia Episcopal Church, 2989 Easy Street, Dunn, NC
  • Lower Cape Fear: Thursday, January 16 - 6:00 PM - St. James Episcopal Church, 25 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Pamlico: Sunday, January 19 - 2:00 PM - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 E 4th St, Greenville, NC
  • Trinity: Tuesday, January 21 - 6:30 PM - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 800 Rountree Ave, Kinston, NC
  • Albemarle: Sunday, January 26 - 3:00 PM - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 West Gale Street, Edenton, NC
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminder for Parishes

Pledge requests are due by 12/31 and should be submitted to LaTonya Smith via email or mailed physically to Diocesan House ( PO Box 1336, Kinston, NC 28503).
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.
News to Share?
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have news, notes, or stories you would like to share with the people of the diocese.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites by clicking the icons to the right:

News & Notes:  Lindsey Harts

To Schedule a Meeting at Diocesan House:

Youth, Young Adult, or Campus Ministry
News and Updates: Emily Gowdy Canady

Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

Submitting to News & Notes?
Deadline is noon on the Thursday of the preceding week.
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