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Sunday, December 6th
2nd Sunday of Advent
Vestry Elections & Annual Parish Meetings
Around the Diocese
The first week's worth of content for the Journey Through East Carolina is now live on our website. On the MOVE, LEARN, PRAY, and GIVE pages, you'll be able to view weekly content by clicking on the link for the designated week.

Here are a few pieces of the week one content worth checking out:

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Nominations & Resolutions for Diocesan Convention Now Open

We’re pleased to announce that with Diocesan Convention scheduled for Saturday, February 13th, we are now open to receive nominations for leadership positions to be elected at Convention and resolutions to be considered at Diocesan Convention. Additional details will be announced in the days to come, and then posted on our Diocesan website, but for now we are happy to share that nominations and resolutions will be received until Friday, January 29th. For now, and until further details are announced, these can be submitted to Hannah Jarman via email.

Please note: The deadline of January 29th is firm and final. As a consequence of hosting our Convention online this year, we will not be able to accept nominations or resolutions after that date.

Nominations are welcomed for the following elected positions:
  • One lay and one clergy position on the Standing Committee
  • One lay and one clergy position on the Disciplinary Board
  • One lay position as a Trustee with the University of the South
  • Historiographer
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary of Convention

Other positions for election this year will be at the nomination of the Bishop or the Deaneries of the Diocese.
Jingle Bells! Episcopal Farmworker Ministry's Christmas Drive

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry staff has registered 400 children (ages 0 -17) for this year's Christmas event, which will take place on December 12. Usually we have an in-person celebration for the children, but this year if will be drive-through style. We hope to have snow, elves, a Mr. and Mrs. Santa, Christmas trees, decorations, raffles, etc. Can you help us make this event a success?

  • Help us collect new presents (of at least $20 value each) for the children. You can participate as an individual, but you can also organize a Christmas drive in your church or community. Fill out this form to get more information.
  • Do you have a brand new item that we can raffle for the parents or the children? Contact us for more information!
  • Volunteer! We will need a lot of volunteers to wrap presents, distribute food and gifts, decorate, and more! Sign up to be a volunteer.
Clergy Transitions
  • The Rev'd Frank Russ appointed as Priest in Charge of St. Andrew's, Goldsboro
  • Start Date: November 1, 2020
  • The Rev'd Connie Connelly appointed as Priest in Charge of Church of the Advent, Williamston
  • Start Date: November 29, 2020
  • The Rev'd Michael Singer appointed as Priest in Charge of St. James, Wilmington
  • Start Date: January 1, 2021
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Join young people from all three NC Dioceses for a special Advent Evening Prayer on Sunday, December 13th. All are welcome to join in!

Registration is required. Please use this link.
Click here to check out resources for Advent.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminder for Administrators

Imputed income letters will go out this week from both Church Pension Group & Diocesan House.
If you've viewed the home page on our diocesan website recently, you may have noticed this map beneath the "Find a Church" header. This is the Episcopal Asset Map.

The Asset Map is now used by The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development, and the Diocese of East Carolina. Each parish in our diocese has page of its own on the Asset Map. If you have not yet taken the time to check out the Asset Map or your parish's page, you can do so here.

If you notice that service times, contact information, photos, or any other content is out of date, there's an easy way to suggest changes. Click on the text that says, "update this place," make any recommended changes, and once you submit them, Lindsey Harts will review them and approve changes accordingly.
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.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites by clicking the icons to the right: