Sunday • December 8th
Transition at Diocesan House

On October 7th, we shared with clergy and wardens in East Carolina that due to anticipated budget shortfalls, the diocese could no longer fund the position of Canon for Diocesan Life. The Rev'd Canon Sonny Browne's ministry as Canon for Diocesan Life concluded on November 27th. This has been a difficult time for Canon Browne, Diocesan Staff, and those around the diocese, as we will greatly miss his ministry and his presence. Canon Browne recently accepted a call in the Diocese of North Carolina as Rector at All Saints, Roanoke Rapids and he will begin this new endeavor on January 1st. Please keep Sonny in your prayers during this transition.

Diocesan Staff have redistributed the work that Canon Browne managed and will continue to strive to support the ministries of the diocese.
Upcoming Ordinations
December 8th

The Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Edward Lowe to the Sacred Order of Priests on behalf of Bishop Chip Stokes and the people of the Diocese of New Jersey on Sunday, December 8th at 3pm at Holy Trinity, Fayetteville.  

All who would like to be a part of this occasion are welcome to attend.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
1601 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Clergy: Cassock, surplice, and red stole
Reception following
December 14th

God Willing, the Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Matthew Babcock and Nanette Woodworth to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, December 14th at 3pm at St. Paul's, Greenville.  

All who would like to be a part of this occasion are welcome to attend.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
401 East 4th Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Clergy: Cassock, surplice, and white stole
Reception following
Around the Diocese
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 Hallow's 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.
137th Diocesan Convention
Save the Date & Budget Information for the
137th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

The 137th Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington NC on  February 6-8, 2020  . For budgeting purposes, please note the following:

  • Registration has increased to $190 per attendee.
  • Hotel Ballast Accommodations: $146 per night (includes parking)
  • Note: If you are not an overnight guest of the Hotel Ballast there is a daily parking fee $12.00 (self parking) and $15.00 (valet parking).

The Convention Committee makes every effort to keep costs low for convention, however, with the increased cost of venues and catering it was necessary to increase fees for 2020. Please note that our last fee increase was in 2014.
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
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.
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