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Sunday, February 14th
Livestreaming the 138th Convention

Reminder: if you're interested in watching this Saturday's Diocesan Convention via livestream, be sure to tune in on Facebook or YouTube at 9am.
Around the Diocese
Bishop Skirving's Finish Line Video
Not only have we reached the finish line, but together we've traveled the length of our diocese over a hundred times!

As of February 5th, the total distance traveled by participants was 32,425.51 miles.

A more official conclusion and wrap up of the Journey Through East Carolina will take place at our 138th Annual Convention on Saturday, February 13th. You're invited to make your way over to the Convention page on our website this Saturday and join in via livestream. If you aren't able to join in, no worries - all our Journey Through East Carolina wrap up content will be made available here afterward.
Camp Trinity Summer 2021 Registration Now Open

Exciting News! Camp Trinity Summer 2021 registration is going on now. If you'd like to view the full schedule for summer, click here.

Download your brochure and application on the Trinity Center website here under the downloads/forms section.

For any registration questions, contact the Trinity Center Registrar, Nancy, via email or phone (252-247-5600 ext. 17). You may also contact the Trinity Center Director, Mary Beth, via email or phone (252-247-5600 ext. 23) if you would like additional information.
The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is currently hosting a training program called Beloved Neighbors. The focus of this training is on history, race, and immigration.

The training consists of six online sessions, via Zoom, at 3pm on Tuesdays.

  • February 16: What part of legal immigration don’t you understand?
  • February 23: Our community, our stories
  • March 2: Stories Beyond Borders (movie and panel)
  • March 9: Solidarity and taking action

Participants will walk away with a new perspective about the issues faced by immigrants, and with new tools to enact positive social change. Trainings will be recorded for those who can’t attend all sessions.

Registration: Please register in advance here.

Suggested donation: We invite you to make a $30 donation if you are able. That would be $5 per training! You can donate online here. (please choose Beloved Neighbors on the question: Would you like to Fund a Specific Program?)

For more information: Contact Lariza Garzon via email.
Learn More About the Work of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry recently created a video to help demonstrate some of the ongoing work they're engaged in. If you'd like to check it out, click the image below:
An invitation from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “As we commemorate Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in The Episcopal Church, we have an opportunity to celebrate his memory and also to honor the witness of Episcopal HBCUs that continue to form outstanding new leaders."

Click here to contribute.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
The Winter 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.
Join us for our monthly gathering. We will be sharing ideas and resources for Easter and Pentecost as well as looking towards summer. We will be using break out rooms for small groups to discuss more particular topics and to network.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to sign up.
Middle and High School young people are invited to be part of this community during Lent. Gatherings will take place on Sundays in Lent from 11:15 - noon via Zoom. Prayer, scripture, and small groups will be lead by the East Carolina Youth Council.

Registration is required. Click here to sign up.
Please "save the date" for New Beginnings and Happening reunion style events in the Spring.
  • New Beginnings - Saturday, April 17th
  • Happening - Saturday, April 24th

More information and registration will be coming soon. Contact Emily Gowdy Canady with questions.
Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditations

We lament all those whose lives were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts break for all of the people who are no longer with us. We also lament other losses that include jobs and livelihoods, the opportunity to travel to visit loved ones and the ability to worship together in our church buildings. So much was lost, with little or no time to lament that which was lost. Because of the magnitude of these collective losses, Episcopal Relief and Development decided to focus on lament as the theme for the 2021 Lenten Meditations.

You are invited to meditate on these reflections daily by resting, reflecting, repenting, and ultimately being restored to God and to one another.

Here you'll find booklets in Spanish and in English. If you would like to subscribe to receive these meditations daily in your inbox, that option is available as well.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

Fred has accepted a call at La Sagrada Familia in Newton Grove.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
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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