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Sunday, March 1st
Second Sunday in Lent
Postulants & Candidates for Holy Orders
Many thanks to those who participated in Diocesan Convention! If you weren't a part of the meeting itself or didn't get a chance to watch the live stream, you can still stay informed by checking out all of the Convention related content on our diocesan website.
Bishop Skirving's Address at the 138th Annual Convention
Around the Diocese
East Carolina Featured in Episcopal News Service Article

The Rev'd Canon Mollie Roberts and the Rev'd Eric Grubb are featured in an article published by the Episcopal News Service. The article focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected transition processes in the wider Episcopal Church in contrast with how transitions are being handled in East Carolina. Click here to check it out.
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.
Journey Through East Carolina T-Shirts on Sale

If you didn't get a chance to purchase a t-shirt at the start of the Journey Through East Carolina or would like to purchase another, there's good news!

All shirts are on sale for $10 and the proceeds of these purchases will go to Trinity Center.

Click here to learn more.
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.

  • 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:
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is hosting a contest for Latinx/Latine identifying students to win a laptop or Chromebook. Flyers, contest criteria, and all additional info can be found here.

Applications are due on March 1st and there will be 10 winners.
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 on Sunday, March 21st at 7pm
Click here to register.
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.
Amor en Tiempos Difíciles

The Rev'd Fred Clarkson is hosting a bible study during lent called "Love in Difficult Times" on Wednesdays at 8pm.

If you'd like to join in, click here.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, churches and faith communities have had to move many of their ministries online, including worship and faith formation. As we look forward with hope as vaccinations are distributed and something resembling normal appears on the horizon, how can congregations carry what they have learned from this time, from new technologies to new skills, and ways of connecting with local and distributed communities in the future?

This webinar hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary's Department of Lifelong Learning will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 3pm EST.

Click here to register.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Lisa Erdeljon

Lisa will begin her new role as Assistant to the Rector at St. Philip's, Southport on March 15th.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
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: