Sunday • March 1st
Around the Diocese
Diocesan House Welcomes New Staff Member

We are glad to share that on February 5th, Melissa Grady began work here at Diocesan House as our new receptionist. In the instance that you call Diocesan House or arrive for a meeting, Melissa will likely be one of the first people you interact with. Be sure to join us in welcoming her.
Auditors of East Carolina

Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting auditors from around the diocese. This will provide an opportunity to share a bit about each individual so that those who are seeking the assistance of an auditor in their parish will have a growing list of wonderful candidates to choose from.

Today Jack McElroy is being featured. His biography and contact info can be found here.
Episcopal Church Women Annual Meeting

The 132nd Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will take place on April 22nd at St. Paul's, Wilmington . This year's guest speaker is Ms. Katrina Knight, who serves as Executive Director at Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington.

All schedule, deadline, and registration details can be found here.
This year's Trinity Center Open House is just on the horizon and will take place on Sunday, April 19th from 2-4 PM. Come learn about what Trinity Center has to offer! We will provide tours, information, kid friendly games & activities, live animal encounters with Sound to Sea, s’mores at the campfire circle with Camp Trinity, bounce house, concessions, giveaways, and much more!

This event is free and open to the public. The promotional flyer can be found here.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Upcoming Well Weekend Retreat at Trinity Center

In just a few weeks, a Well Weekend Retreat will be held at Trinity Center and led by the Rev'd Sarah Smith.

This will be a weekend to delve into waterways, the ecosystem of the marsh, and an opportunity to reflect on all the ways in which we're connected. With games and s'mores, prayers, reflection, and plenty of free time, dive into all that Trinity Center has to offer while exploring how God opens ours eyes to the world around us.

The retreat will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 20 and will end after lunch on Sunday, March 22. A schedule with details on how to pack will be sent out to registrants prior to the retreat.

Be sure to share this info with those in your parish community and register using this link by March 14th . All are welcome.
Nuevo Amanecer 2020

Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church, will take place from May 12-15, 2020 at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC.

Lay leaders, clergy, diocesan missioners, parish staff, church planters, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge by sharing best practices and exploring new methods of church growth, discipleship and evangelism, are invited to attend.

Scholarships are available for those in East Carolina who are interested in Hispanic Ministry or outreach and would like to attend. Scholarship info can be found here .
This year's Acolyte Festival will take place at St. Andrew's by the Sea, Nags Head from April 24-25. All acolytes, directors, youth ministers, and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope that participants will return home with both new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for liturgy―literally ‘the work of the people’―and its rich, participatory tradition of Anglican worship.

Click here to learn more and register. All confirmation forms and deposits are due by March 10th.
Winter & Early Spring Youth Formation Update

  • Schedule of upcoming youth events
  • Resources for lent
  • Continuing education resources
Click here to view a full list of all youth ministry events in 2020.
Details and registration info for EYE & PYE can be found here .
Registration deadline: February 26th
New Beginnings 55

New Beginnings 55 will take place at Trinity Center from March 27th through 29th . Parish and participant registration info can be found here .
Camp Trinity Registration

Those interested in registering youth for programs at Camp Trinity may do so here.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Richard Swan

Richard is newly Licensed to Serve in the Diocese of East Carolina

Click here to learn more.
The Rev'd Skip Walker

Skip is now serving as Associate Rector at St. Paul's, Greenville
The Rev'd Ray Hanna

Ray is now serving as Interim Rector at St. Paul's, Wilmington
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
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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