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Sunday, February 7th
5th Sunday After The Epiphany
The 138th Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina
Chaplains of the Armed Forces
Weekly Convention Update

Convention is just ten short days away. You can prepare by reading and watching the reports on the convention website. The recently added reports include the proposed 2021 budget, 2020 year-end financials, and a video presentation from our Treasurer Tess Judge. Please take the time to look them over. In addition, there are three more opportunities to attend one of the pre-convention zoom meetings, the times for which can be found on the website as well. Also, if you would like to gather virtually with friends to watch Convention together, look for instructions for how to set up a “watch party.” 

Having a virtual convention is no one’s idea of the best way to have it. However, we will be together in the way that is best for our health, and it reminds us of how fortunate we are in the grand scheme of things. Furthermore, we will look forward to Convention 2022 even more!
Youth Participation at Convention
Around the Diocese
The tenth and final 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:

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 9: Roots of migration
  • 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.
Praying in Color Workshop

St. Paul's, Wilmington will be hosting a Zoom workshop with Sybil MacBeth on Saturday, February 20 from 10 am to 12 noon. Mrs. MacBeth has authored several books, of which, one of them, Praying in Color will be the theme of the workshop.

Praying in Color is an active and visual prayer practice for the word-weary and restless pray-er. With a handful of colored pencils or markers, a black pen, and some simple doodling, Mrs. MacBeth will lead us to draw a new path to God in our thoughts and conversations

There is no cost for the workshop. Materials needed are a black ink pen (rollerball preferred), colored pencils or markers, and paper. Registration can be accessed here.

Questions may be addressed to Teresa Singer via email.
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.
Pauli Murray's "Song in a Weary Throat" Zoom Series

The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and Aljosie Aldrich Harding Present: A four-part Zoom meeting series on Pauli Murray (civil rights activist, lawyer, scholar, poet, priest), using her book Song in A Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage as the grounding text.

  • February 9 - Session 3: U.S. and world events impacting Murray's life; Murray's major accomplishments
  • February 16 - Session 4: Wisdom and lessons from Murray's life of struggle and activism, with emphasis on role of spirituality

Click here to learn more and register to attend.
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 Sarah Smith

Sarah has accepted a call in the Diocese of Alabama.
Her last Sunday at St. Andrew's On-the-Sound, Wilmington will be February 7th.
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.
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