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Sunday, January 17th
Around the Diocese
Weekly Diocesan Convention Update

An email has gone out to canonically resident clergy and certified lay delegates to this year’s Diocesan Convention giving detailed instructions for Convention registration. If you are one of the two and have not received the email, please contact Jimi Paderick.

If you are an alternate delegate, you will not register until and unless you are called on to fill a regular delegate’s place. If you are a regular delegate and must drop out for any reason, you should notify your parish as soon as possible and the parish will take care of submitting a change form. The alternate will then be contacted to get that person registered.  

If you are an alternate, we ask that you stay informed by keeping up to date on the various items on the Convention website so that you are prepared should you need to step in.
All non-canonically resident clergy and those not serving as a delegate are invited and encouraged to check out the information on the Convention website and to “attend” Convention via live-stream.
The seventh 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:

If you'd like to get access to this weekly content a few days early and receive the Journey Through East Carolina emails in your inbox, you can sign up here.
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 2: So how did we get here? Exploring the history of farmworkers in the United States
  • 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.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who Shall We Be?

Last week, Bishop Curry offered a word to the Church in light of our nation's unrest. If you'd like to view it, click here.

Transcripts of Bishop Curry's message can be read here: English & Spanish
From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference

“From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference” is a campaign inviting Episcopalians and our neighbors to engage in one-to-one listening and sharing across the many differences that separate us. The conversations center on four questions: What do you love? What have you lost? Where does it hurt? What do you dream?

Anyone can join in these life-changing conversations, by engaging one on one, exploring the questions in small groups, and talking with people of different ages and backgrounds. In so doing, we begin to discover how our differences make us stronger as the human family of God.

Here you'll find explanations for each of the questions, suggestions on going deeper, and additional resources to keep your conversations going. 
During this time, we will be checking in and sharing ideas/resources for Lent and Easter.
Registration is required and can be found here.
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.

  • January 26 - Session 1: Introduction and Overview of the esteemed Pauli Murray
  • February 2 - Session 2: Murray's family life, influences, and challenges
  • 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.
Good Book Club

As Epiphany begins so does 2021's installment of Forward Movement's Good Book Club tackling the Gospel of Mark.

There are a wide variety of resources and ways to engage. Though officially launched on January 1st, you have plenty of time to participate. From podcasts to reading, to joining in Bible Studies with Episcopalians from across the church. Click here to learn more about the wide variety of ways you can connect to this way of studying scripture.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
If you've viewed the home page on our diocesan website recently, you may have noticed this map beneath the "Find a Church" header. This is the Episcopal Asset Map.

The Asset Map is now used by The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development, and the Diocese of East Carolina. Each parish in our diocese has page of its own on the Asset Map. If you have not yet taken the time to check out the Asset Map or your parish's page, you can do so here.

If you notice that service times, contact information, photos, or any other content is out of date, there's an easy way to suggest changes. Click on the text that says, "update this place," make any recommended changes, and once you submit them, Lindsey Harts will review them and approve changes accordingly.
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: