Sunday • February 3rd
If you have not done so already, click here to access and download a copy of the 2019 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Offerings Around the Diocese

Though we are still in the season of Epiphany, it’s helpful to think about the liturgical year as a whole and begin promoting any Bible studies or worship gatherings that your parish plans on hosting during the season of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. We’d like to be able to create a list of all these seasonal offerings so that those in each deanery will know that there are a multitude of opportunities for worship and connection, even if they are unable to attend their own parish’s gatherings. Please share your gatherings around the diocese with us by filling out this form.
Diocesan Convention
Keynote Speaker & Convention Workshops
Our Keynote Speaker: The Rev'd Becca Stevens

We are glad to announce that a key church leader in addressing human need, the Rev'd Becca Stevens, will be joining us as a workshop leader, keynoter and preacher. Becca is well known as an author, speaker, Episcopal priest, justice entrepreneur, and founder and president of Thistle Farms, a community of women survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

You can learn more about Becca by reading her bio here.
Registration & Legislative Info
The last day to register for convention online is this Thursday, January 31st . If you have not registered by then, you can still do so, but it will need to be done at the registration desk at convention.
Parking at Convention

Some have shared their concerns regarding parking at convention. With the help of Wilmington locals and our contacts at Hotel Ballast, we've created this list of options for parking in the Downtown area. Please allow extra time to park. Carpooling is encouraged.
Though the initial deadline for resolutions has passed, we are still accepting resolutions for the 136th Annual Convention. If you would like to submit a resolution, you can do so on our diocesan site here.
Though the initial deadline for nominations has passed, if you would still like to submit one, we invite you to do so.

Be sure to read more about the nominations process here, as things have changed. You can find the nominations form here .
The Convention Reporter is available to view and download here. In it you will find the tentative convention schedule, nominations, and other important info about our time together in February.
Around the Diocese
Dinner on 5 Continents
All are invited to attend this annual fundraiser for the Interfaith Refugee Ministry. This event will take place at the Christ Church Harrison Ministry Center at 6pm on Saturday, February 9th. If you'd like to experience a night of delicious food and entertainment, reservations can be made online here. If you'd like to share this event with those in your parish, the event flyer can be found here.
National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Global Goals Commission would like to highlight the fact that January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This day is meant to shed light on the signs and consequences of this global tragedy.
The Global Goals Commission is so pleased to welcome the Reverend Becca Stevens , founder of Thistle Farms , as our key note speaker for the 2019 Convention.

Please stop by the Global Goals Commission table at the Convention to learn about our work. 
The Rev'd Absalom Jones Celebration Service

St. Andrew's, Goldsboro would like to invite those throughout the diocese to join them for a celebration of the life and ministry of the Rev'd Absalom Jones on February 24th at 4pm . Fr. Skip Walker will be the speaker and the gathering will be held at 901 Harris St. Goldsboro, NC 27530. If you'd like to share the details of this service with those in your congregation, a flyer can be found here .
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry Board Member Openings

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry needs to fill two board memberships. This is an appointed position. All who are qualified and feel called to take on this role should apply. 

Click here to access the application.

All applications are to be submitted via email to Lindsey Harts .
This year will be the 10th Annual East Carolina Acolyte Festival. All acolytes, directors, youth ministers, and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The hope is 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 about the event and to register.
Looking for parish and community events? Click here to view our "Community Board."

We are making some changes in the way that we promote events, specifically in regards to News & Notes. Click here to read more.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS ) is an association of church leaders who understand, practice, and proclaim God's call to generosity. TENS provides guidance, training, and resources for those who are seeking practical ways to live generously and encouraging their neighbors to do the same. Our diocese is a member of TENS, which means that with our login info you gain access to the many stewardship resources available to members.

If you or someone in your parish leadership would like to access this database of resources, contact Lindsey Harts via email and she will provide you with the information needed.
Happening 73 Registration Deadlines

Though the team deadline for Happening 73 has passed, if you'd like to attend as a candidate, be sure to register by February 11th. Click here to see all the details and to register.
New Beginnings 54

New Beginnings is a weekend event designed especially to respond to the unique challenges and concerns of young people in grades 6-8. It was created by adults and young people to help participants grow in their love of themselves, others and for Jesus Christ. New Beginnings 54 will take place at Trinity Center from April 5th through 7th. Registration is now open here .
InterGenerate 2019

InterGenerate is a conference designed for both practitioners and academics seeking to enhance life-long faith formation through intergenerational Christian experiences. Senior pastors, professors, age-level ministers, sociologists, church consultants - anyone who seeks to better understand and ultimately cultivate more intentionally intergenerational discipleship practices will find something at InterGenerate. The 2019 conference will take place on May 20th through 22nd at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. To lean more and register for the conference, click here .
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Clergy Transitions
The Rev’d Chip Broadfoot
Last Sunday as Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth City was January 13th

Click here to read more about Chip.
The Rev’d Jim Hanisian
Transitioning out of his role as Priest-in-Charge at St. Philip’s, Southport

Click here to read more about Jim.
The Rev’d Eric Mills
Rector of St. Philips, Southport

Click here to read more about Eric.
The Rev'd Farrell Graves
Rector of St. James the Fisherman, Shallotte
First Sunday was January 13th

Click here to read more about Farrell.
The Rev'd Tammy Lee
Rector of St. Paul's, Beaufort
First Sunday was January 6th
The Rev'd Nancy Jose
Appointment as Interim Rector
of St. John's, Wilmington

Click here to read more about Nancy.
The Rev'd Bonnie Smith
Appointment as Priest-in-Charge
of St. Thomas, Windsor

Click here to read more about Bonnie.
The Rev'd Marcia McRae
Transitioning out of her role as Rector of
St. Francis, Goldsboro
The Rev'd Frank Russ
Last Sunday as Interim Rector of St. James the Fisherman, Shallotte was January 6th.
The Rev’d Burt Eaton
Retiring as Rector of
St. Peter’s, Swansboro
The Rev’d Deacon
Carol Eaton
Transitioning out of her Diaconal Role at
St. Peter’s, Swansboro
Brief biographies for each clergy person will be shared in coming weeks, if they have not been included already. In the meantime, please keep them all in your prayers as they begin
this new season of their lives and ministries.
2019 Federal Reporting Requirements
Please note that the 2019 Federal Reporting Requirements for Episcopal Churches, Schools, and Institutions has been published. If this is information is relevant to your work, you can find it here .
Parish Leadership Forms

Parish leadership forms have been mailed out to each parish. Please return all corresponding info to Beth Nagy and feel free to reach out to her via email if you have any questions.
Parochial Reports

Parochial reports should be submitted online here by March 1st, 2019. If you have questions regarding parochial reports, Beth Nagy is your contact.
Interactive Deanery Map
As a reference, we have created a map on Google Maps listing all worshiping communities in our diocese. They are also color coded according to deanery. If you download the Google Maps app on your phone, you can open the map there in addition to opening it in your browser.

Not only is this a quick way to see which parishes are a part of what deanery, but it also allows you to get directions to each parish, should you need them. Click here to access the interactive deanery map.
News to Share?
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have news, notes, or stories you would like to share with the people of the diocese.

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