Sunday • July 7th & Sunday July 14th
Sunday, July 14th

5th Sunday After Pentecost

Reminder: Diocesan House will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal office hours will resume on Friday, July 5th.

We wish you all a safe and joyful holiday.
Around the Diocese
Upcoming Ordination

God Willing, the Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Cheryl Brainard to the Sacred Order of Priests on  Tuesday, July 9th at 7pm at St. James, Wilmington. All who would like to be a part of this occasion are welcome to attend.

St. James Episcopal Church
25 South 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Clergy: Cassock, surplice, and red stole
Celebration of New Ministry at St. John’s, Wilmington

The people of St. John’s, Wilmington invite those around the diocese to join them for a celebration of their new ministry with the Rev’d Eric Moulton, whom Bishop Rob Skirving will institute as Rector on Wednesday, August 7th at 6pm.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
1219 Forest Hills Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice tippet, and hood
Reception to follow.
Contemplative Connections

There are contemplative/centering prayer practitioners and groups across the Diocese, who may think they’re alone. This is not the case. Lisa Richey is compiling a list of contemplative/centering prayer groups and resources within the Diocese of East Carolina. This list will posted on the Spiritual Resources page our Diocesan website, later this summer.

If you practice contemplative/centering prayer individually or with a group, please send your:
name; contact information; and the details of your practice or group practice 
to Lisa via email .
31st Annual Conference on Church Music in the Anglican Tradition

This year's Conference on Church Music will take place at Trinity Center from August 15th through 18th. Our clinician will be  Dan Bara, Professor of Choral Music and the Director of Choral Activities at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. To learn more about the conference and get registered, click  here.
Clergy Transitions in East Carolina
The Rev'd Andrew Cannan

Will begin serving as Rector of St. Paul's, Greenville on August 1st.
The Rev'd Dr. Bill Thomas

Recently became canonically resident in East Carolina.

Click here to read more.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
Clergy Continuing Education

Diocesan funds are available to assist clergy with the expense of continuing education. Grant requests for funding for education programs, domestic or foreign may be submitted on the same form found here .

Grant requests for 2019 are to be submitted by:
  • April 26, 2019, with notification of grant awards for CE to recipients by May 3, 2019.
  • August 30, 2019 with notification of grant awards for CE by September 4, 2019 (for events September 2019 through February 5, 2020)

Applications are to be submitted to the Rev. Deacon Andy Atkinson via email .
Foundation Grant Application Now Live

The Grant Committee of the Foundation of the Diocese of East Carolina urges anyone with program or project needs to apply for grants that will be awarded for 2019 through the Endowment's Undesignated Funds. These funds will be available to the applicant no later than January 31, 2020.

The grant application must be completed and in Diocesan House by September 1st. The foundation page on the website can be found here , along with this year's grant application.

For questions or assistance, please contact  Terry Everett  via email or phone (252) 796-7044.
Just One Thing

High school seniors and current college students headed back to universities and colleges across North Carolina can connect with the Episcopal Campus Ministry through "Just One Thing."

This one-page form will send contact information for the student to the Campus Ministry on college campuses where there are ministries. In the Diocese of East Carolina, this includes ECU in Greenville, UNCP in Pembroke, and UNCW in Wilmington.

Click here to fill out the form for "Just One Thing" and get connected with an Episcopal Campus Ministry near you.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Budget Requests

Reminder: All budget requests should be submitted to LaTonya Smith via email by Monday, July 15th.
Property Reports

Reminder: Property Reports were due on May 15th, so be sure to send yours in if you have not done so already. If you have questions or need an additional copy of the property report form, contact Beth Nagy .
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.
Click here to learn about events going on in parishes and in communities around the diocese.
News to Share?
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have news, notes, or stories you would like to share with the people of 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:

Diocesan Life:

News & Notes:   Lindsey Harts

To Schedule a Meeting at Diocesan House:

Youth, Young Adult, or Campus Ministry
News and Updates: Emily Gowdy Canady

Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

Submitting to News & Notes?
Deadline is noon on the Thursday of the preceding week.
FOLLOW US ON .......