Sunday • July 26th & Sunday • August 2nd
Around the Diocese
All people of the diocese are invited to participate in these two upcoming film-based discussions. They will act as a starting point in our exploration of what our faith has to say to the current and historic issues surrounding race in our common lives. These discussions will take place online via Zoom. 

The first discussion will be based on the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber's recent sermon at Washington National Cathedral. The second discussion will be based on Netflix's documentary "13th."

Additional details and registration info can be found here.
If you'd like to promote these discussions in your parish, a flyer can downloaded here.
All parish administrators and finance managers are invited to attend the 2020 Virtual Administrators Day. It will be held on September 18, 2020 via Zoom. Diocesan Treasurer, Tess Judge and Contract Auditor Mary Warmack will be our guest speakers.

Registration is now live and will be open through September 1. Please use this link to register. The Zoom link needed to attend the meeting will be emailed to you no later than September 16th.

If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please call Diocesan House at 252-522-0885 and ask for LaTonya Smith (ext. 229) or Patricia Millhouse (ext. 224).
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Becoming Beloved Community NOW

Racial justice and healing leaders and practitioners across The Episcopal Church will gather to build community, craft strategy and equip each other for action during a series of “Becoming Beloved Community NOW” online gatherings from 4-6 PM EST on July 28-30.

Register for each of the three gatherings here.
Resources for Racial Healing

  • Sacred Ground is a film and reading-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Click here to learn more.
  • Becoming Beloved Community is The Episcopal Church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Resources for individuals and congregations can be found on the Beloved Community home page here.
  • The Episcopal Church Foundation's July 2020 edition of the Vestry Papers is focused on racial justice and reconciliation. It can be viewed here.
Sweet Sweet Spirit: Virtual Vacation Bible School

This virtual VBS curriculum was created and coordinated in a partnership with St. Peter's by the Sea, Swansboro, St. Peter's, Philadelphia and St. Christopher's, Gladwyne, PA.

Click here to check out this resource.
Early Summer 2020 Formation Update

The Early Summer 2020 Formation Update is now live and includes resources for young adults and formation leaders specifically pertaining to the topic of racism.

Click here to check it out.
Registration is required and can be found here.
High Schoolers are welcome to join for the final session of this three-part series. Stay tuned as more resources and opportunities to gather to talk will be coming soon.
Click here to register.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
Hurricane Hub

June 1 marked the beginning of this year's hurricane season. As we get further into the season, the Hurricane Hub on our website will continue to be available for viewing. Updated preparedness resources can be found here.
Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment through the Church Pension Group will begin on October 12. If this pertains to you, keep an eye out for additional information, which will be available in the coming months.
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.
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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