Sunday • July 12th & Sunday • July 19th
Around the Diocese
Volunteers Needed for East Carolina Attorneys Network

In consultation with Bishop Skirving, our Chancellor, Joan Geiszler-Ludlum would like to develop an Attorneys Network to support the growing and evolving mission and ministry of the Diocese. Over the years, a number of Episcopal attorneys have responded readily to calls and offered their assistance when issues have arisen. Rather than continuing to be reactive in the face of crises, the hope is that by establishing a network of attorneys in East Carolina, this will allow us to be proactive, have legal resources identified, and ready to serve in times of need.

If you'd like to participate in this ministry opportunity or learn more, click here.
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry's Fundraising Goal Reached

Thanks to you we have reached our goal of raising $60,000 for our COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Agricultural Workers. These funds will allow us to provide financial aid to agricultural workers and their families and to buy much needed food the community.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev’d Bruce Cheney

St. Thomas, Oriental
Begins as Rector on July 26th
The Rev’d Nancee Cekuta

Holy Trinity, Fayetteville
Begins as Rector
on August 17th
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
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.
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.
Faithful Planning: Strategies for Churches in Liminal Times

This webinar is an offering of the Department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary and takes place on July 16th at 3:00 PM (EST). If you or someone you know may be interested in attending, the registration cost is $20. Click here to learn more and register.
Registration is required and can be found here.
The Rev'd Charles L. Howard, University Chaplain at UPenn, will be joining us as our speaker for the upcoming session. Even if you were unable to be a part of the first session, you're welcome to join in for the second or third. Click here to register.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminder for Administrators and Finance Officers

Recently a survey went out via email to administrators and finance officers from each parish. If you received this email and have not yet responded, please take a moment to do so. This will allow you to express any needs you may have and help us to better prepare for the next Administrators Day, which will take place in September.
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

In a recent press release, the Small Business Administration announced that new applications are available for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. If this applies to your parish, be sure to check out the press release and two applications found here.
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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