Sunday • June 23rd & Sunday June 30th
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
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 .
"Stonewall Uprising" Showing Sponsored by Integrity East Carolina

In honor of pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, Integrity East Carolina will be hosting a showing of the PBS "Stonewall Uprising" special at Christ Church, New Bern in the Harrison Center on Saturday, June 29th from 11am to 1:30pm. All who would like to attend are welcome. The registration form can be found here.
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.
Events Happening at Sewanee
Disaster Chaplaincy Training

The Beecken Center , in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) , invites clergy and lay spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this disaster chaplaincy training on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, July 15–17, 2019 . Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. If you'd like to learn more or register to attend, click here .
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
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.
National Acolyte Festival 2019

Join acolytes from across the United States for a morning service of re-dedication and Holy Eucharist. Bring your processional crosses, banners, torches, thuribles, flags, and streamers for a festive procession of acolytes, clergy, and vergers. Workshops in the afternoon offer enrichment and instruction. This year's National Acolyte Festival takes place at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, October 12th at 10am . Registration opens on June 1st here .
Open Positions Around the Diocese
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:

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