Sunday • March 22nd
Life in the Diocese Amid Coronavirus
An Update from Bishop Skirving

Since News & Notes went out last week, life in East Carolina has been rapidly changing amid the current health crisis. In this update, Bishop Skirving has offered some clarification regarding what the cancellation of public worship means for those across the diocese and has addressed some frequently asked questions. In this note, you'll also find links to resources for worship and congregational ministry as well as an update regarding Diocesan House staffing.
Diocesan House Staffing

As mentioned in Bishop Skirving's update, in an effort to keep Diocesan House staff safe and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, the staff of Diocesan House is working a modified schedule. We're all still reachable and our work continues, but not all of us will be at our desks. Though many of us will be working remotely, the best way to reach us is still via phone or email. Contact info for staff can be found on the diocesan website here.
Around the Diocese
This year's Trinity Center Open House is just on the horizon and will take place on Sunday, April 19th from 2-4 PM. Come learn about what Trinity Center has to offer! We will provide tours, information, kid friendly games & activities, live animal encounters with Sound to Sea, s’mores at the campfire circle with Camp Trinity, bounce house, concessions, giveaways, and much more!

This event is free and open to the public. The promotional flyer can be found here.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Upcoming Digital Gathering for Formation Leaders

Formation leaders in the diocese are invited to join in a ZOOM call Thursday, March 19th at 2 PM. Formation leaders include: Those in congregations who coordinator programs and formation ministries for children, youth and/or adults and are paid, volunteer, lay or clergy. 

Contact Emily Gowdy Canady if you have any questions or would like to sign up.

  • Schedule of upcoming youth events
  • Resources for lent
  • Continuing education resources
Click here to view a full list of all youth ministry events in 2020.
Episcopal Service Corps

Applications for the Episcopal Service Corps are now open for the 2020 - 2021 program year. Everyone serving through ESC commits to a year of volunteer local service, as well as a household Rule of Life, regular spiritual direction, discernment and community practices. In return for volunteering, Corps members receive housing, health insurance, and small stipends to cover living expenses, transportation and food.

For many young adults, this year serves as an opportunity for vocational discernment broadly understood. Most of our participants move into positions of leadership within their local churches, the wider Episcopal Church, and community organizations.

If this opportunity sounds like something that would be a great fit for you or someone you know, more info can be found here.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
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.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites by clicking the icons to the right:

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

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