Sunday • March 29th
Collect & Readings

The Bishop & Staff of the Diocese of East Carolina
Life in the Diocese Amid Coronavirus
An Update from Bishop Skirving

During this challenging public health crisis, Bishop Skirving is going to be sharing updates each week regarding life in our diocese. This week he's written regarding the continuing cancellation of public worship. This letter was posted to our diocesan site earlier in the week and was shared on social media, but if you have yet to read it, you may do so by clicking the button below.
Diocesan House Staffing

As mentioned in last week's News & Notes, 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.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Coronavirus Updates & Resources page on our website has been populated and updated regularly. While there are links to sources pertaining to COVID-19 itself, the bulk of the content is more practical. This page is also designed to be a hub of information that is specific to East Carolina. This is a small sampling of things you may wish to check out:

  • Bishop Skirving's public letters & video reflections
  • List of upcoming online worship offerings around the diocese
  • List of cancelled diocesan events
  • Faith formation resources for families & young adults
  • Tutorials for getting started with Zoom & Facebook Live
  • Guidelines for maintaining Safe Church standards while video conferencing
  • "Triduum Under Quarantine" resources from Virginia Theological Seminary
Around the Diocese
This year's Conference on Church Music will take place at Trinity Center from August 20-23. Our clinician will be Canon Michael McCarthy, Director of Music and Principal Choirmaster at Washington National Cathedral.

All registration details can be found here.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation

  • 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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Deadline is noon on the Thursday of the preceding week.
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