Sunday • March 8th
Resources Pertaining to Coronavirus

Last week Episcopal Relief & Development published a press release regarding the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and offered some church-specific resources. Since then, many parishes and dioceses across the Episcopal Church have published similar mailings of their own. On our diocesan site you'll find resources in English and in Spanish that will help you stay up to date with the news regarding COVID-19 and prepare accordingly in your own parish contexts, should coronavirus become something we need to reckon with in East Carolina.
Around the Diocese
Diocesan House Welcomes New Staff Member

We are glad to share that on February 5th, Melissa Grady began work here at Diocesan House as our new receptionist. In the instance that you call Diocesan House or arrive for a meeting, Melissa will likely be one of the first people you interact with. Be sure to join us in welcoming her.
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 .
Episcopal Church Women Annual Meeting

The 132nd Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will take place on April 22nd at St. Paul's, Wilmington . This year's guest speaker is Ms. Katrina Knight, who serves as Executive Director at Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington.

All schedule, deadline, and registration details can be found here.

If you have names of folks you'd like to be added to the Book of Remembrance, please send names of churchwomen, date of birth, and date of death to Betty Cochran, or you may use the form found on page 27 of the ECW Handbook.
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 Well Weekend Retreat at Trinity Center

In just a few weeks, a Well Weekend Retreat will be held at Trinity Center and led by the Rev'd Sarah Smith.

This will be a weekend to delve into waterways, the ecosystem of the marsh, and an opportunity to reflect on all the ways in which we're connected. With games and s'mores, prayers, reflection, and plenty of free time, dive into all that Trinity Center has to offer while exploring how God opens ours eyes to the world around us.

The retreat will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 20 and will end after lunch on Sunday, March 22. A schedule with details on how to pack will be sent out to registrants prior to the retreat.

Be sure to share this info with those in your parish community and register using this link by March 14th . All are welcome.
Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse

The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and Department of Faith Formation, in partnership with ChurchNext, bring you “Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse.” This interactive five-part online curriculum offers hope that by using the tool of civil discourse, we can find new ways to love our neighbor. Click here to learn more.
This year's Acolyte Festival will take place at St. Andrew's by the Sea, Nags Head from April 24-25. All acolytes, directors, youth ministers, and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope that participants will return home with both new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for liturgy―literally ‘the work of the people’―and its rich, participatory tradition of Anglican worship.

Click here to learn more and register. All confirmation forms and deposits are due by March 10th.

  • 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.
New Beginnings 55

New Beginnings 55 will take place at Trinity Center from March 27th through 29th . Parish and participant registration info can be found here .
Camp Trinity Registration

Those interested in registering youth for programs at Camp Trinity may do so here.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Skip Walker

Skip is now serving as Associate Rector at St. Paul's, Greenville.
The Rev'd Ray Hanna

Ray is now serving as Interim Rector at St. Paul's, Wilmington.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
Now that Diocesan Convention has come and gone, a page full of post-convention info has been created on our diocesan website. On this page, you'll find resolutions and a list of those who were elected to positions at the 137th Convention. Bishop Skirving's address from Convention has also been added in document form and as a YouTube video. All of this can be accessed here .
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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