Sunday • May 31st
An Update Regarding the Usage of Diocesan House

In compliance with the Governor’s executive orders and Bishop Skirving’s guidelines, Diocesan House will not routinely receive visitors nor host meetings at least through the end of June.
Regarding News & Notes

As is typically the case, this week marks the beginning of the News & Notes summer schedule. From now until Labor Day, new editions of News & Notes will go out on a bi-weekly basis. In addition to this seasonal shift, new editions will now go out on Wednesdays rather than Tuesdays.
Around the Diocese
An Update Regarding Interfaith Refugee Ministry's Wilmington Office

Interfaith Refugee Ministry's Executive Director, Susan Husson shared in a recent letter that after ten years, IRM's Wilmington office will close on June 30. To view the full announcement, click here.
How to Support Hispanic Ministries in East Carolina

No one has gone unaffected by this pandemic, yet different communities rely on various capacities to weather the storm. Hispanic communities tend to be more cash-based, and this time without in-person worship impacts Hispanic Churches disproportionately. However, our Churches have come together to support the community with different projects to benefit the congregations and their neighbors by keeping them fed and safe. Projects to remind us that while economies are significant, the values at the heart of each economy are the people made in the image of God. If you would like to support Hispanic Ministry in our Diocese and these projects, you may donate on-line or by check. If you write a check, mail it to PO BOX 1336 Kinston, NC 28503, and reference the Hispanic fund in the memo line. For every $20.00 donated, we would like to send you a non-medical mask made of cotton as a thank you gift. To give right away, go to  and click on the donation button at the top of the page.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Nathan Finnin

Nathan will begin his new role as Rector at St. Andrew's by the Sea, Nags Head on June 28.
Click here to learn more.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Spring 2020 Formation Update

The Spring 2020 Formation Update is now live and includes resources for mental health awareness month, Pentecost, and youth who are in the midst of major transitions, like graduation. In this update, you'll also find continuing education opportunities, updated dates for youth events, and East Carolina Youth Council (ECYC) Applications.

Click here to check it out.
Click here to view the East Carolina Youth Council (ECYC) application.
Upcoming Formation Leader Gathering

Formation leaders are invited to join in a check and conversation including resources for program year planning and curriculum for all age groups. Please use this link to register and indicate what topic you would most like to find out more about. Registration is required to get the ZOOM meeting link.
Upcoming eFormation Gathering

Worship, learn, and connect with digital ministry leaders on June 3 at the upcoming eFormation gathering. This 1-day event will include 8 ecumenical presenters, worship, and conversation. Event schedule and registration info can be found here.
Invite Welcome Connect - Online

The first Invite Welcome Connect digital gathering will be taking place on June 10 at 3 PM. This gathering is free of charge, but registration is required. If you're interested in learning more about Invite Welcome Connect and how this framework for evangelism can be used in your parish context, click here to learn more.
Episcopal Church Academic Scholarships

Each year, the Episcopal Church awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for educational purposes to a variety of constituents within the broader Episcopal community. The deadline for 2020-2021 academic year scholarships is May 29. Click here to learn more and apply.
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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