Sunday • June 2nd
7th Sunday of Easter
Preparedness for the 2019 Hurricane Season

As Hurricane Season approaches once again, remember to keep an eye on the Hurricane Hub, as there are resources available to help you prepare for whatever the season may bring.
Around the Diocese
Retirement Celebration Honoring the Rev'd Canon Matthew Stockard

The Executive Council of the Diocese of East Carolina invites the people of the diocese to attend a retirement celebration honoring the Rev'd Canon Matthew Stockard on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm at St. Timothy's, Greenville.

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
107 Louis Street
Greenville, NC 27858

If you would like to attend, please email Judy Whichard no later than today, May 28th. Please include your name and the number attending.
Upcoming Ordinations in East Carolina

God Willing, the Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Matthew Ray Babcock, Mary Moore Shields, and Nanette Louise Woodworth to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, June 8th at 10:30am at St. Stephen's, Goldsboro . All who would like to be a part of this occasion are welcome to attend.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
200 North James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice Tippet, and Hood
"Stonewall Uprising" Showing Sponsored by Integrity East Carolina

In honor of 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 1pm. All who would like to attend are welcome.
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 Paul Andersen
Extended Supply Priest
St. Thomas, Oriental

Click here to learn more.
Edward Lowe
Holy Trinity, Fayetteville

As Edward's ordination to the Transitional Diaconate approaches in the coming month, let us remember him in prayer.

Click here to learn more.
Events Happening at Sewanee
Invite Welcome Connect Conference

Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News. The 2019 Summit will take place in Sewanee, TN from June 12th through 14th. Click here to learn more and register to attend.

Registration closes on Thursday, May 30th.
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 .
SUMMA Student Theological Debate Camp

Camp is the cornerstone of SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society, which provides a way for high school students to build their faith through intellectual channels. Founded in the confidence that knowledge and reason are foundational to faith, SUMMA offers fun, friendship, and the opportunity for a deepened and more thoughtful faith. This year's camp will take place from  July 16th through 24th at Sewanne's School of Theology. Click  here to learn more.

Registration closes on Saturday, June 1st.
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.
Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales Panamá 

EJE is an event for young people between the ages of 16 and 26 along with some chaperones from the Ninth Province. Even though the event is for the Ninth Province, young people from Cuba, Mexico, IARCA and Brazil were also invited. Now some young people and chaperones from the United States are also being invited. The date is July 17-20, 2019.

The Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministry invites a delegation of 15 people from the United States; 13 young people between the ages of 16 and 26, and two chaperones of 27 years or older. The cost of registration which includes the program, food, lodging and local transportation will be covered by the Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministry. The roundtrip flight to Panama and other expenses that are generated will be the responsibility of each participant.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application found here and you will be notified if you are selected. Keep in mind that the event will be entirely in Spanish and there will be no English interpretation.
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 .
Episcopal Youth Event 2020

The 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will take place in Washington, DC from July 7th through 11th, 2020. Emily Gowdy Canady will have more information and applications in the near future. For now, if you'd like more information, click here.
Funding Ministry Through Innovation Summit: Life Beyond the Plate and Pledge

The CEEP Network invites applicant teams of one clergy and one lay person from diverse parishes – meaning diversity of size, member profile/demographics, and financial resources – throughout the United States and abroad to a summit and symposium on discerning new paths to fund mission and ministry that embrace the economic realities of today’s church. This event will take place at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC from September 18th through 22nd.

The application deadline is May 31st , so be sure to register here in a timely manner if you interested in attending.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Summer News & Notes Schedule

Starting on June 4th, we will be switching to our bi-weekly summer schedule for News & Notes. Remember to take this into account when you send in info that you would like to be included in our newsletter.
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.
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:

Diocesan Life:

News & Notes:   Lindsey Harts

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News and Updates: Emily Gowdy Canady

Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

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