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Sunday, May 9th
Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Most Rev'd Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop & Primate
Staff of The Episcopal Church Center
During the season of Easter, members of the Diocese of East Carolina are invited to participate in a prayerful process of discerning mission priorities for our life together. 

This process will be centered in reflection on our Baptismal Covenant and will engage participants in three simple conversations. Participants will be invited to offer their feedback to the Executive Council of the Diocese, the group of leaders who will be responsible for establishing mission priorities for the next period of time in our life together. 

We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Click the button below to learn more and participate:
Around the Diocese
Paid Internship at Diocesan House

We are seeking someone to cover the maternity leave of the Bishop’s Executive Assistant. This is the perfect opportunity for either a college student’s paid internship or for someone who is considering being back in the job market. Ideally, we would like someone to work in June for training and then take over for the 12 weeks of leave. Please see the attached job description and apply by sending a cover letter and resume to LaTonya Smith via email.

To view the full job description, click here.
Upcoming Ordination

God Willing, the Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Leslie Enid Roraback to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6 pm at Mt. Lebanon Chapel.

Mt. Lebanon Chapel
814 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow at St. Andrew's on the Sound. Leslie's ordination will also be live-streamed here.

Clergy: red stole
All: please bring a chair
2021 Administrators Day

We have begun planning for the 2021 Administrators Day. A survey has gone out via email to parish administrators to gather ideas of what tools and tips are of interest. Please check your email and take the time to fill out this short survey. You can also view it here. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Administrators Day!

Any questions please contact Patricia Millhouse via email or phone at 252-522-0885 ext. 224
Graduating Youth Council Members
This year we have two members of our East Carolina Youth Council (ECYC) graduating and moving into the next seasons of their lives:

Anne Stuart Freemon (left) and Pauline Lind (right)
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Sacred Ground is a film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith, and created by the Episcopal Church's commitment to Becoming the Beloved Community. This 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

This series will be offered virtually via Zoom. It is open to all and it is primarily designed to help white people talk with other white people about the truth of systemic racism. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

NOTE: We are dedicated to making this program available and accessible to all. There are two books used in our course, if you need financial assistance to purchase them please indicate this on the sign-up form.
Upcoming Dialogue Dates:

June 12: 9am-noon (sessions 1 and 2)

June 23: 6:30-8pm
July 14: 6:30-8pm
July 28: 6:30-8pm
August 11: 6:30-8pm
August 25: 6:30-8pm
September 15: 6:30-8pm
September 29: 6:30-8pm
October 13: 6:30-8pm

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Williamson via email.
Click here to sign up.
These meetings are for any adult Episcopal (or serving an Episcopal Faith Community) human engaging at the parish, diocesan, provincial, or regional level of Youth Ministry. If you crave ideas, resources, prayer support from your peers, and more, this is the gathering for you! The room will be open for 90 minutes with program time or featured guests in the first 45 minutes of the meeting and hang-out time to follow.

Click here to sign up.
The "Being a Top-Notch Hybrid Church" masterclass is a six-hour online course with a practical application project. Held over two three-hour days, one week apart, the class provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the immediate need of church leaders to become a hybrid congregation offering in-person and online worship and missional experiences.
The focus of the masterclass is to equip leadership teams with very practical and actionable learning that can be applied immediately.
The masterclass is made up of the following four key topics ("pillars"), selected readings, and more in a complete resource library, and the creation of an action map with your congregation’s next steps toward becoming a hybrid church. The cost is $79-$99 per registrant.

Click here to register.
Clergy Transitions
Ms. Leslie Roraback

Leslie will begin her new role as a Curate at St. Andrew's on the Sound, Wilmington in June.
The Rev'd Adam Pierce

Adam has accepted a call in the Diocese of Indianapolis. His last Sunday at St. Paul's, Wilmington will be May 30th.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminder for Parish Leadership

If your Parochial Reports have not been submitted, please be sure to do so here. To view a full list of the reports that need to be completed throughout the year, click here.

For help with Audits, Parochial Reports or Property Reports contact LaTonya Smith or Melissa Grady. For help with Parish Contact Forms contact Melissa Grady.
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have any additional questions.
Click here to view & download the 2021 cycle of prayer.
Click here to learn about events going on in parishes and in communities around the diocese.
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