Sunday • May 12th

The Most Rev'd Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop & Primate

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.
Down East Wood Ducks Tickets

The Diocese of East Carolina sponsors a box seat (capacity 6) for the Down East Wood Ducks at Grainger Stadium in Kinston. To view the game schedule, click here.
Who Can Request Box Seats?

  • Clergy: Are allowed box tickets once per season and are available on a first come first served basis.
  • Parish Groups and Parishioners: Effective April 24, parishes may request box tickets or unused box tickets for parish groups and parishioners as listed below:
  • For groups of six or less you may request the box seats.
  • For groups of six or more you may request general admission tickets, up to the amount available on hand.
Important: We are no longer accepting requests from individuals directly.

How to Request Box Seats:

Clergy and Parish leadership (or their designee) should to contact Beth Nagy via email or phone at 252-522-0885 to check availability or request Diocesan Sponsor Box tickets to the Down East Wood Ducks game.
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 May 28th. Please include your name and the number attending.
Celebration of New Ministry at St. Paul's, Beaufort

The people of St. Paul's, Beaufort invite those around the diocese to join them for a celebration of their new ministry with the Rev'd Tammy Lee, whom Bishop Rob Skirving will institute as Rector on Wednesday, June 4th at 6pm.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice, Tippet, and Hood
Reception to follow.
Celebration of New Ministry at St. Philip's, Southport

The people of St. Philip's, Southport invite those around the diocese to join them for a celebration of their new ministry with the Rev'd Eric Mills, whom Bishop Rob Skirving will institute as Rector on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church
205 East Moore Street
Southport, NC 28461

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice, Tippet, and Hood
Reception to follow.
31st Annual Conference on Church Music in the Anglican Tradition

This year's Conference on Church Music will take place at Trinity Center f rom 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 .
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.
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.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
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.
Clergy Continuing Education and Foreign Travel Funds

Diocesan funds are available to assist clergy with the expense of continuing education. You may submit grant requests for Clergy Domestic Education or Clergy Foreign Travel. A simple two page request form is available here .
Submit grant requests via email by April 26, 2019, to the chair of the Continuing Education Committee, the Rev. Phillip Glick . The Committee will notify you of the results by May 3. The committee will again consider requests on August 30, 2019. For further information, contact The Rev. Phillip Glick via email or phone at (252) 489-5618.
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.
2019 Missional Voices Gathering

The 2019 Missional Voices National Gathering will take place from June 13th through 15th at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans, LA and will bring together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. This year’s focus will be on what we can learn about God’s mission from those engaged in difficult situations.

If you'd like to learn more about the 2019 gathering and register to attend, you can do so here.
Clergy Transitions in East Carolina
The Rev'd John Gaskill
Retired from St. Andrew's, Morehead City

Click here to learn more.
The Rev'd Deacon Kay Swindell
Retired from St. Paul's, Wilmington

Click here to learn more.
The Rev'd Deacon Susan Cushinotto
Recently Licensed to Serve in East Carolina

Click here to learn more.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Diocesan Life Roadshow Postponed

Over the last few weeks, we have been highlighting the Diocesan Life Roadshow in News & Notes. There's some re-working we need to do on our end to make this gathering as fruitful as possible. With that mind, we've decided to postpone the Roadshow until further notice.
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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Youth, Young Adult, or Campus Ministry
News and Updates: Emily Gowdy Canady

Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

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