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Sunday, November 29th
1st Sunday of Advent
Retired Clergy of the Diocese of East Carolina
Around the Diocese
A Video Invitation from Bishop Skirving Ahead of the
Journey Through East Carolina
You're invited to take part in a Journey Through East Carolina. This will be an opportunity for us to strengthen our life and faith as individuals and a way for us to renew our common life as God’s people in eastern North Carolina.

Beginning on November 29, the First Sunday of Advent, and continuing for seventy days, we will MOVE, LEARN, PRAY, and GIVE together.

If you'd like to learn more, register to participate, read Bishop Skirving's Welcome Letter, or download promotional materials for the Journey, you can do so with the following links:
Nominations & Resolutions for Diocesan Convention Now Open

We’re pleased to announce that with Diocesan Convention scheduled for Saturday, February 13th, we are now open to receive nominations for leadership positions to be elected at Convention and resolutions to be considered at Diocesan Convention. Additional details will be announced in the days to come, and then posted on our Diocesan website, but for now we are happy to share that nominations and resolutions will be received until Friday, January 29th. For now, and until further details are announced, these can be submitted to Hannah Jarman via email.

Please note: The deadline of January 29th is firm and final. As a consequence of hosting our Convention online this year, we will not be able to accept nominations or resolutions after that date.

Nominations are welcomed for the following elected positions:
  • One lay and one clergy position on the Standing Committee
  • One lay and one clergy position on the Disciplinary Board
  • One lay position as a Trustee with the University of the South
  • Historiographer
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary of Convention

Other positions for election this year will be at the nomination of the Bishop or the Deaneries of the Diocese.
Jingle Bells! Episcopal Farmworker Ministry's Christmas Drive

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry staff has registered 400 children (ages 0 -17) for this year's Christmas event, which will take place on December 12. Usually we have an in-person celebration for the children, but this year if will be drive-through style. We hope to have snow, elves, a Mr. and Mrs. Santa, Christmas trees, decorations, raffles, etc. Can you help us make this event a success?

  • Help us collect new presents (of at least $20 value each) for the children. You can participate as an individual, but you can also organize a Christmas drive in your church or community. Fill out this form to get more information.
  • Do you have a brand new item that we can raffle for the parents or the children? Contact us for more information!
  • Volunteer! We will need a lot of volunteers to wrap presents, distribute food and gifts, decorate, and more! Sign up to be a volunteer.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
Space for Grace: Supporting Relationships in the Midst of an Ongoing Pandemic

Space for Grace seeks to be a place where adults can gather for support, resources, and prayer as we continue to navigate the effects of an ongoing pandemic.

The upcoming session will offer two different time slots.
Session 4: Support for Single Adults - Facilitated by Missy Morain

Missy Morain, Director of Program Ministry at The Parish of St. Matthew, an Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, CA, will lead a conversation on how Single Adults are navigating this ongoing pandemic. In her work, Missy has the opportunity to engage in ministry with the parish school, day camp, and the most decorated Boy Scout troop in the United States. She oversees ministries with young people, technology, and now the Sunday morning live streams. She lives in Los Angeles with a cat who steals her desk chair every time she stands up.

November 30, 7:30 - 8:45 PM
December 2, 12 - 1:15 PM

If you'd like to learn more & register to attend, click here.
If you have any additional questions, contact Emily Gowdy Canady.
Click here to check out resources for Advent.
Join us for ideas and resource sharing as we prepare for the upcoming year.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to sign up.
The Early Fall 2020 Formation Update is now live and includes resources for young adults and formation leaders for the coming months. Click here to check it out.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Reminders
If you've viewed the home page on our diocesan website recently, you may have noticed this map beneath the "Find a Church" header. This is the Episcopal Asset Map.

The Asset Map is now used by The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development, and the Diocese of East Carolina. Each parish in our diocese has page of its own on the Asset Map. If you have not yet taken the time to check out the Asset Map or your parish's page, you can do so here.

If you notice that service times, contact information, photos, or any other content is out of date, there's an easy way to suggest changes. Click on the text that says, "update this place," make any recommended changes, and once you submit them, Lindsey Harts will review them and approve changes accordingly.
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have any additional questions.
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.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites by clicking the icons to the right: