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Sunday, November 8th
Around the Diocese
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:
Upcoming Ordination

God Willing, the Right Rev'd Rob Skirving will ordain Melody Mae Perdue to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, November 21st at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church, Kinston.

Your prayers and presence via livestream are requested.

Clergy: Cassock, surplice, tippet, and hood
The Trinity Center staff are actively planning for Camp Trinity Summer 2021. Be on the lookout for more details, dates, and registration info.

All of this will be shared at the beginning of next year.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
On Thursday November 5th beginning at 7pm, Sacred Ground facilitators from around the diocese will gather together via ZOOM to discuss and share the joys and challenges of leading conversations around racial healing in their parishes.

This will be a time for folks to hear from others as we reflect together on the realities of engaging in difficult conversations in light of our baptismal call to strive for justice and peace among all people.

If you are interested in learning more about Sacred Ground, click here. If you feel God is calling your congregation into intentional conversations and ministry around racial justice and healing you are welcome to attend this conversation.

To register to attend and receive the Zoom information, contact Adam Pierce.
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.

There are three upcoming sessions, all of which will offer two different time slots.
Session 2: Support for the Parents of Young Adults/College Students - Facilitated by the Rev'd Kevin Matthews

The Rev'd Kevin Matthews will share his insights on how to be present and responsive to the young adults and college students in our lives during the pandemic. This is for anyone who cares about this age group, but will offer insight and ideas for parents of young adults.

November 9, 7:30 - 8:45 PM
November 12, 12 - 1:15 PM

If you'd like to learn more & register to attend, click here.
Session 3: Support for Those Who Care for Older Adults - Facilitated by Dorothy Linthicum

November 17, 12 - 1:15 PM
October 19, 7:30 - 8:45 PM

If you'd like to learn more & register to attend, click here.
Session 4: Support for Single Adults - Facilitated by Missy Morain

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.
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.
This 3-part series for young people in grades 6-12 is meant to provide an open, faith based, safe space for conversation about their concerns around mental health and wellness. We hope to help begin removing the stigma often associated with mental health and illness. We hope to provide a beginning tool kit so young people can advocate for their own mental well-being as well as ways to offer appropriate support for friends, and most importantly when to ask for help. Click here to register.

Though the first session has already taken place, all who would like to participate are encouraged to register for the latter sessions.
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: