Sunday • October 27th
Around the Diocese
Remaining Fall Deanery Council Meetings

Deanery Council Meetings are set for this fall. Deanery Councils consist of vestry designated lay representatives of parishes and clergy.

  • Pamlico - Sunday, November 17 - 3:00 PM - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 101 North Bonner Street, Washington, NC
  • Upper Cape Fear - Sunday, December 1 - 2:00 PM - St. John's Episcopal Church, 302 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC
  • Trinity - Tuesday, December 3 - 6:00 PM - Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC

Pre-convention Deanery Meetings will be set for January, which afford parish delegates to convention the opportunity to receive and to discuss information about the Diocesan Convention and any resolutions that have been submitted.

If you'd like to view our Interactive Deanery Map and parish listing by deanery, including contact info for Deans, click here .

Upcoming Racial Reconciliation Dialogue

The Diocese of East Carolina's Racial Reconciliation Commission hosts gatherings of people to foster dialogue about race. These events create a space to have candid discussions about race and racism while equipping attendees to continue these discussions in the contexts of their parishes and ministries. The upcoming dialogue will be held at Diocesan House on Saturday, November 9th from 9am to 4pm . If you'd like to register to attend, click here .
A Celebration of Homecoming & Healing at St. John's, Fayetteville

The Episcopal churches of Fayetteville and the Upper Cape Fear Deanery together with the
Episcopal congregation at Fort Bragg will host a service of support for our returning Veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 5:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC. 

The Rev'd Ralph Clark will preach at the service which will include healing prayers and Holy Communion. Members of the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg communities in addition to those around the diocese are invited to attend.

The cost of dinner is $8.00 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to let us know if you plan to attend the dinner by contacting Trishia Medema via email or phone at 910-483-7405.
Thanksgiving at Trinity Center

If you'd like to spend some time at the beach on your Thanksgiving holiday and avoid the hassle of cooking, consider spending Thanksgiving at Trinity Center. For pricing and reservation details, click here.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
  • Resources for All Hallow's Eve, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, & Christmas
  • Youth calendar of events
  • Upcoming conferences in the wider Church
Fall Conference for Middle Schoolers

This year's Fall Conference for Middle Schoolers will take place at Trinity Center from Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th . The parish registration deadline is October 29th . You can find the online parish registration form here and the paper form here .

Youth registration forms can be found here & adult registration forms can be found here.
Learning How to Celebrate Eucharist in Spanish

Are you interested in expanding your ministry to include Spanish-speakers? No Spanish-language knowledge required. Active and retired clergy (Episcopalian and ELCA) are eligible for a two-day intensive certification program at Christ Church in Raleigh to celebrate and lead liturgies in Spanish.

This course is being co-led by Spanish language ministers from the Diocese of East Carolina and the Diocese of North Carolina. The course begins on the evening of October 27 and runs all day October 28. The cost to attend is $50. Click here to register.
UTO Grants

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. If you'd like to learn more about how to apply for a UTO grant in East Carolina, click here .
VibrantFaith Institute

Specialized Faith Formation courses focus on one particular element of faith formation, from youth to adults to families. Registration is open for classes beginning in the winter of 2020. Click here to learn more.
Rooted in Jesus Conference

Presented by the Episcopal Church Foundation,  Rooted in Jesus is a conference combining previous events from Forma - the Episcopal Network of Christian Formation Professionals, Evangelism Matters, TENS - The Episcopal Stewardship Network, and more. This event is in the Diocese of Atlanta, January 21-24, 2020. There are also pre-conference workshops and events, registration is separate from the main conference.

Have you registered? If so, reach out to  Emily Gowdy Canady as there is a growing list of participants from around the diocese.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Ron Abrams has been appointed as Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity, Hampstead and his first Sunday will be November 11.
The Rev'd Dr. Ellen Richardson is retiring from parish ministry and as the Priest in Charge of Church of the Advent, Williamston. Her final Sunday will be November 24.
Click here to read more.
The Rev’d Tom Wilson is now serving as an extended a supply priest with St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea, Nags Head. His tenure began on September 1, 2019 and will continue through December 31, 2019.
137th Diocesan Convention
Save the Date & Budget Information for the
137th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

The 137th Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington NC on  February 6-8, 2020  . For budgeting purposes, please note the following:

  • Registration has increased to $190 per attendee.
  • Hotel Ballast Accommodations: $146 per night (includes parking)
  • Note: If you are not an overnight guest of the Hotel Ballast there is a daily parking fee $12.00 (self parking) and $15.00 (valet parking).

The Convention Committee makes every effort to keep costs low for convention, however, with the increased cost of venues and catering it was necessary to increase fees for 2020. Please note that our last fee increase was in 2014.
Resolutions for Convention

We are now accepting resolutions for the  137th Annual Convention   .

We ask that you please submit your resolution via email to Hannah Jarman in Microsoft Word form.

Please note: the deadline for resolutions to be published in the Convention Reporter is  Monday, December 2nd, 2019.  After Monday, December 2, we will still accept resolutions but it will not be published in the Convention Reporter.

Furthermore, in order for resolutions to be received after   December 31, 2019 , you must have ten delegate signatures that are representing three parishes.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
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.
Click here to learn about events going on in parishes and in communities around the diocese.
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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Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

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