Sunday • September 15th
Around the Diocese
Hurricane Recovery Volunteers Needed

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, we anticipate that there will be opportunities on the horizon for folks who would like to participate in the work of recovery and volunteer their time. As we learn about these opportunities, they will be shared in News & Notes and on our diocesan website. In the meantime, there are still hundreds of people in Sampson and Pender Counties who have not recovered from Hurricane Florence. Unfortunately the number of work teams have significantly decreased over time.

If you or someone from your parish is interested in forming a group and planning a work day, reach out to Daniel Cenci via email or phone: 910-305-5976
Upcoming Cursillo Weekend

Our next Cursillo weekend is November 7-10, 2019, EC-99. Melissa Yoakum of St. Paul’s in the Pines, Fayetteville will be the Weekend Rector. The weekend will be held at the Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC. Please note Clausura (closing ceremony) will be at 3:00pm on Sunday, Nov. 10 th
Interested or want to find out more about Cursillo? Ask someone who has been, your Rector, or visit the website .

Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ.
Annual Farmworker Festival

Episcopal Farmworker Ministry’s Annual Farmworker Festival takes place each fall to celebrate farmworkers and their labor. Thousands of people attend this free and family-oriented festival every year.

This special event provides farmworkers with a space where they can celebrate their culture with music, traditional cuisine, and sports. They also have access to information about the services and resources available to them. This year's Farmworker Festival will take place on Sunday, October 6th from 12-4pm. Click here to learn more.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
Youth & Formation Update

Click here to read the most recent Diocesan Youth and Formation update.

Reminder: registration is open for yOUThREACH, Happening, Senior High Fall Break, & Fall Conference for Middle Schoolers. All registration info can be found in the update linked above.
International Women of Color and Wellness Conference Sponsored by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
This conference is designed to speak to the issues that confront women of color around the world and to offer insights into some remedies that can be engaged on a day to day basis, even in the midst of the most undesirable circumstances. It will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA from October 24th through 26th . It will offer strategies for developing daily practices to support the inner capacity that each person has to engage their life in ways to release the energy of resilience and re-invention.

The conference is open to any woman who wishes to attend, but the focus will be upon women of color only. The conference fee is $100 per person and scholarships are available. Click here to learn more and register to attend.
Transition Ministry Conference

Fr. Michael Singer will be attending the Transition Ministry Conference in September along with approximately 40 other Transition Officers from around the Episcopal Church. Clergy who are considering transitioning out of their current ministry and are hoping to get their names shared throughout the wider church are invited to fill out this clergy information form.

If you have questions or desire to have your name presented at the conference, please contact The Rev'd Michael Singer , Interim Transition Ministry Officer.
2019 Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Conference

This year's Cursillo Ministry Conference will take place in Kansas City, MO from October 3-5. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with Cursillo leaders from all over the country. Worship together and grow in your abilities to bring Christ into our environments. Workshops and speakers will build on the conference theme: "LOVE from the Heartland - Evangelism and Action." Click here to learn more and register.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Dena Whalen
Dena is transitioning out of her role as Rector at St. Paul's, Wilmington and her last Sunday at St. Paul's will be September 15th.

Click here to read more.
The Rev'd Cindy Simpson
Cindy will begin her new role as Rector at All Saints, Southern Shores on October 10th.

Click here to read more.
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.
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