Sunday, September 20th
Around the Diocese
Exciting News Regarding Trinity Center

Trinity Center is re-opening on a limited basis to individuals and families beginning Friday, September 18. Please contact our Group Coordinator, Chris Grenier, for availability and information. We hope to see you soon!

As Trinity Center continues to traverse the challenges that have arisen in the time of COVID-19, Mary Beth Bradberry and Stephanie Rudolph are functioning as Co-Executive Directors on an interim basis.
Upcoming Conversation with Bishop Curry

The Episcopal Shoppe is hosting a live Zoom Conversation with the Most Rev'd Michael B. Curry about his new book, Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times on Thursday, October 8 at 7 PM.

Purchase Bishop Curry's new book through the Episcopal Shoppe and you will automatically receive an invitation to the Zoom conversation with Bishop Curry. Emails will be sent out on 10/6. 

You will also receive an email with information about submitting questions for Bishop Curry. All questions will be forwarded to Bishop Curry on the day before the live conversation.

Please email Melene Hatcher with any additional questions.
The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is currently hosting a training program called Beloved Neighbors. The focus of this training is on history, race, and immigration. Trainings take place on Saturdays at 10 AM.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the training or registering to attend, click here.
Silent Gifts at Holy Cross, Wilmington

On the evening of Thursday, September 3rd, Holy Cross parishioners gathered in the church parking lot to participate in a short Compline service via FM radio transmission. Jonathan Graves led the custom Compline service while church music leader Ethan Roeben and his wife Kaylee led the in-car attendees in live, sing-along music to invigorate the gathering.
 
The meeting served as a kickoff for the month-long program of Silent Gifts, one where those taking part are paired with another member of the parish to mail an anonymous, simple gift to them once a week. The gift does not need to cost anything or be fancy, perhaps just a small note of encouragement or prayer.
 
These small acts of kindness are additional ways people can embrace one another during these difficult times of COVID-19.
Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation
The Rev'd Donna Kraus can be reached via email here.
Likewise, Mrs. Alfreda Gee can be reached here.
The Late Summer 2020 Formation Update is now live and includes resources for young adults and formation leaders specifically pertaining to the start of the school year.

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.
Upcoming Conversation on Self-Care

The Diocese of North Carolina is hosting a conversation on self-care for youth and formation leaders on Thursday, September 17 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

Scott Stoner, Director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness, and the founder of the Living Compass faith and wellness ministry will be speaking. If you'd like to register to attend, click here.
Learning to Read the Liturgy in Spanish

We will be offering two opportunities for reading the Liturgy in Spanish online with the first on Tuesday, October 6 from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, and the second on Thursday, October 15 at the same time. The classes are free, but if you wish to obtain a bound Spanish-Language Book of Common Prayer, you may do so by sending a check payable to the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina for $26.00 to PO Box 1336, Kinston, NC 28503. Alternatively, a free PDF of the Spanish BCP can be found here.

To register to attend one of these upcoming trainings, click here.
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.
Hurricane Hub

June 1 marked the beginning of this year's hurricane season. As we get further into the season, the Hurricane Hub on our website will continue to be available for viewing. Updated preparedness resources can be found here.
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: