Sunday • September 22nd
Around the Diocese
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.

Individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to consider being a sponsor for the Festival. Click here to learn more about sponsorship possibilities.

Vendors are welcome. Click here for vendor information.

For general volunteer opportunities, click here.
Deacons of East Carolina: The Rev'd Deacon Rebecca

From time to time, we will be sharing the stories of our East Carolina deacons in News & Notes. The hope is that these brief biographies and updates will not only serve to inform but help paint a picture of what diaconal ministry looks like in East Carolina. This week the Rev'd Deacon Rebecca Bean is being featured. Click here to read more. 
Celebration of New Ministry at St. Paul's, Greenville

The people of St. Paul's invite those around the diocese to join them for a celebration of their new ministry with the Rev’d Andrew Cannan, whom Bishop Rob Skirving will institute as Rector on Saturday, October 19th at 2pm.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
401 East 4th Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice tippet, and hood
Reception to follow.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
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.
Fall Youth Event Registration Info

Click here to check out youth events on the horizon in East Carolina.
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.
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
Reminders
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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Youth, Young Adult, or Campus Ministry
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Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

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