Sunday, September 6th
14th Sunday After Pentecost

Trinity Deanery
Around the Diocese
2020 Clergy Conference

Now is the time to save the date for this year's Clergy Conference, which will take place on October 19 at 1:00 PM through October 21 at 12:00 PM. More detailed information is forthcoming.
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 Sundays at 10 AM.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the training or registering to attend, click here.
Diocesan Youth Takeover on Instagram

Starting on September 3, each Thursday a member of the East Carolina Youth Council will be posting content to the East Carolina Youth Instagram account.

If you'd like to follow along, you can do so here.
The Blessing Box

In 2017, several parishioners at St. Luke's, Currituck wondered if there may be families in need of food and other necessities when it’s not practical or possible to go to the county’s more formal, staffed food pantries. When they decided to build a small, wooden mini pantry at the edge of the church parking lot, that sparked the beginning of the St. Luke's Blessing Box Ministry.

As you'll see in the adjacent photo, even those in the surrounding neighborhood have pitched in to supply the Blessing Box. This is a great example of how parishes can continue to engage with their neighbors, even during a season of physical distancing.

If you'd like to read the full story, click here.
Do you have a story or creative ministry initiative that you'd like to share? If so, click here to learn more about submissions. If you have any additional questions, reach out to our Diocesan Communications Coordinator, Lindsey Harts.
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.
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.
Language Learning Opportunities

A note from the Rev'd Fred Clarkson: I am the Spanish Language Ministry Coordinator in the Diocese of East Carolina, where we are blessed with a wonderful and growing Spanish-Speaking community. Every parish has an opportunity to engage the gospel by inviting their Spanish-speaking neighbors into its community life. We offer numerous resources for continuing education and support to help with that endeavor.

For those wishing to learn or improve their Spanish, we have one-on-one Spanish Language tutors online at nominal expense through Spanish Without Borders, a joint ministry between our Diocese and Episcopalians in Colombia.

For those who do not know Spanish or wish to learn it, but who would like to read the liturgy in Spanish for public worship, we will be having an online offering of our workshop reading the liturgy in Spanish this October.

We also have resources for each parish available here, where you can find out about specific culturally appropriate celebrations and liturgies throughout the year.

Please reach out to me if your parish needs any assistance when it comes to Spanish-Language ministry via email or phone at (713) 392-7725.
Episcopal Church Foundation Racial Justice Resources

The Episcopal Church Foundation has done an incredible job of curating racial justice resources in English & in Spanish. Check out their new page here.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Eric Grubb
St. Paul's, Clinton

Eric will begin serving as Rector on September 16th.

Click here to learn more.
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.
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.
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: