Sunday • September 29th
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 11:30am to 7pm. 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 .
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.
Save the Date: Clergy Conference 2019

This year's Clergy Conference will take place from October 21-23 at Trinity Center.

All priests and deacons who are canonically resident in East Carolina or are licensed to serve are welcome to attend. Those who are actively involved in ministry in one of our congregations are expected to attend.

Registration information for the conference will be sent by email soon to all clergy.
Church Organ Free to Good Home

St. Francis by the Sea, Salter Path has recently been gifted a new organ and they are looking to gift their older one to any parish interested in putting it to good use. The organ is an Allen Digital 2 Manual organ with MIDI, so if this instrument is something your church would benefit from, contact Stover Morris via email.
Trinity Center's Seafood Festival Weekend Availability

Trinity Center still has rooms available from October 4th through 6th during the weekend of the annual  North Carolina Seafood Festival . Give yourself a treat and rent an individual room while helping Trinity Center fill otherwise vacant space, and relax at the beach or head to downtown Morehead City for Seafood Festival fun!

If you would like to book a room or two, call Mickie Whitley at 888-874-6287 ext.11, to make your reservation. The current charge is $50 per room per night. Meals must be scheduled at the same time you make your room reservation; however, meals are not required. When you call, please have a credit card ready to reserve your space.
Ministry Highlight
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. 
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
Administrator's Day at Diocesan House

An Administrator’s Day will be hosted at Diocesan House on November 7th from 9:30am until 1pm. This day is designed to provide tools for success to all Parish Administrators. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge. If you'd like to register to attend this event, you can do so here . If you have any additional questions, contact Tricia Millhouse via email.
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.

Head's Up: the Senior High Fall Break Mission Possible Registration Deadline has been extended to October 1st . Registration information can be found here .
Rooted in Jesus Conference - Early Bird Registration Ends on 9/30

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.

The Diocese of East Carolina is rallying together attendees in order to help reduce costs. Contact Emily Gowdy Canady for more information about this event.
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 .
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

To Schedule a Meeting at Diocesan House:

Youth, Young Adult, or Campus Ministry
News and Updates: Emily Gowdy Canady

Spanish Language Ministries: The Rev'd Fred Clarkson

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