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Sunday, August 15 • Sunday, August 22

12th Sunday After Pentecost
Collects & Readings

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. George's, Engelhard
St. John's, Fayetteville
13h Sunday After Pentecost
Collects & Readings

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Grace Church, Trenton
Albemarle Deanery
A reminder to all parishes:

Your annual Audit report is due to the Diocesan Office by September 1.

We appreciate everyone's diligence in following up with new teachers and leaders and getting them up to date on SafeGuarding and Training. We hope to have all of that information out to parishes as soon as the remaining modules are completed by Praesidium. In the meantime, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Emily Gowdy Canady or Jimi Paderick.

Around the Diocese

Clergy Transitions
Welcome to the Rev Copeland Johnston

Copeland D. Johnston will begin as rector of St. Thomas in Bath on Septermber 15, 2021.  His past ministries have covered states in the West and Midwest. Prior to parochial ministry, he was employed by the University of Utah and was instrumental in the development of two burgeoning interdisciplinary programs in the College of Humanities: Religious Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. He earned his M.Div from Seabury Western Theological Seminary and a B.A. in History from the University of Utah. His avocations include a passion for the arts and an 8 season performance history with the Utah Opera. He is married to Andrew A. Pizzello of Elmhurst, Illinois. Andrew is a certified public accountant.
Saying Goodbye to the Rev Cortney Dale

Cortney Dale, long-time Associate Rector of Christ Church New Bern and recent past chair of the Commission on Ministry, is leaving the diocese to become Priest-in-Charge of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Ohio (Diocese of Southern Ohio) beginning September 15. Cortney's last Sunday at Christ Church is August 29, 2021.

National Cursillo Grand Ultreya

Please join us on August 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. for the National Cursillo Grand Ultreya.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will present the opening address, speaking on the Cursillo Ministry's significant role within the Beloved Community.  Bishop Rob Skirving will discuss the importance of consistently living into your Rule of Life during the Fourth Day.  Music will be provided from groups across the United States, including Cursillistas from our diocese.  Registration is required; so please go to to register.  All are welcome.

Administrator's Day 2021

This year's Administrator's Day will take place at Diocesan House on September 16th. Danishes and coffee will be offered starting at 9:30am. The program will begin at 10am and wrap up with lunch at 12:30pm.

This year, there will be presenters focusing on different content areas:

  • Teresa Osborne - Finance
  • Robert Muller - Audits
  • Jimi Paderick - Background Checks
Click here to register. 

During the months leading up to Administrator's Day, we'll be highlighting each presenter in News & Notes and on our website.
Attention Youth!!
Learn more and register here
Click here to learn more. 

2021 Clergy Conference

Save the Date: this year's Clergy Conference will take place at Trinity Center on October 18 - 20. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

The link below, will take you to the rough draft of the new Spanish-Language Translation of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. We invite you to try it out in your congregational and personal settings and provide feedback to have a broad perspective for the final translation.
Below please find the link to bulletins for use by the Spanish-Language congregation engaged in trial runs of the rough draft of the new Spanish-Language Translation.

Please send feedback to The Rev. Fred Clarkson
Full Time Position open at Diocesan House!

Diocesan House seeks a full-time bookkeeper/ administrative assistant.  The position is Mon-Fri, 9:00 to 5:00 with benefits.  The successful candidate will have at least three years of bookkeeping experience and a friendly, professional demeanor.  If interested, or if you know someone who might be, please contact
LaTonya Smith.
Click here to check hurricane preparedness resources.

Resources & Events for Ministry & Faith Formation

Using The Way of Love's 7 Practices as a Rule of Life, young adults are invited by the Campus Ministries based in Greenville and Wilmington to be part of a community learning and growing together.

Young adults DO NOT have to be a part of either Campus Ministry Community to participate. This opportunity will also be offered as a hybrid program, so individuals can engage online or in person as they are comfortable or able.

A schedule of dates and meetings will be posted in August, with the program beginning just after Labor Day.

Contact The Rev'd Donna Kraus or Mrs. Alfreda Gee, Diocese of East Carolina Campus Ministers for more information.

Open Positions Around the Diocese

Please contact Mollie Roberts if you have any additional questions.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites.

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