RACIAL RECKONING, JUSTICE AND HEALING
- St. Luke's, Salisbury: The people of St. Luke's has taken an extensive look at the church's racial past and has taken concrete steps to redress past wrongs.
- ONE Wake: ONE Wake is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).
- REI Cabarrus County: Six ecumenical churches, including All Saints’, Concord, started a county-wide commitment to racial equity training
- All Saints', Warrenton: A new vision for the historic All Saints’ honors its storied past while serving the future.
- Guadalupana and St. Mark's, Wilson: In 2000, St. Mark's, an Historically Black Church, invited the Spanish-speaking worshipers of Iglesia de la Guadalupana to share their building.
- St. Paul's, Winston-Salem: For 50 years, St. Paul's has provided educational field trips, creative art projects, fun at swimming pools, skating rinks and fishing holes, delicious cooking classes, intriguing science experiments, nutritious breakfasts and lunches, faithful devotions, and so much more for thousands of children.
- St. Joseph's, Durham: How St. Joseph’s, a small church in downtown Durham, weathered—and thrived during—the pandemic
- St. Bartholomew's, Pittsboro: The Chatham Chuckwagon serves hundreds of meals per week to the Pittsboro community.
- St. Titus', Durham: St. Titus' community drum circle and Just Walk ministry were part of our exploration of novel ways churches connect with their communities.
- Church of the Advocate, Chapel Hill: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advocate was one of the churches that mastered the art of hybrid worship.
- St. John's, Charlotte: St. John's is one of many churches across the Diocese engaging in ministry with their neighbors experiencing homelessness.
COLLABORATION AND NEW COMMUNITIES
- Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill: During the pandemic, Chapel of the Cross took an online mission trip to Ecuador via Zoom.
- Diocese of Kitali, Kenya: Priests in the Diocese of Kitale in Kenya now can travel via motorcycle to evangelize in remote areas, courtesy of the April cycle of the diocesan Global Mission Grant. According to the Rev. Daniel Katome, “The motorcycles will propel the new church planting in our parish jurisdiction and beyond.”
- North Carolina in Costa Rica: The March 2022 diocesan Costa Rica pilgrimage is only the most recent collaboration in a long companion relationship with the Diocese of Costa Rica.
- Botswana in North Carolina: Pilgrims from North Carolina aren't the only people who travel as part of our companion relationships; pilgrims from Botswana and Costa Rica have also visited our diocese.
- St. Martin's, Charlotte, at Galilee Ministries: In celebration of Earth Day, on April 23, 2022, a group of 20 St. Martin’s youth and adults joined Galilee Community Garden leader Pam Isacks for a church-wide workday in the gardens and on the grounds at Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte, just one of many current happenings at the Galilee Center.
- Christ's Beloved Community/Comunidad Amada de Cristo, Winston-Salem: Christ's Beloved Community is a bilingual, bicultural, bidenominational church plant started as a collaboration between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina with a focus on growing from community needs.
- St. Michael's, Raleigh: More than 50 children joined their families at St. Michael’s, Raleigh, on April 3, 2022, for the church’s first Holy Communion celebration in almost three years.
- St. Alban's, Davidson: Like many churches, St. Alban's got creative with children's ministry during the pandemic.
- Trinity, Statesville: Young and old alike made crosses during a Palm Sunday event at Trinity, Statesville, on April 4, 2022.
- Holy Trinity, Greensboro: The children of Holy Trinity Day School walked in a school-wide parade for Week of the Young Child. The theme of the parade was based on the book The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld.
- UNC-Chapel Hill and Davidson College: The diocesan budget funds nine campus ministries, impacting hundreds of young adults each year.
- HUGS: This summer, HUGS Camp returned to its in-person norm after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.
- Genesis: Genesis is a middle school diocesan youth event during which young people grades 6-8 are encourage to learn more and grow deeper in their faith through talks and the leadership of high school age youth.
- Good Shepherd, Ridgeway: Good Shepherd demonstrates that you don't need land or a lot of volunteers to donate garden-fresh produce to your community.
- Chapel of Christ the King, Charlotte: Chapel of Christ the King is building an edible landscape on its property.
- Nativity, Raleigh: Nativity is one of several churches installing solar panels to care for creation and save on their electric bills.
- All Saints', Concord: Members of All Saints’, Concord, in collaboration with a local master gardener group, installed 103 native plants in the church’s Native Plant Demonstration Garden on April 26. The garden is funded by a Green Grant.
- St. Ambrose, Raleigh: St. Ambrose received a Creation Care grant from The Episcopal Church to fund the "The Healing Pod: Resilience and Resurrection Through Education, Spiritual Formation and Healing."
- St. Cyprian's, Oxford: St. Cyprian's also installed solar panels in October 2021.
- Green Tips: Watch the diocesan Facebook page on Monday afternoons for the weekly Green Tip.
- Faith 4 Climate Justice: Episcopalians gathered with others concerned about the environment during the Faiths 4 Climate Justice demonstration in Charlotte in October 2021.
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