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The Story Continues

The 130th Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina will be hosted by the women of the Rocky Mount Convocation on November 9-10, 2012 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Roanoke Rapids. It’s been a long time between visits. The last time we were at All Saints’ was 26 years ago. All are invited.

Serving as keynote speaker will be the Reverend Canon Petero Sabune, who before his current job as the Episcopal Church’s Partnership Officer for Africa was the pastor and Protestant chaplain at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Ossining, New York. An engaging man with a sense of humor and a powerful personal story, Rev. Sabune will help us explore what it means to Believe Out Loud.

Believe Out Loud is the second in our “I Love to Tell the Story” series, which was launched as a way for Episcopal Church Women to prepare for the Diocese of North Carolina’s bicentennial celebration in 2017. At Annual Meeting 2011 we learned how much of our story is rooted in the stories of women of the Bible.

Now, as part of the exploration of our history - from far past to recent, we’ll look at ordinary women from different walks of life in a post-biblical world who chose to believe out loud and in that process accomplished some extraordinary things. For many reasons, they didn’t choose business as usual and that made all the difference.

Then, having claimed our past and present, we will continue charting a 21st century way, a new beginning for the ECW in NC. There cannot be growth without change. What will our ministry’s story be by 2017 — and beyond? Won’t you help us as we start writing the next chapter?

As always,
Lisa Towle
ECW President
Diocese of NC