On Saturday, October 21 , from  12:00 - 5:00 pm, Gabriel's Place will be having their amazing Harvest Festival! This is a family-friendly event, with live performances, food, arts and crafts, face painting, a chili cook off, and much, much more! Make your plan to come to Gabriel's Place next Saturday for all the fun!
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A Weekend of Native American Heritage: Indigenous Peoples' Day
by Alex King

Though many recognize Oct. 9 as Columbus Day, a growing number are beginning to celebrate a new holiday in its place: Indigenous Peoples' Day. The Native American Ministry Council did just that, leading a weekend from Oct. 6-8 hosted by the Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati.
"There were Native American soaps and different bowls that they had made and it was interesting to see the multitude of artwork they had there," 

Lydia Wira, a freshman at NKU said. "Not just the music, but just everything about their culture. Again, the soaps, the beadery, they had hairpieces. It was just really cool."

Wira is a part of the NKU Philharmonic Orchestra and was there for their performance; she said she was excited to take advantage of the event and view the cultural art that was presented.  

The Big Read of Exodus Continues
October 15

Join us as we continue to meet to discuss the readings of the Book of Exodus on Sundays immediately following the ten o'clock worship service throughout the coming year. The supplemental readings will be drawn from three texts - Exodus &  Leviticus for Everyone by John Goldingay, Exodus by Terence E. Fretheim, and Exodus by Carol Meyers. Along with our residential clergy, teachers will include Rabbi Abie Ingber, Rabbi Daniel Bogard, the Rev. Susan Lehman, the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, and the Rev. Anna Olson. 

On Sunday,  October 15 , the discussion will be on Plagues, taught by The Rev. Susan Lehman, with suggested reading: Exodus 8: 8 - 11:10. (Optional reading: Goldingay 53-64; Fretheim 133- 160; Meyers 101-123). You need not have attended previous Exodus formation offerings to join us for this or future events. Drop ins are welcome! See you at 11:30 am in the Forum Room. 
2018 Annual Appeal Update

Your Annual Appeal Committee is pleased to report that after our
kickoff just last week, this year's
numbers have reached 64 pledges totaling $129,371.00 We have received positive feedback on our CCC "pow!" stickers that people receive when turning in their 2018 gift, and there are plenty more to distribute! Remember that this Sunday, October 15 , we will have an Annual Appeal table in the narthex, staffed by committee members. They will be ready to receive your pledge and give out some more stickers! You can also go to the cathedral website to pledge online here if you prefer. Let's keep those numbers climbing! 
Sunday Coffee Hour

Please join us in the undercroft following Sunday's 10 am service where we will gather together to wish Canon Rob Rhodes well on his last Sunday here at the cathedral. Rob and his wife Debbi will be making their next home in the Pacific Northwest, as Rob joins the clergy staff at  St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Seattle. Come by to wish them both well on their next chapter!
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Praying Through Uneasy Times

October 14

Feeling weighed down by all that is happening in the world at the moment? Feeling anxiety about all that you are juggling in your life? The feelings are real, yet turning to God when we most need that sustaining and comforting connection is sometimes the last thing we think to do. Join Cathedral Center for Spirituality spiritual directors Liz Tassone, Joyce Keeshin, and Douglas Argue for a refresher on prayer. 

If you've been praying all you life, join us. If you've only prayed a couple of times--once in church and another time in hopes of getting out of a speeding ticket, join us. If prayer came naturally at one point in your life, but now it seems awkward, join us. Gather with others who yearn to be in a more meaningful relationship with the God who created, sustains, and provides for us as we journey through life. Sign up at the front desk or online. Contact Canon Sherilyn Pearce for more information about this offering on  Saturday October 14, from  9 am-12 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
BLINK Cincinnati This Weekend

October 12-15, Cincinnati hosts the first ever of its kind BLINK weekend. Billed as a "light experience like no other", this 3 day art walk takes place between The Banks and Over the Rhine. So it's time to plan your trip downtown. Get more information and a feel for what you'll see by going here.
Cathedral Cookbook Project

We are very excited to announce that a new cookbook is being planned in honor of our cathedral's bicentennial! The cookbook will be professionally published, and will be a new edition  of our former 1984 cookbook (With A Spoon and A Prayer). 

We are eager to include recipes from everyone in the congregation, so start looking through your recipe files and pick out some of your favorites that you would like to share.  

Not sure of what recipes to submit? We welcome your most treasured family recipes for any of the standard categories (appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, desserts, etc.) We are especially interested in recipes that are vegetarian, or gluten-free, or of a size to serve large groups, as well as recipes of historic significance to the cathedral. It is permissible to submit recipes from published cookbooks and online websites (just be sure it's something you have made, and know that it's delicious!) Recipe blanks and instructions are available at the reception desk, where you will also find a box for dropping off your recipes (3-5 per person). Photocopies or scanned images of your handwritten recipes are also acceptable and can be emailed to any committee member below if more convenient. Deadline for submissions is December 17th.  If you have questions, contact Dawn BruestlePriscilla DunnMary Hagner, or Billie Houston

Staff Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Tamara (Tammie) Vanoss has accepted the position of Director of Information Technology Services (IT) - which is a shared position between the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Christ Church Cathedral.

Tammie will work with both organizations in the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at both the diocesan and cathedral offices. Tammie brings her  computer network, programming, and systems administration experience to this position. The creation of this shared IT role is the first step in our two institutions working more collaboratively, as we move forward together to do  God's work. 
Diocesan Conference

November 4

On November 4 , the Women's Ministries of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will sponsor a conference, "Am I My Sister's Keeper? Homelessness, Opioid Addiction and Claiming Resurrection: A Deeper Look at Women and Children on the Street," from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Procter Center. Speakers will include Jaclyn Cherubini, executive director of the Hoboken Shelter in New Jersey; Albert Chappelear and Tina Trim, volunteers with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church's Sanctuary program in Pickerington; and the Rev. Anna Olson, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles and author of Claiming Resurrection in the Dying Church: Freedom Beyond Survival. The conference will conclude with Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Thomas Breidenthal. The cost to attend is $10 per person and includes lunch. To register and for complete details, go here. 

J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor

November 4

Bach's supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus, and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional
devices, and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish. Come hear the thrilling Mass in B Minor performed by the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, and student soloists under the baton of Earl Rivers on Saturday, November 4 at 4:00 pm. Ticket information available here or by calling  513-556-4183. 
Commemoration of All Faithful Departed: All Souls Requiem
November 5 

This service of Holy Communion will include choral settings of traditional Requiem texts by Maurice Duruflé. Worshipers will have a chance to light candles in memory of loved ones as the Necrology (names of the departed) is read aloud on Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 pm. If you would like the name of your departed loved ones included in the reading of the Necrology, please write their names on the sign-up sheet at the reception desk or send a message to Kathy Noe by Monday, October 30.
Reading of the Necrology: 
Call for Names

Beginning in the tenth century, as an extension of All Saints' Day, the custom evolved to recite during a service the names of the deceased who are still part of the body of the faithful. This year, we will read those names, called a necrology, on Sunday, November 5 All Saints' Day, at the 10:00 am service and at the 6:00 pm service, which will be a requiem mass, which is a service of Holy Eucharist that remembers the  faithful departed.

If you would like to have your deceased loved ones remembered during these services, please submit their names to Kathy Noe at 513-842-2051  by Monday, October 30 . While we know that this is a way to remember all dearly departed family members and friends, we ask that you limit your submission to five names.
Theology Uncorked
November 5

Join The Rev. Canon Manoj M. Zacharia, as he leads Theology Uncorked at 4:30 pm on Sunday, November 5 , as we discuss, Dealing with Multiple, Valid Land Claims: An exploration of pluralism and its implications for the Israel-Palestine conflict. This event is open to all and is a part of the diocesan-wide Exodus offerings. Join us! 
Visiting Clergy Next Month

November 12

Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Paul Fromberg, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco, as he will be preaching at both the 8 am and 10 am services on Sunday, November 12.

In addition to his congregational ministry work, Paul teaches at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and has taught at the Virginia Theological Seminary. At CDSP, Paul is an adjunct instructor in practical theology and leadership, and teaches liturgics for the Diocese of Minnesota in their non-residential Master of Divinity program. In addition to teaching students preparing for ministry, Paul is a consultant with congregations across the country, retreat leader and mentor. He is an active participant in emergent church conversation groups across the country.
Paul serves the Episcopal Church as a member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. Paul is married to Grant Martin and lives in San Francisco with their dog, Frankie.

Paul will be in Cincinnati as one of the main speakers at our Diocesan Convention next month, and we are so pleased he will be able to join us on Sunday, November 12, during his time here. Welcome!

Your Invitation To The Quest

November 12

Our annual Quest class for adults will begin on Sunday, November 12 . Who should participate in Quest? Quest is for adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed, or welcomed into the Episcopal Church from other Christian traditions. Quest is a great class for those who want to go deeper in their own spiritual formation. Quest is also recommended for adults who may have experienced significant life changes such as marriage, the birth of a child, career changes, a move, or the death of a spouse. 

We want to specifically invite you to participate. Weekly gatherings will occur on Sundays just after the 10:00 am service for approximately 90 minutes. Our time together will include a light lunch, teaching by the clergy of the cathedral, and plenty of time for you to ask your own questions. Regular attendance is important but don't hesitate to sign up even if you know you will miss a couple of sessions. The clergy will be happy to help you get up to speed for the next class. 

We will begin on Sunday, November 12, and continue through March 11, 2018. Baptisms for adults will occur at the Easter Vigil, Saturday evening March 31. Confirmations, reception to the Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of faith will occur either at the Bishop's visitation or at a regional service.  Please email the Dean's assistant, Kathy Noe, and let us know of your intention to participate in Quest. We're very excited about this year's Quest class! 
The Taft Lecture 
Committee Presents

November 13

The Taft Lecture Committee of Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to present author Chuck Collins on Monday, November 13.

This is a free event, but tickets are required. You can get your tickets by going here, or download a flyer for this event here.

Collins' book, Born on Third Base: 
A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, is available in our cathedral library as well.

The cathedral will also be working with our local partners as Mr. Collins presents at a breakfast offering at Community Action Agency on November 14 as well. Tickets for that event are available here.
Upcoming Men's Retreat

November 17-19

The men of the cathedral are invited for a retreat at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale, Ohio from November 17- 19 . This year, we will use the Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin S.J. Through prayer, study, reflec tion, and fellowship, we aim to further our Christian discipleship. Along with a group of committed lay leaders, our retreat leaders will be the Very Rev. Gail E. Greenwell, the Rev. Canon George  A. Hill, III, and the Rev. Canon Jason A. Leo. 

The cost of the retreat, which includes overnight accommodation on Friday and Saturday and meals from Friday evening - Sunday brunch, will  be $175. Commuters are also welcome. The fee for commuters, which includes meals, will be $45. In order to register, please submit your name and a non-re- fundable deposit of $50.00 (Overnight); $25 (commuter) to Kathy Noe. Checks should be made out to Christ Church Cathedral and on the memo line, please indicate Men's Retreat 2017. Scholarships are available to those with demonstrated need. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact the Rev. Canon Manoj M. Zacharia , Sub-Dean.
2018 Nominating Committee

December 3

We want to hear from you! It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2017 and before you know it, we will be preparing for the new year. The 2018 Cathedral Nominating Committee is asking for your help in nominating parish members to fill leadership positions within the cathedral. This year, we are seeking candidates for Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Vestry, Trustee of Endowment Funds, Convention Delegates and Nominating Committee. Prayerfully consider cathedral members (or even yourself!) who are qualified to oversee the governing bodies of our cathedral. Please fill out a nominating form and leave it in the nominations box at the Fourth Street reception desk. Nominations will end December 3
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