Music that Makes Community and the African-American Music Tradition
St. Simon's, Lincoln Heights, will host this one-day workshop, an introduction to paperless worship and call & response music rooted in African and African-American musical traditions. Free Community SING Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Workshop Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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DSO Learning Portal maintenance

The DSO Learning Portal will be down April 10 and 11 for scheduled maintenance. All modules should be back online by Friday, April 12.

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Help Desk available for IT assistance

Have an IT or website issue or maybe a question about the new Office 365 licensing program for DSO churches? You can know submit a help desk ticket!

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Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble Spring Concert
April 14 @ 7:30 pm

Calvary Church, Cincinnati, offers the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble Spring Concert as the 2019 Sandy Sanborn Martin Memorial Concert.

Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide

Co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Soul Shop trains faith community leaders to offer support, hope and connection to those in their congregations. June 5, 2019 at Columbus Hilton at Easton.

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Join Howard Helvey in festival choir at Carnegie Hall

Howard Helvey, Organist/Choirmaster of Calvary, Cincinnati, has recently accepted an invitation to conduct a concert of his music next March 15, 2020, at Carnegie Hall. Find out how you or your choir can join the festival choir!

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From the calendar

Apr 11-13: Commission on Ministry
Apr 16: Renewal of Vows
Apr 27: Luke/Acts Colloquium
May 1: Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna inductions 7 luncheon
May 1: Retired Clergy gathering
Episcopal visitations

April 14 (Palm Sunday)
St. John's, Cambridge (Price)
April 21(Easter Sunday)
Christ Church Cathedral (Breidenthal)
Grace Church, Pomeroy (Price)
The Big Read Luke/Acts Colloquium

Join us on April 27 as we wrap up the Luke/Acts Big Read with a day of brilliant scholarship, calls to action, and articulations of hope for our life as a diocese and the life of the world.

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2019 Convocation: Becoming Beloved Community Together
On May 11, our diocese will have the opportunity to come together in fellowship for a day-long celebration of our Becoming Beloved Community vision at  Convocation 2019: Becoming Beloved Community Together .

This  free   intergenerational day of celebration will invite us to respond to the call to follow Jesus and seek ways to discover the image of God in all our neighbors. This gathering will be an opportunity to spend time building relationships and learning how to work toward Beloved Community in your parish and community. 

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Becoming Beloved Community Youth Retreat
Youth in Southern Ohio have a special opportunity to engage with the diocese’s Beloved Community learning theme at Convocation in May. Youth in 6-12th grades are invited to Procter Friday, May 10 for a one-night retreat before attending Convocation on Saturday. This Retreat is an opportunity to meet youth from other churches, have fellowship and fun, grow and learn together about the Becoming Beloved Community project. Leaders from Beloved Beloved Community will join us for a workshop Friday night. We’ll have time to sing and make music, play games and eat snacks, and have a campfire. Saturday, youth can explore Convocation and hang out in the “youth tent,” as they wish. For more information and to register:

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Easter and Holy Week
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Collegium Cincinnati performs Bach’s Mass in B Minor

The singers and instrumentalists of Collegium Cincinnati present an unusually intimate performance of Bach’s sublime  Mass in B Minor . Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.

Audition for Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Music is an integral part of Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati’s downtown Episcopal community. Its Cathedral Choir offers a variety of superb literature from the Anglican cathedral tradition and beyond, including folk traditions of African-Americans, newly written works, and idioms from other cultures, adding depth and meaning to worship services.
 
Directed by Dr. Stephan Casurella, the Cathedral Choir is an ensemble of auditioned professional and volunteer choristers who sing at weekly Sunday morning services, monthly Evensong services, and other major liturgical observances in the church year. 
 
Auditions to sing with this renowned choir will be held this summer through July 26, or earlier by appointment. For those who love to sing, this is a wonderful opportunity to receive intensive training in the art of fine choral singing at a professional level. 
 
Students are especially encouraged to audition early before the semester ends.
 
For more information and audition requirements, visit  cincinnaticathedral.com/choir-auditions . Contact Dr. Casurella at 513.842.2065 or  scasurella@cccath.org  to schedule an audition time.
 
The Cathedral Choir is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium.
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Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street (corner of Fourth and Sycamore) in downtown Cincinnati. For more information, call (513) 621.1817 or visit cincinnaticathedral.org.
Connecting with Procter Center
Save May 4 on your calendar for our  Camp Open House . You are encouraged to invite friends from church, school, or your neighborhood who you’d like to introduce to Procter.

This event is an opportunity for first time campers to see cabins, get comfortable with our staff and property, and mingle with folks who love Procter. Current camper and counselor alumni are especially invited to come share the good news that is camp!

Weather permitting, the slab will be open for games, chalk or arts and crafts. Tours with staff members will begin at 11a.m. and 1 p.m., and families are welcome to tour the grounds independently as well.

If you can, let us know you’re coming so we know how much food to prepare, can accommodate special diets, etc. email  camp@proctercenter.org.
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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38 SE in London, Ohio. For more information, call 740.206.2036 or visit proctercenter.org.
Repeat announcements & events
2020 Budget applications now available
The application for 2020 budget requests is now available on the diocesan website. Look for the budget tab under  Finance , or search  Budget . Applications are due April 30.

2020 Budget applications
Lay positions
St. Alban's, Bexley

St. Anne's, West Chester

Trinity, Hamilton
Calvary, Cincinnati

Bethany School

Bethany School
Clergy positions

St. Andrew's Episcopal/Good Shepherd Lutheran, Washington CH
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