Public Policy news alerts for Feb 20, 2019

Take the Plastic-free Lent Challenge! Topics in the news this week: Criminal justice reform, Environment, Food security, Health, Voting rights.

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Grace Cincinnati art show March 16 2019 from 6 to 10 pm
The Shift: An Evolution of Grace

Grace Church, College Hill, invites you to  The Shift: An Evolution of Grace . This event will feature live music by Napoleon Maddox, wine tasting, food and a chance to view and buy the creations of local artists and designers. Saturday, March 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Luke/Acts Colloquium

Join us on April 27 as we end 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.
Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday March 31

As provided for in a resolution adopted by our 134th annual convention, Bishop Breidenthal has selected the fourth Sunday in Lent (March 31) as "Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday" in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

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EYE Planning Team application period open

Applications for youth interested in serving on the Planning Team for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) are now being accepted.

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Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy training

The Beecken Center invites clergy and lay spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this disaster chaplaincy training on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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The Big Read

The reading schedule for this week is Acts chapters 7-9. You can see the entire schedule with links to each day's reading both in English and in Spanish at

You can also read blog posts to accompany each reading at .
From the calendar

Feb 20: Dayton area clergy luncheon
Feb 22-24: Province V Young Adult/Campus Ministry retreat
Feb 26: Columbus area clergy luncheon
Feb 27: Cincinnati area clergy luncheon
Feb 28: East area clergy luncheon
Episcopal visitations

Feb 24
St. Andrews/Good Shepherd, Washington CH (Rivera)
Mar 3
St. Philip's, Columbus (Price)
Mar 10
St. Peter's, Delaware (Price)
Mar 17
St. Patrick's, Dublin (Price)
Grace Church, Cincinnati (Rivera)
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Community grants available

The Community Grants Committee of the Christ Church Cathedral provides grants to community non-profits that support important missional work. For some time, the Committee has given grants to Cincinnati area non-profits.The Committee has now decided to explore making grants to community non-profits in other areas of the diocese by partnering with churches in the diocese who may seek to support non-profits in their communities. 

Details can be found on the Outreach tab at the Cathedral web site, . Applications for this round of funding will be accepted Feb. 1 - March 31, 2019.
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Music Live@Lunch

Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series. Free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the cathedral.

Feb 26 : Organ Music: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students
Mar 5 : Lagniappe: Traditional Mardi Gras Jazz
Mar 12 : Consort in the Egg: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
Mar 19 : The Southbank Quartet: Music for strings 
Mar 26 : Kirsten Homdrom: Piano music from four continents
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Giulio Francesco Togni Organ Recital

Friday, March 1
7:30 p.m .

Italian organist and harpsichordist Giulio Francesco Togni will perform a recital on C. B. Fisk’s Opus 148 in Christ Church Cathedral’s Centennial Chapel. The program will include music of Italian composers Pasquini, Frescobaldi, Rossi, Storace, and Corelli.

No admission charge.
Choral Evensong

Sunday, March 3
5 p.m.

Featuring Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Choir of Ascension and Holy Trinity, Wyoming

Canticles:  Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Evening Service, Z. 231) – Henry Purcell
Anthem :  O Sing unto the Lord, Z. 44 – Henry Purcell
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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
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Take the plunge! Camp registration is now open
Summer is around the corner and many of you are planning out camps, daycare and vacation. Register now to save your spot at Procter Summer Camp in 2019!

Procter has Youth Camps for children entering 3-12th grades, and intergenerational Family Camps for all ages. Family Camps are open to groups of friends, couples, single folks, and non traditional families. If camp seems out of reach financially, take a look at our website for details about campership. We always make a camp experience possible, regardless of a family’s financial situation. Find out more about our program, campership, and register through our website: .
Now hiring counselors and nurses
Procter Camp is now hiring counselors and camp nurses for summer 2019. Spend your summer outdoors, swimming, singing, and playing with children, youth and families.

Procter Summer Camp depends on counselors dedicated to a fun summer of service and ministry, growing in faith and learning together. Please share with your communities (school, church, neighborhood), more information on our website. Apply by February 28!
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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
2019 Annual Reporting for congregations
The information you provide on your Parochial Report is just the beginning of what your diocesan staff needs to know in order to help you more efficiently.

Each year, congregations should also fill out an Annual Reporting Form for the diocese immediately after holding their Annual Meeting. This newly updated form provides the staff with current information regarding office contact information, lay leadership, ministry leaders, facilities information, human resources and financial information and more.

The deadline to fill out the Annual Reporting Form is April 1 . The form can be accessed on the diocesan website under Resources for Congregations , or at this direct link.

CPG 2019 Requirements
Upcoming events
Anti-Racism training

Anti-Racism training will be offered four times in 2019 at Procter Center. Each training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, March 9
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, December 7

Cost of training is $10 and includes lunch.

Worship Leader training

Lay Worship Leader Training will be held at the Procter Center on March 9 and 23, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants in this training should arrive well before 9:30 each day so that the sessions can begin promptly at 9:30. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Cost is $30/day. Attendance at both days of training is required.

Lay positions

Bethany School

The Episcopal Church Center

Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Clergy positions

St. Paul's, Greenville

St. John's, Lancaster/St. Paul's, Logan

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

St. Luke's, Granville
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