February 16, 2021
February Administrative webinar: Annual Reporting Form
Friday, February 19, 12 p.m.
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What is the Annual Reporting Form? We filled out our Parochial Report, why do we need to do this too?

Learn about the diocesan Annual Reporting Form, why we need it, and what information you will need to gather to fill it out. The Annual Reporting form is due April 1.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
WCP grant applications
William Cooper Procter
During the bishop transition period, William Cooper Procter Memorial Fund grant applications will be approved by The Chapter of the Diocese on a quarterly basis. Applications must be submitted by the dates listed below to be considered. 

1st Quarter submittal date – March 1, 2021                    
1st Quarter Chapter review date – March 23, 2021
2nd Quarter submittal date – June 1, 2021                      
2nd Quarter Chapter review date – June 22, 2021
3rd Quarter submittal date – September 1, 2021          
3rd Quarter Chapter review date – September 21, 2021
4th Quarter submittal date – December 1, 2021             
4th Quarter Chapter review date – December 22, 2021

Grant applications can be found at
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Learning Portal offering: Whiteness and Racial Justice
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In this ChurchNext course on our diocesan learning portal, the Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, leads you through an historical and sociological journey to better understand and bring about reconciliation and justice. You will walk away with a better understanding of how the dominance and privilege of whiteness impacts our desire to bring racial healing to society and earn an Affirmation of Awareness. 

"Leave No Trace" pick for Week 1 of Lenten Film Club

"Leave No Trace" is the first film in the 2021 Lenten Film Club. Join the discussion group on Zoom this Thursday 1/18 at 7 p.m. and/or tune into the first podcast episode of Films in the Wilderness which drops this Friday 1/19.

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More news
Nominations for Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna

Is there a senior member of your congregation who is the epitome of positive aging? The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is now accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into the class of 2021.

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Connecting with the bishop
Bishop Price is hosting periodic opportunities for the lay people in the diocese to gather (virtually) with him and chat. Each gathering will have a focused topic and time allocated for open discussion. The next Zoom gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The conversation will be recorded and made available for those who are unable to attend. If we reach our maximum attendance, another call will be added. You must pre-register to attend. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation along with your unique Zoom login. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation to allow space for others to join.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscuuqrTkuGdFkHVq0pmQp1yZJtXF9zm5N After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Becoming Beloved Community
As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God.
StorySharing Circles
You are invited to join in a Lenten StorySharing Series each Thursday throughout Lent, from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Register here.

StorySharing—not storytelling—because relationship matters, story matters. We will deeply listen to one another’s unique stories without fixing or solving... we will practice witnessing each other, just as we are.

This Thursday (Feb. 18), we will explore wilderness. We will answer the question What does it mean for me to follow Jesus into the wilderness at this particular moment?

Join us in Becoming Beloved Community during Lent. All are welcome!
Lenten Book Clubs
Lenten Book Clubs
Both groups will be reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. We will meet via Zoom starting Tuesday, February 23.

Circles of Practice
We are launching a new Circle of Practice on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm beginning Feb. 23. We will begin by rooting ourselves in the vision and practices of Becoming Beloved Community. All are welcome.

If you are interested in joining our Friday Circle of Practice that meets from 10-11:30am, please email Amy for the Zoom info.
Advocacy: New Open Enrollment through May 15 for Health Insurance Marketplace
Responding to the continuing burden of job losses created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden Administration has reopened enrollment in Marketplace plans from Feb. 15 to May 15 at https://www.healthcare.gov. You don’t have to meet any special criteria to change plans at this time, even though it is outside of the normal Marketplace Open Enrollment season of Nov. 1-Dec. 15.

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Follow the latest news and events related to The Episcopal Church's work on Becoming Beloved Community here in our diocese at http://dsobeloved.org.

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Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live at Lunch
Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature these upcoming performances listed below in February. Currently these free concerts are being live streamed via Facebook on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.

Feb 23: Noyse Merchants

Coming up in March:
Mar 2: The Price Hill Duo
Mar 9: Wayside Winds
Mar 16: The Faux Frenchmen
Mar 23: The Brussels Sprouts
Mar 30: Cathedral resident musicians: Vocal and instrumental music for Holy Week
Choral Evensong
Sunday, March 7, 2021
5 p.m.
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir 

Canticles: Magnifcat and Nunc dimittis in F – George Dyson
Anthem: The Altar – Roland E. Martin
*In Response to COVID-19
All programming is subject to change due to pandemic-related restrictions. Whenever possible, we will offer services and concerts via live stream if in-person gatherings are not permitted. Please check the cathedral website (cincinnaticathedral.com) for updates throughout the season.
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Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. For more information, news and events, visit cincinnaticathedral.com.
Connecting with The Episcopal Church
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Follow the latest news of The Episcopal Church at Episcopal News Service: https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org
Job opportunities
Grace Church, College Hill
St. Paul's, Oakwood (Dayton)
St. Barnabas, Montgomery
Calvary, Cincinnati
Christ Church Cathedral
See all job opportunities at https://episcopaliansinconnection.org/job-opportunities/. Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org.
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