January 19, 2021
God willing
The Right Reverend Kenneth L. Price, Jr.
Bishop in Southern Ohio
will ordain
Jed J. Dearing
Michelle Suzanne Dayton
Jean Ann Cotting
Paul Bennett

to the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
on Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Feast of Absalom Jones
at Christ Chapel
Procter Conference Center, London, OH
Eleven o'clock in the morning 
Your prayers are requested
Clergy daughters tuition assistance
Tuition assistance is available for daughters of priests who are in active service in the diocese. This is offered by the Lawrence Home Clergy Daughters Tuition Assistance. Candidates must be undergraduate students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Any clergy with a daughter who meets these qualifications, please contact Ann Sabo at asabo@diosohio.org by April 1 with the following information:

·      Your name
·      Home address
·      Daughter's name
·      Academic status year i.e. sophomore, etc.
·      Name of college/institution

Students are eligible to receive a grant each year for up to four years. Last year's recipients must resubmit their names to be considered for a grant this year. Requests arriving after the deadline will not be considered for assistance. Please contact Ann Sabo with any questions at asabo@diosohio.org or 513-421-0311.
Upcoming webinars from the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP)
Homelessness and the Pandemic: Our Christian Commitment to the Community 

Thursday, January 28
3 p.m.

In March of last year, our world was turned upside down. The worst pandemic in over a century began raging globally. With lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, national economies went into free fall and economic hardship quickly followed. Many who led otherwise secure lives, suddenly found themselves without the means to support themselves and their families.

This precarious situation has led many finding themselves without a home or shelter for themselves or their family. This, in turn, has brought a renewed focus on the needs of those who find themselves without safe and adequate shelter. During this workshop, our panelists will discuss the current situation in the United States and the United Kingdom. Together, they will discuss our Christian responsibility to our sisters and brothers in these challenging times and offer ways that churches can most effectively support and engage.

Why an Endowment? Ensuring Parish Ministry for Future Generations 

Wednesday, February 10
3 p.m.
Does your church have an endowment? Do you wonder why? Would you like to have an endowment? Do others in your church agree?

Join our panel to learn what an endowment is and how an endowment can ensure fiscal stability for current and future ministry. This digital workshop, intended for the new, the curious, and the confused. The panel will discuss basic endowment principles and preview detailed presentations on endowment oversight and investing that will take place in the Endowment Pre-Conference at the CEEP Network Annual Conference in March. This workshop will provide time for questions for the panel from attendees.

Formation offerings
Three online formation offerings now available to everyone in the diocese:

  • Diocesan Safe Church Training/Formation
  • Introduction to Epiphany
  • How to Teach Kids at Home

For more information, contact Formation team member the Rev. Jason Oden at joden@diosohio.org.

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.
Ohio Council of Churches Webinars for Week of Christian Unity, Jan. 20-25:  

The Ohio Council of Churches is holding a set of timely panels by Zoom this week to equip people of faith for healing and effective ministry in the coming year. You can see the whole series and register here: https://www.ohcouncilchs.org/week_of_christian_unity

Jan. 20, 3-4:15 p.m.: From Chaos to Community: Faith and Racial Justice (an interfaith panel)
Jan. 21, 3-4 p.m. Advocacy 101 Training
Jan. 22, 2 p.m.:  Building Relationships Between People in Rural and Urban Settings
Jan. 23, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.:  Is White Privilege Real?  A Discussion on Race Agenda
Jan. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m.:  Young Adults and the Future of Ecumenism

Partners in providing these workshops include The Ohio State’ University’s Center for Ethics and Human Values, OSU’s Center for the Study of Religion, OSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Hunger Network of Ohio; the Weavers, Greater Dayton Christian Connections, and Sisters of the Precious Blood, and clergy of several faiths including Muslim, Jewish, and several Christian denominations.
Legislative advocacy briefing
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Moving Ahead on Ohio Energy Issues

Thursday, Jan. 21,
3 p.m., Zoom

Rachel Belz of Ohio Citizen Action and SeMia Bray of Black Environmental Leaders will discuss: what’s next for HB6? Will the tainted law be repealed, and why is Ohio’s energy policy so riddled with corruption? What’s next for sustainable, equitable energy efforts beyond HB6? Please register in advance. You will receive follow up information on accessing the webinar.

Advocacy briefings are compiled by Becoming Beloved Community leadership team member Ariel Miller.
Learning opportunities
Before We Were White is an online course for people with European ancestry (white and/or multiracial) who want to work with this ancestral line as a means of bringing greater emotional resilience to their work for collective liberation. Course begins January 24.
My Work to Do is an online affinity group designed to help white people build stamina for discussing racism, systemic injustice, racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in their everyday lives. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color allies are welcome with an understanding this is a white-centered, and therefore not always safe, space. Sign up for current sessions here: https://www.myworktodo.com/
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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 January. Currently these free concerts are being live streamed via Facebook on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.

Jan 26: Rebecca Culnan, violin; Daniel Culnan, piano

Coming up in February:
Feb 2: The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs
Feb 9: Lieto String Quartet and Richard York: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet
Feb 16: Lagniappe
Feb 23: Noyse Merchants
Choral Evensong
Sunday, February 7, 2021
5 p.m.
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir 

Canticles: Magnifcat and Nunc dimittis in B-flat – Charles Villiers Stanford
Anthem: Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks – Herbert Howells
*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
Inauguration, MLK Day offer Episcopalians opportunities to pray and engage
[Episcopal News Service] As Americans ready themselves to welcome their 46th president, Episcopalians are invited to participate in a variety of virtual inaugural and Martin Luther King Jr. Day events.

Washington National Cathedral is expected to host an inaugural prayer service on Jan. 21, as is traditional. While previous presidential inaugurations have included packed, festive services at the cathedral, the format – like the rest of the inaugural events – is expected to be scaled back and to include virtual elements. More details will be available in the coming days at cathedral.org.

The inaugural prayer services highlight the role that people of faith play in a democratic society, and Episcopalians have many opportunities to continue reflecting and acting on that responsibility in the coming days and weeks, said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church.

“From the beginnings of our country, while we have had a separation of church and state, faith communities have been integral in working with governments on any number of projects and programs,” Robertson told Episcopal News Service. “And The Episcopal Church in particular, from the start, has taken seriously our responsibility to do what we can. And never is that more important than in a time of transition.”

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Past announcements
Creation Care Network hosts a conversation about "A Perfect Planet"

January 26,
6-7 pm ET / 5-6 pm CT

Are you passionate about the Earth?  The Creation Care Networks of Province V and Province IV are joining together to offer a discussion of A Perfect Planet by Sir David Attenborough. Watch the videos and then join us in a conversation on January 26, 6 pm ET / 5 pm CT.

This five-part series is streaming on BBC America or Discovery+.  Please watch available episodes before the discussion event and bring your thoughts and questions to the group that gathers. (Only the first few are available through Discovery+ at this point.)

Registration is required.  A reminder email with your link will be sent out the day of the event.

If you have questions, contact Heather.


Creation Care Network's next meeting will be February 1. See our webpage for more info.
Bethany School Campus Encounters
Lawrence Home Association’s Academic Grant for Minority Women program
The Lawrence Home Association, founded in 1896 under the will of philanthropist Eleanor Earnshaw, was started to “provide a Christian home for self-supporting, young women on limited means, the most important aim being to help them elevate their standard of life.” To this day, the Lawrence Home Association provides opportunities for young women.

An eight-member board of women, appointed by the bishop, meets once a year to vote on recommendations for academic grants for minority women, scholarships for clergy daughters and funding for social-service agencies whose mission is to serve women of limited means and help them move out of conditions related to poverty, abuse, etc.

The purpose of the Academic Grant for Minority Women program is to help finance the postsecondary education of minority women, regardless of age, who are affiliated with an Episcopal church within the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

The association expects to make eight grants in 2021. The application deadline is March 15, 2021. All applicants for the 2021-22 grant period will be selected by April 15, 2021, and notified by May 15 about the status of their applications. To obtain an application, go online to https://episcopaliansinconnection.org/financial-assistance-2/
Grace through the works of Jane Austen
Join the Community of the Transfiguration's Spirituality Center via Zoom for a journey that uses the life and writing of Jane Austen as inspiration for us today. Those who register by January 13 will receive a retreat 'goodie bag' to assist with setting the space for your Zoom retreat experience.

Retreat will be Friday January 22 from 1.30 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (including time for tea and scones). Cost is $45, with scholarships available. Register at www.ctretreats.org/events.
Job opportunities
Christ Church Cathedral
Calvary, Cincinnati
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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