{e} Connections
January 7, 2020 | Issue 1
GO: Doing Mission with Eyes Wide Open

Saturday, February 29
St. John's, Worthington
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whether your mission field is around the corner or across the ocean, The Way of Love offers a pathway to crossing boundaries to strengthen relationships and build lasting collaboration. Join mission-minded Episcopalians from throughout the state of Ohio to expand your knowledge of best practices in mission work and share your expertise and experience with others.

Keynote speaker: Ms. Elizabeth Boe, Office of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel for The Episcopal Church.

Sponsored by the Dioceses of Ohio and Southern Ohio.

Convention feedback

Did you attend any part of the 145th Convention held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington on Nov. 14-15? We need your feedback! As we continue to navigate what our alternating schedule of one-day and two-day conventions will look like, organizers would like to hear your feedback on our two-day convention at the Roberts Centre. Please fill out a short survey . You do not need to give your name.
Breathing Space: A retreat for clergy men

Feb 10 - 13
Transfiguration Spirituality Center

The retreat begins with supper on Monday and ends with breakfast Thursday morning. Cost: $175 for the entire retreat or $75 per night. At no extra cost: massage, reflexology, and spiritual direction, yoga on Tuesday morning.

Carrie Newcomer Concert and Retreat

Feb 14: An Evening with Carrie Newcomer 
Performer, recording artist and educator Carrie Newcomer gives a concert at St. Anne, West Chester, 7 p.m.
Feb 15: The Beautiful Not Yet—Hope, Hard Times, Faithfulness and Possibility
A retreat with Carrie Newcomer at Transfiguration Spirituality Center, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Connecting with resources
Parking tax for non-profits repealed

Good news on the tax front. Just before leaving for their holiday break, Congress passed a few pieces of tax legislation. The December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act parking tax for employees has been retroactively repealed.

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Bible Odyssey: People, places, and passages

Where can Adult Education leaders, Sunday School teachers, and ordinary members of the church go to learn about the Bible: its people, places, and passages? And – often an important factor – where can they get that information for free?

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Connecting with social justice
Just Mercy
Just Mercy in theaters January 10

Just Mercy  presents the unforgettable story of Walter McMillian, a man who was convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Based on Bryan Stevenson's bestselling memoir and starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, the film tells the true story of the Equal Justice Initiative , the people they represent, and the importance of confronting injustice. Just Mercy opens nationwide on January 10.
Dates to watch

Jan 22: Celebration of Christian Unity at Trinity on Capitol Square, Columbus

Jan 23: Faith in Action: OCC Advocacy Day

Feeding the Multitude - a new free webinar series from Ohio Council of Churches

The Ohio Council of Churches is pleased to announce “Feeding the Multitude”- a lunch and learn webinar series. This interactive webinar series will be held via Zoom the 3rd Thursday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m. The first webinar is Jan. 16, on human trafficking.
The series aims to:
  • Deepen your knowledge on social justice issues;
  • Help you to stay current with state and national discussions on policy that impacts us all;
  • Hear from subject matter experts who will share innovative ideas and solutions;
  • Learn more about how to engage in advocacy work; and
  • Receive concrete skills and strategies to mobilize your congregation.

To participate in this free webinar series, you must register. Visit https://ohiocouncilofchurches.nationbuilder.com/events to learn more. 
Connecting with The Episcopal Church
TEC seeks information on formation resources and practices

The Task Force for the Formation & Ministry of the Baptized, created by legislation at the 79th General Convention, is seeking input from lay and ordained Episcopalians throughout the church about the formation and efficacy of the processes and practices that are being used across the church through a short survey. Responses are requested by January 31. Read more

Blessed Absalom Jones offering to assist Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to deepen their participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by dedicating offerings at observances of the Feast of Absalom Jones to support the two remaining Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs): St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. Read more Note : The Diocese of Southern Ohio Absalom Jones Festal Eucharist and Symposium will be held February 15.
Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live@Lunch
Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral's free weekly concert series. Patrons can bring their lunch or purchase one at the cathedral for $5.

January Schedule
Jan 14: The Faux Frenchmen
Jan 21: Jill Jantzen (piano), Rebecca Culnan (violin)
Jan 28 : Cincinnati Recorder Consort

Music Live@Lunch
Cathedral logo
Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Visit  cincinnaticathedral.com  or call (513) 621-1817 to learn more.
Connecting with Procter Center
Looking for an easy way to access fresh, local produce at a good price? Trying to connect with local farmers, but not sure how? Join Procter Farm’s 2020 CSA!

CSA stands for community supported agriculture. CSA is a way for consumers and farmers to join together in support of local agriculture. Members purchase a share of the farm’s harvest, in advance of the growing season. In return, members receive a weekly supply of high-quality, locally grown, fresh produce and products.

Procter Center Logo
Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38E in London, OH. Visit  proctercenter.org  or call (740) 206-2036 to learn more.
Connecting with job opportunities
St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights and/or Transfiguration Spirituality Center

Diocese of Southern Ohio

See all job opportunities at http://diosohio.org/job-opportunities/
Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org .
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