Assisting the victims of Dayton tornadoes
Twenty-one tornadoes struck west central Ohio on May 27-28. The hardest hit neighborhoods were in the Dayton area; Trotwood and parts of Montgomery County were struck by an EF4 tornado, while Beavercreek, Celina and parts of Greene and Mercer Counties suffered damage from two EF3 tornadoes.
Truck full of supplies
Fill the Truck!

Christ Church, Glendale, held a Fill the Truck event for Dayton tornado relief at their annual parish picnic June 30.

Everyone brought supplies requested from St. Margaret's, Trotwood, and filled up the bed of parishioner Bill Sedgewig's truck! Bill and his wife delivered the supplies to St. Margaret's later that day.

The diocese continues with the collection of monetary donations for Dayton tornado victims to distribute as needs arrive. Learn more
A joint statement from Bishop Breidenthal and Dean Greenwell

Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal and Dean Gail E. Greenwell released on Friday, June 28, 2019, a joint statement regarding current US immigration policy and forced separation of children from their parents.

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Alerts from the EPPN

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to "strive for justice and peace" through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.

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Public Policy news alerts for July 2, 2019

Topics in the news this week: Immigration and Gun Safety

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detention facility photo via Reuters
What you can do to close the camps

Diocesan legislative liaison, the Rev. Deniray Mueller, has compiled a list of actions to take in response to the recent news of the concentration camps for immigrants.

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Save the date!
Book of Common Prayer
Jubilate 2019 : A Conversation About Prayer Book Revision and Our Language of Prayer

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Christ Church Cathedral

As the Church engages conversations about prayer book revision and language, this dynamic conference seeks to assist the dialogue with fruitful thoughts and intellectual arguments from some of the brilliant theologians of our time. Come and enter into this meaningful discussion as we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit among us! Presented by the Liturgy and Music Commission of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

More information and registration coming soon at

Cincinnati Kosher BBQ Cook-Off & Festival

Join the fun at the third annual Cincinnati Kosher BBQ Cook-Off & Festival (CKBBQ) organized by Adath Israel Congregation. Sunday, July 14, 2 to 7 p.m.

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Jammin' at the James

St. James, Westwood, offers its second free summer concert on Saturday, July 27, featuring music from Bill Donaldson and the Less More Band. 5 to 8 p.m.

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Hot topics for religious professionals and youth

Nationwide Children's Hospital will sponsor a conference for religious leaders who work with young people to help equip them for conversations in the areas of youth suicide, cannabis, and LGBTQI+. At Tifereth Israel Congregation, Sept. 13, 9am to 2pm

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Book fair
Back to School Book Fair

St. Andrew’s, Evanston, Episcopal Church Women will present its third annual Gloria Turnage “Books Unplugged” back to school book and school supplies fair on Saturday, August 10. The ECW is partnering with several businesses, community organizations, Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel, three Cincinnati Academic Academies and the Evanston Community Recreation Center for the book fair, which will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Evanston Recreation Center.
From the calendar

July 4 & 5: Diocesan office closed
July 5-7: Family Camp 2: Sagrada Familia
July 11-14: Family Camp 3
July 15-20: Camp RISE
July 22-27: Youth Camp 3
July 31-Aug 3: Family Camp 4
Episcopal visitations

July 14
St. Luke's, Marietta (Breidenthal)
Register now for Cathedral Summer Camps
Cathedral Summer Camps
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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
More announcements
Save the Date!
Community Health Fair
August 21

Make plans to join us at St. Anne's, West Chester for a day of wellness and fun! Multiple vendors will be on hand to provide free or low-cost health screenings, plus sessions on healthy eating, pastoral counseling, mental health, finances and more.
Community events
Harmony for Habitat
The Episcopal Church

Bethany School

Bethany School

Holy Trinity, Oxford
The Edge House

Church of the Advent, Cincinnati

St. Barnabas, Montgomery

Calvary, Cincinnati
St. John's, Worthington
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