June 1, 2021

God willing
The Right Reverend
Kenneth L. Price, Jr.
Bishop in Southern Ohio
will ordain
Patricia Marie Rose

to the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
on Saturday, June 12, 2021
The Feast of St. Bartholomew
at Christ Church Cathedral
Cincinnati, Ohio
Eleven o'clock in the morning 
Your prayers and presence are requested. This service will also be livestreamed.
Clergy: Red stoles
Meet your Creation Care and Formation Teams!
This week, all are invited to join us to learn about the Creation Care initiatives throughout the diocese, the Formation Learning Portal, and upcoming trainings from both teams! The team will also introduce some opportunities coming up from the new Creation Care & Environmental Justice Task Force.

There are two meet-ups scheduled:

Click on either of the dates above for the link to register.
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CoCL grants can help with your 'new normal'
Did you have some amazing plans for reaching out into your local community to share the loving message of Jesus Christ and the mission of the Episcopal Church?  In the midst of COVID did you have some great new ideas to try once COVID ended?  Are you coming out of COVID with new ideas for ministry?  

If you answered “yes” to any or one of these questions, then the Commission on Congregational Life may be of help. The Grant application for CoCL New Ministry Grants can be found here.

Also – if you have any questions or want to discuss your idea(s) please feel free to reach out to Fr. Seth Wymer, CoCL chair, at rector@stjohnlancaster.org.
Join the 2021 PIMIL virtual fundraising

The PIMIL Council made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person luncheon again this year. Instead, we will hold another virtual activity on July 17. Here's how you can help PIMIL reach its fundraising goal and get a tasty Liberian recipe too!

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CPG women's webinar to help battle pandemic fatigue, promote life balance
Let’s face it: It may feel like the past year has impacted our ability to function at our best. Did you know, though, that even small changes that affect body, mind, or spirit may improve your overall health?
At the Church Pension Group, we’re focused on your well-being—financial, mental, physical, and otherwise—so that you can continue to support The Episcopal Church.
Start your journey to wellness by attending Healthy Tips To Promote Balance in Your Life, a webinar especially designed for women, that will help you identify the simple lifestyle choices that can help promote balance in your life. JOIN US Thursday, June 3, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Coming up on the calendar
Meetings, events, etc.

2 - Zoom meet up with your Formation Team, 1 p.m.
3 - Zoom meet up with your Formation Team, 6:30 p.m.
4 - Church Foundation, 1 p.m.
5 - Diocesan Council, 9 a.m.
12 - Ordination of Deacons, 11 a.m.
16-19 - Family Camp 1
19 - Community of Deacons, 11 a.m.
20-26 - Senior High Camp
30 - July3 - Family Camp 2

Episcopal Visitations

6 - Christ Church, Ironton (Price)
13 - St. Philip's, Circleville (Price)
20 - Grace Church, Pomeroy (Price)
27 - St. Luke's, Marietta (Price)
Becoming Beloved Community
Connecting with Procter Center
Connecting with our cathedral
Repeat announcements
June is Pride Month
Pride flag
Most Pride activities were held virtually or shelved in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while 2021 is seeing a return to "sort of" normal, not all communities will be holding their usual Pride activities. Here is a list of some Pride activities in our communities so that Episcopalians can show up and support our LBGTIQ+ Community.

Hamilton will hold their inaugural Pride Festival with in-person activities on Saturday, June 5. A march will be held in downtown Hamilton beginning at 11 a.m., and a festival follows in Marcum Park from noon to 6 p.m. Trinity, Hamilton, will be representing the Episcopal Church well at both the parade and the festival, but they would love to have some more support from both the lay and clergy Episcopal community. You can find out more information about Hamilton Pride here, and if you would like to get involved, contact the Rev. Suzanne LeVesconte at slevesconte@gts.edu or 614.600.0110.

Hillsboro Against Racism and Discrimination will sponsor Hillsboro Pride on Saturday, June 5 at Liberty Park from 3 to 8 p.m. Learn more here.

The Greater Dayton LBGTIQ+ Center is planning a "reverse parade" on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. on 2nd Street in downtown Dayton. A festival follows at Courthouse Square from 12 to 4 p.m. You can learn more about Dayton Pride here.

Columbus will not hold any in-person Pride events this year, but Stonewall Columbus will hold a virtual Pride March on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. You can learn more about it here.

Equality Springfield is organizing the 2021 Pride event for Saturday, June 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Details are not yet all announced, but you can keep up with the latest information here.

Cincinnati will not be holding a parade or festival in-person this year, but a Pride Market featuring LGBTQ-owned and affirming businesses will be held on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Park in downtown Cincinnati. You can learn more about the Pride Market here.
Campus Ministry Grants
Campus Ministry grants for the 2021-22 program year are due no later than June 25, 2021. The grant application can be found on the diocesan website under Financial Assistance.

All those who receive Campus Ministry grant funds are required to participate in the Campus Ministry Collaborative, which consists of representatives of the campus ministries in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The Collaborative meets once a year in person at Procter Center and additional times via video conference. If you are applying for the first time, you will be asked to join the video conference meeting on July 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. to discuss your grant request and listen to the others.

Direct questions to the Rev. Deborah Woolsey at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.
News from The Episcopal Church
Job opportunities
Forward Movement
St. Patrick's, Lebanon
St. Patrick's, Dublin
St. Philip's, Columbus
Grace Church, College Hill
St. Paul's, Oakwood (Dayton)
See all job opportunities at https://episcopaliansinconnection.org/job-opportunities/. Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org.