Assisting the victims of Dayton tornadoes
Tornado damage in Trotwood
The National Weather Service has confirmed that 21 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.

St. Margaret’s, Trotwood, has been actively engaged in relief response, serving as the epicenter of Trotwood tornado recovery operations. This small congregation has distributed thousands of meals, bottles of water, articles of clothing and other supplies to the victims. They could use our help! In addition to financial assistance ( click here to donate ), they are looking for donations of non-perishable food, hand sanitizer, round face masks, wipes, industrial gloves, trash bags, cleaning supplies, diapers and feminine hygiene products. ( They have plenty of bottled water and clothing are are no longer accepting donations of these items at this time .)

Donations can be dropped off at the church at 5301 Free Pike in Trotwood

Bottled water and supplies at St. Margaret's
Serving meals at St. Margaret's
Jammin' at the James: A summer concert series

St. James, Westwood, has partnered with the Gamble-Nippert YMCA and Westwood Works to present Jammin' at the James, a free community concert series. The first of the three family-friendly events will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 29.

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Join St. Andrew's at Cincinnati Reds African American Night

You are invited to join St. Andrew's Cincinnati, for a fun evening at the Cincinnati Reds African American Night game on Friday, June 28 at 6:40 pm. Tickets are $15 each and 50% of each ticket sold goes back to St. Andrew's. Win, win!

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The Episcopal Church at Pride
Episcopal Rainbow shield

St. John’s, Worthington will sponsor an entry into the 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This is a walking contingent only (no float or car), so participants will have to be able to walk the entire time.

The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m., but anyone participating should plan on meeting no later than 10 a.m. at the intersection of Park Street and Goodale Street (the southeast corner of Goodale Park) where the parade is being staged. The parade route is approximately 2 miles long, and travels down High Street to Bicentennial Park downtown. We have been assigned to Section D of the parade. We are near the front, so it is important for participants to arrive no later than 10 a.m. We expect that participants should be done by around 1:30 PM.


The Episcopal Churches of Southern Ohio will be represented at both the parade and the festival at Cincinnati Pride on June 22. The parade will start at the intersection of 7th Street and Central Avenue at 11 a.m. Bring your church banner, wear your t-shirts and be a part of the parade.
The Episcopal Churches in Southern Ohio is entry #150 in the parade. Walkers should arrive at the staging area (7th Street overpass and Gest Street) by no later than 10:15 a.m.

 Christ Church Cathedral has also generously provided an exhibit space at the Pride Festival, and volunteers are still needed for one-hour shifts in the booth from 12 - 9 p.m.

From the calendar

June 14-16: Family Camp 1
June 14: ELPASO graduation and dinner
June 15: Columbus Pride Parade
June 17-22: Youth Camp 1
June 22: Diocesan Council meeting
June 22: Cincinnati Pride parade and festival
June 24-29: Youth Camp 2
Episcopal visitations

June 16
St. Stephen's, Columbus (Breidenthal)
Trinity, Newark (Price)
June 23
All Saints, Portsmouth (Breidenthal)
St. James, Piqua (Price)
June 30
St. Luke's, Granville (Breidenthal)
Cathedral logo

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
Repeat announcements & events
grant funding
Grant resources

Campus Ministry Grants - deadline June 21

Episcopal Church Constable Grants - deadline August 10
All Saints Portsmouth
Anote's Ark
Harmony for Habitat
Big Provinicial Gathering July 12-13
Holy Trinity, Oxford

The Edge House

Bethany School

Church of the Advent, Cincinnati
St. John's, Worthington
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