June 16, 2020
Poor People's Campaign Moral March on Washington June 20
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington  will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. A global pandemic is exposing even more the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

On June 20, the 140 million poor and low-income people across this nation will be heard! This two-hour program will be broadcast on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Visit  June2020.org  to tune in. Please join in to support this important gathering of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, preached during the Holy Eucharist service at the National Cathedral on Sunday, June 14. You can view the recorded sermon  here
Participants in our Becoming Beloved Community team heard about the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, which is a faith movement for moral revival to bring about the structural changes needed to overcome the suffering of poverty.

Those of us who took part in the extraordinary nationwide Episcopal Justice Assembly last Wednesday night were also welcomed to join the June 20 Moral Digital March on Washington by the Poor People’s Campaign, modeled on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign and March on Washington 50 years ago.  
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The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Stewardship of Creation, speaking to over 400 people last week in the Episcopal Justice Assembly.
Here is the link to sign up for the June 20 Moral Digital March. This will also add you to the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, led by the Revs. Susan Smith and Joan Van Becelaere of Columbus.
 
And there is an Ohio Orientation for the June 20 meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
OHPPC Orientation & Networking Event, more info and registration,  bitly.com/OHPPCOrientation
Virtual Pilgrimage for Racial Justice
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You are invited to a virtual pilgrimage for racial justice with leading theologians from across the Episcopal Church June 23-25.

We’ve all watched the protests over the last several weeks and we want to find ways to join our voices to ending racism. Our faith tells us that we are all made in the image of God and that racism is a sin. It causes suffering for people of color in our community. It affects all of us.

We have the chance together to listen to our neighbors and to learn from leaders in our Church who are helping all of us address this historic problem that is again front-page news.

Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City, has partnered with Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Dean Kelly Brown Douglas to design an immersive online experience to learn, pray and act for racial justice. 

As people of faith, we have an opportunity—and an obligation—to work toward a world that reflects the beauty, diversity, and mutuality of God’s creation. The time is now.

You can see the full schedule and register for the pilgrimage here or on Facebook. The pilgrimage will include a combination of virtual gatherings and self-guided study and reflection. 
Waking Up White: Forum and Q&A
Presented by Calvary, Cincinnati
Saturday, July 18
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Forum
  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Deeper dive into the book Waking Up White with author Q&A
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Calvary, Cincinnati, invites you to explore the realities of race in our day-to-day.

When Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race published in January 2014, author Debby Irving provided a “Racism 101” for white people and a rare exposé on whiteness for people of color. It was the book she wished someone had handed her decades ago. “Like most white Americans, I completely misunderstood what racism was and how it had always been operating in my life and in my white community.”

Join Debby Irving, clergy, and leaders of Calvary Church, Cincinnati in this opportunity to explore the realities of racism that are embedded into our personal experience day to day in the safety of a church community. The author asks that there are no recordings of this online event, so please plan to attend online or join a subsequent book study to access the content.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom Webinar room. Space is limited. Make sure to secure your slot A.S.A.P.
Upcoming CEEP Network webinars
The CEEP Network and our partners are pleased to present the following webinars to strengthen lay and clergy leaders across a changed and changing church. While we recognize COVID-19 remains a central focus for the church, this week, we expand our offerings to include webinars on other important and pressing topics. In the first of what will be ongoing conversations, the CEEP Network is pleased to bring together leaders from across the country in a discussion about the church’s response to the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing protests and calls for reform and renewal. We are also honored to partner in a webinar on the future of faith and another on the church and the arts. 

Upcoming Webinar Topics:

  • Stewardship and Clergy: Navigating During Crisis 6/17 at 3pm EDT
  • Power, Protest, Social Change: Faithfully Responding to Systemic Racism and Inequity 6/17 at 7pm EDT
  • What is the church of the future? Will church—as we know it—even exist? 6/19 at 3pm EDT
  • Understanding & Assessing Risk in a Portfolio 6/22 at 3pm EDT
  • Innovation in the Moment: Connecting Communities Together Today 6/24 at 3pm EDT
  • Art and Pandemic: A Conversation with artists, community leaders, and writers about COVID-19 6/24 at 7pm EDT
  • Learnings from the Markets in 2020: A Guide for Church Fiduciaries 7/20 at 3pm EDT

To register for these webinars or view previous webinars, visit ceepnetwork.org/ceep-resources/
Online Summer book club continues in June
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Looking for a good book to read and people with whom to discuss it? Join Cathedral Canon Paul Williams and Diocesan Canon Lee Anne Reat for a series of book studies this summer. We will meet once a month through August via Zoom to discuss popular books.

The next gathering is Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing A Pilgrimage to Eternity  by Timothy Egan.
Join the discussion! Register at https://dsoepiscopal.org/online-book-club/
Bethany School Virtual Info Session
Bethany School Virtual Info Sessions
Looking for a great way to find out more about Bethany School? Here is your chance. We will be holding virtual informational sessions through Zoom throughout the summer. On these calls, you will be able to speak with the Head of School, Dean of Academics, Dean of Student Life, faculty, and staff. We will also be inviting a few current parents and students. We look forward to hosting this event for you and hope you will find it informative. As always, if you have questions feel free to give a call to Sharon Shumard at 513.771.7462 ext. 1109.

The next session will be held on June 23, 2020 at 5:30. Learn more
Global Pride 2020
Global Pride 2020
Our local Pride celebrations may have been cancelled or postponed, but we can still join together in June to celebrate Pride!

On Saturday June 27, Pride organizations from across the world will celebrate  Global Pride 2020 . With musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures, there will be 24 hours of content streamed that reflects and celebrates the beautiful diversity of LGBTI+ people everywhere.

Global Pride will be live-streamed and you can watch anywhere with a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. Sign up to the event on  Facebook  to make sure you get all the updates.
Connecting with our cathedral
Virtual summer camps at the cathedral
Cathedral Summer art camp
Mondays & Fridays
June 15 - July 3
Cathedral music camp
Various days
June 22- July 1
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Want to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Christ Church Cathedral? Check out the Weekly GPS , an e-newsletter sent out every Friday that includes all the upcoming (virtual) offerings at the cathedral.
Connecting with Procter Center
Thank you for a record-breaking Big Give!
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The Procter Center Board and Staff would like to thank you for the generous donations that we received during the Big Give. The results were $3,720 donated by 25 people and we are very grateful for your continued support of the Center. We look forward to sharing the Procter Camp experience with even more children next summer.
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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38 SE in London, OH. Contact us at 740.206.2036 or visit us at proctercenter.org.
Connecting with The Episcopal Church
United Thank Offering presents the inaugural Great EpisGOpal Race!
The United Thank Offering (UTO) invites all to support the 2020 Ingathering by joining them in gratitude, grabbing a pair of sneakers, and racing YOUR way in the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race. Anytime between July 22 – July 31, choose a preferred mode and distance and race to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Participants can bike a 10K, run a half marathon, skate a mile, and more—the options are limitless. All of the funds that are raised will be collected for the 2020 UTO Ingathering and dispersed to ministries responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Invitation to participate in survey about sexual misconduct in The Episcopal Church
A letter to Episcopalians from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings.

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:

In early 2018, we issued a call for The Episcopal Church to come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years. That work began to take shape at General Convention 2018 when the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation submitted more than twenty resolutions and the House of Bishops held a Liturgy of Listening to lament and confess the church’s role in harassment, exploitation and abuse.

Since General Convention, several task forces have been hard at work carrying out the resolutions of convention that address gender-based discrimination and violence. Today we are asking you to assist one of those groups—the Task Force on Women, Truth and Reconciliation—by taking an online survey designed to assess patterns of church-based harassment and abuse and the effect that it has on victims. Please take the survey online by July 1, 2020.


In this time of national upheaval, outrage, and fear, The Episcopal Church’s Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care and the Office of Government Relations have assembled resources to assist individuals, congregations and communities seeking to LEARN, PRAY and ACT. 

Learn more
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Connecting with job opportunities
St. Barnabas, Montgomery
St. Andrew's, Pickerington
Holy Trinity, Oxford
See all job opportunities at https://episcopaliansinconnection.org/job-opportunities/. Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org .