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.

CityHeart

CityHeart  is the community outreach program at  Christ Church, Dayton .They are responding as best they can to meet the needs of their neighbors in the community. CityHeart is a small but critical link in the system of emergency assistance in Dayton and Montgomery County.

At this time, CityHeart is depleting its financial resources in order to serve both the community it normally helps and to help the tornado victims that are referred to them by larger agencies (that are also overwhelmed).

CityHeart is in need of donations to help alleviate the impact to their budget. Direct donations to CityHeart can be made electronically via PayPal at their website  www.daytoncityheart.org , or by check made payable to CityHeart, c/o Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton, OH 45402.

Presidential disaster declaration
Ohio was awarded a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance (IA) June 18 for ten counties that were impacted by the Memorial Day tornado outbreak See announcement
Youth to take Civil Rights pilgrimage

Eleven teenagers and seven adults from Columbus area churches will go on a Civil Rights pilgrimage together June 25 - July 1, visiting important sites in Atlanta, Selma, and Montgomery. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @columbusyouth

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Public Policy news alerts for June 18, 2019

This issue concentrates on environmental issues critical to the preservation of our planet and environment. ALERT: State lawmakers seek to ban plastic bags in Ohio.

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HB 6 speeding through Senate hearings

House Bill 6, misleadingly called Creates Clean Air Program, is currently speeding through hearings in the Ohio Senate after being passed in the House. The Senate could vote on it in the next couple of days. Write to representatives in the Senate!

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Celebration of New Ministry

Your presence and prayers are requested as, God willing, the Right Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, will install the Rev. J. Devin Rodgers as the 8th rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

Saturday June 29 at 10:30 AM
333 S Drexel Ave. in Bexley.

Clergy are invited to vest in cassock, surplice and red stoles.Clergy please RSVP to  admin@stalbansbexley.org

Childcare provided.

Please join us for a reception following the service.
PIMIL annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction

Join Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL) for a spectacular celebration of its 10th annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, July 10, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The theme is "Bloom Where you Are Planted"

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Kids4Peace Cincinnati Interfaith Day Camp

Join us this summer for the 4th annual Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp July 29 - August 2. Registration is now open! Begin an exciting journey of meeting new friends from across the Cincinnati area, and become a leader for peace in your community!

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Humanitarian aid in Maine

Bishop Stephen Lane and Bishop-elect Thomas Brown of the Diocese of Maine have written seeking assistance with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Maine, where scores of asylum seekers have already arrived in Portland and at least 150 more are expected to follow. Learn more here or text EXPO to 91999 to donate.
The Episcopal Church at Pride
Episcopal Rainbow shield
Cincinnati

Parade
The parade will start at the intersection of 7th Street and Central Avenue at 11 a.m. on June 22. 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.

Festival
 Join us from 12 to 9 p.m. at Booth #369 at Sawyer Point park for the Pride Festival! V olunteers are still needed for one-hour shifts in the booth from 6 to 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m., as well as for tearing down the booth at 9 p.m. You can sign up here .

From the calendar

June 17-22: Youth Camp 1
June 22: Diocesan Council meeting
June 22: Cincinnati Pride parade and festival
June 24-29: Youth Camp 2
July 4: Diocesan office closed
Episcopal visitations

June 23
All Saints, Portsmouth (Breidenthal)
St. James, Piqua (Price)
June 30
St. Luke's, Granville (Breidenthal)
Register now for Cathedral Summer Camps
Cathedral Summer Camps
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 cincinnaticathedral.org.
Repeat announcements & events
grant funding
Grant resources

Campus Ministry Grants - deadline June 21

Episcopal Church Constable Grants - deadline August 10
Harmony for Habitat
Big Provinicial Gathering July 12-13
Bethany School

Holy Trinity, Oxford

The Edge House

Bethany School

Church of the Advent, Cincinnati
Church of the Advent, Cincinnati

St. Barnabas, Montgomery

Calvary, Cincinnati

Trinity, Covington (KY)
St. John's, Worthington
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