June 23, 2020
146th Annual Convention news
Nominations and proposed resolutions or changes to the Constitution and Canons are now being accepted for the the 146th Annual Convention, scheduled for Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

Other convention news:

  • Information about reporting the election of lay delegates is done on the Annual Reporting Form. Nearly 1/3 of our congregations have not yet filled out the form (which was due April 1), so we do not have accurate information to begin contacting delegates. Please fill out the form ASAP if it has not already been done.
  • Nomination forms and resolution submission forms are available on our convention site, DSOConvention.org. You can find a list of all the leadership positions that are up for election here.
  • All commissions that receive funds from the diocesan budget are expected to file an annual report to Convention. You can find the form to file the report here. The deadline to file is October 23.
  • A list of all notable dates and deadlines can be found on our convention site, DSOConvention.org.
  • Church delegations should begin talking now about which of their members may have trouble with participating in the Zoom pre-convention meeting and convention from lack of access to equipment or high speed internet. If any of your members have any challenges to full participation that you cannot work together to address, contact the bishop’s staff by clicking on the big red HELP button on the convention home page. Staff members will work one on one with any individual delegate to ensure their ability to participate.

Head on over to the 146th Convention primer over on DSOConnections.org to learn more about all things convention.
Kids4Peace offers virtual summer program on race

No one enjoys being uncomfortable, but it is necessary to do the work to change our communities. Middle & high schoolers can dive deep to unpack the privileges that we each hold at Uncomfortable: Race, Racism & Privilege.

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Lay Preaching Ministry
If you, as a lay person, are feeling called to the ministry of preaching, talk with your rector or priest-in-charge. If you both agree this may be a ministry to consider then visit the diocesan website to learn more and find an application for the Lay Preaching Ministry.

It is expected that all lay preachers have taken the first two years of Education for Ministry (EFM) or something equivalent. Classes generally meet one Saturday a month from September through May.

For more information contact the Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith at  rector@pats-dublin.org .
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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Join author 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.
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/
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
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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 The Episcopal Church
Invitation to participate in survey about sexual misconduct in The Episcopal Church

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.

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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.

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Follow the latest news of The Episcopal Church at Episcopal News Service: https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org
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 .