Assisting the victims of Dayton tornadoes
Tornado damage in Trotwood
Twenty-one 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.

Volunteer opportunities

Declare Worship Community has created a site with various volunteer opportunities for faith communities. Two specific items:

All are invited to join one of two engagement meetings on Thursday, June 27 to discuss housing support and a school supply project through Crayons to Classrooms. Meetings will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 1750 Woodman Drive in Dayton. Learn more

Connect with other churches/denominations about continuing collaboration through the next season of relief efforts on Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. at Restoration Church, 904 Vernon Drive, Dayton. If you would like to be a part of this core team, contact John Pyron with Lutheran Social Services Disaster Services team.

The diocese continues with the collection of monetary donations for Dayton tornado victims to distribute as needs arrive. Learn more
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief and Development
You're invited to the conversation

This year, Episcopal Relief & Development is taking a closer look at how people are overlooked in disaster recovery systems and what church leaders can do to support whole-community recovery after disasters. To kick off this conversation, join US Disaster Program staff in a facilitated conversation about NPR’s recent reporting on  income inequality and disaster recovery

To join the conversation,  read this article  and then register for the timeslot you would prefer. Click on the link to register:
Diocese receives United Thank Offering grant

The Diocese of Southern Ohio was awarded a $25,000 United Thank Offering grant to fund A Learning Journey: A Path to Crossing Boundaries Together.

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Update on HB 6: Nuclear bailout and renewable energy bill

The nuclear bailout and renewable energy bill may reach Senate floor this week: please ask your state senator to insist on preserving Ohio’s renewable energy and energy conservation programs.

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Educate, equip and engage with EPPN

The Episcopal Public Policy Network has selected Ohio as one of their pilot states for localized alerts. Consider joining the alerts to proactively effect the current legislation which addresses priorities of The Episcopal Church.

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Executive Council adopts vaccination policies

The Executive Council has adopted policies for vaccination standards within Episcopal institutions and programs; including that all participants and staff participating are vaccinated in accordance with the CDC Immunization Schedule or state law.

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Overtime for non-exempt employees

As you prepare for your 2020 budget, take note of the proposed HR legislation change dealing with overtime for non-exempt employees that raises the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemptions.

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Nominations accepted to fill vacancy on Executive Council

Nominations to serve as a member of The Episcopal Church Executive Council are now being accepted through July 31, 2019.

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From the calendar

June 24-29: Youth Camp 2
July 4 & 5: Diocesan office closed
July 5-7: Family Camp 2: Sagrada Familia
July 11-14: Family Camp 3
July 15-20: Camp RISE
Episcopal visitations

June 30
St. Luke's, Granville (Breidenthal)
July 14
St. Luke's, Marietta (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
More announcements
grant funding
Grant resources

Episcopal Church Constable Grants - deadline August 10
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

Childcare provided.

Please join us for a reception following the service.
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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Save the Date!
Diocesan-wide Health Fair
August 21

Make plans to join us at St. Anne's, West Chester for a day of wellness and fun! Multiple vendors will be on hand to provide free or low-cost health screenings, plus sessions on healthy eating, pastoral counseling, mental health, finances and more.
Community events
Big Provinicial Gathering July 12-13
Harmony for Habitat
Bethany School

Bethany School

Holy Trinity, Oxford

The Edge House
Bethany School

Church of the Advent, Cincinnati

St. Barnabas, Montgomery

Calvary, Cincinnati
St. John's, Worthington
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