June 9, 2020
Episcopalians for Poor People's Campaign
Episcopal Justice Assembly
Dear Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement,

We want justice – but what do we do now?

Join us for an Episcopal Justice Assembly on June 10 at 6 PM EST. Now is the time to build our collective energy and moral vision. We will learn from Episcopalians who are leaders in the fight for economic and racial justice, speaking to this moment of crisis. This is our opportunity to share experiences and reflect on our communal call to faithful action in anticipation of the National Poor People’s Digital March on Washington June 20.  Register here to join the June 10th Assembly .

We have a long-term crisis of poverty and inequality, and of a society that has long ignored the names – Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, George Floyd, Freddy Gray – a crisis counts over 100,000 COVID victims, and looming crisis of 140 million people who just one more one emergency away from being poor.

The Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington will be a transformative digital event driving Jesus’ vision and justice’s agenda into the heart of the national narrative. In this unprecedented moment, Episcopalians are telling the truth about the dire failures of our society and sharing the key to real and lasting change that lies within our communities.

What you can do now: 
  1. Sign up to join us on 6/10 – Register here
  2. Register for the Poor People’s Campaign – The “Episcopalian” link is here
  3. Share with your parish and diocese.

Join us in coming together in a bold new way on June 10.

In the love of Christ that brings justice for all,

Episcopal Presiding Bishop’s Office
Department of Racial Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care
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Calvary Cincinnati honors those persecuted
Parishioners at Calvary, Cincinnati, placed flowers at the feet of the Homeless Jesus statue to honor George Floyd and all those who have been persecuted.
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
Anti-Racism training
Saturday, June 27
10 AM – 3 PM (via Zoom) with a break for lunch
“...For us Americans, the chief struggle that grips us daily is racism, from within us and from whatever direction it attacks us. We cannot deal with this unless we are open to the Spirit of truth, and we cannot dare to be open to that Spirit unless we trust in the justice and mercy of God,” wrote Bishop Breidenthal upon the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis.  

One way that the Diocese of Southern Ohio addresses the racism within us and around us is through Anti-Racism Training. The training is required of diocesan leaders, including members of commissions and committees, church staff, and vestry members. Training is a two step process:

  1. Before registering for the workshop, view one of the videos in the Racial Justice section on the DSO Learning Site https://dsolearning.org/courses-list/#racialjustice. You will be asked for feedback on the video on your registration form.
  2. Go to our event calendar and register for the Zoom training on Saturday, June 27.  You will be sent a link to the training after you have registered.

There is no cost for the Zoom training.  Questions? Contact Canon Lee Anne Reat at  lareat@diosohio.org  or Debby Stokes-Wayne at  dstokes1@live.com.
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
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.
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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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Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Contact us at 513.621.1817 or visit cincinnaticathedral.com.
Connecting with Procter Center
Support Procter Center through the Big Give
It is time for the Big Give , which is a Big Opportunity for your Procter Center to raise much needed funds for camperships. Even though we can’t have camp this summer, we know the need will be greater than ever next summer! Please consider a making a gift to the campership fund though the Big Give. There is a bonus pool match that will help your donation go further.

You can find us at columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store . Search for Procter Camp and Conference Center. Thank you for supporting your Procter Center. We are looking forward to serving more kids than ever next year.
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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

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 .