Nominations accepted for Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna

Is there a senior member of your congregation who is the epitome of positive aging? The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is now accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into the class of 2019.

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"Love God, Love Neighbor: Advocacy in Action," June 27-28

Registration is now open for "Love God, Love Neighbor: Advocacy in Action," a two-day interactive training for clergy and laity interested in developing or improving their advocacy skills.

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Grant funding for sacred places

The National Fund for Sacred Places is a comprehensive program that provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities. Apply by May 1.

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Advocacy Day April 2

Join with the Hunger Network in Ohio and members of the faith community on Tuesday, April 2, to lift our voices together calling on our elected officials to remember the hungry in our state budget!

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Pathway to Sustainability: Food Symposium at CHCA

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) will host a food symposium April 4-5, 2019, for interested people to gather to discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation.

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Clergy Tax Talk 2019

Clergy taxes are never easy, and once again, there are new rules that you or your accountant need to be aware of. The financial education specialists at Church Pension Group will be highlighting them in a webinar March 19 and 21.

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New event listings
Evensong for Lent

St. John’s, Worthington , invites you to a service of Evensong for Lent on Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. (prelude beginning at 4:45)
The Other Talk

St. Barnabas, Montgomery, will host an educational session on Sunday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. Topics include wills, estate plans, financials, housing with aging, medical care, socialization, and end-of-life planning.

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How to Human: A Women's Retreat with Alice Connor

The women of St. Barnabas, Montgomery, are holding a retreat March 29-30 at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center. The retreat is themed around Alice Connor’s upcoming book, How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World.

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2019 Lenten offerings and resources
New posts this week:

Evensong for Lent, Sunday March 24 at 5 p.m. St. John's, Worthington

Choral Evensong, Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral

Submit your Lenten offerings for publication here
The Big Read

The reading schedule for this week is Acts chapters 15-17. You can see the entire schedule with links to each day's reading both in English and in Spanish at

You can also read blog posts to accompany each reading at .
Luke/Acts Colloquium

Join us on April 27 as we end the Luke/Acts Big Read with a day of brilliant scholarship, calls to action, and articulations of hope for our life as a diocese and the life of the world.
2019 Convocation: Becoming Beloved Community Together
On May 11, our diocese will have the opportunity to come together in fellowship for a day-long celebration of our Becoming Beloved Community vision at  Convocation 2019: Becoming Beloved Community Together .

This  free   intergenerational day of celebration will invite us to respond to the call to follow Jesus and seek ways to discover the image of God in all our neighbors. This gathering will be an opportunity to spend time building relationships and learning how to work toward Beloved Community in your parish and community.
From the calendar

Mar 13: CoCL meeting
Mar 14: ACCR meeting
Mar 16: Diocesan Council meeting
Mar 23: Lay Worship Leader training (Part 2)
Mar 31: Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday
Episcopal visitations

Mar 17
St. Patrick's, Dublin (Price)
Grace Church, Cincinnati (Rivera)
Mar 24
St. Philip's, Circleville (Price)
April 7
Good Shepherd, Athens (Price)
Have you seen our new & improved events calendar featuring both diocesan and locally sponsored events? Check it out at
Taft Lecture Series
The Taft Lecture Committee of  Christ Church Cathedral proudly presents 
Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America , a lecture by Ibram X. Kendi, on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Community grants available

The Community Grants Committee of the Christ Church Cathedral provides grants to community non-profits that support important missional work. For some time, the Committee has given grants to Cincinnati area non-profits.The Committee has now decided to explore making grants to community non-profits in other areas of the diocese by partnering with churches in the diocese who may seek to support non-profits in their communities. 

Details can be found on the Outreach tab at the Cathedral web site, . Applications for this round of funding will be accepted Feb. 1 - March 31, 2019.
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Christ Church Cathedral choir. Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m.
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Short Service) – Orlando Gibbons
Tu solus qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez

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Music Live@Lunch

Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series. Free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the cathedral. More info at

Mar 19 : The Southbank Quartet: Music for strings 
Mar 26 : Kirsten Homdrom: Piano music from four continents
April 2 : Todd Hepburn (piano): Jazz, ragtime, and Americana
April 9 : Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band
April 16 : Christ Church Cathedral Choir: Music for Holy Week
April 23 : Danielle Hundley (flute) with other musicians
April 30 :Wild Carrot: American roots music
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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
Connecting with Procter Center
Procter Center is in need of fabrics and a sewing machine. Kindly ship or drop off donations, Procter Center 11235 St. Rt. 38 SE, London, OH 43140.
Take the plunge! Camp registration is now open

Summer is around the corner and many of you are planning out camps, daycare and vacation. Register now to save your spot at Procter Summer Camp in 2019!

Procter has Youth Camps for children entering 3-12th grades, and intergenerational Family Camps for all ages. Family Camps are open to groups of friends, couples, single folks, and non traditional families. If camp seems out of reach financially, take a look at our website for details about campership. We always make a camp experience possible, regardless of a family’s financial situation. Find out more about our program, campership, and register through our website: .
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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38 SE in London, Ohio. For more information, call (740)206.2036 or visit
2019 Annual Reporting for congregations
The information you provide on your Parochial Report is just the beginning of what your diocesan staff needs to know in order to help you more efficiently.

Each year, congregations should also fill out an Annual Reporting Form for the diocese immediately after holding their Annual Meeting. This newly updated form provides the staff with current information regarding office contact information, lay leadership, ministry leaders, facilities information, human resources, financial information and more.

The deadline to fill out the Annual Reporting Form is April 1 . The form can be accessed on the diocesan website under Resources for Congregations , or at this direct link.

Updating the Supply Clergy list
We are undergoing the process to update the list of clergy who are willing to fill in as 
supply around the diocese. 

Any clergy who are currently listed or wish to be listed as Supply Clergy, please fill out  this form by March 31.
Upcoming events
The Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project
Lay positions

Calvary, Cincinnati

Bethany School

Bethany School

Bethany School

The Episcopal Church Center

Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Clergy positions

St. Andrew's Episcopal/Good Shepherd Lutheran, Washington CH

St. Luke's, Granville
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