Join EMM's innovative new program, Partners in Welcome

Episcopal Migration Ministries has launched an innovative new program called Partners in Welcome (PiW). This network is open to all organizations and individuals dedicated to welcoming newcomers, educating communities, and developing advocates.

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Public Policy news alerts for March 6, 2019

TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE THIS LENT: Make a change to your lifestyle that will help make a positive difference to climate change and create a sustainable future for our planet and for generations to come. Plus other topics in the news.

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Faith to Faith: An Interfaith forum on Sexual Assault

Join members and leaders of local faith communities in discussing better ways to address Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse in our midst. Sunday, March 31, 1:30 p.m. at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. FREE event.

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New event listings
Ibram X Kendi at Christ Church Cathedral Taft Lecture April 8 at 7 pm
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.
Discerning My Faith Journey workshop March 23 at St Philip Columbus
A workshop to help you discern what God is calling you to do next in your church or the wider church. Saturday, March 23 at St. Philip's, Columbus.

2019 Episcopal Church Women Province V annual conference
April 26-28, 2019 
“Growing in Grace and Gratitude” 
Springfield, IL
The Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project
A documentary screening and discussion opportunity with sociologist Joan Ferrante
Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. at St. Philip’s, Columbus. S ponsored by the Sacred Conversations Group, a collaboration of the Episcopal churches of St. Philip’s and Saint Mark’s Columbus, St. John’s, Worthington, and First Unitarian Universalist of Columbus.

2019 Lenten offerings and resources
New posts this week:

Lenten Healing services at St. Barnabas, Montgomery; Wednesdays at noon

Walk in Love: Christian Belief & Practice; Lenten series at Calvary, Clifton, Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

The Way of Love Study; Lenten series at St. Barnabas, Montgomery, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.



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The Big Read

The reading schedule for this week is Acts chapters 13-14. You can see the entire schedule with links to each day's reading both in English and in Spanish at dsobeloved.org/big-read-home/

You can also read blog posts to accompany each reading at dsobeloved.org/blog/ .
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.

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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. 

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From the calendar

Mar 7: Trustees meeting
Mar 9: Anti-Racism training
Mar 9: Lay Worship Leader training
Mar 13: CoCL meeting
Mar 14: ACCR meeting
Mar 16: Diocesan Council meeting
Episcopal visitations

Mar 10
St. Peter's, Delaware (Price)
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 http://www.dsoconnections.org/calendar/
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,  https://cincinnaticathedral.com/ . Applications for this round of funding will be accepted Feb. 1 - March 31, 2019.
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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.

Mar 12 : Consort in the Egg: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
Mar 19 : The Southbank Quartet: Music for strings 
Mar 26 : Kirsten Homdrom: Piano music from four continents
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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 cincinnaticathedral.org.
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: proctercenter.org/camp .
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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 proctercenter.org
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.

Upcoming events
Lay positions

Calvary, Cincinnati

Bethany School

Bethany School

Bethany School

The Episcopal Church Center

Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Clergy positions

St. Paul's, Greenville

St. John's, Lancaster/St. Paul's, Logan

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

St. Luke's, Granville
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