May 11, 2021
A note from Bishop Price
Bishop Price
To all clergy and laity:
During the time I have been serving as your bishop, I have tried to keep in regular touch via Zoom calls. Next week will be my last calls before stepping away from this position. They have been set for clergy and laity combined, and will take place on May 19 at 1 p.m. and May 20 at 10 a.m. Any clergy or lay person can register for either call by clicking on the links below.

The topic for our last call is Compassion Fatigue. I will have some resources to share regarding how we can be supportive as we re-engage ministry post-COVID and how we, as pastoral caretakers, can cope with issues raised during the past year. I hope in our discussion time those folks on the call will share how they and their church are handling life at this time. It will also be a time to allow people from all corners of the diocese to touch base with one another. I hope to see many of you on the Zoom screen next week.
Bishop Ken Price 

Registration links:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Coming up on the calendar
Meetings, events, etc.

12 - Bishop Transition Listening Session, 7 p.m.
13 - ACCR meeting, 3:30 p.m.
13 - Bishop Transition Listening Session, 7 p.m.
14 - Bishop Transition Listening Session, 7 p.m.
15 - Deadline for registering confirmands for Area Confirmations
15 - Community of Deacons, 11 a.m.
15 - Bishop Transition Listening Session, 11 a.m.
11 - Bishop Transition Listening Session, 2 p.m.
19 - Open Zoom gathering with Bishop Price, 1 p.m.
20 - Open Zoom gathering with Bishop Price, 10 a.m.
21 - Budget Committee, 12 p.m.
23 - Regional Confirmations, 2 p.m.
30 - Deadline for requests for live stream/ technology evaluations
30 - William Cooper Procter Fund application deadline
31 - Memorial Day holiday


4 - Church Foundation, 1 p.m.
5 - Diocesan Council, 9 a.m.
12 - Ordination of Deacons, 11 a.m.

Episcopal Visitations

16 - Holy Trinity, Bellaire
23 - Christ Church, Dayton
30 - Trinity on Capitol Square, Columbus


6 - Christ Church, Ironton
13 - Trinity, London
20 - Grace Church, Pomeroy
27 - St. Luke's, Marietta
Area Confirmations
Area confirmations will be offered at three in-person locations on Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. 

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati
  • St. Mark's, Upper Arlington
  • Christ Church, Dayton

Clergy should register confirmands by May 15. The link can be found on the Bishops' Office page.

Congregations in the East region with confirmands that cannot attend one of the area confirmations are welcome to bring them to Christ Church, Ironton, on June 6 during Bishop Price's visitation there. Contact Ann Sabo for more information.
Church Foundation Grants
The Church Foundation, an elected body of the diocese, awards grants primarily for one-time capital projects and/or emergency assistance for facility improvements. We are accepting Church Foundation applications at this time and any pending applications need to be submitted by Monday, May 24, for the trustees to discuss at their June 4 meeting. 

Click here for more information on how to apply for a Church Foundation grant, visit  or contact the Rev. David Getreu at
Campus Ministry Grants
Campus Ministry grants for the 2021-22 program year are due no later than June 25, 2021. The grant application can be found on the diocesan website under Financial Assistance.

All those who receive Campus Ministry grant funds are required to participate in the Campus Ministry Collaborative, which consists of representatives of the campus ministries in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The Collaborative meets once a year in person at Procter Center and additional times via video conference. If you are applying for the first time, you will be asked to join the video conference meeting on July 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. to discuss your grant request and listen to the others.

Direct questions to the Rev. Deborah Woolsey at
Becoming Beloved Community
As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God.
Advocacy briefing: Voting Rights
HB 294 introduced, raises hurdles to early and absentee voting
Ohio now becomes the 48th state to consider restrictions in early and absentee voting with HB 294, sponsored by Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati).

May 12 forum to discuss Ohio’s redistricting process
Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD of Ohio Common Cause will explain the huge changes in Ohio’s redistricting process that will be implemented for the first time this year after constitutional amendments passed by over 70% of Ohio voters in every county. 

Advocacy briefings are compiled by Ariel Miller, a member of Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming, and a member of the diocesan Becoming Beloved Community Leadership Team.
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Connecting with Procter Center
You are never too old to play! Introducing Silver Camp
Procter Camp for those 50+
August 2 - 5
The Rev. Steve Cuff, Silver Camp Director

Come away for a time to experience Procter Camp with others who’ve been practicing life for a while. We will explore a theme of Spirituality & Aging, with lodging in the comfortable Thompson Lodge (single or double rooms available), enjoy delicious Procter meals, and many beloved camp activities: arts & crafts, fishing, swimming, worship, gardening, campfire, and more! There are a limited number of accessible rooms available and we’ll have a golf cart on-hand to facilitate full participation.

Don’t delay, register today!
Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live at Lunch
Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature these upcoming performances listed below in May. Currently these free concerts are being live streamed via Facebook on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.

May 18: Ron Esposito (Tibetan prayer bowls)
May 25: Cincinnati Recorder Consort
Ascension Day Eucharist
Thursday, May 13
7 p.m.

The Acts of the Apostles tells us that 40 days after his resurrection, Jesus was taken up into heaven, having instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit and appointing them " the ends of the earth." We invite you to join us for our Ascension Day observance (one of the seven principal feasts in the Episcopal Church) at a festive Eucharist in person or online. Anthems: God is Gone Up – Gerald Finzi; All People Clap Your Hands – Thomas Weelkes.
Link to live stream is
Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) convention watch party
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Monday June 14
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year’s virtual AAM convention is open to members and non-members alike at no cost! Information about the conference is available here. You are warmly invited to enjoy fellowship with colleagues as we watch the convention together on a large screen in the cathedral nave. Parking vouchers, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

For anyone interested in playing the cathedral’s new organs (C.B. Fisk Opus 148 and Richards Fowkes & Co. Opus 24), come early! We will make the instruments available 9 to 11 a.m.
In order to attend the watch party, please:
  • Register for the conference
  • RSVP to Doug Bruestle by Monday, June 7, indicating any dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, etc.)
  • Follow all current COVID safety guidelines (masking, distancing, sign in for contact tracing, etc.)
Summer Art Camp: June 7-11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 7-12
Summer Music Camp: June 21-25, Ages 8-14

*In Response to COVID-19
All programming is subject to change due to pandemic-related restrictions. Whenever possible, we will offer services and concerts via live stream if in-person gatherings are not permitted. Please check the cathedral website ( for updates throughout the season.
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CEEP webinar: Millennials and the Episcopal Church
Wednesday, May 12
3 p.m.

How does the Episcopal Church attract a new generation of serious seekers into its pews? Many parish profiles and strategic plans foreground the desire for greater numbers of “young families” or “young people” as parishes grapple with aging memberships and donor bases. At the same time, many congregations feel structurally and conceptually ill-equipped to meet the needs and interests of Millennials.

Faith Communities Go Green!
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Faith Communities Go Green, a Green Umbrella Impact Team, is a collaborative project to bring all faith communities together to integrate care of our natural world through action. You are invited to our fifth Faith Communities Go Green Impact Team meeting to learn about the important work we are doing.

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

We need to hear your thoughts and ideas. Like you, we are concerned about climate change and environmental justice. Research has shown that faith communities have the power to change people’s attitudes and daily habits to live more sustainably and equitably.

Green Umbrella is the regional sustainability alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Visit our webpage for more information Join our team, sign up for our next event and complete our survey.

The Faith Communities Go Green Impact Team meeting Zoom link

Join us on this important journey. The planet is not waiting for us to figure out how to live more sustainably.
Repeat announcements
Photos needed
Our diocesan website relies on quality, interesting images to keep the site new and fresh. We incorporate several pictures from around the diocese in sliders on both the home page and most interior pages.

Send in your photos! We're looking for some fresh images of Episcopalians doing stuff in their communities or closeups of elements of our beautiful worship spaces. Photos shot on mobile devices are acceptable, with the following conditions: Photos need to be high resolution (send at largest original size) and shot in landscape orientation (that means turn your phone sideways!). Send photos to Julie Murray at
Faith in Life offers assistance for live streaming

Faith in Life has made available funds for congregations that would like to have their current live stream capabilities evaluated by a consultant and receive recommendations for enhancing their current technology.

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A Post-Pandemic Pilgrimage/Study Trip to the Holy Land

July 27 - August 6, 2021. Explore the sites of the Holy Land (Jerusalem, West Bank, and Galilee) through the theological lens of a pluralist Orthodox Rabbi, an Israeli political activist and a religious educator and Episcopal priest.

Read more
Connecting with The Episcopal Church
Episcopal Relief & Development supports CASA India in COVID-19 response
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting its partner Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in responding to needs created by the current COVID-19 crisis in India. CASA is conducting COVID-19 educational awareness campaigns and supplying personal protective equipment and hygiene kits to rural communities.

CASA has identified 15 villages in the Nandurbar District of western India where the organization has relationships to leverage in providing assistance. Due to the remote locations of the villages and lack of Internet connectivity, many in the communities are not aware of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are misconceptions about the vaccine. Additionally, many members of the communities are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 due to malnutrition and weakened immunity. In April, the Nandubar District reported an 81% increase in cases.
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