November 11, 2020
Canonical change
Canonical change vote results
The convention voted overwhelming to adopt changes to our canons that will allow Southern Ohio to join a regional compact of dioceses to form a regional disciplinary board for Title IV matters. If the Diocese of Ohio votes this weekend to also join the compact, these changes will take place on January 1, 2021.
Resolutions
The convention considered four resolutions, from holding an online convention to advocating for political non-violence.

  • R2020-01: Resolution for a Virtual Convention – PASSED
  • R2020-02: Mission Share Incentive Plan – PASSED
  • R2020-03: Political Change through Non-violence – PASSED AS AMENDED
  • R2020-04: A Resolution Authorizing Diocesan Council to Respond to the Standing Committee’s Episcopal Transition Plans – PASSED
Voting Results
You can see all ballot results here
Elections
Several individuals were elected by convention to leadership roles within the diocese.

BUDGET COMMITTEE (LAY)
  • Ann Brack, Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming

DIOCESAN COUNCIL (CLERGY)
  • The Rev. Deborah Woolsey, Good Shepherd, Athens
  • The Rev. Alice Connor, Edge House Campus Ministry, Cincinnati

DIOCESAN COUNCIL (LAY)
  • Melissa Shirley, St. Paul's, Dayton
  • Kathy Mank, St. Andrew's, Pickerington
  • David Thomson, Christ Church Cathedral

DISCIPLINARY BOARD (LAY)
  • John Harris, St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights

REGIONAL DISCIPLINARY BOARD
  • The Rev. Mary Carson, St. James, Cincinnati
  • Elizabeth Barker, St. Patrick's, Dublin

STANDING COMMITTEE (CLERGY)
  • The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Forward Movement

STANDING COMMITTEE (LAY)
  • Barry Feist, Holy Trinity, Cincinnati

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE
  • The Rev. Jack Koepke

PROCTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • The Rev. Paul Bennett, All Saints, Portsmouth

CLERGY ALTERNATE DEPUTIES TO GENERAL CONVENTION
  • The Rev. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, Christ Church, Xenia
  • The Rev. Michelle Dayton, Trinity, Newark
  • The Rev. Seth Wymer, St. John's, Lancaster and St. Paul's, Logan
Contests
Connect the Dots
Bishop Breidenthal drew the winning entry to the Connect the Dots initiative at convention. Congratulations to Christ Church, Springfield, for winning $1,000 to use for outreach ministry. Christ Church will now be able to select one of the churches they visited to also receive $1,000. Stay tuned to see which church they choose!
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Several trivia questions were also offered throughout the day, with prizes for the first person to text the correct response. Here are the questions, answers and winners to the trivia contest:

1. HOW MANY PROVINCES ARE THERE IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH?
Answer: Nine. Winner - Ron Dowling
2. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE CHAPEL AT DIOCESAN HOUSE?
Answer: St. Paul’s Chapel. Winner - The Rev. Devin Rodgers
3. HOW MANY ST. JOHN’S CHURCHES ARE THERE IN THE DIOCESE?
Answer: Four (Cambridge, Columbus, Lancaster and Worthington) Winner - none
4. THE DIOCESE OF SOUTHERN OHIO IS IN WHICH PROVINCE?
Answer: Province V. Winner - Jan Smith
5. WHAT IS THE DATE OF BISHOP BREIDENTHAL’S CONSECRATION?
Answer: April 28, 2007. Winner - Ron Dowling
6. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE DIOCESE OF OHIO SPLIT INTO TWO DIOCESES: OHIO AND SOUTHERN OHIO?
Answer: 1875 (This is the 146th ANNUAL convention) Winner - Martha Becket
7. HOW MANY TRINITY CHURCHES ARE THERE IN THE DIOCESE?
Answer: Six (Columbus, Hamilton, London, McArthur, Newark, Troy) Winner: Dot Yeager
8. WHO WAS THE FIRST BISHOP OF SOUTHERN OHIO?
Answer: Thomas Jagger. Winner - Martha Becket
9. WHAT LANGUAGE HAS BISHOP BREIDENTHAL BEEN LEARNING?
Answer: Welsh. Winner - Kathy Mank
10. WHAT IS THE OLDEST CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE?
Answer: St. John’s, Worthington (1804). Winner - Doug McCann & Clifton Flemister

Thanks to everyone that played along! Winners will be contacted by staff member Andrea Owens to get your address so we can send your prize!
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A Farewell for Bishop Breidenthal
This is a reminder that we are putting together a farewell presentation for Bishop Breidenthal that will include video clips of well wishes. The video will be shown during the cathedral service on November 29.

You may record your own video and then upload it to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/R0aLPCnz4PplM2uMpKaM. (If using your phone, please shoot the video horizontally.)

Or, you may log in to a Zoom meeting on Thursday or Friday of this week, November 12 and 13, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., to have Ann Sabo record you. 

On Thursday, please sign in via this link:
Meeting ID: 880 2236 8334
Passcode: 465591

On Friday, please sign in via this link:
Meeting ID: 891 9108 2465
Passcode: 636219

Also, please note we have extended the deadline for written materials to Friday, November 13. These items may be sent to Ann’s attention at Diocesan House, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati 45202.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann at asabo@diosohio.org.
Bexley Turkey Trot
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The annual St. Alban's, Bexley Trot is a 5K run and 2K family run/walk. The family oriented event donates race proceeds to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help fight hunger in Central Ohio. 

This year’s race will be held virtually. All participants will have the opportunity to run their own course of desired distance (5K or 2K walk/run) during the the week of Thanksgiving. The race window will open on Sunday November 22, 2020 at 6 a.m. and close on November 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.. All participants will enter their respective time through Runsignup. To Sign up visit: 


For more information or questions, please contact Jerry Nadeau, (330) 714.2821 or jnadeaujr@gmail.com. 
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Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live at Lunch

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature the performers listed below in October. Currently these free concerts are being live streamed via Facebook on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.

Nov 17: The Rabbit Hash String Band
Nov 24: The Ludlow Trio
Dec 1: Coro Volante: In the Deep Winter – Medieval and Modern Carols
Dec 8: Cantata Chamber Ensemble: Bach cantatas
Dec 15: Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band
Dec 22: Cathedral Choir with Elizabeth Motter (harp): Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
Lessons and Carols Compilation
Cincinnati-based recording artists will release a collection of well-loved Advent and Christmas hymns along with nine scripture readings from the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Contributors include Turtledoves, Michael Andrew, Brianna Kelly, Stephen Patota, Kim Taylor, Ellery, Adam Peterson, Brooklynn Hansley, and Bailey Miller. This project will be streamable and downloadable via Bandcamp on December 12, 2020.
*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 (cincinnaticathedral.com) for updates throughout the season.
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Job opportunities
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See all job opportunities at https://episcopaliansinconnection.org/job-opportunities/. Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org.
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