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November 19, 2019
145th Annual Convention
Election results, resolutions adopted and videos of Bishop Breidenthal's address, Eucharist sermon and keynote address can be found at DSOconvention.org
Connect the Dots
Connect the Dots , a fun, new initiative to better connect Episcopalians in Southern Ohio, was launched last weekend at the annual diocesan convention.

Playing connect the dots is something we all did as kids. It was fun, relaxing and a great way to keep a kid busy. As adults, we often forget the instructional purpose of the game – how dozens of pieces can come together to form a single picture.

Let’s go back to that fun activity of our childhood and connect the dots to form a single picture of our diocesan community! For the next six months, we want to Connect the Dots of what it looks like to experience life with others in authentic relationships and true community. And, we’ve set up a little healthy competition to entice you to participate!

Beginning November 17 until May 30, 2020, we’re asking you to step out of the comfort of your own congregation and go and visit other churches in the diocese. We’ll help  track your visits  and the  stories you learn  along the way. Each visit will earn your congregation an entry into a drawing. The more you visit, the more entries your church earns!

Then, during the first week in June, Bishop Breidenthal will draw the winning entry – that congregation will receive $1,000 to use toward an outreach project in their church! But that’s not all – they will also be able to nominate one of the churches they visited to also receive $1,000 toward their outreach ministries!

Learn more, or submit your “virtual postcards” at  www.dsoconnectthedots.org . Convention delegates picked up a starting kit at convention; congregations should watch their mail for more materials in the coming weeks!

Resources on Final Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. The DoL has several resources available on their website, including a recording of a Nov. 4 public webinar on the Final Rule.

Russian Duo
Advent is coming!
Advent wreath
Visit our online calendar for more information about any of these community events.

Dec 1: An Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols, Christ Church Cathedral, 5 p.m.

Dec 1: Advent Lessons and Carols, St. Thomas, Terrace Park, 5 p.m.

Dec 1: Meditations on the Coming of the Messiah; St. Peter's, Delaware, 7 p.m.

Dec 6: Choral Evensong at Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, 5:30 p.m.

Dec 7: Handel's Messiah, Collegium Cincinnati at Christ Church Cathedral, 7 p.m.

Dec 8: Handel's Messiah, Collegium Cincinnati at Christ Church Cathedral, 4 p.m.

Dec 8: Bach Vespers for Advent at St. Thomas, Terrace Park, 5 p.m.

Dec 11: Advent Quiet Day , Community of the Transfiguration, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dec 14: Are You the One? An Advent Quiet Morning , Good Shepherd, Athens, 9 a.m. to noon

Dec 15: An Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols , Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, Cincinnati, 3 p.m.
From the calendar

Nov 28-29: Diocesan office closed
Dec 7: Diocesan Council
Dec 7: Anti-Racism training
Dec 11: CoCL
Dec 12: Trustees meeting
Episcopal visitations

Nov 24: Christ Church Cathedral (Breidenthal); St. Andrew's, Cincinnati (Rivera)
Dec 1: Christ Church, Glendale (Breidenthal); Holy Trinity, Bellaire (Price)
Dec 8: Christ Church, Dayton (Breidenthal); St. Stephen's, Columbus (Price)
Announcements, resources
More events
Connecting with our cathedral
Music Live@Lunch
Music Live@Lunch

Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series.

Nov 26 : The Bromwell Diehl Band
Dec 3 : Ricky Nye (piano), Bekah Williams (voice)
Dec 10 : Darren Goodman sings holiday favorites
Dec 17: Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols (Cathedral Choir)

An Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m .

This beautiful service is a wonderful way to begin the season of waiting for Christ’s birth. It is built around the seven Great “O” Antiphons that were traditionally sung at Vespers on the seven days prior to Christmas and eventually became the seven stanzas of the familiar Advent hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”
This service will also be live streamed .
Young Professionals Choral Collective's Fa's and La's

Sunday, December 14
4 p.m.

Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) presents a festive program of holiday music Saturday, December 14, at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. for family activities with YPCC’s holiday arts partner. Ticket information at www.ypccsing.org
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Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Visit cincinnaticathedral.com or call (513) 621-1817 to learn more.
Connecting with Procter Center
Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Procter booth at Convention – we loved seeing you. For those of you who stayed at Procter Center over the weekend, we hope you enjoyed your stay. Come visit us again soon!
Winter Family Camp

December 27-29

Join us after the busy holiday season for time to relax and unwind. Families can look forward to planned activities as well as free time. Bring warm clothes so we can go outside and play. And bring your friends as this is a great time to introduce new folks to Procter!

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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38E in London, Oh. Visit proctercenter.org or call (740) 206-2036 to learn more
Episcopal Shield
Notices from The Episcopal Church
Potential placements for 2020-2021 include (but are not limited to) Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Oman, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Tanzania. Additional information, as well as the application form and instructions, for a 2020-2021 placement is available at https://episcopalchurch.org/global-partnerships/young-adult-service-corps. The application deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020. 

The Episcopal Networks Collaborative, a partnership between the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, the Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Episcopal Ecological Network, has released the latest of its sets of reflections for use by preachers and teachers. These reflections are for use during the season of Advent.

Thanks to a generous group of donors, for the second year in a row, contributions that Episcopal Relief & Development receives between now and the end of the year will be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $1 million.

St. Paul's, Dayton

Bethany School

Holy Trinity, Oxford
Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster
St. John's, Columbus
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