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November 5, 2019
145th Annual Convention
Registration closed

Pre-registration for convention closed November 1. Those who did not pre-register before the Nov. 1 deadline will have to register at the door. No meals will be available for purchase on site.
Repairing the Breach

Nominations for positions on diocesan commissions are still being accepted. The deadline to nominate yourself (or someone else, with their permission) is November 12. There will be no nominations accepted from the floor except in cases when the slate is unfilled. The nomination form can be found at DSOconvention.org.

Congregations are asked to send the list of parishioners who have died since the last convention for inclusion in the convention necrology. Send your list to Sherri Martin at smartin@diosohio.org by November 12.
All convention information, including daily agendas, can be found at DSOconvention.org
New Disability Vendor

Church Pension Group has chosen Zurich American Life Insurance Company to become the insurer for the group short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) insurance policies, effective January 1, 2020.

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ECF releases Finance Resource Guide

Episcopal Church Foundation has just released a new publication - the Finance Resource Guide, now available through Forward Movement. The FRG serves as a handbook for congregations and vestries, providing in-depth financial management practices...

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Diaconal orders received

Vahagn Azizyan, a former deacon in the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), will have his diaconal orders received by Bishop Breidenthal on Sunday, Nov. 10, during the bishop's official visitation with Trinity Church, Columbus. The Holy Eucharist begins at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Baptism and the Rite Confirmation. 

Vahagn’s supporting parish is St James, Cliintonville. All are welcome!
From the calendar

Nov 9: Treasurer's Workshop
Nov 9: Lay Worship Leader license renewal training
Nov 13: CoCL meeting
Nov 15-16: 145th Annual Convention
Episcopal visitations

Nov 10: Trinity, Columbus (Breidenthal); St. Barnabas, Montgomery (Rivera)
Nov 17: St. Patrick's, Lebanon (Price); St. Christopher's, Fairborn (Rivera)
Nov 24: Christ Church Cathedral (Breidenthal); St. Andrew's, Cincinnati (Rivera)

Announcements, resources
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Connecting with our cathedral
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Planning Our Future in the Way of Love

Our “ Next Century Visioning” process has begun! The steering committee has scheduled a series of “listening sessions” to offer a space where our whole community can gather and share its hopes and dreams for what the cathedral’s future might look like. The bottom line is: We seek to learn what those who live in our city and who are part of our diocese yearn for and aspire to, then pray about ways to go forward, and make our plans for the next decade.
The listening sessions allow for a time for fellowship and discernment for those involved and are conducted by a member of the steering team, whose sole purpose is to listen. Once these sessions have concluded, the steering team will distill the information they receive during the listening process and draft a set of priorities and goals for the cathedral’s next decade for feedback.

Nine sessions are available in October and early November so that you can find a time that works for you. To see the schedule or to learn more about our visioning process, visit cincinnaticathedral.com/next-century-vision/.
Music Live@Lunch
Kimberly Marshall
Music Live@Lunch

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

 Nov 12 : The Rabbit Hash String Band
Nov 19 : Walnut Hills Senior Vocal Ensemble
Nov 26 : The Bromwell Diehl Band

Organ Recital: European Dances and Follies

Organist Kimberly Marshall will perform at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.

Kimberly Marshall explores cross-European influences during the Renaissance and Baroque period with a program featuring music by Frescobaldi, Cabezón, Ferrabosco, and Muffat on C. B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel

No admission charge.
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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
Need a room for convention? The Procter Center has rooms available! 

To book a room at the Procter Center, contact Robin Kimbler, Guest Services Manager, at 740.206.2036. Procter is about a 30-minute drive from the Roberts Centre. Reservations will be accepted until rooms are filled.

·         $80 per person per night for single occupancy
·         $50 per person per night for double occupancy
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
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Notices from The Episcopal Church
The Task Force to Respond to the Opioid Epidemic, created by legislation at the 79th General Convention, is seeking input from lay and ordained leaders throughout the church about the local response to the opioid epidemic

New and updated Advent resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are now available: Way of Love Digital Invitation Kit, updated  Journeying the Way of Love  Advent calendar and curriculum, AdventWord 2019,  Sermons That Work  compilation of Advent and Christmas selections, Advent reflections from Episcopal Migration Ministries, and bulletin inserts.

Christ Church Cathedral

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

St. Paul's, Dayton
Bethany School

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