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October 22, 2019
145th Annual Convention
Repairing the Breach
Registration closes Nov. 1

Registration for convention closes November 1! Register at dsoconvention.org.
Latest convention news

  • Exhibitor tables are sold out!
  • A resolution to dissolve the union between St. Luke's, Sayler Park, and the Diocese of Southern Ohio has been added. See all resolutions here.
  • Nominations are still coming in. See all nominations here.
Luncheon for Spouses of Clergy

Spouses of the clergy of the diocese are cordially invited to a luncheon hosted by Bishop Tom and Margaret Breidenthal on Friday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Liberty Room at the Roberts Centre.

Please RSVP by making sure the spouses of clergy lunch is checked on your  convention registration . If your registration has already been sent and it was not checked, please contact Ann Sabo at asabo@diosohio.org  or 513-421-0311. 
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Care of Creation grants now available

The Episcopal Church's Task Force on Creation Care and Environmental Racism is now accepting applications for its 2019 Grant Cycle. Deadline for applications is November 3.

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Overtime pay update

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. Church administrators or anyone doing payroll will want to check out these resources.

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Episcopal Migration Ministries offers new resource, Supporting Asylum Seekers: A Toolkit for Congregations

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is offering a new resource for individuals and congregations who wish to welcome and support asylum seekers.  Supporting Asylum Seekers: A Toolkit for Congregations  is a free resource designed for congregations interested in supporting people seeking asylum.

“Welcoming our neighbors as we would welcome Christ is not a political issue; it is an issue of our identity as followers of Jesus, as members of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement, and as people who made promises at our baptisms,” said Allison Duvall, manager for church relations and engagement for EMM.


From the calendar

Oct 24-26: Commission on Ministry
Nov 2: Women's Ministry Conference
Nov 2: Jubilate 2019
Nov 9: Treasurer's Workshop
Nov 9: Lay Worship Leader license renewal training
Nov 15-16: 145th Annual Convention

Please note: Safe Church training scheduled for Oct. 26 has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
Episcopal visitations

Oct 27: St. Peter's, Gallipolis (Breidenthal)
Nov 3: Christ Church, Xenia (Breidenthal);
St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights (Rivera)
Nov 10: Trinity, Columbus (Breidenthal); St. Barnabas, Montgomery (Rivera)
Announcements, resources
More events
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/.
Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen’s  Ordo Virtutum

Collegium Cincinnati will perform at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, October 27, at 4 p.m.

Collegium Cincinnati presents a sacred drama by twelfth-century nun Hildegard von Bingen whose mystical texts and mesmerizing chants portray the struggle for a human soul between the Virtues and the Devil.

Ticket information: collegiumcincinnati.org
Music Live@Lunch
Music Live@Lunch

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

 Oct 29: The Southbank Quartet
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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.
Notices from The Episcopal Church
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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