Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at St. Margaret's, Trotwood. Keynote speaker will be Dayton Municipal Court judge, the Honorable Mia Wortham-Spells.

2019 Annual Reporting for congregations
The information you provide on your Parochial Report is just the beginning of what your diocesan staff needs to know in order to help you more efficiently.

Each year, congregations should also fill out an Annual Reporting Form for the diocese immediately after holding their Annual Meeting. This newly updated form provides the staff with current information regarding office contact information, lay leadership, ministry leaders, facilities information, human resources and financial information and more.

The deadline to fill out the Annual Reporting Form is April 1 . The form can be accessed on the diocesan website under Resources for Congregations , or at this direct link.

Public Policy news alerts for Feb 13, 2019

ALERT: Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Ohio (How to avoid it!); Other topics in the news include Domestic violence, Family/Income security, Healthcare, Opioid epidemic

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Episcopal Relief & Development Lenten meditations

Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the 15th anniversary of the organization's Lenten Meditations with inspiring selections from previous years. The booklets are now available in both English and Spanish at www.episcopalrelief.org/lent.

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Good Friday Offering

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for Good Friday Offering to support ministry in Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

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Worship Leader training

Lay Worship Leader Training will be held at the Procter Center on March 9 and 23, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants in this training should arrive well before 9:30 each day so that the sessions can begin promptly at 9:30. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Cost is $30/day.  Attendance at both days of training is required .

Free tax prep services

United Way is providing free tax prep for any household earning $66,000 or less.

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Ascension & Holy Trinity offers study of the Book of Job

Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming, approaches study of the Book of Job in Lent (March, 2019) with several presentations, Bible study and book study. Book study will be held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held on Sundays at 9 a.m.

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Application period now open for Roanridge Trust Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Roanridge Trust Grant Awards. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply.

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Anti-Racism training

Anti-Racism training will be offered four times in 2019 at Procter Center. Each training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, March 9
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, December 7

Cost of training is $10 and includes lunch.

The Big Read

The reading schedule for this week is Acts chapters 4-6. You can see the entire schedule with links to each day's reading both in English and in Spanish at dsobeloved.org/big-read-home/

You can also read blog posts to accompany each reading at dsobeloved.org/blog/ .

Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Margaret's, Dayton
1501 Free Pike in Trotwood
From the calendar

Feb 13: CoCL meeting
Feb 16: Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist
Feb 20: Dayton area Clergy Luncheon
Feb 22-24: Province V Young Adult/Campus Ministry retreat

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Episcopal visitations

Feb 17
Church of St. Edward, Whitehall (Price)
Indian Hill Church (Rivera)

Feb 24
St. Andrews/Good Shepherd, Washington CH (Rivera)
Community grants available

The Community Grants Committee of the Christ Church Cathedral provides grants to community non-profits that support important missional work. For some time, the Committee has given grants to Cincinnati area non-profits.The Committee has now decided to explore making grants to community non-profits in other areas of the diocese by partnering with churches in the diocese who may seek to support non-profits in their communities. 

Details can be found on the Outreach tab at the Cathedral web site,  https://cincinnaticathedral.com/ . Applications for this round of funding will be accepted Feb. 1 - March 31, 2019.
Music Live
Music Live@Lunch

Music Live@Lunch is Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series. Free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the cathedral.


 Feb 19 : Cincinnati Recorder Consort 
Feb 26 : Organ Music: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students
Cathedral logo

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street (corner of Fourth and Sycamore) in downtown Cincinnati. For more information, call (513) 621.1817 or visit cincinnaticathedral.org.
Connecting with Procter Center
Now hiring counselors and nurses
Procter Camp is now hiring counselors and camp nurses for summer 2019. Spend your summer outdoors, swimming, singing, and playing with children, youth and families.

Procter Summer Camp depends on counselors dedicated to a fun summer of service and ministry, growing in faith and learning together. Please share with your communities (school, church, neighborhood), more information on our website. Apply by February 28!
Procter Summer Camp counselor ad
Meet our new farm business development manager!
Danielle Vogel
Procter Center is excited to introduce you to Danielle Vogel , our new Farm Business Development Manager. Please join us in giving Dani a warm welcome to Procter and our diocese.
Danielle Vogel grew up in Gaithersburg, MD before pursing her degree in Political Science from Ohio University with an emphasis in agricultural economics. Upon graduation, Danielle spent the next few years working in college admissions, and became the Director of Admissions at a flight school in Salt Lake City, UT. During her time in Utah, Danielle volunteered at the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market. After her husband’s career took them to southern Utah, and then New Jersey, they settled back in Grove City, OH where they live with their two cats and a dog.

In the Fall of 2017, Danielle started volunteering at Procter Center, working on the farm and at the farmer’s market 22+ hours per week, as well as participating in various volunteer work for the local food programing organization, Local Matters. The following summer, Danielle successfully completed her position as the Farm Intern, enjoying tending to the fields, green house, high tunnel, hogs, laying hens, broiler chickens, and operating at three different farmer’s markets. Her passion for small-scale farming has only increased while at Procter. 

Danielle now sits on the Steering Committee for the Franklin County Local Food Council, and continues her volunteer work with Local Matters, with the goal of doing her part to link fresh produce to low-income areas and promote food education for all. As the new Farm Business Development Manager, she is looking forward to participating more with the Downtown London Association, Madison OSU-Extension Office, and discovering new farm markets to attend in the greater London, OH area.
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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38 SE in London, Ohio. For more information, call (740)206.2036 or visit proctercenter.org
CPG 2019 Requirements
Upcoming events
Lay positions

Bethany School

The Episcopal Church Center

Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Clergy positions

St. Paul's, Greenville

St. John's, Lancaster/St. Paul's, Logan

St. Andrew's Episcopal/Good Shepherd Lutheran, Washington CH

St. Luke's, Granville
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