In this Issue:
From the Rector

Calvary Feast Day: THIS SUNDAY September 13

Calvary's Anti-Racism Journey: September 23
WEDNESDAYS - Faith Foundations: Christianity in a 21st Century Pandemic

Benevolence Fund

Current Worship Schedule

Virtual Coffee Hour Link

Prayer List

Virtual Sunday School for Children

From the Rector
Sunday's Feast

Dear Calvary Parishioners,

On Sunday, we'll gather outside for the Feast of Calvary Church: the Exultation of the Holy Cross. We asked all to register in advance if you want a boxed meal, and around 60 of you have signed up for the feast. We will celebrate from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the yard and parking circle behind the church building.

If you would like to come, please still plan on it! If you have not yet signed up, you’re invited to pack a picnic dinner and bring your own chair for a physically-distanced evening of fun, music, and worship. Please also pack and plan to wear a mask whenever you are standing or traveling from one place to another at the event. 

Here are Sunday's Events in a nutshell:
Sunday Morning Worship ONLINE 10:30 a.m.
NO "Matinee" service
Calvary Feast Day Outdoor Event with Worship 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Faithfully,
The Reverend Allison English
Rector

Featured below - Attendance Chart - All Services 2020 vs. 2019
After Waking Up White What's Next?
Ways to Engage and Transform

Mark your Calendars
Calvary's Anti-Racism Journey
Engaging our Faith in the World
Wednesday, September 23
7:00pm

As Baptized Christians, we promise that we will strive for justice and peace among all people, with God's help.

We've been taught that in a polite society, we don't talk religion and politics. Some have expressed recently, "that's all that's left to talk about... so how do I proceed?"

How do we effectively engage our faith amid the realities of racism? How do we engage in meaningful civil discourse as Christians in this 21st century, COVID reality? What happens when politics intersect with life and faith?

Join us for this important evening via Zoom.

We'll use a portion of the ChurchNext curriculum to guide our learning.
Check out the trailer for the Episcopal Church Civil Discourse Curriculum here.

We'll read A Letter to the Church on Breaking Free of White Supremacy — By Kelly Brown Douglas, Stephanie Spellers and Winnie Varghese - click to read as a source text for the conversation. You can click to read the article above and hard copies are available on the church stage.

Read the Episcopal News Service article on this letter here:
Take Debby Irving's 21-Day Challenge

For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
Faith Foundations
One-hour Classes
Opt-in whenever you're interested

Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

What does Christian Faith look like in the 21st century,
in this COVID world?

We’ll explore the foundations of our faith through this lens 
and the theology and tradition of the Anglican/Episcopal Church.

September 16 — Christian Community
The ancient tradition of Christian Community in a COVID world

September 23— Engaging our Faith in the World
Intersection with Anti-Racism Work
How do we strive for justice and peace among all people?

Link to all Meetings via Zoom - come as you're available and interested
The Benevolence Fund
The Rector and Vestry of Calvary Parish have established The Benevolence Fund.

Please notify the rector of any need for housing, medications, or utilities expenses you will struggle to meet Rev. Allison. The Benevolence Team will blindly review requests and one-time payments will be made.

If you find yourself in a challenging position during this time, please reach out to Rev. Allison. Your conversation and concerns will be held in the strictest confidence.

Funds are available to cover mortgage payments, utility bills, and medical expenses for members of the church.

To donate, please send checks to:
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(in memo: Benevolence Fund)

or CLICK HERE to donate.
Re-Open - Phase 2
Per Bishop Breidenthal's instruction, we are in Phase 2 of a three-phase re-open plan. We are allowed to worship in person with significant safety restrictions.

THIS SUNDAY
Feast Day Outdoor event 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
No 1:00 pm. Worship

Current Weekly Worship Schedule:
10:30 AM ONLINE service
1:00 PM IN-PERSON service with safety protocols, mandatory mask-wearing, and temperature checks at door

Worship is available and will continue live on Facebook and our website starting with announcements at 10:20 AM. Look for the Online Worship Guide in your inbox each week.
Sunday Virtual
Coffee Hour

Virtual Coffee Hour will take place via Zoom this Sunday, following the 10:30 service. To join the coffee hour follow this link. For instructions on how to access the meeting, click here ,

You can also access a Facebook group to talk with other Calvary members and get updates from the parish. To join that group, click here
This week we pray:

For those on our Parish Prayer List 
Miriam McKenney, Mary Kate DeWees, Anne Greenwald, Kate Smith, Elizabeth Bible, George Gordon, Abby, Alan, Eddie and his family, Kelli, Susan Gerke,
Martin Hammer, Tom Gardner, Rachel, Paul Hinckley, Rich & his family

Expectant Parents
The Reverend Olivia Hamilton & Molly McHenry
(awaiting adoption process completion)

For Homebound Parishioners
Mary Ann Bragg, Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley, Hazel Ison, Hedda von Goeben

Send your prayer requests to Rev. Allison
Prayer requests are spoken aloud in worship for two weeks / kept on prayer list for two months. Keep us updated for long-term requests.

If you have a pastoral need, please contact the
Rector, The Rev. Allison English at 513-401-5781
or Rector Associate, The Rev. Olivia Hamilton at 513-236-0526.
Virtual Sunday School begins soon.

Contact Sally Engelbert here to learn more about the classes and how yo uand your children can attend.
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