Clergy Conference
May 7-9
Geneva on the Lake

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
An Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
When I get to Heaven, I want to meet one person, and her name is Mary Magdalene. Because if ever there was another Hallelujah, Anyhow sister, it was Mary Magdalene. And her life, and her example, tells us what it means to follow in the way of Jesus, in the Way of Love.

2019 Easter Message from the Bishop
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Only in Matthew's Gospel are we told who rolled away the stone that covered Joseph of Arimethea's burial cave, in which the body of the crucified Jesus had been laid. "Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone, and sat on it." (Mt 28:2) The other evangelists simply report that the stone had been removed and that Jesus was gone. The angel in Matthew's account then speaks words of comfort, assurance, and direction to the two Marys, filling the emptiness of their hearts with hope .
Summer Camp at Bellwether Farm
Bellwether Farm offers a summer camp where school-age children can immerse themselves in fun, engaging activities. These programs will seek to teach healthy social, nutritional, and environmental practices, while providing a safe context in which to encounter God's beautiful creation. Campers will have an opportunity to learn about organic gardening, animal care, and creative cooking. They will also participate in traditional camp activities including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, fishing, field games, and archery. The Bellwether Farm staff is invested in the life of every camper, seeking to inspire future generations to become passionate leaders in the world around them. 

Registration is now open.
Spring Youth Gathering
The Diocese of Ohio's Spring Youth Gathering will take place on April 26-28 at Bellwether Farm. This is a yearly event for youth in grades 6-12, with a focus on building relationships with God and other youth from across the diocese. The theme this year is ROOTED- expect games, farm activities, music, and more! This event will also give you a "taste of camp" as we look forward to a great summer at Bellwether Farm .  Registration is now open.
Lay Preaching College
The Diocese will offer a Lay Preaching College on May 10-11 at Bellwether Farm. Preaching the Word of God to an assembled congregation is an honor that carries with it significant responsibility. National canons offer lay persons the opportunity to seek a license to preach in their own parish. For more information, visit .  
Summer Grants Available for Youth
The Mission Office has funds available to support summer youth programs (up to $500). Please  apply online  by May 31.    
The Mission Office, via the Bishop's Annual Appeal, also has funds available to support summer youth mission trips that involve youth from more than one parish. Please apply online by  May 31
For additional information, please call the Mission Office at 216.774.0476 or email .  
Young Adult and College Ministry Grant
The Congregation and Christian Formation office has funds available to support Young Adult and College Ministry The intention of the Christian Formation Commission (CFC) in granting funds to parishes for Young Adult Ministry and/or more traditional College Ministry is to encourage and develop specific ministries through local parishes to people who are between 18 and 30 years old.  The grant application deadline is June 4. For additional information call 216.774.0452 or email .
Big Provincial Gathering
Province V of The Episcopal Church invites you to the Big Provincial Gathering in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 12-13. Mike Michie, Mission Developer for The Episcopal Church, will be the keynote speaker and conference emcee. Workshops of all aspects of ministry will be offered. Registration will open March 1 and the fee is $50. Vendor tables are available. For questions, visit or contact the Rev. Heather Barta, Province V Coordinator, at or 989.413.3229.
Swiss Steak Dinner
St. John's, Cuyahoga Falls is hosting their 2nd Annual Swiss Steak Dinner on Friday, April 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adult meals, $5 for children's meal (ages 3 to 8), and children under 2 are free. There will be raffle prizes, gift baskets, and a $100 grand prize.  For more information, call Heidi at 330.928.1817. There is free parking across Second Street .
Royal Baby Shower Tea
Christ Church, Kent will host a Royal Baby Shower Tea on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the impending birth of the child of the Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a.k.a. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle). The event will feature a British high tea, baby shower games with prizes, basket raffle, and more. All ages are welcome. The cost is a $10 suggested donation. Attendees should also bring a baby item to donate to Kent Social Services. Some items needed are diapers, wipes, baby shampoo and lotion, formula, and baby food. Please call 330.322.1236 for reservations .
Brown Bag Concert at Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral will host a Brown Bag Concert featuring the Choirs of Hathaway Brown under the direction of Laura Webster on May 1 at 12:00 p.m.  Trinity Cathedral will also host a Brown Bag Concert, A Celebration of Brahms, on May 8 at 12:00 p.m. For either concert, you may bring a brown bag lunch or purchase one for $7.
Hope. Liberation. Freedom. Station Hope!
On Saturday, May 4 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at St. John's, Ohio City, Cleveland Public Theatre and hundreds of talented artists of many ages will come together for an evening of education, social awareness, and celebration that all connects to St. John's history as a stop in the Underground Railroad. 
All are welcome to this community event. We hope you'll join us for part or all of this powerful evening. For questions, please contact the Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh at 216.673.3974 or or call Cleveland Public Theatre at 216.631.2727
For more information about Station Hope, visit the Cleveland Public Theatre website .
Solemn Sung Eucharist
Trinity Cathedral is hosting a Solemn Sung Eucharist on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. At this service, the Rev. Dr. Brian Wilbert will be the celebrant, the Very Rev. BJ Owens will preach, and Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne will be sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir .
Faith and Global Climate Change
St. Paul's, Fremont is hosting a discussion about  faith and global climate change on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The event will be led by Dr. Andy Jorgensen from the University of Toledo .
Motorcycle Blessing
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lyndhurst is hosting a Motorcycle Blessing on Sunday, May 5 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Come and receive a blessing over your motorcycle for safe and trouble-free travels, wherever the road may take you. There will be a free lunch of hot dogs and chips. All are welcome.
Human Trafficking Awareness Event
The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio's Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is hosting an event about how to identify victims of human trafficking on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's, Mayfield Village. The speakers will be Sr. Anne Victory, Director of Education at Collaborative to End Human Trafficking and Judge Marilyn Cassidy of the City of Cleveland Municipal Court and F.L.Y .
Mother's Day Bake Sale
St. Timothy's, Macedonia, is holding its 4th Annual Mother's Day Bake Sale on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The bake sale will feature a wide variety of baked goods from our church members' own kitchens including cakes, pies, pastries, quiches, muffins, cupcakes, and much more. All proceeds will go towards St. Timothy's general fund. For questions, please contact 330.467.1103 or at .
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Trip
The Wilma Ruth Combs Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on May 18. The fee of $125 includes the bus trip, snacks on the way down, and dinner on the ride back. Money is due to Dianne Smith ASAP. We will leave from the Severance Shopping Center parking lot at 7:00 a.m and return by 9:00 p.m.  Please contact Dianne Smith at or 510.463.7910 to sign up or for further details. All are welcome .
Choral Evensong at Trinity Cathedral
The Choral Evensong is an evening service, rich with contrasts between light and dark, and sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir, the Trinity Chamber Singers, or a local guest choir. Offered weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., now through May 15. Each service commemorates a saint from Holy Women, Holy Men, The Episcopal Church's book of saints. The service is followed at 7:00 p.m. by a community soup and salad supper, catered by Luna Bakery & Cafe. The suggested meal donation $6 .
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