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The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDING BISHOP
Presiding Bishop and Primate Resting After Surgery
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry is resting comfortably following surgery on Tuesday, July 31.   According to the Presiding Bishop's family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.  Read the full update.
DIOCESAN EVENTS
Pick Your Own Day at Bellwether Farm   
Come visit Bellwether Farm on  August 4  from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to participate in the "Pick Your Own" day. The current harvest includes:  tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, potatoes, carrots, beans, swiss chard, kale, cucumbers, salad mix, herbs and flowers.  We ask that individuals/families consider maki ng a donation in exchange for the produce. Reusable insulated harvest bags with the Bellwether Farm logo will be available for a donation of $5 or more. If you are interested in vegetables for your parish's community meals or summer lunches, please contact Farm Manager Kyle Mitchell at  kmitchell@bellwetherfarm.com .
Happening Reunion   
Anyone who has ever Happened in the Dioceses of Ohio is invited to the first Happening Reunion on August 11 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. Angels and Spiritual Directors who have attended are also invited. Come and share your memories of Happening . The event will be held at 4574 Aurora Street NW, Canton. Contact Linda Heitger at 330.933.4222 with any questions. Bring pictures, memories, favorite Caritas, and a covered dish if able .
Seed Saving Workshop at Bellwether Farm 
Cohosted with the Cleveland Seed Bank , the Seed Saving Workshop on August 11 will allow participants to learn the basics of harvesting and saving different types of seed--from vegetables to wildflowers--and how seed-saving benefits communities and biodiversity. Then everyone will taste the fruits of the field at a farm-to-table dinner. The registration is $15 and availability is limitedMore information is available at bellwetherfarm.com

Contact Jess Miller at  jmiller@bellwetherfarm.com  with questions .
Deadline for Amendments to the  Constitution  and Canons
Proposed Amendments to the Diocese of Ohio Constitution & Canons are to be submitted using the  form provided , and must be received by August 13 to be considered at the 2018 Convention. If you or your diocesan committee is considering submitting a proposed amendment, the Committee on Constitution & Canons would be happy to work with you collaboratively in this effort. Questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Bill Powel at  wpowel@dohio.org  or 216.774.0449.
Family Camping Weekend at Bellwether Farm 
Come visit Bellwether Farm for a Family Camping Weekend on 
August 24-26 or  September 7-9 The weekend will include: a  family cook-off, p ond activities, a  tour of the property, a  dance, a  bon-fire,  Sunday morning worship, a  service project, f ield games, and five  meals.

The weekend will be $150 for a family of four and $25 extra per additional person.  There is a limit of 15 families per weekend.  Contact Camp Director Brandon Gooch at  bgooch@bellwetherfarm.com  with any questions. 
Lay and Clergy Leadership Conference
The 2018 Lay and Clergy Leadership Conference will be held at Bellwether Farm on September 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The theme of this year's conference is "Riding Backwards Bicycles: Practical Ways to Join God's Work" and the speaker is Michael Binder. The conference is $25 per person, or $10 per person for a team of four or more.
Commission for Racial Understanding Resources 
The Commission for Racial Understanding (CRU) has released their  August resources.
PARISH EVENTS
Carillon Concert on the Lawn
St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights will hold the third annual Carillon Concert on the Lawn on Friday,  August 3  at 7:00 p.m. David Osburn will play selections on the theme of  Summer Flowers: A Concert of Bell Botanicals of All Kinds
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and some dinner or snacks to enjoy the music amidst St. Paul's beautiful gardens. All are welcome. The rain date is August 5 at 7:00 p.m. Call 216.932.5815 for more information.
Frankfurter Fridays at Church of the Ascension 
Join the Church of the Ascension, Lakewood for   free 100% Beef Hotdogs and fun for all ages. Cornhole, frisbee, croquet, and kids lawn activities will also be available on the front lawn from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3 and continuing every other Friday throughout the summer. 
Ohio Flags of Honor
On  August 3-5 , St. Patrick's, Brunswick will host the  Ohio Flags of Honor , a traveling memorial to the men and women who have given their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and globally in the War on Terrorism. The ceremony begins on August 3 at 6:30 p.m. The flags will be on display all day on August 4, and the closing ceremony begins on August 5 and 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit:  http://ohioflagsofhonor.org .
Grace Community Bell Choir Concert
The Grace Community Bell Choir, lead by Heather Carman, is having a concert at Grace, Sandusky on Sunday, August 5, at 3:00 p.m. This will be a collection of various pieces including Be Thou My Vision, Amazing Grace, and other hymn selections. This concert is free and open to the public.
Kinship Parenting Support Group
St. Patrick's, Brunswick is holding a free Kinship Parenting Support Group. The upcoming meeting will be held on  August 6 at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month. At these confidential meetings, attendees will find empathetic listeners and informational assistance. Childcare and snacks will be provided. RSVP with the number attending to 330.220.2777.
Alice Active Live Shooter Training  
ALICE Training Institute┬«, a leading active shooter response training company, will be holding a hands-on class at St. Paul's, Medina on Wednesday,  August 15  at 6:30 p.m. This  training  will empower trainees to participate in their own survival if an active shooter comes into their church or house of worship. We believe this training will be of special interest to clergy, worship ministers and assistants, and congregational leadership.
 
The cost is $20 per person. Participants may  register in advance.
Flea Market at New Life, Uniontown
New Life, Uniontown is having a Junk in the Trunk Flea Market on Saturday, August 25 to help fund its substantial Summit and Stark County outreach programs. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will be located in the church parking lot, which is just off a main road. Each $10 space is the width of a parking space and about 20' long. There are only 30 spaces available. New Lifers will provide concessions and fun. For seller guidelines and an application form, visit  www.ComeToNewLife.org  or call Amy Allen at  740.687.6364 . Applications are due by August 8.
Flower Guild Supplies
Trinity Cathedral's Flower Guild recently completed some housecleaning and now has some supplies and seasonal items that they no longer need. Any parishes that may be interested in any of these, please contact Ginger Bitikofer at  gbitikofer@trinitycleveland.org or 216.774.0407.
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