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October 4-6
Bellwether Farm

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Bishop's Bike Ride 2019
The Bishop's Bike Ride is back! This year, the ride will be a one-day event which will start and finish at Bellwether Farm on Saturday, August 31. The event will feature three different ride lengths to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities: a novice/family fun ride, an intermediate ride, and a longer ride for experienced riders. Each route will lead to a parish where volunteers will provide lunch. The riders will return to Bellwether Farm the same day for dinner, fellowship, and fun. Overnight accommodations will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information or to register, visit the diocesan website.
Volunteer Day at Bellwether Farm
Join us this Saturday, August 31 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for a volunteer farm day at Bellwether Farm. Spend the morning working alongside Farmer Kyle as we finish out our harvest season. You'll primarily be harvesting, processing, and weeding. When you're ready to leave, we'll send you home with some farm veggies. You can spend some time with the animals, too! Please reserve your spot with Amy Melena at .
Volunteer as a Host for Undesign the Redline
Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit exploring the history of race, class and U.S. housing policy, and how this legacy of inequity and exclusion continues to shape our communities. The exhibit seeks to spark a public discourse on how discriminatory federal policies from the 1930s continue to impact Cleveland neighborhoods today. Trinity Commons is hosting this exhibit from October 7 through December 20.  We are in need of volunteers to host groups and individuals viewing the exhibit. The tours are two hours and you will be scheduled based upon your availability. The volunteer commitment includes two 2-hour trainings. The deadline to volunteer is September 11. For questions, please contact Antoinette Taylor at, Office for Mission, with any questions
Convention Nominations
Nominations must be submitted by September 13 for inclusion in the Convention Handbook. The positions that will be filled at Convention include: Diocesan Trustee, Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Diocesan Disciplinary Board, ECS Development Council, and General Convention Deputy. A full list of Convention deadlines can be found on the diocesan website.
Celebration of Renewed Ministry
Your prayers and presence are requested as the Rev. Vincent Black and the people of Church of the Ascension, Lakewood celebrate their renewed ministry together. All are invited to attend this special service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28. Eucharist will be followed by lunch. Clergy are invited to vest and wear red stoles.
Episcopal Community Services Grants
Through the Bishop's Annual Appeal  communicants and congregations of the Diocese of Ohio support Episcopal Community Services (ECS). This annual fundraising effort provides essential resources for ECS to help parishes fund community ministries. We give priority to applications from Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of Ohio. We also encourage applications from collaborative community initiatives with active Episcopal involvement that serve the needs of the community and educate and advocate for systemic change. Through ECS, parishes can apply for and receive financial support to create partnerships that strengthen communities, give in spiritual fidelity to God, and serve the world as the very body of Jesus. The submission  of a 2020 Episcopal Community Services grant application is an online process. Applications will be accepted until 
September 30. You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging when your grant application is submitted. If your grant is approved, you'll receive funding in February 2020.  For additional information, please email .
Ministry Discernment Day
Ministry Discernment Day will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights. Lunch will be provided. Registration is open until October 4. This is a mandatory meeting for both you and your rector or senior warden if you are considering entering the ordination process for either the priesthood or the diaconate. In addition, individuals interested in the opportunity to consider different models of lay ministry or in the discernment process in general are encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need more information contact the Rev. Percy Grant at 216.774.0455 or or contact Betty Kondrich at 216.774.0466 or .
Chair Yoga
St. Mark's, Canton is hosting chair yoga on September 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Led by Samantha Abraham from Zen Den, chair yoga is perfect for those who may have trouble getting up and down from the floor, suffer from injuries, need assist with balance, or wish to improve joint mobility/flexibility and increase strength. Each class will include guided meditation, breath work, gentle seated movement and stretches of entire body, postural alignment and awareness, and standing balance. All ages welcome. No experience is needed. Props and chairs will be provided. The class is $10.00 per person. Please bring cash or make your check out to Samantha Abraham. Sign up on Facebook or by contacting the church office at or 330.499.2662
Great Music Without Barriers Concert
St. Peter's, Ashtabula is hosting "Beethoven meets Schumann" as the Great Music Without Barriers Series Season Opener on September 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Works that will be played include the  Ghost Piano Trio , the  Moonlight Sonata , and the  Piano Quintet  by Schumann
Understanding Immigration
The West Mission Area Commission for Racial Understanding is starting off the Fall 2019 series with Understanding Immigration on September 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Timothy's, Perrysburg. The event will be an overview and discussion on the current landscape of immigration. Patty Hernandez, a Senior Attorney at Able, and Helen Bare of St. John XXIII, Perrysburg will be speaking
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Concert
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, England will perform a free concert on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral. No tickets or reservations required and free parking is available in the lot off Prospect Avenue.  
Astralis Chamber Ensemble Concert
Grace, Sandusky is hosting a concert featuring Astralis Chamber Ensemble in Reflections on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Angela Massey, Kris Marshall, and Alexis Colner will present works for the entire trio. Donations will be accepted.  
Oktoberfest 3
St. Paul's, Medina, in affiliation with Hofbrauhaus-Cleveland, will hold Oktoberfest 3 on Saturday, September 28 at the parish from 1:00-9:00 p.m.  Two bands will be performing and a dance area will be available. Die Gottsheer Blauskapelle will perform from 1:00-5:00 p.m, and  Jason & the Monotones  will perform from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Costume judging and a stein holding contest will be held from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Bavarian hats and other sales items as well as caricature artist, Mike Gezze, will also be available. The  Kid's Korner  will again be part of the event from 1:00-6:00 p.m., and will include an inflatable 65' obstacle course, 16' inflatable slide, face painting, cornhole and various ball games, and free, fresh popcorn for all attendees. Pre-sale ticket prices: age 11 and under are free; ages 12-20 are $5; and adults over 21 are $6.  To purchase tickets visit   or by call the church office at 330.725.4131. All tickets the day of the event will be $10 . P roceeds will benefit St. Paul's outreach programs .  
Sundays at 5 - Summer Storytelling Series
Christ Church, Huron is holding contemporary services throughout the summer at either Lake Front Park or the sanctuary at the church. The services began Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, and will go through Labor Day weekend, September 1 Throughout the series, the services will have a psychiatric nurse, a mental health counselor, the head of chaplaincy program at a Toledo Hospital, Denise and Bill Stewart, Laura Hnat, Kate Gillooley, the Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh, the Rev. Greg Stark, and the Rev Alex Barton coming to share the story of their journey of faith. 
Super Seniors Fitness
St. Tim's, Perrysburg teams up with licensed fitness instructor Sheila Brown to offer back-to-back classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and 10:25 a.m. The classes include low impact cardio and strength training as well as dynamic movements and stretches - all set to lively tunes in a positive community setting.  All sessions are Silver Sneakers eligible ($4 per session private pay).
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Wanted: Parish Coffee Mugs
The Diocese is collecting parish coffee mugs for use at Bellwether Farm. When not in use, the mugs will be showcased on the shelves at Bellwether Farm's coffee station. If you have mugs that you'd like to donate, feel free to drop them off at the Diocesan offices or at Bellwether Farm. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Rocha at 216.774.0459.