Spring Youth Gathering
April 26-28
Bellwether Farm

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Shrove Tuesday/Ashes to Go Request
Due to the fact that many parishes offer Shrove Tuesday activities, the 
e-bulletin will link to a page on the Diocesan website which will list the various events, rather than having each as an individual post. We would also like to compile a list of parishes offering Ashes to Go (for the website and a press release). To be included in the press release, please send any information regarding your Ashes to Go event to Jessica Rocha at  by February 25 .
Ordination of Sally Goodall
God willing and the people of God consenting, the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.,  Bishop of Ohio, will ordain Sally Goodall to the Sacred Order of Transitional Deacon in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. at St. John's, Cuyahoga Falls . Clergy are asked to wear red stoles. A reception will follow the service.
Parochial Report Information
The forms and instructions are now available on the Diocesan and The Episcopal Church websites. We are not mailing the forms or instructions to parishes. Please keep in mind the March 1 deadline for filing the report with the Diocesan Finance Office. The Episcopal Church website is available now through May 1. Please contact the Finance Office if you have questions on filing your report.
Lenten Meditations
Once again, the Diocese of Ohio will be providing daily meditations during Lent. They will be sent out via Constant Contact and posted on the Diocesan Facebook page daily. A pdf of the compiled daily meditations will also be available on the website.
Upcoming Safeguarding Trainings
On March 2 a Safeguarding God's Children training will be held at St. Paul's, Medina from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  To register, contact Mary Anthony at
Also on March 2, a Preventing Child Sexual Abuse training will be held at St. Andrews, Toledo from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  To register, contact the Rev. Jeff Bunke at
On March 16 a Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers training and a Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith training will be held at St. Andrews, Toledo from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. To register, contact the rev. Jeff Bunke to register at .
Lenten Quiet Day Retreat
The Daughters of the King (DOK) and the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Ohio invite you to a Lenten Quiet Day Retreat from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,  March 9 at St. Barnabas, Bay Village. The theme is "Be still and know that I am God." The facilitators are the Rev. Ann Kidder, Diocese of Ohio DOK Chaplain; and the Rev. Barbara Maxwell, Deacon and St. Mary's DOK Chapter Chaplain. Registration is $15 per person and includes a catered lunch. Please complete and return the  registration form with your check.
Happening 2019
The 2019 Happening will be March 15-17 at Bellwether Farm.  Happenings are spiritual renewals led by older student peers. Happening begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday with Eucharist around 2:00 p.m. Prepare to stay the entire weekend.  Registrations fill up quickly and we want to assure you of a place. Don't delay filling out an application and a consent form. Send the completed application and a $75.00 check (memo Happening) made out to The Diocese of Ohio to the Diocesan Offices at 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 to the attention of the Rev. Vincent Black. The deadline to register is February 26. Contact the Rev. Vincent Black, Canon for Christian Formation, at  for more information. 
Clergy Renewal of Vows
Clergy Renewal of Vows & Blessing of Holy Oils will take place on Monday, April 15 at Trinity Church, Toledo and at Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday, April 16. Both services begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by lunch. Please register through Eventbrite by Tuesday, April 2. If you have questions or need more information, contact Betty Kondrich at 216.774.0466 or  
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.
Commission for Racial Understanding Resources
The Commission for Racial Understanding (CRU) has released their
St. Tim's Discovers Concerts
St. Timothy's, Perrysburg will host two concerts as part of the St. Tim's Discovers program. The first concert will be on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature the Bowling Green State University Choir. The second concert will be on Sunday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. and will feature Yevgeny Yontov. One of the most promising Israeli pianists of his generation, Yontov is winner of numerous international piano competitions and a founding member of Icarus Quartet.  The concert will feature compositions of Medtner, Debussy, Prokofiev, and Ravel, composed during World War I.  Both concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully received .
Black History Month Observance
In celebration and remembrance of Black History Month, Front Steps Housing and Services has organized and put together a thoughtful program to celebrate our black history. Join us at St. John's, Ohio City on Friday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a celebration and community event. Bring your family, come alone, or bring friends. All are welcome here! For questions, please contact the Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh at 216.673.3974 or at 
Afternoon at the Movies
Church of Our Saviour, Akron has begun hosting a monthly Afternoon at the Movies as a new ministry for the neighborhood surrounding the church. This Saturday, February 23, the selected movie is Marshall. It's the story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. A lesser known fact about Justice Marshall is that he is celebrated on The Episcopal Church's Lesser Feasts and Fasts calendar on May 17. The movie is free. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m., with the movie starting at 2:00 p.m. Snacks are provided. You may bring your own comfy chair or use the furniture in the auditorium .
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 .
Brown Bag Concert at Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral will host a Brown Bag Concert, "The Big Read Concert!" on February 27 at 12:00 p.m. The concert will feature vocalists  Kristine Caswelch and Matt Jones as they sing songs related to the vignettes written by Claudia Rankine for the Cleveland BIG READ event. Y ou may bring a brown bag lunch or purchase one for $7 .
Treblefest and Choral Evensong
Treblefest, an annual workshop for treble choirs, will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Trinity Cathedral. Renowned conductor Sarah MacDonald, Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge and director the Ely Cathedral Choir, will lead the daylong workshop. All are invited to attend the service of Choral Evensong at 3:00 p.m., which closes Treblefest. Bishop Hollingsworth will officiate. Treblefest is sponsored by St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights through a generous grant from the Petrey Family Foundation. Call 216.932.5815 for more information .
Love and Logic Parenting Classes
St. Patrick's, Brunswick will hold  Love and Logic Parenting classes on  March 4 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP the number attending to 330.220.2777 .
A Lenten Art Retreat
Deacon Lydia Bailey will be facilitating a Lenten Art Retreat at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Wednesday,  March 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It will be a semi-self-directed Lenten retreat involving the participant's reflection on one or two pieces of art. The retreat leader will prepare participants for choosing a piece of art for personal reflection. The art one settles on can speak to us spiritually without having a conventional religious subject. It can be an icon that serves as a window into God.  This retreat has been offered to different parishes for five years; this year it will be with participants from St. Christopher's, Gates Mills. There is no cost to the workshop. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and the retreat will convene under the bamboo trees in the Atrium shortly thereafter.
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