DIOCESAN
Upcoming Ordinations
The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., Bishop of Ohio, will ordain Christopher M. Decatur and Noah M. Sutterisch to the Sacred Order of Priesthood in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. The ordinations will be livestreamed on Zoom and the diocesan Facebook page.
2021 Winter Convocation
The 2021 Winter Convocation will be held virtually on Sunday mornings and weekday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on February 8-14. There is no charge for any of the events, but pre-registration is required. Registration information will be coming soon. Feel free to sign up for as many workshops as you like. Each weekday event will have pre-work assigned, and will last no longer than one hour. For more information, visit dohio.org/convocation.
Feeding Your Soul for the Journey
Feeding Your Soul for the Journey: Care for Self, Care for Community; Care for the World is a series of gatherings for laity. Participants may come to one, two, or all three gatherings. Care for Self will be offered on Sunday, January 17; Care for Community will be offered on Sunday, February 21; and Care for the World will be offered on Sunday, March 14. Each gathering will be from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. via zoom. There is no cost, but please register by emailing Betty Kondrich at bkondrich@dohio.org. The registration deadline for the first gathering will be Thursday, January 14. The zoom link will be sent the Friday before each gathering. Feel free to contact Betty if you have questions or need more information.
Anti-Racism Trainings
Anti-Racism training is required for all individuals in elected and appointed Diocesan positions, and it is also open to all members of the Diocese. 

The Commission for Racial Justice will offer this two-day training on the following dates:
  • February 26 and 27- Zoom video conference (Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. both days)
  • April 24 and 25 - Zoom video conference (Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. both days)

The cost of the training materials is covered by the Diocese of Ohio. You must commit to attending the full sessions and to doing the off-line work. Registration is required. For additional information please email the Rev. Margaret D’Anieri at mdanieri@dohio.org.
New Parochial Report Form
New materials for preparing the 2020 parochial report are now available. The first item is a video that walks through all of the submenus of the online site for filing the parochial report. If you have not used the website before, or would like a refresher of the website, you will want to look at this 25-minute video. It highlights what areas of the site are new, updated, or unchanged.  It reviews resetting your password and when to call your Diocesan office for assistance. The instructions for the 2020 parochial report have been released by The General Convention office of The Episcopal Church. To file your parochial report please visit: https://reports.dfms.org.
Imputed Income Letters
Almost all clergy have $150,000 of group-life insurance that is provided through the Church Pension Fund. The cost of coverage in excess of $50,000 is a taxable benefit. Letters detailing the tax reporting of these amounts were sent on Monday, December 7.
Form 1099-NEC
The IRS has developed a new form to be used to report payments to nonemployee contractors, such as lawn care providers, snow removal services, repairmen, supply clergy who do not receive a Form W-2, and other individuals or unincorporated business who receive payments of at least $600 in 2020. The form is due to the recipient and the IRS on February 1, 2021.  These payments were previously reported on Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC. The penalty for not filing a required form has been increased by $280 each.
PPP Loan Forgiveness
The AICPA has developed two tools to help with the application for PPP Loan forgiveness. The first is an Excel spreadsheet that walks through all the calculations required to prepare the application request. The second tool will actually determine which of the forgiveness forms is needed and prepare a signature ready application form based on the data entered.  
Young Adult Grants
The Young Adult Ministry Grant, funded by the United Thank Offering (UTO) and distributed by the Diocesan Young Adult Task Force, is a new grant to encourage parishes, mission areas, etc. to experiment and take bold action to attract and engage young adults (19-30). Applications will be reviewed monthly, and funds must be used by May 2021. Members of the task force are available to brainstorm with you, and have included some ideas in the grant application.
Learn, Pray, Act
Resources from the Episcopal Church for addressing racist violence are available. This is a growing list of litanies, learning opportunities, and suggested actions and connections from across The Episcopal Church and beyond. There are links to some specialized resources on the Diocesan website. As you are thinking about how to respond in your parish and community, please be in touch with the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, Canon for Mission, at mdanieiri@dohio.org.
PARISH
St. Luke's Mobile Food Pantry
St. Luke’s, Cleveland will hold their first Mobile Pantry of 2021 on Monday, January 11. They are in need of more help for the second shift from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Sign up online if you are interested in volunteering. 
Donations for Your Neighbors Cloak at St. Luke's
St. Luke’s, Cleveland is seeking various items of clothing to help with Your Neighbors Cloak. Please label all donations by gender, size, and it would be helpful to know if the item(s) is for an adult, teen or child. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can currently only accept certain items: winter hats, gloves, jackets in all sizes and genders, sweatshirts or hoodies, thermal underwear, gently used shoes, boots, and sneakers, and blankets and throws or wraps. They are also in need of underwear and socks for all ages and in all sizes. Used underwear and socks will not be accepted. To coordinate a time to drop off donations, or to chat with a Your Neighbor's Cloak representative, please email clothing.stluke.cleveland@gmail.com.
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