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Amended Regathering Guidelines
The amended regathering guidelines (as of June 11, 2020) can be found  here .
Farm and Food Book Club
As we continually adjust to new and evolving social norms, Bellwether Farm remains committed to its vocation to teach about environmental fidelity, physical and spiritual wellness, nutrition, local food sourcing, and social justice. In that spirit, we invite you to join our newest initiative: The Bellwether Book Club. Even while we are distanced socially and geographically, this is an opportunity to come together intellectually and spiritually, and further grow the Bellwether community. The first book club book is  Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith by Fred Bahnson. The book club will meet on July 28 ay 7:00 p.m. for a Zoom conversation with the author. Please register for that conversation by July 21. For questions, please email More information is available at
Young Adult Gathering at Bellwether Farm
The gathering is on July 28 and is for those 18-30(ish). The time is TBD. This will be a workday in conjunction with the Bellwether Book Club. Due to our social distancing protocols, you need to register for the gathering at If you have questions, contact the Rev. Anna Sutterisch at .
Young Adult Grants
The Office for Congregations and Christian Formation is offering two grants to fund your ministry, outreach, and evangelism to and with young adults.
The College Ministry Grant application is due on July 31 and funds campus ministry. While the near future of campus life is unknown, we can still minister to and with our student communities.
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.
Bellwether Farm Intergenerational Book Club
Bellwether Farm is launching an Intergenerational Book Club to bring all ages together over great literature. First, we'll read All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, a delightful classic about a first-time veterinarian in rural Yorkshire. These stories are excellent to read on your own, with your family, or listen to on audiobook. We will have a book club discussion on August 12 which will include a conversation with the vet that treats our Bellwether animals! Visit the website to get more information, register, and learn why this book is so beloved by our Bishop .
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 14 to be considered at the 2020 Convention. If you or your Diocesan committee is considering submitting a proposed amendment, the Committee on Constitution and Canons would be happy to work with you collaboratively in this effort. Questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Bill Powel at   or 216.774.0449.
Episcopal Diocese of Ohio Young Adult Task Force to Receive 2020 UTO Grant
United Thank Offering announced the grant recipients for the 2020 granting year, and we are excited to share that the Diocese of Ohio will receive funding for Encouraging and Celebrating the Blessings of Young Adults in the Church. The focus of the granting process this year was 'Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.' 

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 .
Summer Youth Program Grants
Given the implications of COVID-19 for summer programs, we have not posted grant applications for youth programs and mission trips. If you have an idea for a distance-friendly youth program, please contact Margaret D'Anieri directly at
Safeguarding Online
We are offering online access to the Safeguarding God's Children training. All vestry members, parish leaders, and anyone who interacts with children and youth in the church setting are required and/or encouraged to be trained. To receive login information for the training, please email Mary Ann Semple, Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, at with the name and contact information of your clergy person.
Evening Prayer
On Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m., St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights will have a service of sung Evening Prayer for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene over Zoom. We invite you to light a candle and worship with us! Pre-Registration is required, to register please contact Hannah Koby at .
Healing Eucharist
Trinity Cathedral's Episcopal Peace Fellowship is planning a special virtual Healing Eucharist for the victims of human trafficking on Thursday, July 30 at 12:00 p.m. , which is the  United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The service will be followed by a zoom discussion led by local advocates on COVID-19's impact on human trafficking in northeast Ohio. For more information, please contact Bruce Freeman  or Debbie Hunter at
Focus on Stained Glass Livestream
Starting with our Annunciation window on the Feast of the Annunciation, St. Timothy's, Massillon, has been live-streaming each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., featuring one of their treasured stained glass windows, accompanied by live music from one of the parish musicians. The streams are available on the parish Facebook page.
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