Diocesan Youth Event
October 4-6
Bellwether Farm

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship Presents a Facebook Live Conversation about Planning for your Fall Stewardship Campaign
Richard Felton, CEO of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship, and the Rev. Timothy Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving, Diocese of Arizona and Rector, Church of the Advent, Sun City West, Arizona will lead a Facebook Live conversation around planning for your upcoming pledge drive. The session will be broadcast live on  Facebook on Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Timothy and Richard will provide successful, easy to implement ideas for energizing your fall stewardship campaign.
The Diocese of Ohio is a member of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship ( TENS) which is an association of church leaders, both lay and ordained, who are committed to living generously and helping others live lives of generosity. TENS provides training and resources to stewardship leaders and congregations across The Episcopal Church and beyond. Our Diocesan membership provides parishes with full access to a vast catalog of stewardship resources and materials. For more information or to get the membership password, please contact Laura Hnat, Chief Development Officer at or 216.774.0463 .
Vacation Bible School Photographs
We are looking for pictures of Vacation Bible Schools around the Diocese. We would like to try and highlight as many parishes as possible. Please send high resolution pictures to before July 31. If you have any questions about the photo quality or how to send a high-resolution photo, please contact Beth Bergstrom at Please make sure that you have a photo release for anybody shown in the photograph .
Education for Ministry (EfM) Mentor Training
The Diocese of Ohio will sponsor an EfM Mentor Training on  August 8-10 at Bellwether Farm. The cost for this event is $275 and includes all fees and meals.  Register by July 29. Questions can be directed to the Rev. Brad Purdom at or Kate Gillooly at
Bellwether Farm's Family Camp
Bellwether Farm's Family Camp weekend retreat will give families the opportunity to experience summer camp together. Throughout the weekend, parents will get a taste of what campers experienced all summer, including camp songs, swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing, animal care, and more. Families will be able to harvest produce to take home while learning about how we employ environmental stewardship in all aspects of our farm and camp. We would love for you to join us for this opportunity to invest in connection and respite with the ones you love most! Save the date: Family Camp will be held  August 30-September 1. More information about registration details will be forthcoming. 
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. The event will be held during the Family Camping Weekend over Labor Day weekend at Bellwether Farm. Overnight accommodations will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings. More details to come.
Beginner's Yoga
St. Mark's, Canton is offering beginner's yoga the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. beginning July 18. Each class is $10.00. Please bring your own mat and block (if you'd like to use one). The class is an hour long and is appropriate for all levels and ages. RSVP on Facebook  or by emailing the church office .
School Supply Donation
St. Luke's, Cleveland is collecting school supplies. If you have supplies to donate, please arrange to have them delivered to St. Luke's by  August 2 You can also order supplies through Amazon and have them delivered to the church.  If you have any questions, please contact David Ramsey at .
Hymn Service
On Sunday, August 4, St. Thomas, Port Clinton will be holding a special hymn service at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the church office at 419.734.3404 to tell us your favorite hymn so we can include it in the service .
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. 
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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.