Diocesan Youth Event
October 4-6
Bellwether Farm

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
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 for 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.
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.
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 .
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 .
Beginner's Yoga
St. Mark's, Canton is offering beginner's yoga the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The next class will be August 15.  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 .
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. 
Job Openings
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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.