Bishop's Bike Ride
August 31
Bellwether Farm

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Summer Camp at Bellwether Farm
Bellwether Farm offers a summer camp where school-age children can immerse themselves in fun, engaging activities. These programs will seek to teach healthy social, nutritional, and environmental practices, while providing a safe context in which to encounter God's beautiful creation. Campers will have an opportunity to learn about organic gardening, animal care, and creative cooking. They will also participate in traditional camp activities including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, fishing, field games, and archery. The Bellwether Farm staff is invested in the life of every camper, seeking to inspire future generations to become passionate leaders in the world around them. 

Registration is now open.
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
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.
Church Life
The Summer 2019 issue of Church Life is now available online .
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 .
Commission for Racial Understanding Resources
The Commission for Racial Understanding (CRU) has released their
Vini, Vidi, Bocce!
St. Andrew, Mentor is holding a Bocce Tournament. The game nights are July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6. August 6 will be the Super Bocce Bowl. No experience is needed. All proceeds go to the ministries of St. Andrew. The cost is $150 per team/$40 per individual. The grill will open at 6:00 p.m. and games will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Chris Peshek at or 440.773.2700
Afternoon Tea
St. James, Painesville is hosting an Afternoon Tea on Saturday, July 13 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Carol Hemphill, St. James Historian, will give a present on the history of St. James at 3:30 p.m. The event will be a traditional English afternoon tea and will feature savory finger sandwiches, small items, and freshly brewed tea served in china tea pots and tea cups. There will be door prizes, homemade baked goods, and raffle baskets. Everyone who brings one can of fruit to "End 68 Hours of Hunger" will receive one free raffle ticket. (One free ticket per person.) Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or by calling the office at 440.354.3526.
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
NEW - Administrative Assistant at St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights; Organist/Pianist at St. Thomas, Port Clinton
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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.