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Diocesan Youth Event
October 4-6
Bellwether Farm



The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
DIOCESAN EVENTS
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  jrocha@dohio.org  by August 1 . If you have any questions about the photo quality or how to send a high-resolution photo, please contact Beth Bergstrom at  bbergstrom@dohio.org . 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  bpurdom@dohio.org or Kate Gillooly at  lazaruslife2000@aol.com.
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! For more information or to register, visit the diocesan website.
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. For more information or to register, visit the diocesan website.
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 12 to be considered at the 2019 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 wpowel@dohio.org or 216.774.0449.
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.
ECS Grant Nomination 
Through the Bishop's Annual Appeal  communicants and congregations of the Diocese of Ohio support Episcopal Community Services (ECS). This annual fundraising effort provides essential resources for ECS to help parishes fund community ministries. We give priority to applications from Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of Ohio. We also encourage applications from collaborative community initiatives with active Episcopal involvement that serve the needs of the community and educate and advocate for systemic change. Through ECS, parishes can apply for and receive financial support to create partnerships that strengthen communities, give in spiritual fidelity to God, and serve the world as the very body of Jesus. The submission  of a 2020 Episcopal Community Services grant application is an online process. Applications will be accepted until 
September 30. You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging when your grant application is submitted. If your grant is approved, you'll receive funding in February 2020.  For additional information, please email  grants@dohio.org .
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  pgrant@dohio.org or contact Betty Kondrich at 216.774.0466 or  bkondrich@dohio.org .
PARISH EVENTS
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 dramseystlukes@gmail.com .
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/AVAILABLE 
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.