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Diocese  of  Ohio
Habits of Grace: An Invitation For You, By Presiding Bishop Curry
As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a 'habit of grace.' A new video meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.

As we take cautious steps forward into this new reality of living with Coronavirus and COVID-19, the physical and spiritual safety of God's beloved is foremost in my concerns and prayers. The desire to be with one another again in all the varied activities of life is great, and for many of us, the yearning to gather in worship, service, and fellowship is paramount. Our transition to in-person gathering must be careful and thoughtful, putting the well-being of others first, as Jesus taught us.

Resource Center Procedures Going Forward Due to COVID-19
Visitation:  Visitation to the Resource Center will be by appointment only. Both staff and visitors must wear facemasks. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Handling of CDs and DVDs: All CD/DVD plastic cases will be wiped down at opening of the Resource Center, with alcohol. The same will be done before lending and upon return after quarantine.  CD/DVD quarantine will be 72 hours upon return. Materials will be wiped down prior to re-shelving.

Handling of Books: When a book is requested it will be handled with gloves, quarantined for 24-72 hours and then sent to the requester. Upon return, books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.

All materials will be handled with gloves at the Resource Center. Separate quarantine locations will be available for plastics and paper resources.

These procedures are in place as a result of recommendations for libraries from the Ohio Library Council, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and the CDC .
An Update on Summer Camp at Bellwether Farm
This is normally the time of the year when all at Bellwether Farm are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your children to experience everything that Bellwether summer camp has to offer. It is, therefore, with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of all scheduled camp sessions for the 2020 summer season.

Request for Graduating Seniors
Calling all graduating seniors! Are you or someone you know graduating (from high school, college, another program?) Let us know so we can celebrate you! Send your name, parish, the school you are graduating from, your planned next steps (if you know them), and a photo of you to the Rev. Anna Sutterisch 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.
Sunday Night Compline
The Rev. Anna Sutterisch, Canon for Christian Formation, will hold Sunday Night Student Compline on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. Compline will be held via Zoom.
New Resource at the Resource Library
Bruised & Wounded, Struggling to Understand Suicide is a book by Ronald Rolheiser. It is a new way of understanding death by suicide with chapters on Removing the Taboo, Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin, and Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One, plus others. For more information, contact Mary Ann Semple at
Virtual Retreat
Bellwether Farm, in partnership with some churches in our diocese, held Soul Tending, a virtual retreat. During the retreat, the Rev. Anita Amstutz, a Mennonite minister, invited attendees to explore their soul's deepest longings. The day also offered opportunity to experience Sabbath activities which will nurture and nourish our inner landscape. Bellwether Farm was the setting with explorations into garden walks, the barn chapel, yoga, art and much more. The videos of the retreat are available on Youtube.
Helpful Resources for Individuals, Families, and Congregations During the Pandemic

list of curated resources is available for individuals, families, and congregations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pentecost Organ Concert
Christ Church, Huron will hold a Pentecost Celebration organ Concert on May 31 at 1:00 p.m. The organist /choir director Jim Petersen will present a variety of Pentecost/celebration music and hymns on the church's historic organ. The event will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and look forward to the time when we can gather again. Christ Church will live stream the event on Facebook.
Carillon Bells Concert
St. Christopher's, Gates Mills plays a Carillon Bells concert each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome to come park and listen or stand by their cars, as long as proper social distancing is observed .
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.
Job Openings
Youth Ministry Coordinator - Trinity Cathedral
Children's Ministry Coordinator - Trinity Cathedral
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