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Province V Gathering
July 12-13
Kalamazoo, Michigan



The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
DIOCESAN EVENTS
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.
Prayers for the Synod of the West Indies
Your prayers are requested for the Synod of the West Indies which will meet May 24-31 in Trinidad and Tobago. Our companions in ministry, the Anglican Diocese of Belize, will send a delegation led by Bishop Philip Wright. On May 27, the Province will elect a new Archbishop and Primate of the West Indies.

Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before his passion prayed
for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one:
Grant that your Church, being bound together in love and
obedience to you, may be united in one body by the one Spirit,
that the world may believe in him whom you have sent, your
Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP, p. 255)
Summer Grants Available for Youth
The Mission Office has funds available to support summer youth programs (up to $500). Please  apply online  by May 31.    
 
The Mission Office, via the Bishop's Annual Appeal, also has funds available to support summer youth mission trips that involve youth from more than one parish. Please apply online by  May 31
 
For additional information, please call the Mission Office at 216.774.0476 or email  grants@dohio.org .  
Upcoming Ordinations
God willing and the people of God consenting , t he Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.,  Bishop of Ohio, will ordain  Stephen N. Ashby, Brian M. Bechtel, Rachel V. Harrison, Daniel L. Hinde, Marie Moore, Anna Sutterisch, and Barbara J. Telfer  to the Sacred Order of  Deacons  in Christ's One Holy Catholic  and Apostolic Church on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Cathedral. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles. A reception will follow .  
Young Adult and College Ministry Grant
The Congregation and Christian Formation office has funds available to support Young Adult and College Ministry The intention of the Christian Formation Commission (CFC) in granting funds to parishes for Young Adult Ministry and/or more traditional College Ministry is to encourage and develop specific ministries through local parishes to people who are between 18 and 30 years old.  The grant application deadline is June 4. For additional information call 216.774.0452 or email  grants@dohio.org .
Big Provincial Gathering
Province V of The Episcopal Church invites you to the Big Provincial Gathering in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 12-13. Workshops of all aspects of ministry will be offered. Registration is open and the fee is $50. Vendor tables are available. For questions, visit provincev.org or contact the Rev. Heather Barta, Province V Coordinator, at  provincevcoordinator@gmail.com or 989.413.3229.
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.
PARISH EVENTS
A Celebratory Evensong Honoring Dr. Richard Nelson
St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights invites the community to a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Dr. Richard Nelson, Director of Children's and Youth Choirs. Dr. Nelson is retiring on July 31 after nurturing the hearts and voices of our children and youth for more than twenty years, most of them alongside his beloved wife, the late Dr. Beth Nelson. He retired from the music theory faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music last spring.  The evensong service will include returning choristers and music composed for the occasion by this year's Treblefest director Sarah MacDonald. All are welcome as we thank Dr. Nelson for his service to our parish.
Taizé Service
New Life, Uniontown invites you to an intimate, personal encounter with God through the unique Taiz é  style of prayer, reflection, silent meditation, and beautiful music. The 45 minute candle-lit service will be held Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m., and features serene Taizé music performed by acclaimed classical guitarist Adam Keeler. For more information, contact Bo Lole at 234.571.9949 or visit  www.ComeToNewLife.org .
Vigil Against Gun Violence
Church of Our Saviour, Akron will host a Vigil Against Gun Violence on Saturday  June 8  at 9:30 a.m. National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 7 and Wear Orange Weekend is June 7-9. We wear orange to fight for a future free from gun violence. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton's friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 - just one week after performing at President Obama's 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
Three Church Pentecost and Picnic
St. Mark's, Canton hosts St. Paul's, Canton and St. Timothy's, Massillon for a festive service Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. with clergy and a combined choir followed by a picnic. The three church Pentecost and picnic is the final event in a year-long cooperation which started with a Fall meeting at St. Paul's, an Epiphany service at St. Timothy's, and now with Pentecost at St. Mark's .
Grand Opening
St. Peter's, Lakewood is having the grand opening of their new building on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m .
God is Seen: A Choral Concert
You are invited to join the Church of Our Saviour, Akron Chancel Choir for an evening of joyous music and spiritual reflection on June 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. "God is Seen" is a musical exploration that aims to seek the divine in the world around us--in ourselves, in nature, and in our fellow mankind. Music is a force for unity, solace, and perspective. The Church of our Saviour Chancel Choir is proud to present an uplifting and personal musical reflection on these themes, featuring guest singers and instrumentalists from the Northeastern Ohio area and music by some of the great modern composers including Alice Parker, Ola Gjielo, and Moses Hogan, and culminating with a masterwork of the Baroque period: "Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi. Please join us after the concert for refreshments in the main hall. 
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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