Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 26
Trinity Cathedral

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Convention Recap
The 203rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio was held on November 8-9 in Sandusky. Thank you to all who attended!  The Bishop's Episcopal Address  is now posted on the website in both text and audio format.  The Bishop's sermon  from the Convention Eucharist is also available.  You can also find the  election results  for the following offices: Diocesan Trustee, Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Development Council, Diocesan Disciplinary Board, and General Convention Deputy
Intersection of Race and Gender
The West Mission area Commission on Racial Understanding (CRU) will hold their final fall event on November 17 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. The event, " Intersection of Race and Gender," will include facilitated conversation groups that will obtain a high level explanation of the transformation of the feminist movement from one that addressed white female issues to a more inclusive discussion of issues through intersectional feminism. Groups will review and discuss traditional feminist discussions followed by racial issues that are also female issues when explored more deeply. 
Make a Difference With a Gift From Your IRA
If you are aged 70-1/2 or older, you may be able to make a tax-free charitable gift directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the Diocese of Ohio or to your parish. Qualified Charitable Distributions from your IRA are one of the most tax efficient ways available to make charitable gifts. You can make a nontaxable charitable distribution directly from your IRA to a qualified public charity for up to $100,000 each year. These gifts count towards a donor's required minimum distribution but do not increase the donor's income. Please consult your financial or tax advisor to see if this opportunity is right for you.
For more information, please call Laura Hnat, Chief Development Officer, at 216.774.0463
Commission for Racial Understanding Resources
The Commission for Racial Understanding (CRU) has released their November resources
Undesign the Redline
Undesign the Redline is a transformative interactive exhibit exploring the history of race, class and U.S. housing policy, and how this legacy of inequity and exclusion continues to shape our communities. The exhibit seeks to spark a public discourse on how discriminatory federal policies from the 1930s continue to impact Cleveland neighborhoods today. Trinity Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio are hosting this exhibit through 
December 20. 

Public Tours On-Site
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Private tours by appointment.
Tour Guides will be present.
Spanish speaking material is available.
For questions or reservations please contact Antoinette Taylor, Office for Mission, at 216.774.0453 or .
Community Taizé Prayer Service
New Life, Uniontown invites you deepen your spirituality with an intimate, personal encounter with God on Sunday, November 17 from 7:00-7:45 p.m. In a beautiful, candle-lit sanctuary, meet God in the silence of quiet prayer, calm reflection, silent meditation, and optional chanted singing. The TaizĂ© service includes lighting candles for prayer and thanksgiving, and the unique meditative music will be provided by acclaimed Northeast Ohio classical guitarist Adam Keeler and pianist Nicole Scafidi. For more information, contact Bo Iole at 234.571.9949 or visit
Conversation on Immigration
Grace Church, Defiance is holding a conversation on immigration on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. The presenter will be Sister Andrea Inkrott from Project Hope. 
Jazz Evensong
You are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday, November 20th for Jazz Evensong! On Wednesday, November 20 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Paul Ferguson, the Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, will lead a Jazz Evensong at St. Luke's, Cleveland. A meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. and Evensong will begin about 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Lonny Gatlin at or the Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh at or 216.673.3974
BrownBag Concert at Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral will host Jackie Warren on November 20 at 12:00 p.m. The concert will feature keyboard favorites. You may bring a brown bag lunch or purchase one for $7. All BrownBag events are free and no reservations are required. For more information, please visit  
Documentary Film Series
St. Paul's, Fremont is hosting a documentary film series held at the Birchard Public Library. Each event includes a documentary and discussion. Pizza and drinks will be provided. All events will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. On November 21 the documentary shown will be Facebook Part One. There will be two more events. One in December and one in January.
Christmas Tales & Ales
St. Bartholomew's, Mayfield Village will host Christmas Tales & Ales on Friday, November 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Russ Tripi of John Carroll University's Department of Theology & Religious Studies will guide you through an entertaining evening of craft beer tasting paired with a deconstructive look at the origins, history, and rituals associated with the Christmas Season. The event will also include appetizers, desserts, and coffee. This event is for those 21 and older only.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Christmas Tales & Ales eventbrite page.
Community Thanksgiving Service
St. Paul's, Akron will host a Community Thanksgiving Service on Thursday, November 28 at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Bryson Davis from The Front Porch Fellowship will preach. For more information please call 330.836.9327 ext. 20 or email at .
Sandusky Choral Society Christmas Concerts
The Sandusky Choral Society, under the direction of Heather L. Carman, will present their  83rd annual Christmas concerts on Friday, December 6 and Sunday, December 8. The Friday concert will be held at St. Paul's, Norwalk at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday concert will be held at Grace, Sandusky at 3:00 p.m. Accompanist for the group is Dennis Stoneham. A reception will follow each concert in the church fellowship hall. The concert is free and open to the public .
Cookie Walk
Church of the Ascension, Lakewood will be having a Cookie Walk from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturday, December 14 in Strohm Hall of the church. There will be a variety of cookies and baked goods, which will be sold by the pound. Baby Swiss cheese will be available by the pound or in a 3 lb. wheel from Heini's Bunker Hill Cheese as well as Trail Bologna in 1.25 lb. links from Troyer's Trail. To place an order, please contact Susan O'Donnell at 216.521.3271, Ella Jane Fowerbaugh at, or complete a preorder form in the office.  Sales of Bologna and Baby Swiss cheese will be limited the day of the sale. A free-will offering plus 10% of sales will benefit Lakewood Community Services Center. Free hot cocoa will be provided.
Cookie and Bakery Sale
St. Timothys, Macedonia will hold its annual holiday cookie and bakery sale on Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Most cookies are sold by the dozen but other options will be available. Come early for the very best selections from our marvelous bakers.
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