Winter Convocation
February 7-8
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The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Sermon
The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held on Tuesday, November 26 at Trinity Cathedral. The event brought together Abrahamic Faith Traditions in a service of thanks to God. The Rev. Sharon K. Core, General Presbyter, Presbytery of the Western Reserve, was the preacher. The sermon from the service is available on the diocesan website.
2019 Advent Meditations
The 2019 Advent Meditations will be sent out every morning during advent and will also be posted on the Diocesan social media. This year's devotions are #AdventWord from the Virginia Theological Seminary .
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
Undesign the Redline Public Forum
There will be an Undesign the Redline Public forum on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m at Trinity Cathedral. Hear from local non-profit professionals, community activists, and organizers who will share their experiences and perspectives on efforts to Undesign the Redline in Greater Cleveland. Representatives from the Housing Research and Advocacy Center, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, and the Cleveland State University School of Urban Studies will make up the panel
Upcoming Ordinations
God willing and the people of God consenting, we will have three ordinations:

The Rt. Rev. Arthur B. Williams, Jr. will ordain Rachel V. Harrison to the Sacred Order of Priests on Friday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's, Mount Vernon.


The Rt. Rev. William D. Persell will ordain Stephen Neel Ashby to the Sacred Order of Priests on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lyndhurst.


The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. will ordain Anna Sutterisch to the Sacred Order of Priests on Thursday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland.


Clergy are invited to vest, color TBA

2020 United Thank Offering Grants
The  2020 United Thank Offering Grant application form is now available. Please review the  2020 grant focus and criteria very carefully. Any grant application submitted that is not within the criteria guidelines will not be considered.  Completed applications must be submitted to Linda Smith, Diocese of Ohio UTO Coordinator, at  no later than 5:00 p.m. on  Friday, February 7 . There is an additional opportunity for a companionship/partnership grant in conjunction with a diocese of the Anglican Communion or an aided diocese of The Episcopal Church. If you have questions, please contact Linda Smith by e-mail or at 330.348.4756
GO: Doing Mission with Eyes Wide Open
GO: Doing Mission with Eyes Wide Open is a conference for anyone involved in outreach, mission, or youth trips whether in your neighborhood or across the globe. Save the date! The conference will be on  February 29 . Registration materials will be available the first week of December. 
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 .
Thanksgiving Eucharist and Dinner
Church of the Ascension, Lakewood is hosting a Thanksgiving Eucharist and Dinner on November 28. Holy Communion will begin at 10:30 am. The Thanksgiving dinner will follow at 12:00 p.m. If you would like to just attend meal, please feel free to come to the church at 12:00 p.m. If you would like to assist us with setup or serving the meal, please call 216.521.8727.
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 .
Bagpiper at New Life, Uniontown
Brett Lamb, Pipe Major of the Akron and District Pipe Band, will play at the Celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew Service at New Life, Uniontown. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 1. Wear plaid and join the congregation for a Scottish-themed coffee hour after the service. Get the church address and directions on the church website .
BrownBag Concerts at Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral will host "A Jazzy Christmas" on December 4 at 12:00 p.m. The concert will feature the Gateway Band with vocalist Jennifer Cochran. Trinity Cathedral will also host "A Ceremony of Carols" on December 11 at 12:00 p.m. This concert will feature the Cathedral choir and harpist, Jody Guinn. For either event, 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  
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 .
Christmas in Brass Concert
St. Peter's, Ashtabula will host The Heritage Brass Quintet as they perform Christmas in Brass on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. A meet-the-artists reception will follow the concert. The concert and the reception are free an open to the public. This concert is part of the Great Music Without Barriers concert series .
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. All orders of cheese and bologna must be placed by December 1. 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. Timothy's, 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.
Portraits of Homelessness Exhibit
St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights, will host Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's  Portraits of Homelessness exhibit until  December 16 as part of its Advent programming focus on homelessness. The  Portraits of Homelessness collection features 45 photographs and stories of residents from the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside in Cleveland. Call 216.932.5815 for more information or visit to learn about other Advent programming .
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 December 19 the documentary shown will be Facebook Part Two. There will be one more event in January. 
Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival
The 57th presentations of The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival in Cleveland will be held on Saturday, December 28 at Trinity Cathedral. This year, presentations will be held at new times: 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with an American Sign Language interpreter for the deaf community at the 2:00 p.m. presentation only. There are still a number of spaces open for performers, support staff, and choir. For more information, please call 216.771.3630, ext. 392 or visit For direct communication, please email
Job Openings
New: Summer Camp Counselor - Bellwether Farm
Children and Youth Staff Postion - St. Timothy's, Perrysburg 
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