Convention Reminders
The Handbook for the 204th Annual Convention is available on the diocesan website in both PDF and EPUB formats.

A virtual convention orientation video is also available. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Bergstrom.
Dismantling Racism Training for Youth
Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to register for a Dismantling Racism training to be held on November 7-8 at Bellwether Farm. We will be using the curriculum developed by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Registration will cap at 12 youth. Register at dohio.org/DYE.
Spiritual Walks at Bellwether Farm
Bellwether Farm is a ministry rooted in a Christian spirituality of inclusive community and care of creation. As one way to connect with God in creation, we will host regular Sunday afternoon walks offering nature-based spirituality in the context of the woods and wonders of Bellwether Farm. All generations are invited and welcomed to join Chaplain Anna to hike, pray, explore, and connect to God and each other through nature in these masked, socially distant, curated hikes. November's nature walk is inspired by the Fr. Thomas Berry Foundation and the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. When the world feels overwhelming, sometimes it's nice to put things in perspective. On November 8 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., we'll journey through the long and mysterious story of the universe that will help us find and name this present moment of grace. We'll begin and end as a group, and journey through the stations at our own individual paces. Afterward, a simple soup supper will be served in accordance with state and diocesan protocols, and a freewill offering will be collected. Please register for the Spiritual Walks prior to attending.
Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
The Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is looking for new members. A pamphlet with more information about the committee is available.
Los Amigos Episcopales Fundraiser
Due to COVID-19, Los Amigos Episcopales (LAE) will not be able to have its traditional Soup Supper fundraising event this fall. In lieu of this, LAE is conducting a fundraising appeal until the end of the 2020. Our main mission is to support the vocational, educational, social, and Humanitarian programs of the Anglican-Episcopal Diocese of El Salvador. LAE provides the sole support for one of four Montessori Schools run by the Diocese - La Davina Providencia. LAE also supports the Diocese's new Seminary with four seminarians to be ordained in early 2021. During the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic complicated by other natural disasters, we are proving funding to help the Diocese of El Salvador provide food security to parishioners. For more information about how you can donate to LAE, go to www.losamigosepiscopales.org.
Young Adult Grants
The Young Adult Ministry Grant, funded by the United Thank Offering (UTO) and distributed by the Diocesan Young Adult Task Force, is a new grant to encourage parishes, mission areas, etc. to experiment and take bold action to attract and engage young adults (19-30). Applications will be reviewed monthly, and funds must be used by May 2021. Members of the task force are available to brainstorm with you, and have included some ideas in the grant application.
Learn, Pray, Act
Resources from the Episcopal Church for addressing racist violence are available. This is a growing list of litanies, learning opportunities, and suggested actions and connections from across The Episcopal Church and beyond. There are links to some specialized resources on the Diocesan website. As you are thinking about how to respond in your parish and community, please be in touch with the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, Canon for Mission, at mdanieiri@dohio.org.
Art Show at Christ Church, Shaker Heights
Light through the Treesan art exhibit featuring paintings and mixed media pieces by artist Lucy Bailey, will be on display at the Van Aken Community Gallery at Christ Church, Shaker Heights on November 7 through December 12. The show will be open on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment by contacting the artist at lucybaileyart.com 
Personal Prayer Time
The cathedral sanctuary will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays for individuals to pray, walk the labyrinth, light a candle and meditate for Personal Prayer Time. Capacity will be limited to 20 individuals. You are encouraged to let us know you’re coming in advance by emailing Ginger Bitikofer at gbitikofer@trinitycleveland.org. You may also come to the Prospect entrance of Trinity Commons without a reservation. All attendees will be asked to sign in, wear a mask during their visit, and socially distance themselves from others in the building. Trinity follows all Diocesan and CDC sanitation/cleaning protocols. Volunteers are needed to help as greeters. If you have questions, please contact Ginger at 216. 774.0407.
BrownBag Concerts
For an unprecedented 43rd year, Music & Art at Trinity will offer seven BrownBag concerts this fall. This year's concerts will be livestreamed from an empty cathedral for the safety of the performers and the home audience. The BrownBag concerts are the longest-running free music program in Northeast Ohio. You can watch all of the concerts at bit.ly/TrinityConcerts or trinitycleveland.org. More information about the performances are also available. All concerts will be held at 12:00 p.m.
  • November 18 - Dueling Divas! Violinists Andrew Sords and Mari Sato with pianist Elizabeth DeMio
  • December 2 - A Jazzy Christmas, Jennifer Cochran & The Gateway Band
  • December 9 - A Ceremony of Carols - Treble voices of the Cathedral Choir
  • December 16 - Messiah Sing
Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival at Trinity Cathedral
The Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Committee at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland regretfully announces that live presentations of The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will “go dark” for 2020, and will not take place due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the committee is planning a virtual celebration to take place on the same scheduled date, Sunday, December 27. Please check your e-mail bulletins/news from Trinity Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio for more information coming soon. The Boar’s Head committee intends to have live Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival presentations at Trinity in December of 2021, and looks forward to seeing you then.
Job Openings
Director of Youth Ministries - St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights
View all job openings.
Sin as Seen Through the Lens of Race
Sin as Seen Through the Lens of Race will be a three-part webinar series presented by Dr. Sarah Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor Emerita at Cambridge University, on November 10-12. This webinar series will be the annual Schaff Lectures. Each evening of the series, Dr. Coakley will offer one presentation with interactive time afterward with those attending. In her three presentations, Dr. Coakley will address race/'racism first as a 'theological' issue, and then consider the nature of sin and the Fall. All sessions are free and open to the public. On November 10 at 7:00 p.m. the lecture will be "In the Jail: Systemic Racism, Contemplation, and the Problem of 'Seeing.'" On November 11 at 7:00 p.m. the lecture will be "Reconsidering the Fall: Desire Gone Awry and Its Consequences." On November 12 at 7:00 p.m. the lecture will be "On the Way to Union? How 'Divine Darkness' Convicts the Sin of Racism." To receive the link for the series, please register. For additional details please contact ConEd@pts.edu or call 412.924.1345.
Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available for Local and Regional Efforts
Episcopal institutions can now apply for the next round of the Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program, designed to fund local and regional evangelism efforts in the Episcopal Church. The application deadline is November 15 at 11:00 p.m. The new grant cycle will focus on projects that explore new methods of evangelism. Congregations, dioceses, provinces, schools, monastic communities, and other Episcopal organizations are eligible to apply. Regional collaborative partnerships with non-Episcopal entities are welcome as long as an Episcopal entity is the project leader, active manager, and reporting agent. Groups receiving grants are expected to make significant financial contributions toward their projects, and to report what they have learned to the wider church. The Grants Committee will make its recommendations to Executive Council in December, and funds will be distributed in early 2021. More information can be found on The Episcopal Church website.
St. Barnabas, Bay Village