Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 26
Trinity Cathedral

The  Episcopal 
Diocese  of  Ohio
Annual Enrollment
On September 18, the Episcopal Church Medical Trust (a unit of Church Pension Fund) will begin mailing letters to all active clergy and lay employees regarding the upcoming Annual Enrollment (AE) period. For the Diocese of Ohio, including all parishes, our assigned dates for Annual Enrollment are October 7- October 25
The mailing will be in a green envelope marked AE. Please watch for this important package, not only for the helpful information and resources it contains, but also for the login information to the MLPS website. There are no changes in plan offerings for 2020. If you take no action, your current plan will carry over to 2020. It is always recommended to login to MLPS to verify that your demographic and contact information is current.  
We have added many helpful resources to our website regarding Annual Enrollment . The folder is titled: 2020 Health Insurance .
Exhibitor Applications for Convention
The  application  to have an exhibitor table at the Annual Convention is now available. Applications are due by  October 18.
Volunteer Days at Bellwether Farm
Join us on Saturday, October 19 or Wednesday, October 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.for a volunteer farm day at Bellwether Farm.  Register through Eventbrite.  Volunteering on Bellwether Farm's 1.5 acre farm is an experience like no other. Spend the morning learning about regenerative farming while harvesting, processing, weeding and building community in the process. Our goal is that everyone who steps foot on the farm walks away with a newfound reverence for our soil and the hands who spend day in and out growing the food that nourishes us all. No experience is required and we welcome all ages. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. We do ask that you try and stay for the entire volunteer block if possible. We'll send you home with some farm produce as a thank you for your time and investment in our community.
Los Amigos Episcopales Soup Supper
Los Amigos Episcopales will be hosting their 8th Annual  Soup Supper on Saturday,  October 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas, Berea. The event includes a dozen varieties of all you can eat soup served with bread and dessert. Soups will include vegetarian and vegan selections. Varieties include Italian wedding, squash, and mushroom. There will also be many delicious desserts to choose from. This year will also include two quilt raffles - a queen-size 90" x 108" quilt and a Christmas wall hanging or lap quilt 40" x 53" made and donated by Jan Cochrac of St. Hubert's. All are welcome. Adult tickets are $12; children 12 and under are $6. There is a max of $30 per family . 
Children's Storytelling Day
The West Mission Area Commission for Racial Understanding (CRU) will host a Children's Storytelling Day on October 20 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's, Maumee. All are welcome to this free afternoon of storytelling across cultural groups and faith traditions. Local representatives from many different backgrounds will set up stations to tell stories, share about their culture, and present take-home items. Each child who attends will also receive a free multicultural book. For more information, please visit St. Paul's website or Facebook page . 
Ordination to the Priesthood
God willing and the people of God consenting, the Right Reverend Arthur B. Williams, Jr., Assisting Bishop of Ohio, will ordain Sally E. Goodall to the Sacred Order of Priesthood in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's, Cuyahoga Falls. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles and are invited to process. A reception will follow . 
Christian Formation Luncheon
There will be a Christian Formation Luncheon on October 23 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity Commons. Youth leaders will gather to tell stories, discuss challenges, support one another, and share resources. This luncheon is for primary leaders of youth ministry in a parish (staff, volunteer, full-time, part-time, etc.) If you have questions, please contact the Rev. Anna Sutterisch at Please RSVP to Betty Kondrich at by October 16.
Convention Reminders
Parishes must certify their delegates by October 25.  The Convention Handbook is now available on the  Diocesan website  in both PDF and EPUBs format. Parishes have been mailed two copies of the handbook.
Human Trafficking Book Reading and Lunch Gathering
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship is sponsoring a Human Trafficking Book Reading and Lunch Gathering at the Hotspot Café on Saturday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. This book and discussion would be especially valuable for parents and young adults in every community in northeast Ohio . Please contact Bruce Freeman at by October 24 if you plan to attend.
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. On Sunday, October 20 at Trinity Commons at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. there will be free guided Lolly the Trolley tours of nearby Cleveland neighborhoods affected by redlining. Please reserve your seat in advance. 

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 .
Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty
St. Andrew, Mentor is hosting " Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty-Journey of Hope" on October 16 at 7:00 p.m.  The event will feature honest talk from murder victim family member, death row family member, and a death row exonoree Kwame Ajamu .
Ars organi Fall Festival
The month-long Ars organi Fall Festival celebrating the Holtkamp and Hradetzky organs at St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights wraps up with three recitals and a lecture over the weekend of October 18-20. Organist Erik Suter will perform a program of French works by Duruflé, Dupré, Tournemire, and Alain on the Holtkamp organ on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.On Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m., Steven Plank will play "Organ Music of the Seventeenth Century" on the Hradetzky organ. He will play works by Scheidt, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, and Louis Couperin. On Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m., St. Paul's organist Karel Paukert will present "Petr Eben: The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart (after Jan Amos Komensky-Comenius." Case Professor of Humanities John Orlock will narrate. Paukert will give a related talk entitled "Eben & Comenius: Two Czech Visionaries" on Saturday October 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holtkamp organ loft. All events are free. For more information and event dates, check  St. Paul's music calendar .
Taizé Service
New Life, Uniontown invites you deepen your spirituality with an intimate, personal encounter with God on Sunday, October 20 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 Taizé 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 .
Forum: Greenspace and Water Quality
On Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Cathedral will host a forum on Greenspace and Water Quality. Come hear West Creek Conservancy's Executive Director Derek Schafer speak about land and water protection in our community and learn about the Conservancy's efforts in the region to protect land and water resources, create recreational trail systems, and reclaim degraded lands. Also, learn how we can all be good stewards and make a difference in the vitality of our community and our Great Lake. All are welcome at this talk, which is sponsored by the Green Team at Trinity Cathedral. Individuals or groups from other congregations that are interested in environmental issues are encouraged to get in touch with Trinity's Green Team for future collaborations. For questions, please contact Gail Smith at .
Trunk or Treat
St. Andrew's, Cleveland will host a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event that will feature decorated cars with candy. There will be an adult raffle for $25 Dave's gift cards. All children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult .
Piano Concert
Grace, Sandusky will host a free piano concert on Sunday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. The concert will feature guest pianist Dr. Cole Burger .
Upcoming BrownBag Events at Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral will host a BrownBag concert featuring vocalists Kristine Caswelch and Kira McGirr on October 23. The concert will showcase duets spanning our favorite periods, genres, and styles. Trinity Cathedral will also host a BrownBag concert featuring Todd Wilson and Elizabeth DeMio as they play four-hand piano on October 30. For either BrownBag, 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 
150th Anniversary Celebration
Christ Church, Shaker Heights will host a 150th Anniversary Celebration on November 1-3. On Friday, November 1 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., a program and reception will be held at the church. During the program, the Heritage Chorale will sing. Bishop Hollingsworth will be there and will bless the church's new sign on Warrensville Center Road, across the street from the new Van Aken District development.  On Sunday, November 3, there will be an All Saints celebration with festal Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. and a reception will follow .
Great Music Without Barriers Concert
St. Peter's, Ashtabula will host the Euclid Quartet in a concert held at Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. as part of its Great Music Without Barriers program. The concert will feature chamber music showcasing the music of Beethoven, Debussy, and Robert Paterson. The concert will be followed by a 'Meet-the-Artists' reception. The concert and the reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the church office at 440.992.8100 .
Kirkin' of the Tartans
St. Bartholomew, Mayfield Village is hosting the annual Kirkin' of the Tartans on November 10 at 10:30 a.m. This event is jointly sponsored with Scottish Heritage Association of Northern Ohio (SHANO). During Sunday Eucharist, people bring tartans representing their family clans to be blessed. Special music and bagpipes are included. All are invited to attend .
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