The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance. NORTH CAROLINA BISHOP ..
Beth Mendez, Director of Children’s Formation and Family Ministries at Christ Church Cathedral, has assumed the role as coordinator of Safe Church training for the diocese. The Safe Church training schedule for 2015-2016 will be out soon. In the interim, Safe Church training will be reorganizing how and when live (comprehensive) trainings will be presented. ..
Trazana Staples began her duties as the new Executive Director of Gabriel’s Place on August 4. She succeeds Myrita Craig, who left in July to pursue a Ph.D. in public health at Boston University. Trazana is a native of Cincinnati, and grew up in the Avondale and Kennedy Heights and Forest Park neighborhoods. She holds ..
Episcopal congregations are encouraged to apply for grants to support their ministries and programs that address human need within the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The deadline for applications to the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) for 2016 grants is September 15, 2015. To see ECSF’s funding criteria, grant application instructions and to download a copy ..
SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Officially founded in July 1865, Christ Church, Glendale, has filled 2015 with events and activities commemorating our 150th birthday. Planning began in 2014, and the creation of custom-made jigsaw puzzles and a beautiful ornament just in time for Christmas-giving kicked off the celebration last autumn. Parishioners are also sporting polo shirts with a special ..
The Rev. Ben Norton reflects on the importance of language and storytelling At times, it is only by exploring the questions – rather than seeking the right answers – that we can really begin to understand what God is doing. Earlier this year I spent 10 days in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The Episcopal ..
Procter Center is happy to announce that Cyndi Black Colburn has joined the Procter staff in July 2015 to work half time in marketing. Her goal is to enable more people to experience and enjoy all that Procter has to offer year-round. Cyndi was part of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for eight years as ..
A weekend of extravagant healing with the Rev. Becca Stevens
On June 6, Nicholas B. England, Jennifer Lee Oldstone-Moore, Gene Alan “AJ” Stack, Jr. and LindaMay Watkins were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Breidenthal at Christ Church Cathedral. Photos by Steve Ziegelmeyer. See more photos from the ordination at https://picasaweb.google.com/107846331365526337345/2015DeaconsOrdinations