Congregations connected

Congregations connected

News bits from around the diocese CHILDREN’S FLOWER WORKSHOP All children ages three and up are invited to join members of the Christ Church Cathedral’s Flower Guild on Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. for a flower workshop! Children will learn how to arrange flowers and create their own arrangement to take home ..

Campus Ministry grants available

Parishes, campus ministries, and extra-parish communities are invited to apply for campus ministry grants. Grant requests are due on June 15, and grants for the 2015-2016 school year will be rewarded by Aug. 1. Apply for a grant using our online form: https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/r1ysaf131nbqux1/

Native American Roundtable

Native American Roundtable

Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Procter Center The Diocese of Southern Ohio and the Native American Council of Christ Church Cathedral are sponsoring a Native American Roundtable at Procter Center on Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. The Roundtable is open to all who are interested in Native American issues, concerns and ..

News for Episcopal Church Women

News for Episcopal Church Women

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, “SHARING GOD’S BOUNTY” Save the Date – Sat. Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Procter Center. Keynote speaker, Katie Moose, author of God’s Bounty. Two workshops offered – Multi-Faith Dialogue and Celtic Spirituality. Registration available beginning June 1. LOGO DESIGN CONTEST FOR WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, “SHARING GOD’S BOUNTY” The logo ..

People connected

People connected

CLERGY IN TRANSITION The Rev. Edward Payne concluded his ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St Francis, Springboro, April 30. He is available for clergy supply throughout the diocese. The Rev. Rose Anne Lonsway, resident at St Peter’s, Delaware, has been elected rector of Grace Church, Willoughby, Ohio (Diocese of Ohio). Her last Sunday at St Peter’s is April ..

“It takes a church”

“It takes a church”

Approach to sponsorship for El Hogar students in Honduras My hope is that these children grow up and change Honduras for the better Suzanne Berger My first trip to El Hogar was in 2003. While excited to go, I was nervous as to what I would experience. I thought I would be crying most of ..

A Grown Up Lent

A Grown Up Lent

When Giving Up Chocolate Isn’t Enough Southern Ohio priest/author encourages us to dig deeper What are you giving up for Lent? Chocolate? Wine? Red meat? Episcopal priest Joanna Leiserson encourages us to dig deeper this Lenten season. We can begin, she says, by asking the right questions: “Who will you be in Lent?” and even ..

Community and simplicity

Community and simplicity

My time in Confluence year: How Street Church changed my mind about Sundays Nora Anderson For most of my teen and adult life, I can’t say I’ve been a huge fan of church services. If there’s one thing I believe about the Catholic school system, it’s that most will leave it not wanting to be involved ..

Meet the Author events at Christ Church Cathedral

Meet the Author events at Christ Church Cathedral

Forward Movement will present two ‘meet the author’ events during Lent at Christ Church Cathedral. The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross Thursday, March 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral An evening with Kathrin Burleson, author of The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the ..

Congregations connected

Congregations connected

FRIDAY FISH FRY AT ST. PATRICK’S St. Patrick’s, Dublin, will hold its fifth annual Friday Fish Fry on three Fridays during Lent: Feb. 27, March 13 and 27. Come to one, or try them all! Munch on fried or broiled fish, fish dogs, fries, coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. Feed your soul and help St. ..

People connected

CHOIRMASTER RETIRES Wm. Terry Bagot, organist/ choirmaster at Trinity, Newark, hung up his organ shoes in retirement on Dec. 28. Bagot has faithfully served numerous churches over his 45-year music ministry, including 20 years at St. John’s, Worthington, and the past 15 years at Trinity. The congregation honored him with a wonderful reception on Dec. ..

Clergy in transition

Bishop Breidenthal has appointed the Rev. Jeffrey Bessler as priest-in-charge at St. James, Piqua. Bishop Breidenthal has appointed the Rev. Deborah Woolsey as priest-in-charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, and chaplain to the Ohio University campus. The Rev. Bruce Freeman has accepted the call to serve as rector of St. Matthew’s in ..