Positive role models for aging

Positive role models for aging

Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna inducts ten The Affirmative Aging Commission of the Diocese of Southern Ohio celebrated the induction of ten new members into the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna with a Eucharist and luncheon on April 29. The nominees were honored by the Society for a lifetime of exemplary ..

Issues to watch

There are a plethora of issues slated for consideration by the General Convention – 217 resolutions and counting. Bishop Breidenthal and Southern Ohio’s deputation members have an eye on several important issues they are passionate about. MARRIAGE EQUALITY Alternate lay deputy David Jones is most concerned about the issue of marriage equality. “Recently I was ..

Who’s going to Salt Lake City?

Meet your Southern Ohio deputation Elected deputies, diocesan staff members and other representatives will travel to Salt Lake City beginning June 22 for the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Concurrently, the Episcopal Church Women will hold their Triennial Meeting and young adults and those who minister to them will gather for the Young ..

Introducing the new diosohio.org!

Introducing the new diosohio.org!

Welcome to our new, state-of-the-art, flexible, scalable and easy to use mobile-friendly website! The new diosohio.org works well with all platforms – PCs, Macs, Androids, iPhones, iPads and all other tablets. An improved, powerful search function makes every word of every page page searchable – and that means everything is easy to find! You can ..

Bread and Yeast: 140th annual convention

Bread and Yeast: 140th annual convention

Get all convention information and resources on the convention page. Important deadlines September 15       Deadline for Constitution or Canonical changes 30       Deadline for nominations, resolutions, annual committee reports October 14       Deadline for hotel reservations 14       Necrology due November 1          Registration deadline   Pre-convention Hearings Dialogue and discourse on the budget and resolutions occur during pre-convention ..

Recognizing excellence in communication

Recognizing excellence in communication

The diocesan communications department was awarded six Polly Bond Awards for excellence in church communications at the 2014 Episcopal Communicators conference held in April in Chicago. The awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding work by Episcopal Communicators. Episcopal Communicators is an organization of more than 200 people with communication responsibilities in the Episcopal Church first established in 1974. Polly Bond, a communicator from ..

Gathering around food and friendship

Gathering around food and friendship

St. James/Findlay Market Farm Stand Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. June through September 3207 Montana Ave. in Westwood Communion in the community If you build it, they will come. How many times have you had a dream, but the logistics of bringing it to life and the worry over whether it would be successful cause you to set it ..

CoCL: A ministry of imagination, support, connection and encouragement

The Commission on Congregational Life. A mouthful, to be sure, so in true Episcopal fashion, we in shorten it with an acronym, CoCL. So what is the CoCL, and what do they do exactly? The answer, it turns out, is a lot. The Commission on Congregational Life is a commission that arises out of the canons, or laws, of the church (see ..

Best Practices: Live as a public community of compassion

Best Practices: Live as a public community of compassion

New way of living can bring us into community with our neighbors The Commission on Congregational Life held its fourth Best Practices Conference at the Procter Center on March 29. Following up on the success of the 2013 conference with keynote speaker Diana Butler Bass, the CoCL invited Episcopal priest and author Dwight Zscheile to lead this year’s conference, tackling the ..

Congregations connected

Congregations connected

What’s happening in congregations around the diocese Beans and Grapes/Greet and Gather closed Sacred Grounds, Inc., an innovative community ministry spear-headed by All Saints, Pleasant Ridge, which included Beans and Grapes and Greet and Gather, closed its doors Jan. 7. Despite increasing sales and serving over 80 different community groups in its 14-month existence, the ..

Episcopalians connected

Episcopalians connected

The Rev. Stephen Smith, rector of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, has been named as a candidate for diocesan bishop in the Diocese of East Carolina. The election is scheduled for Saturday, May 17. The Rt. Rev Kirk Smith, Bishop of Arizona, ordained Robert (Bob) Saik, on behalf of Bishop Breidenthal, on Sunday, January 19, in Mesa, ..

Welcome to Connections

Welcome to Connections

A new publication replaces Interchange. Welcome to Connections, a new publication of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Connections replaces Interchange, the newspaper that has served the diocese well for the last 45 years. You may be asking, Why change the name? What’s wrong with Interchange? WHY IT CHANGED Interchange made its debut in June 1969. ..