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SIXTH-GRADE TEACHER NEEDED

Bethany School is seeking a full time teacher in our sixth-grade program for the 2015-16 school year. Qualified candidates must possess a 4-9 Ohio license in the areas of Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies. Experience is necessary.

Bethany School is an Episcopal school located in Glendale, Ohio. It offers positive working conditions and benefits. Interested applicants should send a resume to pez@bethanyschool.org

 IN THE WILDS

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Bethany School seventh graders visited The Wilds in eastern Ohio for a two-night, three-day science learning experience. They helped plant over 300 trees, researched the hellbender salamander, took a night hike, and fed a rhinoceros. Photo by Michelle Mellea.

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN SCOUTING

WhitmoreWilliard A. “Doc” Whitmore, Epiphany, Nelsonville, has been awarded the St. George Award, a national recognition presented to adults who have given distinguished service to youth through Scouting in the Episcopal Church. The award was presented to Whitmore (third from left) on Easter Sunday. Pictured with Whitmore are the Rev. Bill McCleery, wife Barbara Whitmore and Deacon (and Eagle Scout) Bill Bales.

 

REMEMBERING RUTH JONES

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Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones of All Saints, Cincinnati, died April 21 leaving an extraordinary legacy of leadership in the worldwide Episcopal Church, our diocese and the Greater Cincinnati community. Starting with Bishop Black’s episcopate, Ruth served on the diocesan staff as Secretary to Diocesan Convention (a part-time position), but her most transformative impact was as a volunteer. Without pay, she coordinated the diocese’s international mission through the companion relationship with the Anglican dioceses of Nigeria and as the longtime chair of the National and World Mission Commission. She and Bishop Black were a galvanizing team in initiatives that burst through barriers to link world religions and people of many nations in the quest to find common ground and work for peace.

With Bishop Thompson, Ruth played an essential role in creating the Global Episcopal Mission Network to continue cross-cultural evangelism when national Episcopal funding for missionaries waned. She provided essential back office support – also unpaid – during GEM’s early years.

Ruth was a leader in the Cursillo movement of Christian renewal that flourished for many years in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Though she was born in 1915, she was undaunted by the barriers society placed in the way of women leaders, and volunteered her executive ability lifelong to the Girl Scouts to foster the gifts and confidence of girls. Ruth was also a leader in mental health in Southwest Ohio both through local service providers and as Associate Director of the Hamilton County Mental Health Board.

No one who had the opportunity to serve with Ruth will ever forget her profound and joyous faith, her energy, wit and boundless zest for learning about other people and cultures throughout the world.

~ Contributed by Ariel Miller