Team EpiscoPALS

Team EpiscoPALS

A unique Vacation Bible School experience For those of us who work with children and families in our parishes, the impending arrival of summer raises a perennial question – what should we do for Vacation Bible School this year? Over the last decade, the level of financial and human resources required to pull off one ..

Team EpiscoPALS

Team EpiscoPALS

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s, Worthington, invites all Columbus-area kids to join in the fun Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for children and adults to come together at St. John’s, Worthington, to learn, play and grow in faith at Vacation Bible School. This year, the families of St. John’s are ..

RE-IMAGINING TASK FORCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

BACKGROUND The Re-Imagining Task Force was appointed by the Bishop after the 138th Diocesan Convention (2012) to begin looking at the structural and systemic changes required to enhance relationships within the diocese. The Task Force presented a report to the 139th Diocesan Convention (2013), which granted this Task Force an additional year of work. Using Ministry Priorities, Hallmarks of Health, consolidated budgets and ..

An Episcopal school in our midst

The Diocese of Southern Ohio is home to a very special place in Bethany School, one of only a handful of Episcopal schools in the state of Ohio. Bethany was founded in 1898 by Eva Matthews, initially as a home for girls. Mother Eva, as she later became known, also founded the Society of the Transfiguration in Glendale. It is on the ..

Small but mighty

Small but mighty

What is the idea that is going to revolutionize our church?  What is the idea that is going to allow us to share the beauty of our faith in a way that stands out and catches everyone’s attention? Anyone who knows me knows that I’m only brand loyal to a handful of brands.  Those brands ..

Episcopalians connected

Episcopalians connected

Congratulations to the Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific at its 120th Commencement on May 23. Bishop Tom, a 1981 graduate of CDSP, also holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University. At the same ceremony, the Rev. Stephen Applegate, Rector of St. Luke’s, Granville, and president ..

Episcopal Visitations

Schedule of visitations for May, June 2014 MAY 3 Columbus area confirmations, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s, Dublin 4 St. Stephen’s, Columbus 10 Cincinnati area confirmations, 11 a.m. at St. Thomas, Terrace Park 11 Indian Hill Church 17 Dayton area confirmations, 3 p.m. at Christ Church, Dayton 18 Church of St. Edward’s, Whitehall 31 East area ..

International luncheon a celebration of connection

Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL) will hold its fifth annual International Luncheon Fundraiser on Saturday, June 28 at St. John’s, Worthington, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The menu for the luncheon is comprised of palatable and delicious American and Liberian cuisines. PIMIL sponsors donate $11,000 annually toward scholarship assistance in Liberia for children of indigent families to attend school. The donations are highly appreciated, but the ..

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 ..