Brendan’s Crossing and HOPE Coalition welcome Hannah Teetor

While living a year in formation, discernment and community at Brendan’s Crossing, Hannah Teetor will serve her fellowship at Calvary Episcopal Church in Clifton and with the HOPE Coalition. The HOPE Coalition is a group of churches in Cincinnati building a home on Firtree Court in the Northside neighborhood through Habitat for Humanity. Comprised of ..

Sharing God’s Bounty

ELCA Southern Ohio Synod Lay School of Theology Autumn 2015 offerings

The Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) invites Lutherans and Episcopalians from throughout southern Ohio to participate in the autumn 2015 offerings of its Lay School of Theology (LST). This shared endeavor offers an opportunity for Lutherans and Episcopalians to learn and discuss together for the sake of the Common ..

Holy time at music conference makes for melancholy journey home

Holy time at music conference makes for melancholy journey home

I glanced up at my rearview mirror and there it was, looming behind me. Wistful thoughts flooded my mind along with the reality of just how short seven days can seem. Monteagle Mountain filled the view in my mirror, even though I was, by this time, several miles up US 41 on my way to ..

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 ..

New plans for Safe Church training

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. ..

Extravagant Healing

Extravagant Healing

A weekend of extravagant healing with the Rev. Becca Stevens &nbsp

Deacons’ ordinations

Deacons’ ordinations

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       &nbsp

Forming young adults in Christ

Forming young adults in Christ

Brendan’s Crossing: Forming young adults in Christ for the sake of the world Do you know a young adult who is looking to experience a year of service and formation, intentional community or a way to explore their sense of calling and place in the world? Brendan’s Crossing (formerly “Floral House”) is inviting young adults ..

Re-forming School for Ministry

In September 2015, the newly forming diocesan School for Ministry will begin the opportunity for everyone in the Diocese of Southern Ohio to participate. Track One is for laity who wish to participate in theological education by attending topical seminars. The schedule of classes will be available in Connections and on the diocesan website. Classes ..

Graduations

Graduations

Recognizing individuals who have successfully completed diocesan formation programs in 2015 Education for Ministry (EfM) St. Patrick’s, Dublin (Monday a.m.) Marilee Lowery-Bush Gregory A. Hayes Elizabeth K. Lyle Valarie Coyle Pittsenbarger Mentors: Lisa Palchick and Deborah Parker St. Patrick’s, Dublin (Monday p.m.) Gerene Sue Bauldoff Betty Breyley Isaacs Kimberly J. Nelson Victoria vonSadovszky Mentors: Susan ..

My view: Telling stories

My view: Telling stories

We must know our own story to know who we are, and it is at the intersection of each individual story that community happens Storytelling helps us to understand who we are and where we might be headed. At the Young Adult retreat held in December, we told stories and listened to stories. On the ..