Apply now for MDG grants

The Diocese of Southern Ohio has a strong commitment to furthering the Millennium Development Goals and once again has designated .07% of its convention budget for MDG mission grants. These grants are designed to help organizations and groups with connections in our diocese to do national and world mission that support one or more of the MDGs. ..

Gabriel’s Place names executive director

Gabriel’s Place names executive director

Trazana Staples began her duties as the new Executive Director of Gabriel’s Place on August 4. She succeeds Myrita Craig, who left in July to pursue a Ph.D. in public health at Boston University. Trazana is a native of Cincinnati, and grew up in the Avondale and Kennedy Heights and Forest Park neighborhoods. She holds ..

Carry the Water

ART CONTEST CONNECTS DIOCESE WITH CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE AROUND THE WORLD Every fifteen seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies of a disease caused by contaminated water. Carry the Water is an Episcopal Relief & Development campaign focused on increasing access to clean water and education about hygiene and resource conservation. To herald a ..

Spreading Christianity through the written word

Spreading Christianity through the written word

The Church Periodical Club has been promoting the spread of Christianity through the written word (literacy) for nearly as long as our nation has existed It may surprise you that donations may be collected and sent to the Church Periodical Club at any time during the year. Although CPC has not been actively promoted within ..

ECSF 2016 Grant Deadline September 15

ECSF 2016 Grant Deadline September 15

Episcopal congregations are encouraged to apply for grants to support their ministries and programs that address human need within the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The deadline for applications to the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) for 2016 grants is September 15, 2015. To see ECSF’s funding criteria, grant application instructions and to download a copy ..

Mission Corner

From General Convention to Clifton, Homeless Jesus calls us to love In the first few days of the General Convention, a life-size bronze statue created by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz graced the exhibit hall of the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Folks could be seen walking away from the exhibit with a box ..

Sharing God’s Bounty
GEMN celebrates 20th anniversary

GEMN celebrates 20th anniversary

The Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 2015 Annual Global Mission Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, May 6-8. GEMN is the largest independent mission network in the Episcopal Church and consists of dioceses, churches, organizations and individuals committed to global mission engagement and connecting people through mission. The 20th anniversary banquet ..

We can all be a part of the solution

We can all be a part of the solution

Episcopal Relief & Development was founded in 1940 as a Christian response to the start of World War II in Europe. The need for disaster relief and resource development around the world and here in the United States is still very much real and present – and all of us are called to be a ..

Welcoming the stranger

Welcoming the stranger

Community and Refugee Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit agency that serves refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio. CRIS partners with national offices including Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Church World Service (CWS) to welcome and walk alongside refugees and immigrants in their journey to reach and sustain self-sufficiency and successfully integrate into ..

EPISCOPAL MIGRATION MINISTRIES – A WELL-KEPT SECRET?

EPISCOPAL MIGRATION MINISTRIES – A WELL-KEPT SECRET?

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church express its profound and abundant thanks to the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, which for sixty years has responded faithfully and well to people in need throughout the United States and the world. Since its founding in 1940 through the vision of people of ..

ECSF introduces new grant application for smaller requests

ECSF introduces new grant application for smaller requests

Beginning this fall, ministries applying for Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) grants of $1,000 or less will be able to use a shorter and simpler application form. “The Board listened to the concerns of our ministry partners applying for smaller grant amounts about the complexity of the current application for their circumstances,” stated the Rev. ..