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Monthly Zoom calls with the bishop 500 250 Episcopalians in Connection

Monthly Zoom calls with the bishop

Bishop Smith will begin holding monthly open Zoom calls with clergy and laity beginning in December. The first set of calls will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. for laity, and Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. for clergy. You must register in advance for the calls. The links to register are below.…

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Explorers’ events for those discerning ordained ministry 827 611 Episcopalians in Connection

Explorers’ events for those discerning ordained ministry

Are you discerning a call to ordained ministry? Do you want to explore further that pull you feel to be a deacon or priest? If so, keep reading. In the past, the first engagement for an “Explorer” with the diocese has been the Explorers’ Retreat in late January. Last year, the Commission on Ministry divided…

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147th Convention recap 943 959 Episcopalians in Connection

147th Convention recap

The 147th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio was held virtually November 13 via Zoom. Six resolutions were considered by the Convention, including a resolution to change the canonical status of St. Paul’s, Logan, from mission to parish status. That measure was unanimously approved in both the lay and clergy orders. Other resolutions…

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Countdown to transmitting Ingathering offerings to UTO 380 366 Episcopalians in Connection

Countdown to transmitting Ingathering offerings to UTO

Only 65 days until Christmas! My neighbor across the street decorates their house with a Snoopy countdown clock which is prominently displayed. By opening my front door in the month of December, I know exactly many days, hours and minutes are left until Christmas day. In our UTO world of FAQs, the question of deadlines…

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New podcast explores “Voices of Faith” 325 179 Episcopalians in Connection

New podcast explores “Voices of Faith”

St. Anne”s Episcopal Church in West Chester has launched a new podcast – Voices of Faith for Everyday Living, hosted by St. Anne’s rector, the Rev. Phyllis Spiegel. In each episode, Phyllis has conversations with various folks about how they live out their own faith. It is designed to be a space for reflection that…

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Beware spoofed emails 640 495 Episcopalians in Connection

Beware spoofed emails

We have been made aware that Bishop Smith has once again been a target of email spoofing – this one an elaborate request for Ebay gift cards for cancer patients. Things to remember: Bishop Smith, or anyone from the diocesan office, will NEVER email you a request for gift cards. As with any questionable email,…

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2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage and Study Tour 750 400 Episcopalians in Connection

2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage and Study Tour

2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage & Study Tour Tour Leaders – Canon Jason Oden & Rabbi Brad Hirschfield March 17 – March 26 Scholarships are available for lay leaders, postulants, candidates, and clergy through the Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership’s Stand and See program and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Features of the trip: Explore…

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StorySharing showcase now YouTube playlist 943 959 Episcopalians in Connection

StorySharing showcase now YouTube playlist

The StorySharing Tent and Showcase planned for our postponed convocation have transformed into a YouTube playlist! We invite you to listen as people share stories of their own journey of becoming. As you watch, we invite you to wonder What do I dream… for myself? My community? My church? Explore our complete StorySharing journey on our Becoming…

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Diocesan energy efficiency program awards first grants 569 420 Episcopalians in Connection

Diocesan energy efficiency program awards first grants

The Trustees of the Diocese and the Creation Care and Environmental Task Force (CCEJ) have awarded the first three diocesan Energy Efficiency grants. The grants, in the amount of $10,000 each, will go toward improving energy efficiency in buildings, reducing operating costs, and lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Every congregation of the…

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