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Listening Sessions Scheduled in May and June: An Update from the Standing Committee 690 966 Episcopalians in Connection

Listening Sessions Scheduled in May and June: An Update from the Standing Committee

May 11, 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. You may recall that about a month ago, we asked members of the Diocese to take a brief survey to help us understand our collective readiness to proceed with the search for our next…

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Trinity, Troy Offers Local Community a Fresh Start through Spiritual Practices 481 640 Episcopalians in Connection

Trinity, Troy Offers Local Community a Fresh Start through Spiritual Practices

by Kathleen Moore The soft rings of Tibetan singing bowls and catchy strains of contemporary music you will hear during monthly meetings of Fresh Start Spiritual Practices at Trinity Episcopal Church in Troy are not sounds most people associate with Episcopal churches. And that is by design. “I’m a Lutheran pastor serving an Episcopal congregation,…

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Dancing to Remember for those with dementia and their care partners 764 509 Episcopalians in Connection

Dancing to Remember for those with dementia and their care partners

By Kristin Davenport Here’s a fun opportunity for Greater Cincinnati people with any stage of dementia, along with their care partners: They are invited to a series of three “Dancing to Remember” ballroom-dancing lessons on Wednesdays in June, followed by a Celebratory Saturday Showcase for friends and family where they can display what they have…

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Campus Ministry grants available 714 489 Episcopalians in Connection

Campus Ministry grants available

Funds are available to help support campus ministry initiatives in the diocese. Campus Ministry grants for the 2022-23 program year are due no later than June 17, 2022. The grant application can be found on the diocesan website under Financial Assistance. All those who receive Campus Ministry grant funds are required to participate in the…

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Small churches make a big impact along the Ohio River 1200 1031 Episcopalians in Connection

Small churches make a big impact along the Ohio River

By Melodie Woerman The Rev. Joshua Nelson St. Peter’s, Gallipolis and Grace, Pomeroy are small, 180-year-old congregations in small towns along the Ohio River in Appalachia. They share a resident priest, the Rev. Joshua Nelson, and a commitment to serving their communities, both of which are struggling with higher-than-average poverty rates. Around Gallipolis, St. Peter’s…

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St. Mark’s, Columbus honors formerly enslaved landowner 500 333 Episcopalians in Connection

St. Mark’s, Columbus honors formerly enslaved landowner

The Rev. Vicki Zust, center, with members of the Upper Arlington School Board. The board members from left to right are: Nidhi Satiani, President Lori Trent, Vice President Jenny McKenna and Lou Sauter. Photo courtesy of Upper Arlington Schools. The Rev. Vicki Zust, rector of St. Mark’s, Columbus, presented a $1,000 check to the Upper…

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