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Bishop’s staff returns to Diocesan House 500 375 Episcopalians in Connection

Bishop’s staff returns to Diocesan House

The newly renovated lobby at Diocesan House. The renovation work is (mostly) finished and the office furniture returned, so as of today, the diocesan office is back to our normal location at 412 Sycamore Street. With the renovation, prompted by a complete overhaul of the ancient heating and air conditioning system, Diocesan House has fresh…

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Bishop Smith clarifies latest COVID guidelines 632 552 Episcopalians in Connection

Bishop Smith clarifies latest COVID guidelines

In a letter sent to clergy of the diocese on January 4, Bishop Smith clarified some points from the latest set of COVID guidelines, following up on questions he had received. Text from the letter follows: Dear Colleagues: Just before Christmas, I sent you an updated set of pastoral guidelines for facing the Omicron variant…

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Dedications at Procter Center 547 640 Episcopalians in Connection

Dedications at Procter Center

Winter Family Campers and other guests joined in the dedications of the new Bishop Price Pavilion and Lake Leo at the Procter Center on December 29. Bishop Ken Price and the Rev. Jason Leo have been supporters of Camp and Youth ministry at the Procter Center for 30 years. It is fitting tribute to each…

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Prayers and assistance for tornado victims 2365 1765 Episcopalians in Connection

Prayers and assistance for tornado victims

Our hearts are heavy as the news and images of the damage, destruction, and loss of lives as a result of Saturday’s tornadoes continue to fill our news feeds. We hold up in prayer all the victims of the storms, but in particular our neighbors in Southwestern Kentucky. The Diocese of Southern Ohio has forwarded…

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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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