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October 28, 2014 
What's new this week:
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Registration deadline this weekend!

A reminder to all convention delegates, guests, visitors and exhibitors: the deadline for online registration is this Saturday, Nov. 1.
Registrations submitted after the Nov. 1 deadline will be subject to a $10 (per person) late fee.
Italian dinner to kick-off convention festivities

For those traveling to Chillicothe on Thursday, a
pre-convention Italian dinner will be served at
St. Paul's, Chillicothe, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5
p.m. Cost is $17.50 per person and includes
salad, entree, dessert and drinks.


Reservations are required. Visit to make your reservation.

St. Paul's is located at 33 E. Main Street in Chillicothe. Call 740.772.4105 for more information.

More pre-convention activities


Evening prayer will follow the Italian dinner at Paul's, Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.



Gather Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Crosskeys Tavern (next to St. Paul's) for your favorite adult beverage and a hymn sing.

Upcoming events
Oct 29: Columbus area Clergy Day
Nov. 1: Safe Church training (Cincinnati)
Nov 8: Treasurer's workshop
Nov 13: Pre-convention Italian Dinner (Chillicothe)
Nov 14-15: 140th Annual Convention
Quick Connections
Interchange archives
Stories from Episcopal News Service
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Communities of  
Faith and Practice

Celtic Service at St. John's


Who are the saints that have been in your life?  St. John's, Worthington, will celebrate the saints at a Celtic service on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. in the Atrium.

Our lay-led service celebrates the essential goodness at the heart of every person and the intertwining of the spiritual and the material, of heaven and earth, and time and eternity. Please come and bring a friend.  

St. John's is located at 700 High Street in Worthington. Please enter by the Atrium doors which are located on the east and west side of the building. Any questions please contact Lorey Roggenkamp at


Cathedral Offerings: All are welcome!

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Music Live at Lunch Tuesday, October 28, 12:10 p.m.

Featuring singer/songwriter Kim Taylor.



Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 Sunday, November 16, 5 p.m.

Featuring University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir & Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, Earl Rivers, conductor.





The Taft Lecture Series proudly presents New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and author Nicholas Kristof at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, November 17, 6:30 pm for a speaking engagement, followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets are free by emailing your request to Limit 4 per person. Seating is limited.  




A definitive voice for progressive Christianity and fresh spiritual ideas. 

Registration requested.

Ham Loaf Dinner

Trinity, London
Tuesday, Nov. 11
4 to 7 p.m.
(Dine-in, Carry-out or drive through)

Ham Loaf, Escalloped Potatoes or Macaroni and cheese, Green beans, Applesauce, Rolls and assorted desserts. Suggested donation $9 (age 12 and over), $4 (under 12)

Trinity is located at 10 E. 4th Street in London. Call 740.852.9298 for more information.
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Health insurance webinars

Prior to open enrollment the Medical Trust will conduct several interactive webinars regarding health insurance options offered by the Medical Trust. You will be able to ask questions and receive feedback during the webinars. 

The one-hour Member Education webinars are open to everyone at no cost however, the Medical Trust has requested a registration process so we may track the number of attendees expected for each webinar. 

Although the webinar's primary focus will be health insurance, questions regarding pension or retirement will be addressed at the end of each webinar. 

The Medical Trust will be using "Go to Meeting" as the interface for the webinar. Registrants will need high speed internet access and speakers to participate.

Webinar dates:


Wednesday, Oct. 29

1 p.m.


Please take advantage of the webinars and bring any questions you may have.

Click here to register for the webinar of your choice

Appalachian Small Grants


Episcopal Appalachian Ministries offers small grants through funding made available from the Episcopal Church General Convention. These grants are in place to help enable new or start-up ministries with the "seed money" needed in establishing a new ministry.  The money is granted for specific needs at the grass-roots level.


Grants usually range in size from $500 to $2,000. The deadline for the fall grant period is Oct. 31. 


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Fauré Requiem 


Ascension and Holy Trinity, Wyoming, will hold a special All Saints Sunday evening service on Nov, 2 at 5 p.m. 

The beautiful Fauré Requiem will be offered by the Chancel Choir. All are welcome to join us for this prayerful service of remembrance. Eucharist will be celebrated in honor of all the saints, past, present, and yet to come.


Ascension and Holy Trinity is located at 334 Burns Avenue in Wyoming. Call 513.821.5341 for more information.

Prayer retreat opportunity with Bishop Frank Griswold
Griswold Christ Church, Glendale is very excited to host the former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Frank W. Griswold, for a special retreat weekend November 7-9. 

Bishop Griswold served as the chief pastor and head bishop of our church for 9 years from 1998-2006. The focus of his visit will be the many types of and occasions for prayer, and how prayer deepens both our personal companionship with Christ, and also animates, strengthens, and guides our common ministries. There will be a dinner with a keynote address from Bishop Griswold on Friday evening (6:30 to 8 p.m.), a day long prayer workshop on Saturday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and he will be with us for worship on Sunday. 

A limited number of tickets are available for this event on a first come, first serve basis.  Cost for tickets is $30 per person to help cover the cost of meals. You can reserve your place by contacting Joe Snavely at and by mailing your check made out to Christ Church Glendale to 965 Forest Ave. Glendale, OH 45246.  

We hope that you can join us for what we expect will be a transformative weekend!  

Treasurer's workshop speaker: The Rev. Gerald W. Keucher


Father Gerald Keucher is the author of Remember the Future: Financial Leadership and Asset Management for Congregations (2006); Humble and Strong: Mutually Accountable Leadership (2010) and Back from the Dead: The Book of Congregational Growth (2012).


Prior to joining the Episcopal Church Foundation as a consultant, Keucher served as Chief of Finance and Operations for the Episcopal Diocese of New York where he worked directly with many congregations to manage and secure their assets and financial future. 


A gifted linguist, he has taught Greek and Hebrew at Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School. Keucher is a priest in the Episcopal Church and holds an S.T.M. from Yale Divinity School, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Keucher will be leading a course on best practices of financial management. The curriculum is designed to help parish administrators, bookkeepers, church secretaries and treasurers grow in their professionalism as they manage the finances of the church. Wardens and vestry members are also encouraged to attend.

The Treasurer's workshop will be held at the Procter Center on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30. Click here to register online. The cost for the workshop is $15.

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Job opportunities
Director of Communications (half-time), Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park

The Director of Communications will report to the Rector and the Administrative Committee and is responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating all church communications within and outside the church. Duties include overseeing and facilitating church communications through written, verbal, and electronic media. The Director of Communications will develop and work in collaboration with Redeemer staff, ministry champions, and volunteers to achieve communications goals.

Contact : The Rev. Bruce A. Freeman at or 513.321.6700

Director, Indian Hill Church Nursery School

The director of the Indian Hill Church Nursery School is a member of the church staff and creates policies, manages staff and oversees daily operations of the school. The director ensures the school is in compliance with licensing standards set forth by Ohio's Dept. of Job and Family Services.   See more 

Organist/Music Director 
St. Paul's, Dayton, is seeking applications for organist and/or Music Director.  St. Paul's has a long history of supporting an elite level church music program in the Miami Valley with adult, youth and bell choirs. We are looking for an energetic and collaborative leader who can bring our program back to the level our community has been accustomed to. We are awaiting the arrival of a new console built by the Cornel Zimmer Organ co. that will drive the 33 rank 1957 Austin pipe organ.  

Candidates should send resumes and contact information to Randy Young at or call him at 937.271.3150

Staff Accountant (part-time)

St. Thomas, Terrace Parks, seeks a staff accountant (20-24 hrs/week) to serve the church and its direct subsidiary ministries by providing responsibility for all financial facets and transactions of the parish and the respective reports.  This includes but is not limited to maintaining financial records, handling accounts payable and accounts receivable, preparing financial reports for the parish and assisting the Rector, staff, finance committee and parishioners with all fiscal related matters and membership records. Incumbent supervises volunteers who assist in performing money counting.This position is hired by and is accountable to the Rector. Resumes should be sent to the Rev. Darren Elin at by Oct. 15. See full position description


Youth Director (part-time)

St.Barnabas, Montgomery, is seeking a part-time Youth Director to provide leadership to an active group of young teens. 

With a strong volunteer base, this leader would be asked to organize and oversee monthly social and outreach activities while building relationships among the youth. 

Experience in developing youth activities is a plus. If interested, please email your resume or questions to the Rev. Nancy Turner Jones at

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