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November 4, 2014 
What's new this week:

Treasurer's workshop offers great workshops on capital campaigns and financial management: Register today! 


There is only one type of parish capital campaign to undertake - a successful one! This workshop will provide a step-by-step understanding of the three phases of a capital campaign:  Discernment, Feasibility Study and Solicitation - a time-tested methodology which has led hundreds of Episcopal parishes and institutions to successful efforts.  Learn how to prepare for and execute a campaign for your church.  


Leslie Pendleton will lead this workshop. Pendleton is Associate Program Director and Capital Campaign Consultant for the Episcopal Church Foundation. She has worked with a diversity of congregations, enthusiastically guiding them through the communal process of a capital campaign. Previously, she directed the Bishops' Fund for Children in the Diocese of Connecticut, where she was responsible for all fundraising, board development, donor relations and writing of marketing and appeal materials.


Pendleton joins the Rev. Gerald Keucher, who will lead 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 November 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.


Convention registration is now closed

140 Convention logo The deadline for online registration was Nov. 1. If you did not register for convention but are planning on attending, you will need to register and pay at the door. 

Please note that there are only a very limited number of meals that will be available at the door, so you may need to make other arrangements if no meals are left when you arrive.
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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.

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Christian Piatt to speak at Church of the Redeemer


Christian Piatt
Christian Piatt

Please join the Church of the Redeemer on Saturday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. to welcome "author, musician, spoken word artist, antagonist and God nerd" Christian Piatt to Cincinnati. 


Piatt co-founded Milagro Christian Church in Pueblo, Colorado with his wife, the Rev. Amy Piatt, in 2004.  He currently serves as the Director of Acquisitions and Author Development for CrowdScribed, and as the Director of Growth and Development for First Christian Church (DOC) in Portland, OR. He is the author of a number of books, including (most recently) postChristian:  What's Left?  Can We Fix It?  Do We Care? and spoke at the Wild Goose Festival this past summer, 

This event is free and open to the public. The new book will be on sale and Piatt will sign copies after his talk. Piatt will also preach at the 10 a.m. sanctuary service at Redeemer on Sunday, November 9, and speak during the formation hour following.


The Church of the Redeemer is located at 2944 Erie Ave. in Cincinnati. Call 513.321.6700 for more information.



National vigil for gun violence victims Nov. 11


Together in sorrow, together in action


Join the Newtown Foundation, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in supporting a nation-wide vigil from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 to honor and give voice to ALL victims and survivors of gun violence. 


Together we can make a difference. You are encouraged to observe this in your own setting.


Cathedral Offerings: All are welcome!

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Music Live at Lunch: Tuesday, November 11, 12:10 pm

Featuring Danielle Hundley on flute and Jessica Madsen on piano with soprano Mary Elizabeth Southworth. 


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.

Join us for Promise Day, Nov. 14


The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by concerned community members and family members who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. Sandy Hook Promise exists so that no more parents have to lose a child to gun violence and believes the best way to do this is to stop focusing on the gun and come together around sensible solutions that address mental wellness, community connectedness and gun safety. 


Friday, November 14, 2014 is the first "promise day" where people from across Ohio are pledging to have a conversation with a young person in their lives about the importance of good bystander behavior. That means, if young people see or hear someone talking about harming themselves or others, they will speak up and say something. 


Learn more and join us on November 14 by pledging to have a conversation with a young person in your life at

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Lifeline Screening at Church of the Good Samaritan


November is National Diabetes Month. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The American Diabetes Association's website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.


Early detection is critical

Church of the Good Samaritan will host Life Line Screening (the nation's leading provider of preventive health screenings) on Friday, Nov. 21. One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes. Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes. There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called "hardening of the arteries" in the legs.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease; recommendations for people with diabetes include a PAD test starting at age 50.


Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 888.653.6441. Pre-registration is required. Church of the Good Samaritan is located at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road in Amelia. 


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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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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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