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In This Issue
September 1, 2015
What's new this week:
A Letter to The Episcopal Church from the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies

Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday

[September 1, 2015] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued a letter calling on Episcopal congregations to participate in "Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday" on Sept. 6.

The letter follows:

September 1, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

On June 17, nine members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were murdered by a white racist during their weekly bible study. Just a few days later at General Convention in Salt Lake City, we committed ourselves to stand in solidarity with the AME Church as they respond with acts of forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice (Resolution A302).

Now our sisters and brothers in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church have asked us to make that solidarity visible by participating in "Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday" on Sunday, September 6. We ask all Episcopal congregations to join this ecumenical effort with prayer and action. (See press release)

"Racism will not end with the passage of legislation alone; it will also require a change of heart and thinking," writes AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson. "This is an effort which the faith community must lead, and be the conscience of the nation. We will call upon every church, temple, mosque and faith communion to make their worship service on this Sunday a time to confess and repent for the sin and evil of racism, this includes ignoring, tolerating and accepting racism, and to make a commitment to end racism by the example of our lives and actions."

The Episcopal Church, along with many ecumenical partners, will stand in solidarity with the AME Church this week in Washington D.C. at the "Liberty and Justice for All" event, which includes worship at Wesley AME Zion Church and various advocacy events.

Racial reconciliation through prayer, teaching, engagement and action is a top priority of the Episcopal Church in the upcoming triennium. Participating in "Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday" on Sept. 6 is just one way that we Episcopalians can undertake this essential work. Our history as a church includes atrocities for which we must repent, saints who show us the way toward the realm of God, and structures that bear witness to unjust centuries of the evils of white privilege, systemic racism, and oppression that are not yet consigned to history. We are grateful for the companionship of the AME Church and other partners as we wrestle with our need to repent and be reconciled to one another and to the communities we serve.

"The Church understands and affirms that the call to pray and act for racial reconciliation is integral to our witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to our living into the demands of our Baptismal Covenant," reads Resolution C019 of the 78th General Convention. May God bless us and forgive us as we pray and act with our partners this week and in the years to come. In the words of the prophet Isaiah appointed for Sunday, may we see the day when "waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water."

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings
President, House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church

Upcoming events
Oct 1: Clergy Day at Procter
Oct 3: Safe Church training (Columbus)
Oct 10: Worship Leader Training (Part 1)
Oct 17: Safe Church training (Glendale)
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141st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Nov. 13-14, 2015
Dayton Convention Center 
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Liturgical Resources for Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday

The AME Church has developed prayers for use on Sunday, September 6

The ELCA has developed liturgical resources for "End Racism Sunday." (click on the Liturgy tab).

These collects from the Book of Common Prayer may also be appropriate for use:

Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reminder from the Office of the Treasurer

As a reminder, parish audits are due to the Diocesan Finance office by September 1, 2015. Completion of the parish financial audits is a canonical requirement. Copies of the documents needed to complete the audit are on the diocesan website under Finance - Audit Resources.

It is very important that each church submit financial statements (balance sheet and statement of activity) along with the audit letter. If you have questions please contact David Robinson at the Diocesan office at

Congregational Mission Grants

The Commission on Congregational Life is charged with encouraging, supporting, evaluating and seeking opportunities for development and growth of all fellowships, missions and parishes of the diocese.

COCL offers Congregational Mission Grants (CMG) and New Initiative grants to congregations for this purpose. Applications can be found on the diocesan website under Finance - Grants & Loans. Please send all documents back electronically. The deadline for 2016 CMG applications is Sept. 30, 2015.

Questions may be directed to the Rev. Canon Jack Koepke at 800.582.1712 ext.104 or or Janice M. West, COCL Chair at 937.278.2249 or

Celebration of a New Ministry

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'Easter Garden', Alfred Maniesser

Please join us for the 
Celebration of a New Ministry:
 The Institution of 
The Reverend Charles E. Wilson, Jr. 
as the Ninth Rector 

St. Philip Episcopal Church
166 Woodland Avenue, Columbus

Saturday, September 12, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

Blue Mass

A Blue Mass to honor all current police, firefighters, and first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty and to honor those who serve will be held at St. James Church Zanesville at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13.
The church is located at 155 N. 6th St. in downtown Zanesville and the public is invited. Please join us. For more information call 740.453.9459 (the church office). 

Voice recital to raise funds for Procter Camp scholarships

Join Mezzo Soprano Jamie Massa in the fine tradition of Sunday afternoon music making on Sunday, September 13 at 4 p.m. in lovely Kilbourne Hall at St. John's Episcopal Church, Worthington, Ohio.

Recital selections will include pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Johannes Brahms, the Lakme Duet by Delibes, along with American folk music and some gorgeous Broadway selections. Massa will be joined by Diana McCullough, Soprano and Chris Dorinsky, accompanist.

We will pass the basket to collect donations to Procter Summer Camp so they can give out sorely needed scholarships to families of need.

Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music and will stay for a reception! St. John's is located at 700 High Street in Worthington. For more information contact Jamie Massa at 614.440.3587 or

Procter Center Fall 2015 Bass Fishing Tournament
Procter fishing tourney
Earn bragging rights and great prizes at the Procter Center Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  All proceeds will go toward scholarships for Procter Summer Camp.  Every child who wants to experience camp should be able to.
Bring your own equipment, bait, etc. and enjoy fishing from the shores of our 14 acre lake that is filled with big bass just waiting to be caught. The tournament is catch and release. 
The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for children under 13.  Lunch will be provided.  Children are welcome and families are encouraged to attend.  The registration deadline is Sept.14 and you may register at  or 740.206.2036.  For additional information please email Harry White at  

Procter Center is located 9 miles south of London, OH at 11235 State Route 38 SE.  

Native American Roundtable
Native_12 The Diocese of Southern Ohio and the Native American Council of Christ Church Cathedral are sponsoring the second Native American Ministry Roundtable at Procter Center on Saturday, September 19, at 10 a.m. 

The Roundtable is open to all who are interested in Native American issues, concerns and opportunities.
Churches of several denominations have been involved in mission work and supporting Native Americans on reservations. The Roundtable is being held to promote collaboration and engagement in working for and with our Native American sisters and brothers throughout the US.

Topics will include sharing past and present Native American initiatives, refining a vision for collaboration and the best possibilities for achieving the vision and planning future meetings. We will be eating lunch at Procter. Cost of lunch is $10.

Register at If you have questions, please email the Rev. Anne Reed, Canon for Mission at

Homework Club (Columbus) resumes Sept. 21

We are excited to announce that Homework Club will reopen on Monday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. We will meet each Monday and Wednesday during that time. However, during the summer we have moved to St. Philip Episcopal Church at 166 Woodland Avenue in Columbus. This may be THE special ministry that calls you!

Homework Club provides tutorial homework support for elementary aged children. The clean classrooms are set up with all the teaching materials needed including computers, art supplies, supplemental books, and instructional aids. What the children need most, however, is YOU!....the tutors who can support their academic efforts with patient explanations, demonstrations and encouragement. Sometimes even we tutors need help so we rely on each other when faced with a challenge.

We welcome tutors of all ages!!!  Teenaged tutors are also welcome as they tend to develops special relationship with children and seem to readily understand assignments.  These teenagers may receive service credit as recommended by their own schools. 

We do ask that tutors have up-to-date (renewable every 5 years) SAFE Church Training. There is a training available on Saturday, October 3 for those who wish to attend. Questions: Deacon Diana Shirley at or 614.656.7500.

Come, labor on.
The toil is pleasant, the reward is sure,
blessed are those who to the end endure;
how full their joy, how deep their rest shall be,
O Lord, with thee.

Come, labor on: Words: Jane L. Borth­wick, 1859, 1863; Music: Ora La­bo­raT. Ter­ti­us No­ble 1918

Have a blessed Labor Day. Diocesan House will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 7. The office will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m.
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Music offerings at Christ Church Cathedral

CCC musicChrist Church Cathedral is pleased to announce its music offerings for the 2015-16 program year. The year features performances by two ensembles-in-residence, Collegium Cincinnati, directed by Christopher Eanes, and the Cincinnati Men's Chorus, directed by Casey J. Hayes.

"Between the performances offered by our ensembles-in-residence, the 2015-16 concert season is richer than ever," says Stephan Casurella, the cathedral's director of music. "In fact, there are more than fifteen concerts to choose from--not counting the weekly Music Live series!"

Find a link to download an electronic brochure of all the cathedral's upcoming offerings or instructions on how to have a print version mailed to your home at

Sunday Streaming
Beginning Sunday, July 12, 10 am Sunday services will be available through a live
stream by going to this link:
Recordings of the service will be posted the same day, within 2 hours of the actual service, and can be found here: We are pleased to be able to offer these Sunday services to those who cannot join us in person.

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Connecting with...Public Policy
Walk to Stop Executions; October 4-10 (Columbus to Lucasville Prison) 

Current headlines/ topics for conversation:


Public News Service: "Let's Talk": Educators Excited about New Approach for OH Kids at Risk 

Formation opportunities
September Offerings from the School for Ministry
The Deacon in Worship (Course 2015-01)
What is the deacon's role in worship?  Learn the distinctive place the deacon has in leading worship and how that role invites the entire worshipping community into ministry beyond the walls of the church building.
Friday, September 11, 2015   9 - Noon

Theological Reflection: From Scripture to Theology  (Course 2015-02)  
The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal
Learn the basics of theological reflection and how we move from Scripture to a theological understanding of our faith through the lens of our personal and collective experiences of God.
Friday, September 11, 2015   1 - 4 PM

Rule of Life and Beginning Prayer Practices  (Course 2015-03)  
The Rev. Douglas Argue
Students will create or revise a person Rule of Life.  Additionally, students will practice some basic prayer techniques including using the Book of Common Prayer, extemporaneous prayer, silent meditation, and contemplation.
Friday, September 11, 2015   7 - 8:30 PM

Biblical Exegesis Meets the World Today  (Course 2015-05) 
The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat & the Rev. Stephen Smith
This class will explore the importance of scholarly study of the Bible's historical and social settings as a precursor to application to pastoral and social issues within the context of the modern day.
Saturday, September 12, 2015   9 to noon

The Ministry of Listening: Compassionate Communication (Course 2015-04)  
The Rev. William Sangrey
All ministry, lay or ordained, requires empathic listening skills which invite the other into open and honest relationship.  This class will explore techniques of effective, compassionate communication and include practice of those skills.
Saturday, September 12, 2015    1 - 3.30 p.m.

October offerings:
Worship Leader Training [First of Two required sessions]   (Course 2015-WL)
The Rev. Marjorie Menaul
"A Worship Leader is a lay person who regularly leads public worship under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith." [Canon III.4.4 TEC]  Licensing requires participation in both sessions.
Saturday, October 10, 2015  9 a.m.-3.30 p.m.

Register for any of the above courses electronically at  If you have questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Anne Reed at

Lay Preacher Formation
Lay Preachers are licensed by the diocese after completing a two-year curriculum of study and practice preaching (with feedback). Licensed preachers are allowed to preach anywhere in the Diocese of Southern Ohio where the local priest, or in the absence of the priest the senior warden, invites them to do so. Training includes Biblical study, the study of the craft of preaching itself, and numerous opportunities to preach in class and receive feedback. The leaders of the class, the Revs. Stephen Smith and Joanna Leiserson, will evaluate each student and determine if they are approved for licensing. 

Cost is $250. Classes meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Procter Center every second Saturday (third Saturday in November) from September through May. Contact the Rev. Stephen Smith at if you have further questions. Register at 

Disaster chaplain

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training
The Sewanee Inn
Sewanee, Tenn., Nov. 10-11, 2015
The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), invites clergy and spiritual caregivers of the Episcopal Church and religious leaders of all faiths to take this two-day disaster chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer as a chaplain in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.
Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of spiritual care best practices during disasters.
This curriculum prepares chaplains and credentialed religious leaders to provide spiritual and emotional care during deployment to disaster sites as well as within their own communities. The course comprises four four-hour sessions offered over two days, covering disaster operations, disaster spiritual care, disaster mental health, and self-care for caregivers.
FEMA's online IS 100 course on the Incident Command System must be completed prior to this training.

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Carry the Water

Art contest connects diocese with clean water initiative around the world

Every fifteen seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies of a disease caused by contaminated water. Carry the Water is an Episcopal Relief & Development campaign focused on increasing access to clean water and education about hygiene and resource conservation.

To herald a diocesan wide-focus on this clean water initiative, children across the diocese are invited to generate two-dimensional artwork inspired by the Carry the Water campaign. The winning artwork will be featured on an exclusive aluminum canteen available for sale in the autumn.

All submissions must be received by September 15. Scan the artwork and send it by email to Emily Pucker at or mail it to her directly to 4927 Buck Thorn Lane, Columbus, OH 43220.

Certifying lay delegates to convention

Congregations are canonically required (Canon III, Section 5) to submit a Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as soon as possible after they have been chosen at your annual meeting. This is simply to let the convention know who was elected to the position of convention delegate from your congregation for planning and communication purposes. 

If your congregation has not yet reported your election, you can access the certification form here, or on the diocesan website in the convention section. Please submit these forms as soon as possible.

If your lay delegates have changed since a certification form was submitted, you must complete a Change of Delegate form. A link to the form can also be found on the diocesan website in the convention section. Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the diocesan office by Oct. 31. 

Please direct any questions to Julie Murray at or at 800.582.1712 ext. 110.
Congregational Leadership

The diocese is preparing to undergo a complete upgrade/conversion of our database system. We don't know yet when the entire process will be finished, but we do know that we want our data to be current once the new system is in place!

The only way that we currently collect the information about the leadership in our congregations is via the Congregational Leadership List. If your congregation has not filled out the list for 2015 (and most have not), please fill out an updated form as soon as possible. A link to the form can be found at the forms and policies link of the diocesan website, or by clicking here. If you are unsure if your congregation has complied with submitting the list, please contact Julie Murray at

Community Blood Drive 2

Hymn festival celebrates life of Walter R. Bouman

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The Rev. Dr. Walter Bouman
The public is warmly invited to join family, friends and former students of the late Rev. Dr. Walter R. Bouman for Alleluia! Jesus is Risen!, a hymn festival honoring his life, teaching and writings to be held on the tenth anniversary of Bouman's death. The event will take place at Trinity Lutheran Seminary on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m.

Music to be sung will include a variety of beloved hymns in festive settings, as well as Bach's Cantata Erhalt uns, Herr, von deinem Wort, BWV 126, performed by the Muskingum University Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Zebulon Highben, and the premiere of a new motet by Carl Schalk on Psalm 118:17 dedicated to Bouman ("I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord").

Featured organists are James Gladstone of Saginaw, Michigan; Linda Kempke of Rocky River, Ohio; and May Schwarz, of Trinity Lutheran Seminary. All are former Bouman students.

Walter R. Bouman was the Edward C. Fendt Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Trinity Lutheran Seminary from 1971 until his death 10 years ago. He was thoroughly devoted to the church, its people and especially to his students. His curriculum vitae featured a long list of lectures, presentations and sermons he delivered throughout his career. He taught and preached the Word of God around the globe - from Holden Village in the North Range of the Cascade Mountains of Washington to New York City, from small towns in Australia to tiny villages in Africa and on to cities of Europe. Face-to-face interaction always energized him.

Bouman's theology was grounded in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. "The resurrection of Jesus was and is the starting point for Christianity, for its faith and witness, for its mission and calling," he wrote in a popular handbook on discernment handed to every entering student at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

The hymn festival "Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!" not only honors Bouman's legacy but also heralds two new publications - Jesus Is Risen: Theology for the Church, Bouman's two-volume systematic theology edited posthumously by Dr. Ann Lee Haut, and Alleluia!, a commemorative volume of essays on topics of lifelong concern to Bouman, written by leading scholars, pastors and theologians who knew him. Both will be published this summer by Lutheran University Press.

The freewill offering will go to the Walter R. and Janet A. Bouman Chair in Church Music at Trinity Seminary. For more information, contact Nancy Raabe at 614.214.2639 or, or visit

Episcopal Community Services Foundation 2016 grant deadline
ecsf logo w taglineThe deadline for applications to the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) for 2016 grants is September 15, 2015. Episcopal congregations are encouraged to apply for grants to support their ministries and programs that address human need within the Diocese of Southern Ohio. 

New this year is a simplified application for ministries requesting $1,000 or less. To see ECSF's funding criteria, grant application instructions and to download a copy of the grant applications, visit When your application is complete, please send to (If it is easier to mail it, address to Juliette Stuard, ECSF Administrator, 412 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.) 

Assistance is available for any congregation needing help with the application process. If you need help or have questions, please email the Rev. Terri J. Thornton, Ministry Leader, at

ECSF is a self-governing, supporting foundation of the Diocese of Southern Ohio whose mission is to encourage and support congregational ministry. Through education and grant programs, ECSF encourages, supports and creates opportunities for Episcopalians to help other Episcopalians to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God."

Apply for 2016 MDG Grants


The Diocese of Southern Ohio has a strong commitment to furthering the Millennium Development Goals and once again has designated .07% of its convention budget for MDG mission grants. These grants are designed to help organizations and groups with connections in our diocese to do national and world mission that support one or more of the MDG's.  (


Have an ongoing mission?  Have a new mission project in mind?  The National and World Mission Commission of the diocese encourages you to apply for a grant. Grant applications are being accepted through September 20, 2015 and can be found on the diocesan website. They can be found in the "Grants and Loans" link under Finance.


Grants will be determined in October to be awarded for use in 2016.


If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Tom Fehr, Chair of N&WM Commission at or 513.312.2614.


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Faith After #Ferguson 

Bexley Seabury invites you to participate in a long-overdue community dialogue. Alums, students, and neighboring church and community leaders will gather as learners and disciples to consider the urgent need for individuals and communities to confront the sin of racism and begin the arduous work ahead to repent and reconcile. 

Keynote by Mike Kinman, dean, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, responses from a roundtable of local leaders including Bishop Breidenthal, and open dialogue. 

Wednesday, Sept 23 12:15 to 6 p.m. at St. Philip Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Avenue, Columbus. More information.

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Sharing God's Bounty Sharing God's Bounty

Saturday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Procter Center 

Annual conference for women's ministry and mission at Procter Center. Keynote speaker: Katie Moose, author of God's Bounty: 365 Days of Inspirational Cooking. Underwritten by Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. 

Cost for the conference is $20, includes lunch and materials. Please register by October 1. For any questions, please contact Kathy Mank at 513.560.2126 or or Deborah Alsop at 513.535.4601 or
Register at

Job opportunities
Social Media Coordinator
Forward Movement is seeking a full-time Social Media Coordinator to support our efforts to share our work and our products with the church and with the world. Our mission is to inspire disciples and empower evangelists and we do this by providing quality resources for spiritual growth and encouragement. Forward Day by Day, a quarterly devotional with a circulation of 300,000, is our flagship offering. The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and growing our social media presence across our varied platforms and channels. The ideal candidate will have some combination of skill and experience with digital media, marketing, communications, and writing. We seek a dedicated, fun, team-spirited individual with an understanding of how to achieve aggressive growth on our social media channels. See more

Marketing Assistant
Forward Movement is seeking a part-time Marketing Assistant to support our efforts to share our work and our products with the church and with the world. The Marketing Assistant will assist in marketing operations by compiling information, researching, reporting, and communicating with our constituency about our work and mission. The ideal candidate will have some combination of skill and experience with promotional writing, website updates, social media platforms, compiling reports, and other administrative tasks. Print, online, and multi-media channels will be used. We seek a detail-oriented, team-spirited individual with experience in communications and/or marketing. See more 

Youth Director
The Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church is seeking a Youth Director to continue and grow our existing youth program. We are seeking someone who is passionate about youth and the issues that they face, being able to relate to them whether in the classroom, on a mission trip, in times of struggle as well as celebration.  We are seeking someone who can engage them, who can encourage them to participate in the life of the church, and who can walk with them in their journey of faith. This is a part-time job which pays competitively.
A full job description can be found on the Indian Hill Church web site at
Interested candidates can submit any questions or their resume to 
Or via standard mail at:
Youth Director Search Committee
Indian Hill Church
6000 Drake Rd.
Cincinnati, OH. 45243

Child Care
Child Care needed at Grace Church, College Hill. Position available for a warm and loving person to care for our children during 10 a.m. Sunday Service. Compensation available. 5501 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati Ohio 45224. To express interest please call 513.541.2415.

Part-time Children and Youth Formation Director
Trinity Episcopal Church, Hamilton, is seeking someone to create and coordinate programs to develop and grow the faith of our children and youth. This person will nurture our children and teach us to nurture our children as they grow in faith. See more

Director of Music/Organist
St. Andrew's, Cincinnati is hiring a part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) permanent or interim Director of Music/Organist. Responsibilities include directing and rehearsing the Chancel Choir, meeting with the rector to select music for Sunday services, playing organ for Sunday services (1 weekly) and other special services as needed (Christmas Eve, etc.)
To apply or for more information, please contact Fr. John Agbaje at 513.531.4337 or via email at

Youth Minister
Part-time Youth Minister opening at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Hillsboro OH. Prefer someone who is familiar with the Episcopal Church and loves kids! Training for Youth activities available. Apartment available as part of the package. Contact the Rev. Judi Wiley at or 937.205.4292.

Connections Deadlines
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