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141st Annual Convention
of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Nov. 13-14, 2015
Dayton Convention Center 

Registration is now open!
October 13, 2015
What's new this week
Convention accommodations: Deadline today!

A block of rooms for diocesan convention has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Dayton, located at 33 E. 5th Street, adjacent to the Dayton Convention center. 

A special convention rate of $102 per night is guaranteed for reservations made prior to Oct. 14. To make reservations, call the Crowne Plaza at 937.229.9835 Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our group code is EPI. Make sure to bring along the appropriate tax exempt forms from your church to have sales tax removed from your bill.

Any questions or problems with hotel reservations should be directed to convention manager Mike Miller at 937.458.3003 or 

Pilgrimage to Ghana

January 15-24, 2016

Ghana pilgimage Connect with Episcopal Relief & Development's work of "healing a
hurting world" on a pilgrimage to Ghana. Our partnership with the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) in the Anglican Diocese of Tamale will provide you with a deeper understanding of the asset based approach to development.

With more than 20 years of experience working in communities in northern Ghana, ADDRO administers integrated programs that alleviate hunger by improving the food supply; create economic opportunities that strenghten communities; and promote health and fight diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS.

This pilgrimage will take you to sites that will give you a historical perspective of the African slave trade, and renowned attractions like the W.E.B. Du Bois House.

Pricing (subject to change due to currency fluctuations)
Per person, SINGLE occupancy- $3,800 USD
Per person, DOUBLE occupancy- $3,600 USD

The above cost covers lodging; meals included in the itinerary; tours; land transportation; and round-trip air travel from Accra to Tamale. Please note that personal expenses, tourism levy, taxes and some meals are not included.
Round-trip travel from the U.S. to Accra should be arranged directly by each traveler.

To make a reservation, please send the complete the forms that follow along with your nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 per person by Oct. 30, 2015 to: Pamela Penn, Episcopal Relief & Development by fax (212.687.5302) or by postal mail  to 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. All final payments are due Dec. 1, 2015.

Click here to download a full brochure and application

Upcoming events
Oct 17: Safe Church training (Glendale)
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New church history book by Bexley Seabury's Tom Ferguson

Episcopal Story The Episcopal Story: Birth and Rebirth is Tom Ferguson's account of the history of Christianity with a focus on the emergence of the Anglican Communion and The Episcopal Church.

Volume 2 in the series Church's Teachings for a Changing World, the book is intended to provoke new insights for seasoned church leaders while also offering a primer for individuals who may be new to, or outside the church. Seminary dean and popular blogger Thomas Ferguson traces the history of Christianity, with a special focus on the rise of the Anglican Communion and the birth and continual rebirth of The Episcopal Church.

The Church's Teaching Series was initiated following World War II to provide adults with a basic understanding of the teachings of The Episcopal Church. Updated twice since, the series has become a mainstay on seminary, clergy, and church library bookshelves.

The Episcopal Story: Birth and Rebirth is available at churchpublishing.org.

Connecting with ... Events around the diocese
Men and Women's Day

Men and Women's Day Celebration
St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights
Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.

810 Matthews Drive, Lincoln Heights 45215
Call 513.771.4828 for more information
Make a bid and you can own a Mariann Price original quilt

Trinity, Newark, will host an Evening of Elegance on Friday, Nov. 6. All funds raised at the event will support the project to repair damage to our historic sanctuary. Mariann Price has designed and donated a beautiful queen-size quilt to be auctioned off at the event.

Bids in advance of the evening (by midnight, Nov. 5) can be sent to jkbickle@gmail.com. Final bids will be taken the night of the event and the winning bidder, if not present, will be notified at the end of the evening. The minimum bid is $260.

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Celebrating Our Heritage: 120 years of ministry at St. Andrew's

Come celebrate 120 years of ministry with St. Andrew's, Evanston, as the parish kicks off the beginning of its "Celebrating Our Heritage" event. A luncheon, featuring the Rev. Canon Anne Reed as Mistress of Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

Performances by St. Andrew's combined Gospel and Chancel Choirs as well as St. Andrew's Youth (SAY) will provide enjoyable entertainment and spiritual refreshment for attendees, and we will recognize several local business and educational organizations for their commitment to community involvement and service to the Greater Cincinnati Area, particularly in the Evanston neighborhood.

Please join St. Andrew's for what is certain to be a wonderful reflection of its rich, diverse and spiritually blessed heritage. Admission to the luncheon is $45 and must be purchased in advance of the Nov. 4 deadline by contacting the parish office at 513.531.4337 or standrewcin@fuse.net.
Becca Stevens event flyer
Love Heals

A weekend of presentations featuring the Rev. Becca Stevens, Episcopal chaplain at Vanderbilt University and founder of the Magdalene House and Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN. 

Nov. 6-8, 2015
Trinity on Capitol Square, Columbus 

The Magdalene Houses are a 2-year residence program that provides recovery services for victims of human trafficking and abuse. Thistle Farms is a social enterprise run by the residents of the Magdalene Houses, providing education, training and work experience while supporting the Magdalene Houses. The Magdalene House program has an 82% success rate in bringing broken and injured lives into wholeness and successful re-incorporation into society, and is being replicated in many other U.S. cities. 

The Friday afternoon presentation, entitled 'Standing on Holy Ground', is primarily aimed at medical caregivers, social workers, counselors, and those who work with victims of addiction, trafficking and sexual abuse. 

The Friday evening session, 'Healing as an Art in Truth Telling', is aimed at the general population and seeks to inspire and inform all of us as to how we may make a difference in the lives of these victims. 

The Sunday morning service will be a festival worship, at which Rev. Becca Stevens will preach. 

All sessions are free and open to the public. 





Connecting with ... Events at our cathedral
Music Live at Lunch Performances 
Cathedral logo Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature the performers listed below in October. These free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the cathedral for $5.
 
October 13 | Collegium Cincinnati
October 20 | Collegium Cincinnati  
October 27 | School House Symphony

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 East Fourth Street, downtown Cincinnati. For more information, visit www.christchurchcincinnati.org  or call 513.621.1817.


Best of the Italian, French, and German Baroque 
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, and student soloists will perform at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m.

This concert features the virtuosic Dixit Dominus composed by the young George Frederic Handel during his sojourn to Italy: Dominus Regnavit, a grand motet of the French Baroque by Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, noted violinist and music director of Paris's first public concert series, the Concert Spirituel; and Magnifcat in D, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for his first Christmas in Leipzig, Germany. 

A grand mix of music! Ticket information: 513.556.4183 or boxoff@uc.edu.


Christ Church Cathedral Academy 
SAVE THE DATES 
Please join us for the Cathedral Symposia Series on Mass Incarceration featuring dynamic scholars chosen from Religion, Law, Education, Social Science and Criminal Justice. Wednesdays Oct. 21 - Nov. 18. 

Dinner and Film - 6:30 p.m. More info at http://www.christchurchcincinnati.org/academy. Moderators: Merelyn Bates-Mims, PhD; Prince Brown, PhD. RSVP here

Connecting with ... Public Policy
Events
public policy logoCurrent headlines/ topics for conversation:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
 
EDUCATION
Associated Press  A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids                                    
Center for American Progress  Point of entry: The preschool-to-prison pipeline    
Cincinnati Enquirer  How much money do we send to charters?                             
 
ENVIRONMENT
 
FOOD SECURITY
 
 
OHIO STATE GOVERNMENT
 
POVERTY
Center for Responsible Lending   Payday Lending Update
 
PRISON REFORM
Toledo Blade  Timeout on crime legislation urged    
Center for American Progress  Point of entry: The preschool-to-prison pipeline    

SAFETY
 
VOTING RIGHTS
Public News Service   Issue 2 in Ohio: Trojan Horse?

If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact The Rev Deniray Mueller, Social Justice & Public Policy Convener, at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.

Tackling disparities

Mark Curnutte and Chara Fisher Jackson of Urban League to speak at MARCC meeting Oct. 14  

The Urban League's The State of Black Cincinnati-Two Cities 2015 documents a continuing gulf between the wellbeing of black and white residents of Cincinnati.Distinguished human rights reporter Mark Curnutte, a principal author of the study, joins Cincinnati Urban League's new executive director to share top finding to equip the faith community to take action to overcome this horrifying reality. The meeting is open to all, and takes place at 12 noon in the undercroft of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 West Eighth Street, Cincinnati.There are plenty of meters which accept credit cards around the Cathedral.  Please enter by the door farthest west, near Central Avenue. Tea and coffee provided - bring your lunch.  

For more information about the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, the city's only interfaith coalition, visit www.marcconline.com or call 513.721.4843.

Reminders



Information about Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for 2016 medical benefits for active employees will take place from Oct. 21 to Nov. 6, 2015. Members will receive information from the Medical Trust with instructions on how to access their information online and make plan selections. 

Employees who are not currently active members can enroll in the plan by contacting Angela Byrd in the Finance Office at abyrd@diosohio.org or 800.582.1712 ext. 113. 

Open enrollment for retirees will be held Oct. 13 through Dec. 7.


Submit Congregational Leadership Lists

The diocese is preparing to undergo a complete upgrade/conversion of our database system in October. It is vital that we make sure that our data is as up to date as possible before we make the conversion.

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

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. Lay delegates must be certified to receive credentials for voting at the convention.

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. It is important to submit the certification before registering delegates for convention.

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  jmurray@diosohio.org 
or at 800.582.1712 ext. 110.

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Repeat announcements 
Sharing God's Bounty Sharing God's Bounty: Annual Women's Ministry Conference  

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

Sponsored by Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Southern Ohio

Sharing God's Bounty
How we care for each other by sharing our gifts and talents is one aspect. Respecting human life and the dignity of each person to reach their potential is another. Two workshops at the Women's Ministry Conference will reach into our hearts to discover the bounty within to share God's abundant economy with friends of other faiths and with all on our Earth.

Reaching Out to God's Other Children, A Workshop for Interfaith Outreach
Madeleine Trichel former Director of the Interreligious Center for Peace in Columbus will lead this insightful program.

God's Bounty in the Celtic Tradition
We will learn about Celtic Spirituality from the Rev. Eileen O'Reilly, Rector, All Saints, Cincinnati.

Our keynote speaker:
Katie B. Moose, author, God's Bounty: 365 Days of Inspirational Cooking
 
Moose's book pairs Biblical passages, favorite hymns, and inspirational writing with a recipe for each day of the year. The author combines memories of family, friends, acquaintances, and those who had a powerful effect on her life with each passage. Every aspect of life from birth, marriage and to death, the hills and valleys in between, are all covered. The book is unique in that it combines religious writing with a recipe. Moose's talk is entitled "Living a Healthy, Holy Life with Biblical Food, Herbs and Spices."

Cost for the conference is $20. The deadline to register is October 1. Click here to register for the conference. For more information, download a conference brochure here or contact Kathy Mank at kathymank@gmail.com. 

Franklinton Gardens needs your vote!
 
Franklinton GardensFranklinton Gardens has been selected as one of 500 finalists (out of more than 2,000) to compete in the Martha Stewart American Made competition. With your help we can win $10k to support our weekly CSA community produce bag program by helping us expand our urban farming efforts! 

Franklinton Gardens is currently in second place in the Agriculture and Sustainability category. Help us catch first place so that we have a chance at winning $10k to support our community-based urban farming program!

Each week the most active voters in the contest are entered to win $375. Please vote for us every day through October 19 at 
http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/138914/food/franklinton-gardensEach person gets 6 votes per day, so your vote goes a long way!

One Voice for El Hogar

Sunday, Oct. 18
Christ Church, Glendale
El Hogar flyer





Learn more at franklintongardens.org/vote

The efforts help support our Community CSA Market Bag program in Franklinton. Thanks!
Church of the Advent hosts One City, One Symphony

One City, One Symphony is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's community-wide project that brings us together through music. By connecting music the CSO performs at Music Hall to themes relevant to each of us in our everyday lives, One City, One Symphony inspires us, provokes our thinking and celebrates our shared humanity. Amplified by the enthusiasm of dozens of community partners, One City, One Symphony has inspired people and created community conversation since its debut in 2012.

The Music of Freedom
This year's One City, One Symphony concerts being held November 13-14 at Music Hall, center on the theme of freedom, featuring a new CSO commission of three short works that set selections of Dr. Maya Angelou's poetry to music, a particularly befitting tribute to this warrior for peace, justice, and love, and Dvořák's New World Symphony, one of the most beloved symphonies of all time. This celebration of freedom and American music coincides with the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment.
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Listening Party
To take place in October and November, these parties are held at various venues and offer the community an opportunity to listen to recorded examples of orchestral works, and to delve into the historical and social context of the music. Parties for 2015 will discuss the theme of freedom as it relates to the music. (Please note - these events are not concerts.) A Listening Party will be held at Church of the Advent, Cincinnati, on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Church of the Advent is located at 2366 Kemper Lane in Cincinnati. Call 513.961.2100 for more information.

Poetry Contest
Seeking to engage the community in discussion around One City, One Symphony and the theme of freedom, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, with support from the Haile U.S. Bank Foundation, is holding a poetry contest. The original poem submissions will be responses to the question, "What does freedom mean to you?"

This poetry contest is open to legal residents of the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana enrolled in grades 9-12 or adults age 18 or older at time of entry.

For entrants seeking inspiration for their writing, the CSO recommends reading the three poems by Dr. Maya Angelou being used in the CSO commissioned works at One City, One Symphony. Those poems by Dr. Maya Angelou are Forgive, Equality, and Elegy. The CSO also recommends listening to Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 From the New World. This recommended reading and listening is merely a suggestion and is not a requirement of entrants and will not be taken into consideration during the judging of submissions.

For more information about One City, One Symphony visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org/onecity 


Campus Min Retreat


St. Philip flyer
Consider the Lilies: Campus Ministry Retreat
Oct. 23-25
Hocking Hills
More information and register at www.praxiscommunities.org  

A Taste with St. Philip
Saturday, Oct. 24
Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr. in Grove City

Craft Sale/Show

Church of the Good Samaritan
25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road
Amelia, OH  45102

    October 24, 2015        
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We will have tables with all kinds of crafts (baby items, baked goods, candles, small furniture pieces, wreaths, & much more* ) to help you get ready for the holidays.  Please bring a friend with you.  We are certain you will find something that you will like.                             
*even some hand-made Halloween decorations!

We will also be selling soup, sandwiches and beverages. Contact the church at 513.753.4115 with any questions, ask for Rita or Jenny.                         

Faure Requiem
Organ
Fisk Organ Dedication Evensong and Recital

Christ Church Glendale
965 Forest Ave.
Glendale, OH 45246
 
October 25, 2015
5 p.m.
   
Please join the Christ Church Glendale community as we celebrate with great joy the dedication of the new C.B. Fisk organ, opus 146, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Christ Church Glendale.  The service will include music by the Adult and Girls' Choirs, as well as a recital by Organist-Director of Music Bryan Mock.
 
The service will be followed by a festive reception in All Saints' Hall.  Childcare will be available.

Faure Requiem and other French Masterworks
Sunday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Calvary, Clifton 
For more information, please call 513.771.1544 or visit 
www.christchurchglendale.org


Music Events at St. Thomas, Terrace Park

Come as you are'COME AS YOU ARE' Eucharist
Every week at 7 p.m.

Our evening celebration of Eucharist builds on the same liturgical traditions that make the Episcopal church so unique. For this service we are joined by an acoustic trio of musicians who lead a more contemplative style of hymnody and song. Uniquely communal and worshipful, this candlelit service is an ideal way to close (or begin!) your week. Arrive at 6:30 pm for coffee and fellowship.


TAIZÉ PRAYER 
Taize Monthly, Sundays at 5 p.m. - Next, Nov. 8

Prayerfully unwind after a busy week. Reflective readings and prayers invite moments of meditation as the beautiful songs that make Taizé so unique envelope you. As participational as you would like, Taizé offers a quiet, peaceful atmosphere of worship quite unlike anything else.


FAURÉ REQUIEM FOR ALL SOULS'
Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.
 
Combined choirsThe combined choirs of St. Thomas and Church of the Redeemer will present two performances of Gabriel Faure's Requiem in November. On November 1 the hauntingly beautiful setting of the Mass of the Dead will be sung at St. Thomas as part of a Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. One week later, November 8, the choirs will sing the work in a concert offered at Redeemer.

St. Thomas is located at 100 Miami Avenue in Terrace Park. For more information call 513.831.2052 or email office@stthomasepiscopal.org.


Community discussion on global sustainability

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the first cardinal from Ghana, will visit Ohio State's Columbus campus for a community discussion on global sustainability. Turkson's talk is set for Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., and will be followed by a fireside chat with OSU President Michael Drake.

This event is open to the public but tickets are required to attend. Tickets can be reserved online at https://wexarts.org/tickets/1528.

Respected around the world as a Scripture scholar, an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised in the developing world, and as a spokesperson for protecting the environment as a matter of social justice, Turkson has long made news with his comments that link ecology and human life. Turkson has become the face of climate change at the Vatican, having led the drafting process of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, presented at the Vatican conference on climate change on April 28, and introduced the encyclical during a June 18 news conference.

The purpose of Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, as the document is entitled, is to elevate the debate on the moral dimensions of protecting the environment and to highlight the intrinsic connection between respect for the environment and respect for people. The encyclical calls for renewed and urgent action and honest dialogue about our environment, both social and ecological.

Turkson's visit to Ohio State is part of a four-day stay in Columbus. In addition to speaking to students, faculty and the central Ohio community on Nov. 2, the Cardinal will also address the faith community during a conference organized by the Diocese of Columbus on Oct. 31, and hold Mass at a local parish on Nov. 1.

Ohio State strives to educate its students to become global citizens, and recognizes its ongoing and evolving need to contribute to progress in the creation, dissemination and assimilation of knowledge of economic, environmental and social sustainability as essential aspects of intellectual growth and development. Cardinal Turkson's visit will deepen the university conversation about sustainability, morality, politics and society, by raising awareness and understanding of this important statement of Catholic environmental teaching that has become a topic of conversations worldwide.

Turkson's visit to Ohio State is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of Energy and Environment, Humanities Institute, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Glenn College of Public Affairs, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and additional partners and student organizations. For more information, visit: http://oee.osu.edu/cardinal-peter-turkson.html.

Peoples Platform for Preschool Promise

The AMOS Project is a federation of congregations in Greater Cincinnati dedicated to promoting justice and improving the quality of life for all residents. AMOS develops the leadership skills of low-income and working people to be active in public life and is committed to work tirelessly to put our faith into action to turn around our disgraceful childhood poverty rates.

Troubled by a devastating report by the Urban League that demonstrates the vast racial disparities that plague our region, AMOS is currently preparing for a ballot initiative in 2016 and mobilizing faith and families to develop a Peoples Platform for Preschool Promise that is committed to three key tenets:
  1. Access to High Quality Preschool for Every Three and Four Year Old in Hamilton County
  2. Racial Equity 
  3. Economic Fairness 
We are excited to announce that we will have a public meeting focused on our Preschool Peoples Platform on Thursday Evening, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Tryed Stone New Beginning Church, 5550 Reading Road. You can register to attend at Preschool Peoples Platform or  http://action.ohorganizing.org/page/s/preschool-peoples-platform-public-meeting.
Also please spread the word by sharing our event page on Facebook at Preschool Peoples Platform or https://www.facebook.com/events/899306883473095/.

Job opportunities
Chief of Finance and Operations
The Episcopal Diocese of New York (www.dioceseny.org) seeks a new Chief of Finance and Operations. Working very closely with Bishop Dietsche, this individual will oversee the financial and operational affairs of the diocese, with a staff of 15, and will serve on several diocesan committees. She/he will also spend considerable time working with local parishes. 

The successful candidate must fully embrace the mission of the diocese and enthusiastically work in harmony with multiple stakeholders within the distinctive culture of the church. In addition to strong general management and technical financial skills, she/he must be a collaborative leader with a compassionate, empathetic and patient nature.

Please contact the search committee at EDNY@ridgewaypartners.com if you would like more information, to submit suggestions of people who could fill the role, or to apply yourself.

Chief Financial Officer
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas (EDOT) is actively seeking to recruit its next Chief Financial Officer. The position will report directly to the bishop of the Diocese of Texas and will provide executive oversight and stewardship of the financial resources of the diocese. 

Responsibilities include accounting, treasury and oversight for the investment portfolio. In addition, the CFO will serve as an integral member of the Episcopal Health Foundation executive team. The CFO will be a person of unquestioned integrity and will demonstrate the ability to understand and lead an interwoven, complex diocesan financial system. S/he must be a visionary and strategic thought partner who can help develop synchronicity and creativity in the use of diocesan resources to drive the mission of evangelism and service. This position requires personal interaction skills to facilitate work with people, churches, and other non-profit institutions. The willingness to maintain a heavy and irregular schedule of meetings and travel is required.  Interested parties should contact Doug Orr at douglas.orr@russellreynolds.com.

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 http://www.indianhillchurch.org/job-openings
Interested candidates can submit any questions or their resume to ydirectorsearch@indianhillchurch.org
Or via standard mail at:
Youth Director Search Committee
Indian Hill Church
6000 Drake Rd.
Cincinnati, OH. 45243

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 standrewcin@fuse.net

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 revjudi.wiley@gmail.com or 937.205.4292.

Connections Deadlines
Didn't see any news about your congregation here? Submit your news! The deadline for each weekly e-Connections is every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

The deadline for Connections, the bi-monthy publication of the diocese, is every other month on the last day of the month:   
 
Jan 31 (Feb/Mar issue)
Mar 31 (Apr/May)
May 31 (Jun/Jul)
July 31 (Aug/Sep)
Sept 30* (Oct/Nov)
Nov 30 (Dec/Jan) 
 
Please send items to communication@diosohio.org

*convention issue. Deadline may be changed in order to have all convention materials available for pre-convention meetings.
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