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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 20, 2015
What's new this week
Leo named Missioner for Congregational Vitality

Bishop Breidenthal is pleased to announce that he has appointed the Rev. Jason Leo to be Missioner for Congregational Vitality, effective January 1.  Leo will work closely with congregations, at the bishop's request and in consultation with the  canons on staff, to build lay leadership, to create networks of support, and to explore expanded relationships with surrounding faith communities and agencies. For the last fourteen years, Leo has been rector of Calvary Church in Cincinnati.

Bishop's statement on Issue 3

Below you will find the report on the position taken by the Ohio Council of Churches regarding ballot Issue 3, the Constitutional Amendment regarding marijuana. This statement also represents my views on Issue 3.
The Diocese of Southern Ohio is represented at the two meetings per year of the Ohio Council of Churches by the Rev. Anne Reed, Canon for Mission, and by the Rev. Cn. Manoj Zacharia, our diocesan Ecumenical Officer.

The Ohio Council of Churches Statement: Vote 'No' on Issue 3
The Governing Board of the Ohio Council of Churches voted 'No' on Issue 3 at their meeting on October 14, 2015.
We believe that all people are created in the image of God and in the sanctity of life. Because of our commonly held values, it is important for us to speak against Issue 3.
We oppose the constitutional amendment proposed by Issue 3 as not appropriate. Drug policy and the identification of business opportunities should be managed through the Ohio Revised Code, not the Constitution.
We oppose the proposed amendment because it provides for a business monopoly for particular investors while creating a significant economic disadvantage for those who would be encouraged to purchase marijuana.
We oppose Issue 3 because the proliferation of marijuana will adversely impact the population, especially infants and children. This occurs primarily through edible marijuana-laced products that children would be inclined to ingest because of their appeal, and through second hand smoke.
While we oppose this amendment to the Constitution we recognize the need to address the reality that minority communities are disproportionately affected by drug addiction and incarceration related to illegal use of drugs. We appeal to Ohio citizens to consider the implications of drug policies on all communities.
The Ohio Council of Churches is composed of 18 member denominations. One declined to be included in this vote: The Ohio Fellowship of Community Churches.
Upcoming events
Nov 20-21: School for Ministry (Procter)
Nov 21: Worship Leader training
(Part 2)
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Social Media Sunday Oct. 25

What is Social Media Sunday? It's a Sunday that highlights the opportunities to connect our faith lives with our social media lives!

Chances are you've got some sort of social media going on in your life: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, or any of the many other ways to connect online. We can use all these tools to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and his church. Social Media Sunday is about kick-starting our awareness of the possibilities.

Social Media Sunday is October 25, 2015. Visit the Facebook page for SMS15 ( to find out loads of suggestions for telling your spiritual story through social media. Connect with others. Tag your Social Media Sunday shares, posts, and tweets with #SMS15. And don't stop with one Sunday!
Open Enrollment webinars

The Church Pension Group (CPG) Medical Trust Open Enrollment (OE) for the 2016 plan year is upon us. OE is the once-a-year opportunity for eligible employees to change their medical and/or dental plan elections and to add or remove eligible dependents. It's also a time when you may have questions about plan changes or about benefits. 

CPG will offer nine one-hour webinar sessions during various times and days over the next several weeks. Two of these sessions will focus only on the High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Each session will include opportunities to learn more about:
  • The OE process
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Additional benefits such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), vision, global travel assistance, and much more
  • A time for your questions and comments
  • A review for you to test your knowledge
  • An opportunity to provide feedback  through a brief survey (one participant in each session who completes the survey will win a prize from CPG)
We are using the GoToWebinar online platform so you can participate from anywhere with Internet access.  Please note that we ask for session registration to ensure we have sufficient space in the webinar. If space permits, registration will remain open up to 15 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

Webinar dates:
  • October 27, 7 PM EDT - HDHP/HSA webinar
  • October 28, 4 PM EDT - HDHP/HSA webinar
  • October 29, 4 PM EDT - General webinar
  • November 2, 10 AM EDT - General webinar
  • November 5, 9 PM EDT - General webinar
  • November 10, 10 AM EDT - General webinar
  • November 13, 4 PM EDT - General webinar
  • November 16, 10 AM EDT - General webinar
  • November 18, 4 PM EDT - General webinar
To register for a webinar session:
When you arrive at the webinar registration screen, use the pull-down menu to select your day and time.
For the two HDHP/HSA webinars, please click here
For the seven general education webinars, click here

As a reminder, 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. Plan information can be found hereEmployees who are not currently active members can enroll in the plan by contacting Angela Byrd in the Finance Office at or 800.582.1712 ext. 113. 

Open enrollment for retirees will be held Oct. 13 through Dec. 7.
Connecting with ... Events around the diocese
Join the group headed to Washington D.C. for the investiture of the Presiding Bishop

Bishop Curry There are eight spaces left on the bus trip to Washington D.C. to witness the investiture of the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The 54-passenger bus will depart from St. Simon of Cyrene in Lincoln Heights at 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The package includes two nights in the Crystal City Embassy Suites and transportation to UBE's Eucharist honoring Bishop Curry on Saturday morning and the investiture on Sunday at Washington National Cathedral. Cost for two in a suite is $250 per person, and everyone on the bus will receive a ticket into the investiture ceremony. Absolute deadline to sign up is Oct. 24 and payment in full is due ASAP.

Download the flyer here, or contact Nanette Reynolds at 614.939.3456 or at

Bread For the World

On Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, World Food Prize Laureate David Beckman will speak about ways for Christian advocates to strengthen the effectiveness of US policy in preventing hunger at home and abroad.  Beckman, a Lutheran minister and missionary economist, is president of Bread for the World, which has led highly successful non-partisan campaigns to strengthen cost-effective foreign aid that increases the ability of third world communities to achieve food security, and federal initiatives such as the Earned Income Tax Credit which help lift families out of poverty so they can feed themselves. He founded and serves as president of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse U.S. institutions in building the political will to end hunger. 

Beckman will speak at the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall at Xavier University in Cincinnati as part of the Catholic Archdiocese's 2015 Food for All campaign.  Light refreshments at 6:30, talk at 7 pm.  Park on University Drive or visit for more options. Donations will be accepted for the St. Leo Food Pantry.

Open Door Ministry Christmas wreath sale

Church of the Advent, Cincinnati's, Open Door Ministry is selling Christmas greens to support its outreach program. Open Door operates a food pantry and a payee program for persons in Greater Cincinnati who struggle with mental illnesses. Open Door staff and volunteers are like family to many of the clients, some of whom no longer have contact with loved ones due to: schizophrenia, bi-polar and personality disorders, developmental disabilities and/or addiction to drugs/alcohol. The wreath sale enables Open Door to purchase a Christmas gift for their 70 clients. For many of them, it will be the only gift they receive.

We are offering many items including: 22'' & 28'' wreaths, & 19''x 30'' door swag. Prices include postage for direct shipping. For pictures, order forms or further information, contact Nancy McFadden at Open Door, weekdays until 3:30 p.m. at 513.961.2259, evenings and weekends at 513.271.9220 or by email at  Checks and orders must be received by Sunday, November 1. Please tell family and friends about these great gift items, and be sure to get one for yourself!

Choral Evensong at A&HT

A Choral Evensong will be held at Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5:00 p.m. Works by S. S. Wesley and John Rutter will be offered. Ascension and Holy Trinity is located at 334 Burns Avenue, Wyoming, 45215. 
Please call 513.821.5341 or email with questions.

Offering Support to a Grieving Person

What do you say to comfort a person who is grieving the loss of a loved one or a close friend?

The education ministry of St. Barnabas, Montgomery, is hosting a special presentation to help you learn how to do better when the time comes to support someone who is grieving. The public is invited to hear Dr. Robert Wubbolding, a psychologist who is director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, offer some tips at an event titled "What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say." It is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at St. Barnabas, 10345 Montgomery Rd. in Montgomery, Ohio.

Wubbolding will provide practical suggestions for how to respond to any kind of loss in a family. He will also discuss what might help or hurt a person in mourning. He is an internationally known speaker and author. He has spoken at Compassionate Friends, an organization that supports bereaved families after loss of a child.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Martha Seagram at or 513.793.6477, or call the St. Barnabas church office at 513.984.8401.

Seasonal Craft Shows

Craft Sale/Show

Church of the Good Samaritan, Amelia, will host a Craft Sale/Show on Saturday, Oct 24 from 9 a.m. to 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.

Good Samaritan is located at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road in Amelia. Contact the church at 513.753.4115 with any questions, ask for Rita or Jenny.                       

Holiday Art and Craft Bazaar

St. Paul's, Chillicothe, will hold a Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar on Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall. 

We will have tables filled with arts and crafts and wonderful, handmade items.  Please come and bring a friend.  We will also be selling breakfast and lunch items. 

St. Paul's is located at 33 E. Main Street in Chillicothe. Please contact the church at 740.772.4105 or with any questions.

Connecting with ... Formation opportunities
School for Ministry November 2015 offerings
Theology of the Diaconate (Course 2015-06)
Friday, November 20, 9 to 11 a.m.
The Rev. Anne Reed
Using the lens of history and experience, we will discuss how the theology of 'diakonia' (service) is lived out in ministry today. We will pay particular attention to the ministry of ordination to the Diaconate.
Pastoral Care in Hospitals and Nursing Homes (Course 2015-07)
Friday, November 20, 1 to 3.30 p.m.
The Rev. Hanci Newberry
Explore the basics of pastoral care in hospital and nursing home settings including what it means to be a pastoral presence and some principals of effective communication and prayer with patients and family members.
Using the Five Senses as Entry to Prayer (Course 2015-10)
Friday, November 20, 7 to 8.30 p.m.
The Rev. Douglas Argue
How do we use our natural senses as an entry point to prayer?  This experience will all participants to experiment and practice with all five of the body's senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.  Through the use of prayer stations participants will get the opportunity to experience music, icons, incense, tangible prayer objects, and a few other practices as a way to enter prayer and be in communion with the Holy.
Moral Decision-Making  (Course 2016-07)
Saturday, Nov. 21  10 to 11:50 a.m.
Dr. Don Reed, Ph.D.
We will consider three models of how we make moral decisions. Is only one of them correct? Are they correct for different types of decisions? On one model, we reason by applying rules to cases such as medically assisted death, and lying and deceit by public officials. On another, we reason from intuitions about cases on which there is little or no disagreement to principles we can employ in thinking about cases on which we are unsure or disagree. And on a third, moral decision-making is not primarily a matter of reasoning at all; it is based on flashes of feeling of six different types; moral reasoning is only an afterthought and is mostly rationalization. 
Pastoral Care: Addiction and Mental Health (Course 2015-09)
Saturday, November 21 1 to 3.30 p.m.
Karen Kaufman, MA, LPCC, LICDC
What does it really mean to be addicted or to struggle with a mental health disorder?  Is it a matter of choice, a disease, a moral failing, lack of faith, or lack of willpower? This class will address the common stereotypes associated with addiction and mental health disorders, provide a critical response to these common opinions, and lay a pathway of how to look at an individual struggling with addiction and/or mental health disorders from a helper's perspective. With a foundation in understanding, strategies will then be explored to offer assistance with a person asks for help.
Worship Leader Training (Second of two required sessions - Course 2015-WL)
Saturday, Nov. 21 9 a.m.
The Rev. Marjorie Menaul

All sessions are held at Procter Center. Cost is $30 per course. Register at
Healing retreat
Connecting with ... Events at our cathedral

Cathedral logoBest 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

Christ Church Cathedral Academy 
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 Moderators: Merelyn Bates-Mims, PhD; Prince Brown, PhD. RSVP here

Connecting with ... Public Policy
Call to action
Attorney General's Commission on Human Trafficking   Using the Law to Fight Human Trafficking
public policy logoCurrent headlines/ topics for conversation:

If you missed the Episcopal Migration Ministries webinar on the current refugee crisis, click here to watch it on-demand and access follow up materials.  

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

Submit Congregational Leadership Lists
Certifying lay delegates to convention
The diocese is currently undergoing a complete upgrade/conversion of our database system. It is vital that we make sure that our data is as up to date as possible while 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
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 questions to Julie Murray at or at 800.582.1712 ext. 110.
Repeat announcements 
Campus Min Retreat

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

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

Faure Requiem
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

Music Events at St. Thomas, Terrace Park

Evensong flyer

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.

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

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:

Make a bid and you can own a Mariann Price original quilt!

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 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.

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. 

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
Also please spread the word by sharing our event page on Facebook at Preschool Peoples Platform or

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
Job opportunities
Missioner for Transition Ministry
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Missioner for the Office of Transition Ministry for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).

The Missioner for the Office of Transition Ministry is a regular full-time position and will be located remotely. The Missioner is a member of the Mission Department of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.

Information on this position as well as application instructions are available here.
Information on all available positions as well as application instructions are available here.
For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at

Chief of Finance and Operations
The Episcopal Diocese of New York ( 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 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

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
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.

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