NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF March 19, 2014
Exciting New Ministry Opportunities
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Two exciting new ministry initiatives were announced by Bishop Hahn at convention. 

The Rev. Deacon Lauren Villemuer Drenth will provide resources for Christian education, offering regional children's education events, being available as a consultant to children's ministry and working with Cindy Sigmon to explore youth mission trips. The first regional children's event will be "A Walk Through Holy Week", held at Trinity Church in Danville.  Lauren's biography

Bishop Hahn also announced the calling of Justin Gabbard to serve as our diocese's first Missioner for Young Adults. Created to meet the needs of one of our most underserved demographics, this new ministry will reach outside the cloister and find young adults where they are. Such "Fresh Expressions" ministries take inspiration from the early church and bring the Gospel out into the streets, building intentional communities among a population that identifies as spiritual but not religious. Operating primarily in northern Kentucky, Justin will be working in concert with area Episcopal churches to explore new ways of living as the Body of Christ outside of our buildings. Justin's biography


Upcoming events include: 

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From Bishop Doug and Kaye Hahn
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

You are no doubt aware of the current health crisis that we are enduring with our daughter Avery in Philadelphia. We informed clergy last week as things were unfolding.

She is a very sick girl. At this writing we are living and praying day by day. She is in critical condition, but the doctors give us cautious hope.

We are aware of many blessings, including the many prayers and messages of thoughtfulness we have received from you in the diocese, my sister and brother bishops, and faithful friends throughout the Church. Please understand that we are unable to respond to the many emails and messages we are receiving, though we do welcome and treasure them.

We are tended by fine clergy in Philadelphia and are uplifted and sustained by the many mercies of God.

We will keep you posted as this crisis unfolds.

God's Peace,
Bishop Doug 
"Jump Start" Grants Available
At Diocesan Convention Bishop Hahn announced his intention to offer several "jump start" grants in areas of Congregational Development, specifically evangelism, church growth, stewardship or visioning for mission. A successful request will involve both clergy and laity from the congregation.

To apply, send a brief response to the following questions.
1) How will this grant help your parish grow in the areas of evangelism, church growth, stewardship, or vision? (please be specific)
2) Who in your parish will be part of this project, and what specific steps will be involved in this work?
3) What are your best hopes for the outcome of this work?
4) Talk about the theology of evangelism, church growth, stewardship, or visioning that will guide this work?
5) How will you engage the wider parish in this work, and how will its outcome (success or failure) be helpful for our wider life in the Diocese?

All applications should be in by April 11. We will make grants by May 1. The funds can be used between May, 2014 and May 2015. Grants are for $2000-$3000. 
Diocesan Ministries to Participate in Kentucky Gives Day, April 9
Kentucky Gives Day is an all day event to help Kentuckians help local charities. The Cathedral Domain, Reading Camp, and St. Agnes' House are participating in this wonderful day in hopes to raise funding for their ministries. Click here to learn more.
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What's New
Join us for Fish and More
St. Philip's, Harrodsburg, March 21, 28, and April 4
"Come Together" Youth Lock-in Event for grades 6-12
Good Shepherd, Lexington, April 12
Lift your Spirit at our Sacred Song Recital
St. Paul's, Newport, March 28
Faure Requiem
Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, April 13
What's Happening
Lace up to fight illiteracy: Reading Camp's Fourth Annual 5k Coldstream Park, Lexington, March 22
McClure shares "Solo Rowing" insights 
Christ Church Cathedral, March 26

A Lenten Quiet Day with Bishop Hahn
Christ Church Cathedral, March 29
Other Events

Lent 3 (3/23)

The Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County

   The Rev. Dr. Jan M Cottrell, Rector


Lent 4 (3/30)

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington

   The Rev. Brian Cole, Rector

   The Rev. Deacon Jeff Howe



3/19 Ronald D. Summers D 

         John L. Madden D

4/01 Paul Wanter P


We pray for beloved clergy experiencing medical concerns: Ron Summers, John Madden, Phillip Garland, Jay Pierce, and John Dews.


We pray for Bishop Doug and Kaye Hahn and their daughter Avery during their time of need.


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