NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF September 24,
Focus on Gifts, Ministry, and Recovery at Ministry and Gifts Fair

You are welcome and wanted at this year's Ministry and Gifts Fair on November 15 at Emmanuel Church, Winchester.  We will enjoy a number of workshops with a myriad of topics; so there will be something for most everyone! Our keynote speaker is The Rev. Stuart Hoke, Th.D. 


Stuart is an Episcopal priest and widely sought after teacher of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. He has taught courses on both the role of churches in responding to addiction and recovery and the spirituality of the Twelve Steps at General Theological Seminary and in the wider church. Stuart has served as a priest for Trinity Wall Street and pastor for St. Paul's Chapel in downtown New York City. 


Father Hoke will also be offering workshops on the spirituality of the twelve steps and how our parishes can be a part of responding to addiction and recovery.  Other workshops will include how the church can be present in a social media age, engaging in prison and jail ministry, effective vestry practices led by Bishop Hahn, calligraphy, writing in a Christian context, journaling, dream interpretation, engaging young adults, ministry with the children of Guatemala, spirituality and older adults, how a parish can connect with community youth through mentoring, and more!


The cost is $20 and registration begins that day at 8:30, with opening worship, keynote, sessions, and lunch going from 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Registration will open next week and if you have questions, please contact Elise Johnstone ( or Lauren Villemuer-Drenth  (
Clergy and Diocesan Staff Fun Day
All clergy, diocesan staff, and their families are invited to join us on Saturday, October 18 for a day of fun at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY. The day starts at 10 AM with a self-guided tour of Shaker Village. Join us by the pond at 11AM for Morning Prayer. Included in the day are craftsman demonstrations, musicians, hiking, and a ride on the Dixie Bell Riverboat at 2 PM. Lunch is on your own. Bring a picnic lunch and eat by the pond, or make a reservation at the Inn at Shaker Village. In addition for children, the farm animals will be out to pet, there is a hay caterpillar to climb on and they can try their hand at butter churning.
What's New

What I Learned from Thomas Merton

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, September 21-October 19


Blessing of Law Enforcement Officers

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church, September 27


Living by Words: Kentucky Authors Speak - Crystal Wilkinson

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, October 1


Ecumenical Mission: Present and Future

Walnut Hill Church, 575 Walnut Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40515, October 4 


Episcopal Men's 2014 Retreat

Cathedral Domain, October 17-October 19


Happening #52

Cathedral Domain, 800 Highway 1746, Irvine, KY 40336, November 14-November 16


A New Year in the Spirit

The Cathedral Domain, 800 HWY 1746, Irvine, KY 40336, December 27-December 30

What's Happening
Lauren Winner to Host Women's Retreat

Good Shepherd, Lexington, September 26 and 27


Give me the Words to Prayer

St. Andrew's Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075, September 26-27


Blessing of the Animals at the Lexington History Museum

Lexington History Museum, 215 W Main St, Lexington, KY, September 27


Blessing of Law Enforcement Officers

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church, September 27


Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting 

Trinity, 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011, October 4


Clergy Conference 

Cathedral Domain, October 6-8


Annual Walsingham Pilgrimage

Grace Episcopal Church, 1011 North 7th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081, October 9-October 11


Rest and Rekindle 2014: A Retreat for Women Clergy  

Clergy and Staff Fun Day (More details to come)
Ministry and Gifts Fair 
Emmanuel, Winchester, November 15


St. Nicholas Festival (More details to come)

Christ Church Cathedral, December 6

Appalachian Small Grants: Deadline Extended

Episcopal Church Constable Grant Funds

Pentecost 16

St. Francis' Church, Flemingsburg  

   The Rev. Mary Kilbourn Huey, Deacon in Charge  


Pentecost 17   

The Order of the Bishops
   The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop
   The Rt. Rev. W. Douglas Hahn, Bishop of Lexington
Ordination Anniversaries
8 Oct Michael Henderson D


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


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