Ministry and Gifts Fair: A Focus on Session One
You are welcome and wanted at this year's Ministry and Gifts Fair on November 15 at Emmanuel Church, Winchester. Our keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, will talk about the church's role in addiction and recovery, as well as the spirituality of the twelve steps. Then we have three workshop sessions. During each session there are seven choices of workshops to choose from. 

Our first session offers a workshop called Christian Writing for those interested in writing for publication or even for themselves. It is being offered and led by Bob Powers, a parishoner from St. Philip's in Harrodsburg.  Emily Cardwell of St. John's, Versailles, who has successfully started a ministry in a women's prison will lead a workshop on how to start and be involved in a Prison Ministry.  Another workshop is Conflict Resolution. It is being led by Dr. Andrea Omidy, who was trained at Harvard and specializes in behavioral and Multicultural Psychology, Pediatric Psychology and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her website is here

The workshop selections continue with Running and Making a Successful Christian Formation Program to share ideas, resources, and answer questions about building, growing and enhancing Christian Formation for all ages. It will be led by The Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth, the Diocesan Deacon for Christian Formation. Also offered is Forming a Community Garden by a representative of Grow Appalachia at Berea College. This ministry helps make fresh fruits and vegetables available to those in need. Another workshop is The Role of the Vestry by The Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn for those wishing to explore, learn more about or enhance the experience of serving on a vestry. Finally, this session includes a workshop about using music facilitated by John Linker of Good Shepherd-Lexington. This workshop is for those who love music or  are involved in the musical program of their parish.

The second and third sessions offer workshops on a wide range of topics! For a full listing, visit our registration site.

Our Ministry & Gifts Fair is at Emmanuel, Winchester on November 15. Registration is online. The day starts with sign-in and coffee at 8:30am. At 9:30, we will all meet in the church for liturgy and our keynote speaker. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. 

Please sign up soon! Workshops with little registration will be canceled by November 5. For questions please contact Elise Johnstone ( or Lauren Villemuer-Drenth (


Changing Fund Development Culture in the Diocese
What exactly is fund development? How can we, as a diocese, do it better to strengthen our ministries? These were the questions addressed by Chief Fundraising Culture Changer and Master Storyteller, Lori Jacobwith, at the diocese fund development training on October 4, 2014 at Mission House.

Members from the boards of Cathedral Domain, Reading Camp, St. Agnes House, Executive Council and Bishop Hahn all gathered to learn how we can each tell our individual stories about why our ministries are so vital to the community we serve, and how we can work together to promote the mission of the diocese.

Lori helped to change our vocabulary, how we think and talk about the ministry we provide. For instance, our work is not "nonprofit," it is "social profit" because what we do profits society. She also encouraged us to use "clear, bold communication" to get others excited about our ministries.

One of the best outcomes of the day was conversation about how each of the ministries works in concert with Executive Council to serve the diocese and the communities each congregation represents.

Training with Lori will continue through January 2015 as we fine-tune our messages and join together in service. For more information about Lori Jacobwith and the power of words, visit and
Invitation to Dedication of Horine Memorial Garden, Nov 1
By Carolyn Witt Jones

Throughout his forty four years in the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Robert (Bob) Horine offered extraordinary gifts of prayer, guidance and contemplation to countless men, women and young people. In honor of the gifts he gave so freely, friends from across the Diocese of Lexington, the Cathedral Domain Camps and Conferences Board as well as the staff and many donors have been working since before his death to raise funds and create a planning framework for making the Robert Horine Memorial Garden at the Cathedral Domain a reality.

Bob cherished his relationship with Bishop Moody and was very pleased that the garden would be located at the Domain. He hoped that the garden could be a place where individuals could go for private retreat for rest and meditation in the same spirit Bob offered them throughout his life and ministry.

Bishop Doug Hahn and the Deacon Donna Barr will preside at a service of dedication of the Robert Horine Memorial Garden on All Saints Day, Saturday, November 1st at 10 am at the site just outside of Moody Cottage. All are invited to participate in this service, and to a light lunch immediately following.
St. Francis Day Honored at The Church of St. Michael the Archangel

Addiction and Grace: A Service of Healing

What's New

2nd Sunday Potluck and Concert at ECOS

Our Saviour, 2323 Lexington Road, Richond, Ky 40475, October 12


All Saints, All Souls and Halloween

Old Episcopal Church Burying Grounds, Lexington, October 30


Day of the Dead Festival

Old Episcopal Church Burying Grounds, Lexington, November 1

What's Happening

3rd Annual Jazz Concert

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, October 10


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  


Episcopal Men's 2014 Retreat

Cathedral Domain, October 17-October 19

Clergy and Staff Fun Day

Kentucky Council of Churches Annual Assembly on Restorative Justice to Feature Naomi Tutu, Helen Prejean, and Carl Stauffer 

Issues in Aging

The Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte., November 8


Addiction and Grace: A Service of Healing

Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, November 9


Happening #52

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


St. Nicholas Festival (More details to come)

Christ Church Cathedral, December 6


A New Year in the Spirit

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

What I learned from Thomas Merton

Appalachian Small Grants: Deadline Extended

Episcopal Church Constable Grant Funds

Pentecost 18
St. Raphael's Church, Lexington
   The Rev. Johnnie Ross, Rector

Pentecost 19
St. Mark's Church, Hazard (Member of Small Church Ministry Consortium)


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


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