119th Diocesan Convention

The Gifts of God for the People of God 
by Kay Collier McLaughlin
Information about the 119th Convention can be viewed here.

The proposed agenda is now available.
Click here to view or Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

The deadline for submitting resolutions is February 5. Click here for more information.

To apply or nominate someone for diocesan leadership, click here.

For information about donating a Youth Scholarship Silent Auction item, click here.
Pre-Convention Assemblies

All who are voting at Diocesan Convention (clergy and deputies) should try to attend one of our Pre-Convention Assemblies.  The dates and places have been set in conjunction with the clergy and deputies in the region.  All are welcome, but if a clergy or deputy is unable to attend the pre-convention assembly for their region, they may attend another assembly.  Assemblies will inform upon nominations, resolutions, new deputy orientation, and an opportunity for fellowship. 


Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., St. Philip's, Harrodsburg  

Sunday, February 15, 3 p.m., St. John's, Corbin

Ordination Invitation
Vestry Retreat Season
By Kay Collier McLaughlin
Deputy for Leadership Development

"Why does a vestry go on retreat?"

It was a real inquiry, posed to me by an individual who had asked about my weekend, and seemed genuinely puzzled when I replied that I was headed for a weekend at a retreat center with a parish vestry. The
follow-up question wasn't unexpected: why do they bring someone in to lead the retreat?

Good questions to address in this season when vestries of churches of all sizes are about the business of organizing after the election of new members and the naming of new officers.

Why DO vestries - boards of both for-profit and non-profit groups and staffs of both types of entities make a regular practice of going on retreat?

Read more
Employment Opportunity
Mission House
Position Available Immediately: Associate for Financial Resources. Part time, hourly temporary or long term. Accounting experience a must. Contact to receive a job description and information.

Trinity Church, Covington

Trinity Church is a thriving Episcopal community in the heart of downtown Covington, Kentucky. We are located on the southern bank of the Ohio River, just a few blocks from downtown Cincinnati. We seek an enthusiastic Christian Formation Director to develop, direct, and implement an invigorating, fulfilling, and multifaceted formation program for all ages. The director works in conjunction with the Christian Formation Commission and Rector to develop programing, as well as recruit and train volunteer leaders. A successful candidate will have relevant education and experience, in addition to knowledge of the Episcopal Church.

A full job description can be found on our website at

Send inquiries and resumes to

KCC Interim Executive Director Search Announcement
The Kentucky Council of Churches, an ecumenical ministry of 38 denominational groupings and other member bodies, is seeking an Interim Executive Director to advance the Council's work of Christian unity, reconciliation, and witness for social justice. The Kentucky Council of
Churches is an equal opportunity employer, seeking candidates with excellence in leadership, relationship building, and financial and organizational development. Work experience in judicatory settings is preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing
their ecumenical training and experience and briefly outlining their ecumenical vision. Please also include a resume, and, if ordained, a denominational profile or dossier. Application deadline is March 1, 2015. Please send all materials to Rev. J. Gregory Alexander, President of the Executive Board, 1125 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504. Confidential emails/electronic submissions (.PDF format) can be sent to For more information please see
Download the position description
An Evening With Kathrin Burleson
Thursday, March 5 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Christ Church Cathedral, Gallery South

Embrace the wonder and passion of the Stations of the Cross with Kathrin Burleson, author of The Soul's Journey: An Artist's Approach to the Stations of the Cross. Join us for this exclusive event offered by Kathrin, a well-known artist, previous exhibitor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and an Associate of The Community of the Transfiguration. This event offers an opportunity to absorb the beauty of the artwork, enjoy thought-provoking lecture and conversation, and reflect on Christ's sacrifice this Lenten season. Kathrin's lovely coffee table art book is filled with writings from theologians including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and musings by Burleson herself on the intersection of art and faith. Prints of Kathrin's artwork will be available for purchase.
5:30-6:16 PM Gallery South Opens
6:15-6:45 PM Discussion with Kathrin in the adjoining nave
Book sales and signing afterward.
Refreshments available from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Women of the Bible: Ancient Words, Contemporary Wisdom
Saturday March 21 (10 AM-12:30 PM)

All are invited to Christ Church Cathedral to explore groundbreaking new research on biblical women. Hear from women in the Bible that you never knew existed - scoundrels and saints, renegades and realists - and find out why their lives and actions matter more than ever. Discover what issues they faced - hunger, discrimination, sorrow, sex trafficking, poverty, war - and what they might teach us about faith, identity, and life in the community. Open to all. Presenter: The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of the award-winning Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.
Youth: Want to Change the World?  Do it in 30 Hours!
In 30 hours, you can feed over 200 starving children, you can build a school for children living in war torn countries, you can help local children learn to read, fill our local food pantry, give abused children a safe place, paint a welcoming place for a ill displaced family, give those away from home a safe place, give fresh water, help orphans feel loved, and help the elderly not feel so lonely. We can and we have!

Join us on March 6-7 at St. Michaels in Lexington, KY for the Diocese of Lexington's annual 30 Hour Famine. This may be one the most growing and loving way to spend 30 Hours. Registration is on line. All youth must bring the permission and medical slip found below.

The 30 Hour Famine is for those age 12 years and up. For questions, email The Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth at
Come change the world with us!

Permission Form
Participant Letter
Register Online

Click here for more information
What's New

Recital & Evensong at the Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 15


French Toast Cafe

St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Dr. Lexington, February 17


Lenten Morning Prayer at the Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 19-March 27


Young Adults Sushi Fridays

Locations vary each week, February 20-March 27


Friday Fish Frys

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 20-March 27

What's Happening

New Beginnings has been postponed. There has not been a new date set yet but more information will be provided soon.


The Wise Men Went by Another Way


Guatemala Mission Trip Meeting

February 14


Bruce Neswick Organ Recital

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 21

The Soul of Cash

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 26 

The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22


Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13

Last Sunday after Epiphany
The 119th Convention of the Diocese of Lexington, February 19-21, 2015
Morehead Convention Center, Morehead, Kentucky

Lent 1
Theological Education Sunday
Seminarians, Postulants and Candidates of the Diocese of Lexington


28 Feb. Sandy Stone D

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