NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF March 4, 2015
Ordination Rescheduled for March 7

Activist priest and author The Rev. Malcolm Boyd dies at 91
By Kay Collier McLaughlin on February 27, 2015

Are You Running with Me, Jesus exploded into my world just after its 1965 publication. My original copy is highlighted, underlined and contains brittle, yellowed pieces of paper scribbled with "St. Ann's, Pg. 13; 96"; "Advent 1975' Pg. 100". The grand collision of Malcolm Boyd -- poet, Freedom Rider, activist priest; a new seminary graduate named Joel; parenthood in a time of racial unrest; and the Cuban Missile Crisis was enough to turn the young mother's prayer group into a silk dress and pearls kind of mafia, attending peace rallies and sit-ins and daring to say that the church just wasn't 'getting it." We might not be able to be ordained, but we could, by God, try to save the world for our children, who hopefully would never have to experience the kind of things that ignited our stark fear for them, and our passion to fix it.

It all came rushing back to me when I heard that Malcolm Boyd was in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital. This afternoon, he died of complications from pneumonia. He was 91 years old, but in my mind, he was one of the ageless ones, boldly wise in his younger years, life-honed young in thought as he aged.  

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Attention Silent Auction Donations
The Silent Auction held annually at General Convention to benefit Diocesan Youth Scholarships will be held at St. George's Day at the Cathedral Donain April 18th.  Please bring your parish basket or other donation to the Great Hall when you arrive at the Domain.  If you are not able to attend St. George's Day please bring your basket or other donation to Cindy Sigmon at Mission House the week prior to the 18th.
Leadership Training in Northern Kentucky
Leadership Training will be held at St. Andrew's, Fort Thomas March 20-21. There are a few openings available. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, Deputy for Leadership Development and Transition Ministries at Sessions begin on Friday afternoon at 5:45 and conclude at 4pm on Saturday. Former participants as well as first-timers are welcome space-available.

Former participants say: "I have been to many kinds of leadership training, but the opportunity to actually experience concepts and then to reflect on the theory that I have just experienced come to life is unique, and helped me carry then things I learn with me in a way that I could quickly apply to my leadership roles at church, in my work, and at home, as well."

"I wasn't sure about spending this much time on a weekend, but I came away with so many ah-ha's about myself, other people and situations. Not only did I get an idea why some things don't go the way I've hoped or planned, but what I can do as both an individual and a leader to bring more health and effectiveness wherever I am."

Cost for the training is $25, checks made payable to the Diocese of Lexington, memo Leadership Training. Mail to Box 610, Lexington KY 40588.
Happening Deadline Approaching Fast
Happening is a Christian experience presented by Senior High youth for youth in grades 10-12 and adults who work with youth. There are also two spiritual directors, two adults to serve as "Mom" & "Dad" and one young adult who serve on the leadership team. During a Happening weekend, we worship, play, sing and talk about God's place in our lives. It is an informal time apart from the busy world to get in touch with our best selves in the light of Christ's love. We will make new friends, who share similar concerns and questions - a reassuring discovery.

When: March 20 at 6:30 PM to March 22 at 4:30 PM
Where: The Cathedral Domain
Cost: $115.00
Contact: Cindy Sigmon,, 859-252-6527
Download file: happeing_application.docx
Deadline March 14, 2015
Employment Opportunity
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


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30 Hour Famine Rescheduled for May
Due to the previous weather condition, the 30 Hour Famine is being rescheduled for May. We want to make sure the youth have time to collect donations and the community service to be safe to travel to, as well as do outside work. Look for more details and the new date in the upcoming weeks.

Click here for more information about the famine
What's New

A Lenten Recital & Evensong

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, March 8


MBTI Workshop: 4-Letter Type

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 Lexington Road, Winchester, March 14


Province IV Youth Event for Middle Schoolers

Haw River State Park, NC, July 9-July 12

What's Happening

An Evening with Kathrin Burleson

The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22

Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13

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


Lenten Series: What Do The 12 Steps Have To Teach Everyday People?

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, March 4-March 25

Lent 3
Grace Church, Florence
   The Rev. Marshall Jolly, Priest-in-Charge

Lent 4
Diocese of Haiti, Companion Relationship Diocese
   The Right Rev. Jean-Zache Duracin, Bishop
   The Rev. Dr. Jan Cottrell, Co-Chair of Companion Diocese Relationship Committee
   Mr. Chuck Pittenger, Co-Chair of Companion Diocese Relationship Committee

17 Mar Staley P. Hackley D
19 Mar Ronald W. Summers D

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