Do you know any young adults between the ages of 21 and 30 interested in a year of service, social justice, simplicity, intentional community, discernment, and spiritual reflection? The Episcopal Service Corps is now taking applications for the 2012-2013 service year. Visit www.episcopalservicecorps.org for more information or to apply, contact Adam Spencer (email@example.com), the director of Trinity Cathedral's Service Corps program for additional information, as well.
Other Diocesan Offices
The new EfM Alumni/ae Association was kicked off at the General Convention in Indianapolis. Membership dues are $25 per year (July 1-June 30). Enrollment is now open to anyone who has been a part of EfM (not only graduates).
You may join at http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/EfMAlum.htm and either submit the form and pay online with a credit card OR pay by check using the downloadable pdf version of the form.
Mark your calendar for the 10:30 am service on November 11 at St. Bartholomew, Mayfield Village! The Scottish Heritage Association of Northern Ohio (SHANO), in conjunction with St. Bartholomew, will host SHANO's annual Kirkin' of the Tartans, a time-honored Scottish tradition in which Scots, people of Scottish heritage, and people who simply love Scotland bring a piece of tartan to church for presentation and blessing during the service. The service will include prayers typically read during a Kirkin' as well as bagpipe music together with the usual Great Thanksgiving and Eucharist.
A variety of knitting events will be hosted by Trinity Cathedral Knitting Pearls beginning on Saturday, September 1 at the Cathedral.
1st Saturday Knitting Workshops:
9:00 am - 11:00 am on September 1, October 6, and December 1, 2012; January 5, March 2, May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3, 2013
Annual Knit-In and Marion Sterling Scarf Drive:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm on November 3, 2012
Learn to Knit Event:
10:00 am - 2:30pm on February 2, 2013
The United Thank Offering Board announced a change in the timeline for grant applications for 2013. Grant applications will be accepted only online from January 1 through February 28, 2013.
Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses.
From Episcopal Relief & Development: Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency flood response and recovery efforts in Mozambique through two dioceses of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Both the Niassa Diocese in the northern part of the country and the Lebombo Diocese to the south have experienced severe flooding. An estimated 250,000 people have been impacted. The Church's two-fold response will provide immediate relief to approximately 2,200 displaced families, and assist with replanting after flood waters recede.
Faith leaders across Ohio have made a united call for Medicaid expansion in the state budget, urging members of their congregations to contact their legislators and voice their opinions.
You can read the entire document here.
The Spring edition of ChurchLife is here! You should see a copy in your mail box within the next week or so. In the meantime, you can read all about what's happening in the Diocese of Ohio by downloading the PDF version.
Each household in the Diocese of Ohio receives ChurchLife free of charge. If you don't already receive a copy and would like to, please contact Karyn Calaway at 216-774-0462.
Cedar Hills Camp & Conference Center will be host to Saints & Sinners All Souls Celebration & Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2 from 3 to 8 pm. Dress as your favorite Saint or sinner to enter the costume competition with prizes at 3:30 pm. Carnival foods will be available during the festival as well as hayrides, games, pumpkin carfving, and a closing campfire. The cost is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per immediate family. Please RSVP by mail to Cedar Hills Camp & Conference Center, 5811 Vrooman Road, Painesville OH 44077.
The Camp and Retreat Ministry project has been on the minds of people all across the Diocese.
This video presents a new perspective for this ministry, specifically focused on sustainable living as an essential element of our Christian vocation. Please take a few moments to watch it. We invite you to be intrigued and inspired by all that a new camp and retreat center would offer.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-RdZCVMCqA