Open House at Church of Our Savior

September 22, 2006

All invited to Open House

The Church of Our Saviour, Cincinnati, warmly invites all who have shared in our hopes for a transitional program for men in recovery or re-entry, to join us at an Open House celebrating the successful first year of God’s Property/Transformations House. The Open House is Sunday, Sept. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at God’s Property/Transformations House, 1956 Kinney Ave. in Evanston (Cincinnati).

You will see the house, itself transformed by faithful people and by residents who have welcomed the opportunity to begin a new life. You will meet residents and alumni whose lives are being transformed. There will be free snacks as well as an opportunity to participate in judging the “25 Cooks Contest” for a modest donation. 7 p.m., all who are able to stay are invited to participate in the weekly Transformations community Bible study on the Exodus story.

We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone and thank those who have supported the vision, especially our late Bishop Herbert Thompson Jr., Christ Church Cathedral and the Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park.

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Social Justice Forum

September 16, 2006

Social justice forum
Jeffrey Price, director of Public Policy for the Diocese of Southern Ohio, will speak at St. Alban’s on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 333 S. Drexel Avenue in Bexley.

Price will discuss how Episcopalians can be educated to understand the Christian faith so that they may be strong disciples, equipped to exercise ministries of social justice and reconciliation. The Church has historically been an exceptional agent of direct services, hands-on care of and for persons in need. Where it has (in the past) fallen short of the mark of justice is in the area of systemic change and addressing the political and social systems that keep people in poverty or fail to uphold all persons as children of God, worth of dignity and respect.
The event is free and open to the public. For directions or more information, call St. Alban’s at 614.253.8549.


Conference registration still open

September 5, 2006

The registration deadline for the Mountain Grace III conference has been extended. The one-day conference on more effective ministry in rural and urban Appalachian communities will be held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus this Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will feature workshops on church growth, community development, lay preaching, evangelism, worship, leadership development and community service models.

For those who have not yet registered, or those who are unsure of their schedule and wonder if they can come at the last minute, it’s not too late! You may register at the door–just bring a check for $15 made out to the Episcopal Community Services Foundation. For a brochure, directions or late registration, call Mike Maloney at 513.531.8799 or e-mail meamon@aol.com


ECW Annual Conference

August 31, 2006

The Rev. Nancy Roth, an Episcopal priest, retreat leader, author, dancer and musician is the keynoter and workshop leader at the Episcopal Church Women Conference on Oct. 13-14. Held at the Procter Camp & Conference Center, the retreat is a time for women from around the diocese to come together for spiritual nourishment and fellowship. Costs range from $40 for commuters to $80 for single occupancy room. Register online www.episcopal-dso.org, under the Calendar or contact the Rev. Dcn. Irene Radcliff at 614.267.2145 or imradcliff@yahoo.com. Registration deadline: Oct. 2.


“Living together when we disagree”

August 31, 2006

The Rev. Frank Wade returns in October for his third and final visit as the 2006 Theologian-in-Residence for the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Wade is a well-known preacher and conference leader. He has served as a deputy to many General Conventions, has been chaplain to the House of Deputies, chaired the education committee and served on the Council of Advice for President of the House of Deputies. All are welcome to attend his workshops and talks about life after General Convention.

Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. Mark’s, 456 Woodman Drive, Dayton. Contact: The Rev. Mike Kreutzer, rector, at 937.256.1082.

Oct. 8, 3-5 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. Andrew’s, 733 State Route 41, SW, Washington Court House. Contact: the Rev. Steven Cuff, vicar, at 740.335.2129.

Oct. 9: 7-9 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. Mary Magdalene, 172 East US 22/3, Maineville. Contact: the Rev. Steven Bilsbury, priest-in-charge, at 513.677.1777.

Oct. 10: 7-9 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. John’s, 700 High Street, Worthington. Contact: the Rev. Rebecca Deinsen, assistant, at 614.846.5180.
For more information, contact the Bishop’s Center in Columbus at 614.461.8429 or 800.461.8424.

Oct. 9: 7-9 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. Mary Magdalene, 172 East US 22/3, Maineville. Contact: the Rev. Steven Bilsbury, priest-in-charge, at 513.677.1777.

Oct. 10: 7-9 p.m.: “Living together when we disagree.” Held at St. John’s, 700 High Street, Worthington. Contact: the Rev. Rebecca Deinsen, assistant, at 614.846.5180.
For more information, contact the Bishop’s Center in Columbus at 614.461.8429 or 800.461.8424.


Sermon preached at the Requiem Mass for the Rt. Rev. Herbert Thompson Jr.

August 27, 2006

In an e-mail from the Diocese of Southern Ohio, I learned that the sermon preached at Bishop Herbert Thompson Jr.’s Requiem Mass is posted online. Since the link leads to a .doc file, I thought it would be helpful to have it available as a regular html page as well. I know I occasionally am unable to open Word documents. Memories of Bishop Thompson, in celebration of his life, are still being collected here, and some of them will be included in an upcoming issue of Interchange. Click “read the rest of this entry” to read Rev. Hanisian’s sermon. Read the rest of this entry »


Additional service information for Bishop Thompson

August 24, 2006

From the diocese’s e-mail update…

We have some additional information about the service for Bishop Thompson. The PNC Bank parking garage is opening especially for the day and offering a discounted $1 parking rate. The building is at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Cincinnati, with the garage entrance on Main Street between 4th and 5th streets. A reception will be held after the service at the PNC Bank building.