Dear Diocesan friends and colleagues,
As we wind our way to the end of the episcopal transition process, we write to encourage you to take part in two last transition opportunities:
The Bishops' Recognition Fund
We invite you to consider giving a gift to The Bishops' Recognition Fund to honor our shared companionship with Bishops Mark, Arthur, Bill, and David over the past nearly 20 years. All donations will support youth programming (Episcopal Youth Event, Bellwether youth programs, diocesan youth events) and congregational vitality (supporting financially struggling parishes so they can afford clergy). You can read more and donate here: https://www.dohio.org/the-bishops-recognition-fund.
Celebration of Bishops and Staff
All are invited to a diocesan-wide celebration of Bishop Mark, Bishop Arthur, Bishop Bill, the late Bishop David, and our retiring Bishop’s Staff members, The Revs. Percy Grant and Brad Purdom, Mr. Bill Powel and Ms. Sue Leishman, and all their colleagues on June 17 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. This casual outdoor event, designed for all ages, will feature live music and free food trucks (including the Bellwether Airstream with ice cream). Please RSVP by June 8.
We hope you'll personally participate in these opportunities as well as share them with your friends and communities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Rev. Jessie Gutgsell Dodson
Transition Committee, Chair
Ms. Tina Monreal
Transition Committee, Celebration of Bishops and Staff Subcommittee Chair
Ms. Pam O'Halloran
Standing Committee, President
To build and deepen relationships in the diocese and with the Bishop and Bishop’s staff, Bishop Anne is inviting everyone in the diocese to participate in Listening Sessions this summer. We will be able to have facilitated discussions and table conversations about the vision for the diocese and how the Bishop and her staff can support congregations in living out their missions. We will take the information we learn from these sessions and use it for discussion at Diocesan Convention in November.
You are welcome to attend whichever session works best for you. Each session will be about two hours. The dates and locations are: