The diocese is pleased to announce that we have purchased four vendor tents that will be available for use by any of our congregations to increase the visibility of the Episcopal Church in our communities.

The 10 x 10′ tents will reside within the four areas of the diocese, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and the East, and will be branded with “The Episcopal Church in Southern Ohio” and the message, “God loves you [no exceptions]”. The back wall of the tents were intentionally left blank so that congregations can hang their own banners, signs, etc. We hope that congregations will think of new and creative ways to raise their visibility in their community at local festivals, concerts, farmers’ markets, etc.

Hosts/coordinators for the four area tents are:

Cincinnati: St. Barnabas, Montgomery (contact the Rev. Jason Oden) 513.984.8401

Columbus: All Saints, New Albany (contact the Rev. Jason Prati) 614.855.8267

Dayton: Christ Church Dayton (contact Emily Joyce or the Rev. Joanna Leiserson) 937.223.2239

East: Church of the Epiphany, Nelsonville (contact the Rev. Bill Bales) 740.753.3434

Please contact the host congregations directly to coordinate usage of the tent. Usage will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Any further questions can be directed to Julie Murray in the Communications office at 800.852.1712.