Connect the Dots, a fun, new initiative to better connect Episcopalians in Southern Ohio, was launched at the annual diocesan convention.

Playing connect the dots is something we all did as kids. It was fun, relaxing and a great way to keep a kid busy. As adults, we often forget the instructional purpose of the game – how dozens of pieces can come together to form a single picture.

Let’s go back to that fun activity of our childhood and connect the dots to form a single picture of our diocesan community! For the next six months, we want to “Connect the Dots” of what it looks like to experience life with others in authentic relationships and true community. And, we’ve set up a little healthy competition to entice you to participate!

Beginning November 17 until May 30, 2020, we’re asking you to step out of the comfort of your own congregation and go and visit other churches in the diocese. We’ll help track your visits and the stories you learn along the way. Each visit will earn your congregation an entry into a drawing. The more you visit, the more entries your church earns!

Then, during the first week in June, Bishop Breidenthal will draw the winning entry – that congregation will receive $1,000 to use toward an outreach project in their church! But that’s not all – they will also be able to nominate one of the churches they visited to also receive $1,000 toward their outreach ministries!

Learn more, or submit your “virtual postcards” at www.dsoconnectthedots.org. Convention delegates picked up a starting kit at convention; congregations should watch their mail for more materials in the coming weeks!