Is there a senior member of your congregation who is the epitome of positive aging? The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is now accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into the class of 2020.
Since 1995, the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna has honored older individuals who display exemplary Christian ministry throughout their lives and publicly acknowledge a positive image of the contributions of aging persons in our diocese. Criteria for nomination into the Society include outstanding service to the Church and model for Christian living.
Individuals also must be at least 60 years of age and an Episcopalian for at least 15 years. Society members are asked to pray for the bishops and the diocese, encourage local congregations to actively seek knowledge and understanding of the realities of aging, share their wisdom as all seek to grow in the stature of Christ and continue to present a positive image of aging. (Learn more)
All congregations in the diocese are encouraged to nominate one individual or couple. Congregations who have presented nominees in the past two years are asked to not forward any nominees this year in order to assure that nominees cover a diverse geographic area. Nomination forms may be found on the diocesan website or here.
Nominations may also be sent via email to Ann Sabo at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Ann c/o Diocese of Southern Ohio, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati OH 45202. Deadline for nominations to be received is April 1.
The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna will hold their annual luncheon and induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 at Procter Center. The gathering will begin with check-in at 10 a.m. The Eucharist, immediately followed by the induction ceremony, will take place at 11 a.m. in Christ Chapel. A celebratory luncheon follows in the Dining Hall. Cost to attend the luncheon is $10/person. Reservations must be made by April 15. There is no charge for 2020 honorees. RSVP to the luncheon here.
Retired clergy and their spouses and are also invited to join for the service and luncheon, with time set aside with the bishop after lunch. Please use the St. Simeon and St. Anna luncheon RSVP form. There is no cost to attend.