Refresh Your Soul Conference

Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Parish Health Ministry will host its annual inspirational and educational Refresh Your Soul Conference and Fundraiser on Friday, March 4, 2016.  The theme this year will focus on...

Election and voting results

BUDGET COMMITTEE, CLASS OF 2018 The Rev. David Getreu, Patrick Hreachmack and Gary Loveday elected by acclamation DIOCESAN COUNCIL – CLERGY, CLASS OF 2018 289 votes cast; 16 abstain; Needed to elect = 137 ...

Staff announcement

Welcome to Ann Sabo, who has joined the diocesan staff as executive assistant to Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal. Ann will also provide administrative assistance to the Canons. Ann has enjoyed a long career in th...

Welcome to Connections 2.0

As most of you know, the Interchange became Connections in February 2014. Now in 2016, we welcome you to Connections 2.0. Each issue of Connections will now be dedicated to a theme. There will be book reviews, ...

Innovation: It’s all about being remarkable

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, the 2003 best-selling book by Seth Godin, proclaims that marketing in the 21st century is broken. Expensive television commercials and slick magazine ads...

Practicing a mission strategy of presence

The Rev. Tom Brackett has a word for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts’ urban missioner in the South Main section of Worcester: “numble.” The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward entertains a young boy in a waitin...

Traditioned innovation

Christian leaders need not choose between tradition and innovation. A way of thinking that holds the two in tension is crucial to the ongoing vitality and growth of our institutions. The church is stuck in a w...

Are you (and your church) ready for a disaster?

Six members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio recently traveled to Sewanee, TN to attend a two or three day seminar on disaster recovery. There were several important things that we learned that have a direct i...

Considering the Lilies

The students from the Edge House were singing as we hiked into Conkle’s Hollow.  Sandstone cliffs rose up on either side, striated by the lapping waves of an ocean that disappeared millennia ago.  Thin trees cl...