Incarnation a story of relationship

This edition of Connections is about telling stories — chiefly stories about congregations engaging their neighborhoods in brave, new, creative ways. There are also stories behind what the church teaches. Do...

The Lion, the Witch, and the Church?

There are a handful of books I’ve read and re-read over the years. For reasons I won’t go into now, starting in November I typically read all seven books of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. I don’t know ho...

The power of sharing stories

I’ve shared before that I am a lifelong Episcopalian. So it’s worth noting that I have been a member of the same congregation for virtually all of it. My first memory, or awareness, of church is of Jean MacG...

A community of encouragement

About four years ago, St. Barnabas, Montgomery, began an intentional transformation process that included a search for a new rector. Our founding rector, George A. Hill III, retired in 2012. In 2014, a Self-Stu...

Count me in!

Giving Project engages entire congregation For approximately the past six months, a small stewardship team comprised of five people at St. James, Westwood, worked on a stewardship drive we called the Giving Pr...

First Ladies Health Day

St. Andrew’s, Evanston, along with Lee Chapel AME Church and Christ Temple Baptist Church participated in the October 8 citywide Family Health Day sponsored by the Cincinnati First Ladies For Health at Evanston...

Accepting imperfection

We’re all a mess. It’s a phrase I use a lot. If the first step toward health is acknowledging we have a problem and seeking help, then we’ve got that down. We are imperfect human beings in need of God’s grac...

Commitment to community is measure of success

A deep commitment to God and the sharing of God’s love is what has driven the congregation of Trinity, Troy, to continue its service through the ebb and flow of life over the years. As with so many churches,...

Loss creates new possibilities

"Church never was, nor ever has been about the place, it’s always been about the people.” The structural engineer shook his head as he looked at the wall of the 92-year-old parish hall at Christ Church, Ironto...