Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Although we don’t know what November will be like in terms of the pandemic, it seems highly unlikely we will be ready for 300+ people to gather in the nave of Christ Church Cathedral for this year’s convention on November 7. After prayerful consideration, discussion with Diocesan Council and my staff, I have come to the conclusion that this year’s convention (and pre-convention) needs to be held virtually.

Having a virtual convention may seem scary, but rest assured, my staff will do whatever it takes to ensure everyone can participate. The diocesan convention page will have many resources. If you believe you may have potential problems, go to the convention page and fill out the help form. One of my staff will contact you personally and do whatever it takes for you to be able to participate fully in our virtual convention.

I’ve watched as congregations across this diocese have risen up and met the challenges of this pandemic with creativity, ingenuity and fervor. I know we can also overcome the challenge of a virtual convention.

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal
Bishop of Southern Ohio