Connecting

STAFF WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CANONS Sherri Martin has joined the diocesan staff as the Executive Assistant to the Canons. Sheri has 20+ years in the administrative and human resources fields i...

Public art in sacred spaces

The first funeral held in the chapel of St. Matthew's Pray.Think.Love. House in Uptown Westerville was for Jacob Marley. Complete with moans, rattling chains and small audiences of 15 people who collectively be...

Just what is addiction, anyway?

I’m not an addict! Of course you’re not…. What self-respecting person would have that “issue?” Or are you? (Didn’t that priest write about addictions in the LAST issue of Connections? Why yes, as a matter...

Procter Summer Camp 2017

Summer camp is approaching! Imagine afternoons of fishing with a group of fellow campers, working on an art project with your family, and singing at campfire as the sky puts on a beautiful sunset display. Proct...

Becoming instruments of peace

God, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where ...

The violence of neglect

Any given day I walk in Franklinton, I hear at least one of the two following things – someone might have a loud argument or a neighborhood visitor could remark about how run-down everything is and sort of laug...

Jerusalem: I don’t love you and I always will

In this excerpt from Fierce: Women of the Bible and their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation, author Alice Connor reflects on two chapters of Ezekiel – Chapter 16, the allegory of a...

Escaping violence comes at a cost

THE ANXIETY OF SEPARATION “Coming to America was a day of worship and praise,” former refugee Blaise told a group of listeners at the Diocese of Southern Ohio Convention in Dublin this past fall, just two mont...