A Re-Visioning of Faith: Loving Jesus? Yes. The Church? Not So Much.
The Wednesday Evening Series
May 18, 25, and June 1
6:00 Worship | 6:30 Potluck Meal | 7:00 Program
You are invited to join cathedral Sub-Dean Paul Williams as he hosts our Wednesday Evening Disciple’s Way Series starting May 18. During this three-week offering, we will examine the ways in which the Church serves––and does not serve––people today who are longing to follow Jesus. Join us as we gather in the library and enjoy worship and a meal together, followed by our program. This offering is May 18 and May 25, with the final gathering on June 1 welcoming the Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, as our special guest host.
Worship begins at 6 PM, followed by a potluck dinner and discussion. Questions? Email Sub-dean Paul Williams at email@example.com. Registration is recommended, but drop-inns are welcome.
Paul Williams currently serves as Sub-dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Prior to joining the cathedral, the Rev. Paul B. Williams was rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pickerington, Ohio, where he served for eleven years.
George Wayne Smith is a bishop of The Episcopal Church, currently serving as the Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. He previously served as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri from 2002 to 2020.
Foster Parent & Adoptive Parent Support Group
Quest is offered as preparation to receive the sacraments of Confirmation or Baptism, or to re-affirm one’s commitment to the Church, to be received into the Episcopal Church, or to simply refresh one’s faith. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are offered weekly on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Forum Room (third floor). A light lunch is served. Contact Sub-Dean Paul Williams with questions.
Quest Review / Catch-Up / Slip-In
Our 2021 men’s retreat has been rescheduled to October 14-16, 2022. Program and registration information, along with the location, will be made available closer to the dates of the retreat.
Education for Ministry (EFM) returns to the cathedral this fall. The class will meet virtually on the second Monday of the month beginning in September, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, for 36 weeks. Contact Steve Van Allen, EFM mentor, for more information and registration details. Registration deadline: June 1.
EFM is built on the premise that every baptized person is called to ministry. The program began at Sewanee (The University of the South in Tennessee) in 1975. It uses a four-year mentored approach that helps develop a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity. The four years of study encompasses the Bible, Church history, and Christian theology. Tuition is $375 per year, which covers the costs of all books and study materials, along with mentoring, sharing, and growing in the art of theological reflection.
The class meets September through May. Students may complete the class in non-consecutive years. Those who have started EFM but not finished the four-year course are welcome to join this class.
The Wednesday Evening Epiphany Series | Race and Racism in Cincinnati Documentary
Earlier this year, the cathedral offered a three-part documentary in a partnership with IJPC, Race and Racism in Cincinnati. The first in the series explores the Native American and Black Experience 1787 – 1863; the second, Education and Housing Disparities 1865 – 1950s; and the third, the Movements for Justice and the Legacy of Funk 1950s – Present.
A Lenten Book Study | The Universal Christ
Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6
6:00 Taizé Worship | 6:30 Potluck Meal* | 7:00 Program
What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within every “thing” in the universe?
What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us from within and pulls us forward too?
What if Christ is another name for everything –– in its fullness?
This compelling book study explores the Christ Mystery –– what Rohr describes as “the indwelling of the Divine Presence in everyone and everything since the beginning of time as we know it” –– where original goodness, the Incarnation, atonement, and the Resurrection reign. Led by Megan Suttman, Dean Owen Thompson, and Stephan Casurella.
“Father Richard helps us to see and hear Jesus of Nazareth in what he taught, what he did, and who he is –– the loving, liberating, and life-giving expression and presence of God. In so doing, he is helping Christianity to reclaim its soul anew.” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
This class is now full and enrollment closed.