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Connecting with Others from our Synod and Diocese
Below are addresses for Newsletters and Websites from churches in Southern Ohio
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Episcopal Church


https://www.episcopalchurch.org/subscribe-to-our-mailing-lists/ (all official mailing lists)

Province V


https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001qi8i2NccjZ7WPfaw3R4JXy9bNgqfGg45SlP1F8Hp-0g6AZoX7wtMy-XJ2nJNle9jAj8w2hbrexyTEa3CWVw4cWsmOtWaabM3P8GlbwBncrQ8hDbHWC9hpb8TRDYcX4iJccC60gGFK69LfHgvuo80XVKpx23RTiwa (newsletter signup)

Diocese of Southern Ohio


{e} Connections (electronic newsletter)


Formation opportunities and updates (sign up at the bottom of the page)


Advocacy Updates (on webpage only, no subscription)


Connections magazine (online version of print magazine)


Becoming a Beloved Community


Procter Center

https://www.proctercenter.org/ (newsletter subscription at the bottom of the page)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


https://community.elca.org/elca-email-subscriptions (all official newsletters)

Southern Ohio Synod

https://southernohiosynod.org/ (newsletter subscription at the bottom of the page)

Blessing of the Animals

October 8

Come Grow with Us 2023

Bob Rea presents check to members of

St. Vincent de Paul

Southern Ohio Synod Assembly Registration Open

Register by May 10

New youth and adult camps!

In addition to the camps we have all always loved, we are also introducing three new camps this summer!

Camp Launch, July 14-16

Young Adults age 18-24


This new camp is designed for young adults in transition. Moving from one season of life into whatever comes next - College, Vo-Tech, Gap Years, the Workforce - can be overwhelming, even for the best-prepared young adult. This camp is a chance to celebrate their accomplishments and prepare for the next chapter of their lives while exploring what faith means to them all while building community with others who are also trying to "launch". We’ll have the usual camp fun in the lake, singing around the fire, and working on the farm, as well as practical learning activities.


Choose-Ur-Own-Adventure Camp, July 18-20

All Adult Ages


 You are never too grown-up to go to camp! This new session offers a unique opportunity for adults to have the summer camp experience of their choice - active, restful, solitary, or with a group of friends - there will be outdoor and indoor activities for all, as well as time for community and memory-making around the campfire. Callie Swanlund will be our camp guide, spiritual companion, retreat leader, and creative minister. Drawing from her book on overcoming burnout, she'll share practices for flourishing in our faith and lives. In between structured sessions, there will be abundant opportunities to rest your body, refresh your spirit, and find joy in God's creation.


Conservation Camp, July 21-25

Ages 12 to 16


Are you the type of person who feels most connected to God through nature? Would you like to explore and build your faith in an outdoor setting? At this camp, not only will campers connect more with the earth and learn and share about conservation practices, but they will also be given the opportunity to explore how their bond to nature can connect them to something MORE. This camp will include lots of the usual camp fun with added adventures!

Register for all camps at www.proctercenter.org/camp

Procter Announces 3 New Camp Sessions to be held in July

From Bishop Dillahunt

Information about helping neighboring communities

devastated by recent tornados

Siblings in Christ,

Late on Thursday evening, several communities within our Synod experienced storm damage from tornadoes and high winds. We continue to hold these communities in prayer, especially Russells Point & Lakeview.

Cleanup crews have been hard at work since the storms since the storms cleared on Thursday night. There is still much work to be done.

I have been in regular contact with Pr. Karen Torrez (Galilee Lutheran Church, Russells Point) and Lutheran Disaster Response, to coordinate a response that meets the most immediate needs.

Indian Lake High School is serving as Command Center for the response. This afternoon, Galilee Lutheran Church is receiving a variety of categories of supplies to continue serving as a Distribution Center for the community.

Local authorities are still requesting that those who want to help continue to hold off as roads are still being cleared and should be used for EMS, First Responders, and supply vehicles. If you are curious for ways to help, please be in touch with the Southern Ohio Synod Office for more information.

If you would like to donate to the relief efforts across our Synod, you may:

1.    Mail a check to the Southern Ohio Synod’s P.O. Box

2.    Donate online, designating it for “SOS - Disaster Relief”

Thank you all for your prayers and your willingness to serve your neighbors! We are Stronger and Better Together ... Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World.

In Christ,
Bishop Dillahunt

From Bishop Dillahunt

Information about helping neighboring communities

devastated by recent tornados

Lots Going on with

The Fayette County Soil and Water

Conservation District

May 18  Bobwhite Spotlight

Register for all events at the District Office


June 20  Discovery Camp at Deer Creek

June 21  Discovery Camp at Shaw Wetlands

Summer Recycling Events