Connection opportunities

Looking for a place to connect? Check out these opportunities!

Looking for a good book to read and people with whom to discuss it? Join Cathedral Canon Paul Williams and Diocesan Canon Lee Anne Reat for a series of book studies this summer. We will meet once a month, May through August via Zoom to discuss popular books.
Our first book will be This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Four orphans escape from a home for Native American children in 1932 Minnesota in a canoe, looking for home. Full of interesting characters, the book explores matter of family and faith. The story is describes as part Huckleberry Finn, part Grapes of Wrath.
Participants must register online at https://dsoepiscopal.org/online-book-club. You will then be invited to join the Zoom discussion on May 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Episcopal 101

Episcopal 101 is a class started at St. Alban’s, Bexley, last December to equip Episcopalians and those explorers with tools and knowledge to be Episcopalian disciples of Jesus. Last month, we switched to a Zoom format and are meeting every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for about one hour.

The class utilizes Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe’s book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices and the Book of Common Prayer as primary texts, but as the class is largely discussion based, our content also draws from the experiences and expertise of our attendees and teachers. The course is led by clergy and lay leaders alike.

Our class is growing and expanding beyond the Diocese of Southern Ohio. So far we have had attendees from St. Alban’s Bexley, St. John’s and St. Stephen’s in the diocese of Michigan, and St. John’s in Youngstown, OH. Our upcoming conversation topics include Confession, Healing, and the Burial Rite.

If you are interested in joining us please email Rev. Devin Rodgers at rector@stalbans-bexley.org to sign up.