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Diocese of Ohio - Office for Congregations and Christian Formation 216-774-0476 or ataylor@doho.org

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Individual - Adult (Age 13+)
https://goo.gl/forms/oKpaiY7LIKVIOt6F3 Please visit this link to register your workshop preferences. If your email address will be used to register more than one person, please complete a form for each of them. if you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation Choir please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2
$29.00 $0.00
Individual - Child $10.00 $0.00
Family (for families living at the same household address)
https://goo.gl/forms/oKpaiY7LIKVIOt6F3 Please visit this link to register your workshop preferences. If your email address will be used to register more than one person, please complete a form for each of them. if you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation Choir please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2
$75.00 $0.00

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The 2019 Winter Convocation

of the Diocese of Ohio

February 1-2

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center 

Entrance A

      Please click the workshop registration link below to register for a workshop.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK


If you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation

Choir please click the following link.

https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2

Prospective singers will report to George on Friday at 5:30 pm in a room to be designated and then meet with him at 8 am Saturday in the room where we will worship.


Schedule of Events 

Friday, February 1 

  • 5:30 pm  Registration
  • 7:00 – 8:15 pm  Keynote Presentation and Worship
  • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Reception 

 Saturday, February 2 

  • 8:00 am Registration
  • 8:45 am Eucharist and Keynote Sermon
  • 10:15 am - 11:45 am Morning Workshops
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Conversation
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Afternoon Workshops
  • 3:15 pm -  Closing Prayers
  • 3:30 pm - Adjourn

Speaking our Faith - The Rev. Kit Carlson

Today, in a rapidly changing religious landscape, the structures of Christendom which once almost automatically instilled faith in generation after generation of believers are gone. For faithful Episcopalians, it has become essential to learn how to ""tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love."" This is especially important for those generations born after the Baby Boom, which are experiencing the rapid rise of the ""nones""people who have lost their faith, or who have no faith at all.

 The time to speak, to share our faith, is now. The Rev. Kit Carlson offers a road map for those who want to learn to speak about the faith that lives within them. Kit will help us put words to our own experiences of God and our personal beliefs, and begin to have compassionate, caring conversations with other people about spirituality, belief, and Jesus Christ.

 All registrants will receive a copy of Kit's individual and small group guide to her new book Speaking our Faith. To find out more, click here.


Youth Ministry in Smaller Congregations - Heidi Carter

 Heidi Carter, is a former president of Forma, the  premier organization promoting spiritual formation in The Episcopal Church, an author, and the Consultant Director with Leader Resources. She will lead workshops about life giving youth ministry particularly in smaller congregations.

 


 And leading us in Music, our own George Baum, rector of St. Timothy's, Massillon and legit international recording artist!

 

  If you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation Choir please click the following link.

https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2

Prospective singers will report to George on Friday at 5:30 pm in a room to be designated and then meet with him at 8 am Saturday in the room where we will worship.


 Registration: 

 Convocation Registration including Reception (hot and cold hors d'oeuvres) and Buffet Lunch is $29.00 for an adult, $10.00 for a child (aged 12 years and younger) and $75.00 family rate (for a family living in the same household)   

Registration for an adult is $44.00, $15.00 for a child (aged 12 years and younger) and $110 for the family rate (for those living in the same household) on or after January 11, 2019.   


 Half Price Parish Team Discount:

Bring six or more adults from your congregation and we will reimburse your parish half your adult registration fees! Have each person register on their own (and pay in full). After Convocation we will send your parish a reimbursement check. We will rely on you and your parish to take it from there. We know that isn't the easiest way to do this but for now, it's the only way we can make it happen! We’ll work on a better way for next year.

  Lodging Options: 

 Kalahari Resort and Convention center is home to the largest indoor water park in the US, as well as spas, shopping, restaurants, WI-FI and much more for all ages. For $189 you can stay at Kalahari Resort on Friday night and you'll get up to four tickets to the water park, good from noon Friday to at least 3pm Saturday. Tickets to the water park alone are $46 per day for adults and $35 per day for children. For an additional $112 you can combine your Friday night stay with one extra night (Thursday). That way, for a total of $301 you'll get water park tickets for up to four people to play for three days. Or for you can stay Friday and Saturday for $398. There are a limited number of rooms available.

 To make reservations at Kalahari Resorts please call, 855-875-7774 and be sure to mention "2019 Winter Convocation" event to obtain the special group room rate.

 The Comfort Inn is conveniently located less than a mile from Kalahari. Each suite has a mini-fridge and microwave. Breakfast is included with your overnight stay and offers hot options. On-site restaurant and live entertainment are available. Wi-Fi access, copy and fax services. Guest laundry facilities, a newsstand and game room are located on the premises. All of these amenities are available at a discounted rate of $89.00 per night. On or after Jan 25th the rate will increase to $109.00

 To make reservations at Comfort Inn please call 419-621-0200 and be sure to mention “Diocese of Ohio" or "Winter Convocation” event to receive the special group rate. 


Infants and Toddlers (Infant to 4 years old)

 Friday: 6:45 - 10:15 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

 PLEASE GO TO THE REGISTRATION TABLE FOR LOCATION 

A safety process for dropping off and picking up children will be utilized without exception and at least one parent must have a cell phone set to vibrate so they can be contacted during the conference quickly without disturbing others. 

Children's Program (5-12 years old) 

Friday: 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. 

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon (lunch with parents) 12:45 - 4:15 pm. 

A safety process for dropping off and picking up children will be utilized without exception and at least one parent must have a cell phone set to vibrate so they can be contacted during the conference quickly without disturbing others. 


 Workshops:  

Please click the workshop registration link below to register for a workshop.  

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK 


If you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation Choir please click the following link

https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2

Prospective singers will report to George on Friday at 5:30 pm in a room to be designated and then meet with him at 8 am Saturday in the room where we will worship.

 Morning Workshops:

1. Exploring Lay Leadership – Examine the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of lay leadership in the Episcopal Church with Bishop Hollingsworth. How does our structure reflect our theology? And how do we understand and build the connections we have with each other? – The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Bishop of The Diocese of Ohio

2. Speaking our Faith – Building upon her Friday keynote presentation, The Rev. Kit Carlson will offer practical help in learning to have compassionate, caring conversations with other people about spirituality, belief, and Jesus Christ. This workshop will help you personally and begin to equip you to bring this important work to your parish. This workshop will be repeated in the afternoon workshop session. – The Rev. Kit Carlson, Winter Convocation Keynote Presenter

3. Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches - Youth Ministry at its heart is relational. It is holding young persons in the woods of adolescence and assuring them that they will make it through, loved, and not alone. No matter what size your congregation, it is so easy to fall into the trap of measuring success in numbers and calendar events. Of believing that more is, well, more. We will spend 90 fast minutes exploring practical aspects of ministry like marketing, recruiting, parent support; the balance of study, prayer, fellowship, service and worship. And we will do so while also discerning specific goals for the variety of opportunities to engage, and be engaged by, the youth in our parishes, and those who seek to serve Christ in them. This workshop will be repeated in the afternoon workshop session. - Ms. Heidi Carter, Winter Convocation Guest Presenter

4. Playing with the Psalms – Not all prayer looks or feels the same! Join with an artist and a musician in praying, singing, and reflecting on a Psalm through your own artistic expression. No special abilities or training are needed. This is a hands-on and unique spiritual experience. - Ms. Denise Stewart, Church of the Good Shepherd/Lyndhurst and Michelle Gaw, St. John’s/Ohio City.

5. Mission: Going Global (and local) with God - Mission and outreach efforts often turn into “us” doing for “them." How do we break out of that pattern and develop relationships that transform all of our lives? We’ll reflect on the work the Commission on Global and Domestic Mission (CGDM) has done with its partners in Tanga and Belize, and consider what questions we all need to ask about our local and global mission work to help us move from “doing for” to “sharing with”. We’ll also explore resources CGDM offers to help imagine what such mission can look like in your parish. – The Rev. Margaret D’Anieri, Canon for Mission/The Diocese of Ohio, Ms. Lisa Roth/Trinity Cathedral, The Rev. Beth Frank, St. Mark’s/Canton, and Members of CGDM

Afternoon Workshops:

6. Speaking our Faith – Building upon her Friday keynote presentation, The Rev. Kit Carlson will offer practical help in learning to have compassionate, caring conversations with other people about spirituality, belief, and Jesus Christ. This workshop will help you personally and begin to equip you to bring this important work to your parish. This workshop is repeated from the morning workshop session. – The Rev. Kit Carlson, Winter Convocation Keynote Presenter 1

7. Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches - Youth Ministry at its heart is relational. It is holding young persons in the woods of adolescence and assuring them that they will make it through, loved, and not alone. No matter what size your congregation, it is so easy to fall into the trap of measuring success in numbers and calendar events. Of believing that more is, well, more. We will spend 90 fast minutes exploring practical aspects of ministry like marketing, recruiting, parent support; the balance of study, prayer, fellowship, service and worship. And we will do so while also discerning specific goals for the variety of opportunities to engage, and be engaged by, the youth in our parishes, and those who seek to serve Christ in them. This workshop is repeated from the morning workshop session. - Ms. Heidi Carter, Winter Convocation Guest Presenter

8. Connecting Communities – This workshop will give you a taste of our diocese’s new nine month process to help your congregation grow closer to God, each other, and your community. Our diocesan team has been trained by The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile and members of his team from Luther Seminary. - Ms. Kate Gillooly, St. Luke’s/Cleveland, The Rev. Alex Barton, Redeemer/Lorain, Ms. Michelle Killin-Keith, St. Peter’s/Lakewood

9. Dinner Church – At Dinner Church, liturgy becomes informal, sermons become dialogues, and Holy Communion is placed in the context of a family meal. It is a fresh way to nurture members and invite friends. Join three parishes in our diocese in a discussion about dinner church. The challenges and our successes experienced in these three different contexts will be shared as well as resources to get you started. - The Rev. Aaron Gerlach, Old Trinity/Tiffin, The Rev. Rachel Kessler/Harcourt Parish/Gambier, and The Rev. Matt Wahlgren, St. Paul’s/Fremont

10. Singable Hymns (from the Hymnal!) – George Baum spent 30 years playing in a band and writing songs, which is how he learned that not every song is a "sing along." Come and learn how to spot the singable hymns in the Hymnal 1982 (and walk away with your own starter list). - The Rev. George Baum, St. Timothy’s/Massillon

11. Breathing Life into Your Stewardship: Learning Best Practices from Other Parishes - In this interactive workshop you will learn tips, techniques and best practices that parishes in the diocese have used to enhance or revitalize their stewardship programs. Ms. Laura Hnat, Chief Development Office, The Diocese of Ohio and The Rev. Alex Martin, St. Barnabas, Bay Village

12. To Know the Artist, Study the Art! - Collaborative Ministry through the Arts - A collaborative production of PARADE – the Emmy-Award-winning Broadway musical – recently provided a tool to help St. Timothy’s/Perrysburg exercise a powerful community awareness witness and ministry. The collaborators will tell the story of bringing together an Episcopal parish with a community theater organization and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. This is one element of a multi-faceted approach to community ministry, utilizing the arts as a medium for multi-faith conversation (and evangelism). – The Rev. Jeff Bunke and friends of St. Timothy’s/Perrysburg

13. Making the most of your photos and social media - Learn about best practices for taking and sending photos as well as some suggestions on how to store them. We will also go over some procedures for making the most out of your social media pages, focusing primarily on Facebook and Instagram. Q&A to follow. – Ms. Jessica Rocha, Director of Communication, The Diocese of Ohio

14. Fearless Finances – For parish treasurers, bookkeepers, and others similarly responsible, Sue Leishman will look at things that are new in that work, and answer any questions you bring. - Ms. Sue Leishman, Chief Financial Officer, The Diocese of Ohio

15. God is Calling! Can you hear it? The Creating a Culture of Calling Project - God never stops calling us individually and as parishes. Your calling is not just about your purpose or vocation, and it's certainly not limited to your job. Twenty-four churches across the country, funded by a Lilly Grant are exploring the meaning of calling and designing ways to build a culture of calling in their congregations to assist people with hearing and responding to the voice of God in their lives each day. Participants will leave with a new way to think about God's call in their own lives and lots of ideas for how to bring the power of God's ceaseless calling alive in parishes. The Rev. Gayle Catinella and Mr. Jim Merhaut, St. John’s/Youngstown

16. Becoming Beloved Community at Your Church – Last year at Convocation, our keynote speaker Heidi Kim gave an excellent overview of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative for Racial Reconciliation. If you want to know more about creating a Becoming Beloved Community group at your church, this is for you! You’ll hear how the Becoming Beloved Community group got started at Trinity Cathedral, how it has weathered challenges along the way, and how participants address some of the tough topics around racial reconciliation. - Ms. Allison Hauserman, Ms. Debbie Likins-Fowler, both of Trinity Cathedral/Cleveland


  FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions: 


 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? 

 Onsite parking is free at the Kalahari resort and convention center. Follow the signs to Entrance A. Shuttle transportation will not be available from the Comfort Inn to Kalahari. 

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

 Please contact Antoinette Taylor, Office for Congregations and Christian Formation at 216-774-0476 or by email ataylor@dohio.org

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable? 

 Yes, please update your registration information accordingly. 

 What if my workshop is cancelled? 

 If your workshop is cancelled you will be automatically receive an email notice to inform you of the change. 

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? 

  No, we will generate a report as proof of registration. 

 Can I get a reduced rate if I only come on Saturday or choose not to eat the conference lunch, etc.? 

Sorry, there are no reductions in the registration fees because this event is already significantly subsidized to bring the rates this low. All members of the Diocese of Ohio are invited and encouraged to attend, and scholarship help is available as needed. Please contact your parish priest or senior warden and have them contact Brad Purdom at the Diocesan Offices.  

What's included in my registration?  

  • General Sessions
  • Convocation reception with hearty hors d'oeuvre and one drink ticket
  • Workshops/associated resource materials
  • Coffee, Tea and Water stations 
  • Buffet Lunch   

 To continue registration, return to the top of this

  page and press the "Register" button!

 Please click the workshop registration link below to register for a workshop.

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK


If you would like to participate in the Winter Convocation

Choir please click the following link.

https://goo.gl/forms/9Mtwk5p7UDU8HqsX2

Prospective singers will report to George on Friday at 5:30 pm in a room to be designated and then meet with him at 8 am Saturday in the room where we will worship.

Have questions about 2019 Winter Convocation Kalahari Resort and Convention Center - Entrance 'A'? Contact Diocese of Ohio - Office for Congregations and Christian Formation 216-774-0476 or ataylor@doho.org

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