Reading Camp Network Training and Retreat

This training is the official training for the 2013 camp season for all Reading Camp programs both inside and outside the Diocese of Lexington. It will also provide learning opportunities for those interested in starting a Reading Camp and leadership training for volunteers, especially young adults. Each member program* is required to send at least one representative to attend the training.When: October 18 at 04:00 PM to October 20 at 04:00 PM
Where: Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, 800 Highway 1746, Irvine, KY 40336
Cost: $100 per person for Reading Camp Network members; $125 per person for non-members; $30 single-room supplemental; There are some scholarships available. Please call or email to inquire.
Contact: Allison Duvall,, (859) 252-6527 x110
Deadline October 12, 2012

St. Agnes House has an Amazon Wishlist!

Want to make a donation of household supplies or other needed items at St. Agnes House right from the comfort of your own home? Now it’s as easy as setting your coffee down and typing your way to Visit our wish list now, or next time you’re on Amazon point, click and search for St. Agnes House under Wishlists. You can even get free shipping by choosing Super Saver Shipping! We’d still love to see you at the house but now you can easily donate supplies any time and don’t even have to change . . .
Where: United States
Contact: Susan McDonald,, 859-254-1241

Episcopal Men’s Retreat 2012

What better place to relax, reflect, and renew than on the mountain! The retreat leader this year will be the Rev. Richard Burden of Our Saviour, Richmond. When: October 12 to October 14
Where: The Cathedral Domain
Cost: $100 (includes room and board for the weekend)
Contact: Bill Cox, 859-227-6435

Faith Communities and People with Disabilities: Responding to the Call for Inclusion

This seminar presented by the Human Development Institute at UK will explore the imperative for inviting people with disabilities into full involvement in faith communities in the historical context where such involvement is often unrecognized or minimized. The audience will be asked to reflect on their own experiences and the presenters will discuss practical strategies for facilitating inclusion of persons with disabilities into the faith communities of their choice. When: October 5 at 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

2013 Companion Diocese of Haiti Mission Trip Information

The Companion Diocese of Haiti Committee announces the 2013 Haiti Mission Trip dates. Attached is the information. Registrations and deposits are due by October 31, 2012. Download the flyer for additional information.
Deadline October 31, 2012

Blessing of the Animals

All animals great and small, along with their humans, are invited to the Blessing of the Animals on the steps and grounds of the Lexington History Museum/Old Fayette County Courthouse. The Lexington Farmer’s Market will sell pet-oriented products, PetSmart will distribute free pet toys and treats, and several animal rescue groups will have adoptable animals on site. Blessings will be given by Dean Carol Wade and Cathedral clergy. The Boys and Girls Choir will sing. The tradition of Blessing the Animals . . . When: October 6 at 11:30 AM
Where: Lexington History Museum/Old Fayette County Courthouse, 215 West Main Street, Lexington

The Spiritual Music of John Coltrane

An evening of powerful and beautiful compositions performed by the Dick Sisto Quartet, with a recitation of Coltrane’s poem A Love Supreme by Fr. Brian Cole.When: October 28 at 07:00 PM
Where: Good Shepherd, 533 East Main Street, Lexington
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Diolex ECW Annual Meeting

“Neglect not the gift that is in thee.” (1Timothy 4:14) Have you ever wondered what Spiritual Gifts you have, or wanted to further develop the gifts you have discerned? Let Becky Cooper lead you through an afternoon of discovery that you can take home to help yourself, help your church, and help others grow in the love of Christ. We’ll discuss scripture and lore concerning gifts of the Holy Spirit, conduct Spiritual Gifts discovery and inventory, and consider ways of exercising our gifts through . . . When: November 3 at 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: The Cathedral Domain, Hwy 1746, Lee County
Deadline October 19, 2012

Hospitality in the Hebrew Tradition


Rabbi Marc Kline will be at Christ Church Cathedral for four Wednesdays in October teaching on hospitality in the Hebrew tradition. Come for a light supper at 6:00pm and teaching at 6:30pm as we continue to explore what God’s Hospitality means in our lives. When: October 3 at 06:00 PM to October 24 at 08:00 PM
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington
Cost: $5 donation suggested for dinner
Contact: Margaret Christensen,, 859-254-4497

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals

All animals, great and small along with their humans are invited to the Blessing of the Animals on the steps and grounds of the Lexington History Museum. The Lexington Farmers Market will sell pet-oriented products, PetSmart will distribute free pet toys and treats and several animal rescue groups will have adoptable animals on site. Donations of cash and pet food for participating rescue organizations will be gratefully accepted. When: October 6 at 11:30 AM
Where: Lexington History Museum (Old Courthouse, 5/3 Pavillion)
Cost: Donations of cash or pet food accepted for rescue organizations
Contact: June Dorsett,

Calling All Cathedral Choir Alumni!

Have you sung in the Cathedral choir or do you know a family member of a former boy or girl chorister? The Cathedral Music Committee is building a data base that will allow us to communicate more frequently with our choir alumni. This is especially important during the 50th Anniversary year of the Choir of Men and Boys.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington
Contact: Canon Musician Erich Balling,, 859-254-4497

Ecumenical Sunday

“Ecumenical Sunday” Walnut Hill Church (Lexington) will host “Ecumenical Sunday” on October 7 to celebrate and explore its ecumenical identity and mission. Our special guest for the day will be the Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst, Superintendent of the Frankfort District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Activities will include conversation with Dr. Hawxhurst at 10am, morning worship and Holy Communion at 11am, refreshments and fellowship at Noon. An offering will be received . . . When: October 7 at 10:00 AM to October 7 at 01:00 PM
Where: 575 Walnut Hill Church, Lexington, KY 40503
Cost: no charge
Contact: Michael Ward,, 859-263-5304

St Agnes House & Reading Camp Meetup @ Natasha’s

ALMONERS of Lexington is having a Meetup on October 8th at Natasha’s Bistro & Bar from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. St Agnes House and the Reading Camp are going to be there along with people from Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, The Lexington Charity Club, Junior League of Lexington just to mention a few. This is a great opportunity to have some fun and support St Agnes House and the Reading Camp as well as meeting other Lexingtonians trying to make a difference in Lexington. ALMONERS of Lexington, . . . When: October 8 at 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade Lexington KY 40507
Cost: Meetup is Free
Contact: Susan McDonald,, 859-254-1241

Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Exploitaion training now available online

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Prevention of Sexual Harassment training is now available online. To access these trainings, please sign onto Safeguarding Online as you would for the Safeguarding God’s Children segments. If you do not currently have a login and password, please check with the local administrator in your congregation or contact Bryant Kibler at Mission House, or 859-252-6527, ext. 113.

World Communion Sunday

St. Philip’s, Harrodsburg, and St. Andrew’s, Lexington, are celebrating a joint World Communion Sunday service. It takes place at 2pm this Sunday (Oct. 7) at St. Philip’s and will include Harrodsburg-area churches in addition to the two Episcopal parishes. All are welcome. When: October 7 at 02:00 PM
Where: St. Philip’s, corner of Short & Chiles Streets, Harrodsburg

Walk and Be Well

Jesus spent much of his ministry walking. From town to town across Galilee, Samaria and Judea, he walked and talked, in the company of his disciples, his followers and God. CREDO’s Walk and Be Well offers a way to follow Jesus both in words and action, with a walking program attuned to both body and soul. For four weeks beginning October 1, CREDO will provide daily Walk and Be Well reflections in both text and audio that can motivate, encourage and educate you on the benefits of walking and help . . .

Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal Church Women’s October Meeting

Isabell Yates, former Vice-Mayor of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, will talk about “Our Beloved Kentucky Theater: Past, Present and Future.” Any member of Christ Church Cathedral, his or her guest(s), and any community member is welcome to attend any portion or all of each ECW general meeting. To ensure adequate seating for those wishing to hear our speakers and those wishing to remain for lunch, we will maintain two sign-up sheets. Those wishing to hear the speaker only will register . . . When: October 9
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington
Cost: Free

Cathedral Domain Work Weekend

Come put some “sweat equity” into the Heart of the Diocese! This year we will work on projects including the OTF Loggery cabin, adding an additional swing-bay to the playground structure, and preparing the camp for the winter season.When: October 26 to October 28

Organ Concert and Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

An organ recital by Dr. Schuyler Robinson features works by Back, Vierne, and Sowerby. At Evensong, the Cathedral Choir of Men & Girls will sing works by Tallis, Jeffrey Smith, Gibbons & Stanford. Following Anglican tradition, the choir is comprised of professional & semi-professional singers & students from the Cathedral Music School. The Cathedral Choirs have recently returned from a tour of England & Scotland where they were in residence at Ely Cathedral and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, . . . When: October 7 at 03:30 PM
Where: Christ Church Cathedral Gallery, 166 Market Street, Lexington

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