Nikki DeWitt

Assuming Positive Intent

“Assuming Positive Intent”   While away on sabbatical I had the opportunity to read several quality books, as well as several relaxing, easy reads.  One of the quality books I read was Stephen Covey’s, The Speed of Trust:  The One Thing That Changes Everything.  Our 2018 Vestry team practices increasing …

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Sabatical

  Sabbath.  My three months of intense sabbath has come and gone, and while I have let go of the travel and am physically present in Cincinnati, my hope is that I don’t forget my sacred gift of time, space, and leisurely strolling any time soon.   I left my …

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Safe Church Training!!

If you interact with kids or older adults then we strongly recommend you take this training. All church employees, vestry members, wardens, Sunday School teachers and eucharistic visitors are required to take the training. Eric is requesting all those needing training to do so by March 1. Here is the …

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“You Better Be Ready”

meditation at lake at sunrise

“You Better Be Ready” Starting February 18 after coffee hour in the Assembly Room I invite you all to join us as we gather together for a five week series, called “You Better Be Ready” during the season of Lent. We will cover the deep theological questions, as well as some …

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Seasoning Lent: 40 Days of Recipes and Reflections

Lent begins soon! The Parish Health Ministry of Ascension & Holy Trinity has a program that will use weekly reflections and healthy recipes to enhance your Lenten practice. In partnership with ERS Parish Health Ministry we will offer a new program called Seasoning Lent: 40 Days of Recipes and Reflections. …

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Bring your Palms!

Traditionally, the ashes for the Ash Wednesday (Feb 14, 2018) service come from burning the palm fronds from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration.  If you have any, now is the time to bring them in.  You may leave them in the narthex, or feel free to give them to any member of the Altar …

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Coffee Hour Volunteers are needed

It’s time to think about hosting Coffee Hours in the winter and spring. There is a new calendar opening up in Signup Genius, and if you or your children attend Coffee Hour, this is your chance to step up and host. Better yet, tap a friend and sign up together. Is …

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VIF Items of need

Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center

This month, Valley Interfaith needs are: Cereal, all & any variety Canned Meat (Tuna, Chichen, Beef Stew) Hot Dogs Canned Soups (noodles, ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc.) ….and a few items we always need… Crackers, Soup, Ramen Noodles, Canned Spinach, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Cereal; toilet paper, Empty cottage cheese/yogurt containers …

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