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“The Blue Book” Episcopal Church Women Christ Church Cathedral Lexington, Kentucky Go d l o v e s y o u ju s t t h e way you are, b u t he re f u s e s t o l e av e y o u t hat w ay. Ma x L uc a d o

166 Market Street Lexington, KY 40507

Welcome to Christ Church Cathedral Discovering God’s welcome is the beginning of an exciting journey. To be accepted for who we truly are—precious and beloved by God—is to step into abundant life in God. “To live in God’s welcome is a gift available to all; to share that welcome with the world is our mission Many people long for a life of meaning and hunger for authentic relationships with people who live beyond themselves. If you are eager to explore your relationship with God in a community of welcome, we invite you to step deeper into God’s abundance. Christ Church Cathedral serves a unique downtown ministry in the heart of Lexington. We are a people of prayer and action, eager to serve those in our community. We have programs and events for all generations. Everyone can find a place for involvement and service as we seek to extend God’s love made known in Jesus Christ. The mission of Christ Church Cathedral is to restore all persons to unity with God and one another in Christ Jesus, through prayer, worship, proclamation of the Gospel, and the promotion of Justice, Peace and Love. God has a dream to heal the world. Cathedrals are meant to give us a glimpse of that dream, and in so doing, to fortify and inspire us for that life-giving work.

“The Blue Book” for the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Cathedral Lexington, Kentucky Dear Friends, This year Christ Church Cathedral embarks on a journey of “Discovering God’s Welcome.” As Episcopal Church Women we, too, are discovering God’s welcome and seek to share it with others we encounter. By virtue of your membership at Christ Church Cathedral, you are already a member of ECW, but we urge you to become an active ECW member by attending general meetings, contributing to our outreach efforts, attending Books and Beliefs, and participating in one or all of the other programs open to all Christ Church Cathedral women. Also, we hope you will avail yourselves of the company and fellowship provided by the monthly luncheon. Finally, we strongly encourage you to bring guests, male or female, members or non-members of Christ Church, to any or all of the exciting programs scheduled for this year. We will get to know our neighbors in government, theater, the library, history museum, an adjoining parish, and education. These programs hold the dual promises of education and outreach for those attending and will provide us an opportunity to share our discovery of God’s welcome as we, in turn, welcome these representatives from our neighborhood. The beautiful Collect below expresses our purpose as Episcopal Church Women. The Collect of Episcopal Church Women Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, bless we pray Thee our work for extension of thy Kingdom, and make us so thankful for the precious gift to us of Thy Beloved Son, that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, and give liberally to make Him known to all nations as their Savior and their King, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Faithfully yours, The Executive Committee Wanda, Marsha, Mary, Missy, and Cindy

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Table of Contents pg • 5

ECW Officers.................................... 4 Meeting Information........................ 5 Program Information........................ 7 Books & Beliefs................................ 9 Other Programs................................ 11 Proposed Budget.............................. 12 Special Projects Completed.............. 14 Important Phone Numbers............... 15 Notes................................................. 16

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President Vice President Rec. Secretary Cor. Secretary Treasurer

Wanda Jaquith 859-269-6191 Marsha Bloxsom 859-309-0110 Mary Ware Missy Baize Cindy Ware wmbloxsom1965@ 859-266-3442 502-863-1785 859-266-6947

Committee Chairs Altar Guild (2012 only) Wanda Jaquith Barbara Silcox Bishops’ Funds Susan Baird Bible Study Mimi Milward Books and Beliefs Sandra Ireland Church Women United Janet Serrenho Daughters of the King Sherry Ferguson Finance Committee Beth Jett Mildred Lawrence Dana Davis Flower Guild Joell Finney Ann Roughton Trudy Tibbs Reception Leslie Cox Meals on Wheels Mary Preston Needlepoint Guild Nancy Freeman Newcomers Marsha Bloxsom Nominating Committee Dana Davis Parliamentarian Marie Rogers Past President Dana Davis Prison Ministry Missy Baize United Thank Offering Barbara Hodgman Worship Kathy Dalton Betty Ellis

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859-269-6191 859-492-2471 859-299-6949 859-266-0861 859-266-2425 859-268-1838 859-333-6883 859-223-6237 859-254-9605 859-266-8412 859-255-5617 859-221-4801 859-266-1535 502-863-1919 859-266-2457 859-299-5965 859-309-0110 859-266-8412 859-299-1016 859-266-8412 502-863-1785 859-299-4226 859-266-8452 859-268-3336

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We welcome all parish members and guests to the general meetings, scheduled September through May. General Meetings Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the Great Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 11:00 AM until approximately 1:00 PM. The meeting format will be as follows: 11:00-11:45 AM Devotional and business meeting 11:45 AM-12:15 PM Speaker 12:15 PM Lunch This year, new business items must be submitted to President Wanda Jaquith two weeks prior to the scheduled general meeting. This will allow the Executive Committee time to discuss the submitted items, prepare their recommendations to the general membership, and ensure ample time for our speakers’ presentations and planned January activity. Speaker and Luncheon Reservations Any member of Christ Church Cathedral and his or her guest(s) is welcome to attend any portion or all of each general meeting. To ensure we have adequate seating for those wishing to hear our speakers and those wishing to remain for lunch, we will post two sign-up sheets at the Welcome Center. Those wishing to hear the speaker only will register on the speaker reservation sheet. Those wishing to stay for lunch will register on the luncheon reservation sheet. Speaker reservations and luncheon reservations must be made by 9:00 AM the Monday preceding (the day before) the Tuesday meeting. The luncheon buffet will be catered by CCC member Bibie Cook at a cost of $10.00 per person. Payment for lunch will be due the day of the general meeting.

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Transportation and Parking Members and guests needing a ride may call Wanda Jaquith at 859-2696191 to arrange transportation. Parking, for those driving, is available in the Featherston Garage. Parking passes can be obtained at the Welcome Center. When a car is parked in the garage, the parking pass needs to be visible through the windshield. Valet parking is also available for those needing assistance. Please ask for help at the Welcome Center. Child Care Child care may be arranged through Nursery Coordinator Michelle Dunlap at or 859-489-5958. Hostess Information Please choose a menu with our caterer, Bibie Cook, 859-268-7728, two weeks before the luncheon you are scheduled to hostess. Let Bibie know the reservation numbers by 11:00 AM the Monday, or day before, the Tuesday meeting. Cindy Ware or Wanda Jaquith will know how many plan to attend each meeting. Hostess duties include setting tables, providing centerpieces, providing desserts, clearing tables, washing dishes, and laundering and returning tablecloths.

The women of Christ Church Cathedral on Easter Sunday 2012. Discovering God’s Welcome

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Program Information pg • 9

We wholeheartedly welcome attendance by all members of Christ Church (men and women) and their guests (members or non-members of Christ Church) at our wonderful programs. Please come hear all of these exciting speakers, participate in our planned January activity, and bring at least one guest monthly. Guests are always invited to attend the devotional and business portions of each general meeting as well as the luncheon. September 11: Mayor Jim Gray will give an “Update on Lexington.” Hostesses: Anne Bjork, Marsha Bloxsom, Betsy Davenport October 9: Isabel Yates, former Vice-Mayor of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, will talk about “Our Beloved Kentucky Theater: Past, Present and Future.” Hostesses: Leslie Cox, Joell Finney, Mary Mc Lisle November 13: Larry Smith, Trustee of the Lexington Public Library and former Chairman of the LPL Board of Trustees, will speak about the library’s history, funding source, and services offered. Hostesses: Dana Davis, Cindy Ware, Mary Ware December 11: Christmas luncheon: A special Christmas luncheon, provided by our own Bibie Cook, will be held in the Tilford Room at Christ Church Cathedral with uniquely decorated tables created by ECW members. January 8: Arts and crafts with a purpose: ECW members will make inspirational Valentines for students at Harrison Elementary School. ECW will supply materials or members may bring their own supplies. Hostesses: Barbara Silcox, Sherry Ferguson, Carolyn Ware

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February 12: Debra Watkins, Manager of the Lexington History Museum, will give a talk entitled “Celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday: The Evolving Story.” Hostesses: Betty Ellis, Mary Thom Hamblin, Lisa Johnson March 12: The Rev. Carol Ruthven, Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will reflect on the history and future of St. Andrew’s as a parish in her talk “Welcoming Neighbors Near and Far.” Hostesses: Kathy Dalton, Trudy Patch, Muffy Stuart April 9: R. Owen Williams, President of Transylvania University, will provide an update of current developments at our neighborhood university. Hostesses: Missy Baize, Nancy Blaydes, Wanda Jaquith May 14: Our end-of-the-year picnic and announcement of officers for the coming year will be held at the home of Kimberly Knight, 2033 Lakeside Drive. Bring your favorite potluck dish and enjoy the beauty of a spring day.

Shirley Seabrook decorates the church for Easter Sunday 2012. Discovering God’s Welcome

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Books & Beliefs pg • 11

Books and Beliefs meets the first Tuesday of each month. Coffee Hour begins at 10:00 AM followed by the program at 10:30 AM. Please attend these lively discussions and bring a guest to one or all of these opportunities for fellowship. All Christ Church members (men and women) and their guests are welcome. October 2: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel At the home of Mary Mc Lisle, 642 Central Ave. Co-hostess: Marie Rogers Presented by Ann Heard November 6: Book Synopses At the home of Nancy Blaydes, 471 Woodlake Way Co-hostess: Mary Ware Members will bring recommendations for pleasure reading and/or gift giving, and should be prepared to give short synopses of their suggested books. December 4: A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden McClure At the home of Ann Demaree, 2521 Pascoli Place Co-hostess: Val Getchell Presented by Kathy Dalton February 5: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford At the home of Sharon Brennan, 634 Tateswood Dr. Co-hostess: Helen Jones Presented by Lu Crehore March 5: Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Jenkins Sheldrick At the home of Anne Garrett, 1609 Bon Air Dr. Co-hostess: Frances Cox Presented by Cindy Ware

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April 2: The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event by James C. Nicholson At the home of Cassandra Gray, 1660 Lakewood Dr. Co-hostess: Muffy Stuart Presented by the author May 7: Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy both by Eric Metaxas At the home of Mildred Lawrence, 101 South Hanover, 7M Co-hostess: Susan Baird Presented by Priscilla Lynd

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Daughters of the King On the third Wednesday of the month, the Daughters of the King meet and share Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 5:15PM. The Daughters of the King have made solemn commitments to prayer and service. After the meeting and service, the members share a meal. Please call Sherry Ferguson at 859-333-6883 for more information. Altar Guild The Altar Guild meets at 9:00am on Saturdays to prepare the altars for the Sunday services. Other opportunities are available to help with flower arranging, linen care, and wedding hospitality. Please call Wanda Jaquith for more details at 859-269-6191. Call Barbara Silcox at 859-492-2471 beginning January 1, 2013. United Thank Offering The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. We will each have the opportunity to contribute our thankfulness monies at the Fall and Spring Ingatherings at Christ Church Cathedral. Further information about this ministry is available from Barbara Hodgman, Chairman, 859299-4226. Gallery Hop ECW will act as hostesses for the February 15, 2013, Gallery Hop. The exhibit will be an international show with visual responses to poetry from around the world. Each art piece will be paired with poetry. Additionally, an international dance group from UK and intriguing music will accompany the exhibit.

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Proposed Budget pg • 14

Dear Episcopal Church Women, “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” - Linda LaTourell When the Finance Committee met in July, it discussed two budgets, the proposed budget, which follows, and an ideal budget. Past ECW finance committees have had to reduce ECW outreach contributions due to the economic downturn. The proposed budget is based on last year’s donation level, and does not reflect the Finance Committee’s ideal goal of a 10% increase in each outreach recipient’s allocation. A 10% increase only amounts to an additional $243 but can make a real difference to each of the social service groups we support. Execution of the proposed budget or our ideal budget depends on the amount of donations we receive this year. Needless to say, we very much want to give the ideal amount to outreach. Please prayerfully consider a generous contribution to ECW so we can achieve our goal of a 10% increase for all outreach recipients. Since outreach checks are written in November, receipt of your contribution by the end of October would be greatly appreciated. An envelope is attached in this booklet for your convenience. Please enclose a check made out to Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, 40507; mark “ECW” in the memo line and mail or give to Lesa Schoner, Parish Administrator, in the church business office. In part, the Collect of Episcopal Church Women reads, “that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, and give liberally to make Him known to all nations.” Please “give liberally” to the best of your individual ability. Very sincerely, Wanda Adams Jaquith ECW President Discovering God’s Welcome

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Proposed Budget pg • 15

For Our Parish Administration Clergy Discretionary Fund Domain Camp Scholarship Newcomers Lunch Receptions Cathedral Youth Group Kneelers Honoring Altar Guild Directors Total

$500 $400 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $1700

For the Diocese & National Church Church Women United ECW Diocese Assessment (required) ECW National Endowment Fund ECW Triennial Fund ECW Women to Women UTO Memorial & Gift Fund Total

$100 $720 $80 $80 $80 $80 $1140

For Outreach Church Under the Bridge The Community Cupboard CROSS Ministries Ecumenical Preschool God’s Pantry Hope Center for Women Meals on Wheels Pyramid Professional Resources Rape Crisis Center Reading Camp St. Agnes’ House St. John’s Reading Club Virginia Place Total

$100 $500 $500 $100 $150 $100 $100 $250 $100 $250 $100 $100 $80 $2430

Total from General Account McAlester Fund Recipients Grand Total

$5270 $1300 $6570

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Special Projects Completed pg • 16


Decoration of Bride’s Room



Refurbishing St. Agnes’ House Commons Room



Refurbishing Cathedral Domain cabin



Purchase of a washer & dryer for the Cathedral



Purchase of Advent vestments for the Cathedral



Donation to the Reading Camp



Donation to the church kitchen



Purchase of church tablecloths



Donation to Domain playground



Donation for choir trip to England



Donation for staff member’s trip to Africa



Restoration of Helm frame



Purchase of stole for Curate



Contribution to new audio-visual system for Great Hall

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Important Phone Numbers pg • 17

Christ Church Cathedral Office


Christ Church Cathedral Bookstore


Diocese of Lexington Office


Muffy Stuart decorates the church for Easter Sunday 2012.

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Notes pg • 18

Discovering God’s Welcome

Celebrate being an Episcopal Woman

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ECW Blue Book 2012-2013  

The listing of activities and a proposed budget for the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Cathedral and the Diocese of Lexington in Le...