Our 200 is our parish’s contribution to the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio (1816-2016). Bicentennial Missioner Linda Bird and vestry member Jean Schmiege are heading up this initiative.
Linda explains, “Our major ‘200 Project’ is 200 Crosses. Briefly, we are preparing 200 “cross projects” which will be displayed/sold later in the year. Jean is an artist and many of her contributions will be framed artwork. Someone is making a cross runner. My contribution is several pieces of “cross jewelry”. We would like to have the proceeds purchase a sheep for Bellwether Farm. Our parish’s name (“Marty”?) and the remainder to Saint Martins. We wish to involve the parish in this ASAP. Another “200” is involving the church school kids bringing coins thru the year (details TBA) toward the purchase of a chicken for the farm. A visit to the farm in warmer weather would be involved.”
We welcome parishioners and friends to join us as we undertake this joyous project.