Trinity Cleveland’s Urban Service Corps Alum Earns Grant

Here is some good news from the Diocese of Ohio. Congratulations Alex.
Photo: Alex Barton

Alex Barton Photo credit:Sam Hubish

“Alexander Doyle Barton, from the Diocese of Ohio, was one of five seminarians in the United States to receive a 2016 United Thank Offering (UTO) grant. The grants were awarded in February following the recommendation of the UTO Board. The one-year grants are for $2,500 each and are based on the Five Anglican Marks of Mission. Alex is a seminarian at the General Theological Seminary.
 
Alex’s program, the Magnificat Arts Program, supports the first Mark of Mission: to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. His project is to work with immigrants and asylum speakers to help them to express their personal stories and artistic interests through photography, writing, and the spoken word. The participants, who are residents at St. Mary’s Shelter in Manhattan, will collaborate with local and international journalists to learn visual, written, and oral storytelling techniques. The project will be held over four weekends and will culminate with a showcase of the residents’ work.
 
Alex first came to the Diocese of Ohio through the Episcopal Service Corps. He worked at Cleveland Leadership Center and St. John’s, Ohio City. He attends Trinity Cathedral. Alex is the son of the Rev. Charlie Barton, Rector, and Debra Donnelly Barton, Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader, both at St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton, MD.”