Contents — June 2018

Spirit Volume 10, Issue 2.

In This Issue

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Editor’s Letter

Recharging Spiritual Batteries

Eight-minute read. A reminder not to forget to look after your volunteers (and yourself!) General Convention is almost upon us! That Wedding ( and I have a whine.) Why you can expect to see more on Human Trafficking, and when May becomes June.  Read More 

Keeping Watch

A Message of Love

Five-minute read. The Presiding Bishop has handed us a gift in his Royal Wedding address, now it is up to us to make the best use of it. Read More 

Features

General Convention is Coming!

Ten-minute read. How General Convention works, and some idea of what to expect from the 79th Convention of The Episcopal Church. Read More 


General Convention 101

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.  Read More 


Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Read More 


Saint Francis Community Services Reach Out to Youth in Kansas City

five-minute read. Working in partnership with the school district and with the nursing programs at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Metropolitan Community College, Saint Francis Community Services focus on prevention by identifying potential health problems before they grow more serious. That includes mental health issues. Read More 


Youth Ministry

Five-minute read.A look back at my first year as diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator plus an introduction to this summer's interns.  Read More 


How Can You Not Be Changed?

Ten-minute read. Part Two on Deepening Your Relationship with God by Worshiping with Other Faiths.  Read More 


Interview With Dean Peter DeVeau

Five-minute read. An interview with Dean Peter DeVeau, who recently concluded his ministry at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.  Read More 

News

An Extended Stay Safe House For Human Trafficking Victims

Two-minute read. We are ready to begin the next step in our plan: which is to open an extended-stay safe-house.  Read More 


Area Confirmations at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Two-minute read. Saturday April 7, 2018, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of St. Andrew's, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; St. Mary's Kansas City, St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City; and Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs.  Read More 


Area Confirmations at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

Two-minute read. On Saturday April 21, 2018, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of Christ Church, Springfield; Grace, Carthage; St. Nicholas, Noel; St. Philips Joplin and All Saints, Nevada. Read More 


Area Confirmations at Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia

Two-minute read. On Saturday May, 5 2018, Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of Calvary, Sedalia; Christ Church, Warrensburg; and St. Peter's, Harrisonville. Read More 


Roanridge Trust Award Grants Announced For Innovative Leadership Development Programs

Five-minute read. The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to The Episcopal Church.  Read More 

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Gary Allman

Gary Allman is the Director of Communications at The Diocese of West Missouri

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