Oct 24, 2023New Spirit Update – October 24, 2023

New Spirit Update – October 24, 2023

In this issue: Annual Convention nominees announced, Youth Lock-in, Vigil for Peace, and more!

Diocesan News

Annual Convention Nominees

The nominees for Diocesan Council and Standing Committee have been posted for this year’s Convention. Please review each candidates file to learn more about them before election.

A Welcoming Retreat for Clergy Spouse at Trinity Meadows

On Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, several clergy spouses gathered with bishop spouse Steve Bruce at Trinity Meadows Retreat hosted by Fr. David Angus and his husband, James Hill, in Dunnegan, Missouri.

Upcoming Events

November 2023 Diversity Workshop

The Diocese of West Missouri is hosting another Diversity Workshop at Annual Convention on November 10. Registration is open.

Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-in

Starting November 10 at 6:30 p.m., youth from 6th – 12th grade are invited for a lock-in the night of Convention.

A Journey with the Desert Mytsics Returns!

Good news! The Rev. Brad Karelius will be doing an encore presentation of his 3-part series on desert spirituality in the southern part of the Diocese of West Missouri this December from the first to the third.

Safe Church, Safe Community Training in Southern Deanery

On December 16 at 10:00 a.m., there will be training for Safe Church, Safe Community certification held at St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield.


Vigil for Peace at St. Paul’s, Kansas City

In light of the events in the Holy Land, St. Paul’s of Kansas City will be having a Vigil for Peace on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Kansas City Bronze Handbell Choir Concert

The Kansas City Bronze will be performing at St. Mary Magdalene’s on Thursday, October 28 at 6pm. Come join us!

Job Opening: Pre-K Teacher for St. Peter’s Episcopal Day School

St. Peter’s Episcopal Day School, a preschool for children 2 to 5 years old in south Kansas City, is accepting applications for a pre-K teacher’s position.

Church of the Redeemer Addresses Gun Violence Through Prayer and Action

Tara Bennett, chair of the Peace and Justice Committee, discusses how Church of the Redeemer is putting its prayers into action through gun safety in our community.

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