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Supporting Partners Affected by Hurricane Ian

“We stand ready to assist in the coming days and weeks.” Episcopal Relief & Development is in close contact with Episcopal dioceses in the southern United States and Cuba in response to Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Cuba on Tuesday and in southwest Florida on Wednesday.

Annual Convention Reminders

Annual convention delegates, have you registered yet? Save the date for delegate training. The deadline for registration and Resolutions is October 7.

New Spirit Update, September 15, 2022

In this Issue: Episcopal Relief & Development reaches $3M campaign target, Annual Convention registration, and details of lots of upcoming events.

133rd Annual Convention

133rd Annual Convention.
When: November 4 – 5
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City and Online
For: Convention delegates and Visitors.

Landscapes of the Sacred – September 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 ▪ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Online
For: anyone interested in discussing the concepts of sacred or ‘thin’ spaces.
With the help of Belden Lane’s book Landscapes of the Sacred, we will look at the relationship between sacred, or ‘mystical’ experiences in the context of the places where they occur.

New Spirit Update, September 1, 2022

In this Issue: New Society of Catholic Priests chapter, Good Shepherd’s Laundry day, stewardship survey, transitions, and lots of Events to look forward to.

Transitions – August 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of August 2022.

2022 Stewardship Survey

One-minute read. In an attempt to be supportive as quickly as possible, the Stewardship Commission is currently compiling a list of stewardship resources. To best serve your church, we are inviting anyone interested in church stewardship or with input they would like to provide to complete a short (nine-minute) survey online.

CANCELED: Clergy spouse family recipe potluck 

When: October 1, 2022. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 404 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
For: Clergy spouses
Greetings again from Steve Bruce to our clergy spouse community. I’m looking forward to spending some time in Missouri in October. The idea is to bring a family dish and recipe to share and to share a story about the recipe.

Save the dates! Diocesan Ordinations

One-minute read. Please save the date in your calendars for these upcoming ordination services. The names of those being ordained will be published as soon as the canonical processes have been completed.

Celebration and Rededication of St. Mary’s Pipe Organ

When: Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m. (Pre-recital lecture 5:30 p.m.)
Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City MO 64106
Who: Organ and music lovers everywhere!
Join us for a joyful musical celebration as we celebrate the successful completion of a three-year restoration project of our pipe organ by The Reuter Organ Co. Artists include Ann Marie Rigler, Geoff Wilcken, Ron Krebs, Joshua Hearn, Paul Meier, Jan Kraybill, the William Jewell College Concert Choir, Songflower Chorale, and the St. George’s Choristers.

What’s the catch? Good Shepherd’s first Laundry Day

One-minute read. On Saturday, August 20, Good Shepherd’s Sr. Warden Jill Hedge organized our first-ever Laundry Day at a local laundromat. Our goal is to be a good neighbor to our neighbors.

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