Event Listing

The go-to list of all the key events of interest to the members of the churches of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Sign Up For Backyard VBS!

July 13 at 7 p.m. Summer is a great time to explore God’s Wondrous Creation. Sign up to join a diocesan-wide Backyard VBS!

Ordination of Melissa Roberts George – June 27

June 27 at 2:00 p.m. Ordination of Melissa Roberts George into the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin – The service will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Prayer for Racial Justice

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area invite people of all faiths to an open-air event to join with them in ecumenical prayer for racial justice and peace.

Leadership Reboot: May 29 & June 6 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Two-minute read. This course is ideal for all lay and ordained pastoral leaders who who wish to explore crucial leadership skills and practices. The Rev. Roger Gufstason, bishop emeritus of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the course instructor.

EfM Virtual Open House

Curious about EfM? Now might be the right time find answers. Attend a Virtual Open House. May 6, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil

One-minute read.
This year we can all stay awake for a purpose from home! April 9-10. 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sign up to take part.

Diocesan Easter Vigil 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11

A diocesan-wide Easter Vigil Service of Light will be broadcast online from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on Facebook and YouTube at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.

Church leaders – chat with the diocesan staff. 11:00 a.m. – Noon. Monday – Friday

Come visit with us online between 11:00 a.m. and Noon each weekday online. Kim Snodgrass (Christian Formation) and Gary Allman (Communications) will be hosting the daily sessions, and they will bring other members of the diocesan staff, including Bishop Marty if he is available, online to answer specific queries as required.

Diocesan Clericus: “Will Faith, Hope, and Love Abide?” – March 30 – April 1, 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in recognition of our responsibility to the greater community, at a diocesan staff meeting held on March 11, it was agreed to cancel Clericus. We will be looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions. If you have already registered we will be contacting you to arrange returning your payment.

Bishop's Days 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in recognition of our responsibility to the greater community, at a diocesan staff meeting held on March 11, it was agreed to cancel Bishop Day’s South. We will be making the supporting documentation provided by the presenters available online, and looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions at a later date.

Pre-Convention Reception – October 25, 2019

Staying Kansas City Friday Night? Join us for a Pre-Convention Reception Friday, October 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m at Founders’ Hall, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Diocesan Convention – October 26, 2019

This year’s diocesan convention is a one-day, business-only event, held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City Missouri. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

For people staying overnight in Kansas City on Friday, October 25, a reception will be held 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Founders’ Hall at the cathedral.

Full details of the event, including reports, minutes from the previous convention, resolutions submitted, etc. can be found on the Convention website.

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