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.

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.

Clergy Retreat 2022

The clergy of The Diocese of West Missouri will gather again this year for a time of spiritual renewal and growth at Conception Abbey. During this gathering we will spend time in worship, prayer, and fellowship with one another.

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.

Leadership Essentials Session 10 – Advanced Care Planning

Come learn about the why and how of advanced care planning. This session is an opportunity to learn about resources available to guide us and those we minister with in reflecting on and answering questions about the transition to life eternal. We’ll explore ways to have these conversations from a theological/spiritual perspective.

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.

Un-Muted; The Silent Voices of Social Genocide

When: Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Where: In-person. Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri
This exhibit and presentation is a powerful and moving visual experience of an extremely harsh reality happening in Türkiye (formerly known as Turkey) at this time.

Fall 2022 Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield.
Who: Diocese-wide.
The purpose of this workshop is to assist the diocese in eliminating the sin of racism. This training fulfills the intent of several General Convention resolutions, which call for leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church to receive training on the Church’s teaching about racial diversity and other forms of diversity present within the human family.

Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

When: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m.
Where: St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.

Family and friends of St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in rural Skidmore return each fall for a special service.  This year’s celebration is the 124th Harvest Festival and will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

Rekindling Love and Kindness in the Heartland — September 24

The Heartland Episcopal Cursillo Ministry is evolving and maturing to meet the needs of future generations. Heartland Secretariat, your Cursillo leadership, will host a Grand Ultreya “Rekindling Love and Kindness in the Heartland” on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Planned Giving at Episcopal Parishes: A Primer — July 25

One-minute read. Increasing donor sophistication, the quickening wealth transfer in the U.S., and the pandemic have created a unique opportunity for parishes and cathedrals to shift from cash-based fundraising to beyond cash, or asset-based, fundraising.

Leadership Essentials Session 9 – Christian Formation

Join Kim Snodgrass, Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation, to explore Formation from a fresh perspective, take the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. This will be a good resource for churches that are wondering how to approach and promote formation from a new direction this fall! 

Pipes at Noon – Organ recitals

Join us for a 30-minute recital at noon every Friday through the month of July. Newly appointed Good Shepherd Music Director, Sam Fleming and other Kansas City area organists will perform the recitals which are free and open to the community.

Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence

A Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 21, 2022, at Grace and Holy Trinity. All are invited to attend in person or online.

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