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.

Leadership Essentials – Senior & Bishop’s Wardens

Do you wish there was someone who understood the trials and tribulations of being a Senior or Bishop’s Warden? Join us online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 for the next presentation in the Leadership Essentials series.

Leadership Essentials – Stewardship

When: May 26, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committee chairs and members, clergy, and anyone interested in stewardship.

Are you the new stewardship chair or clergy interested in expanding your church’s conversation and activities around Stewardship? Or, are you just curious about what we call “Stewardship” in general?

Diocesan-wide Women’s Retreat

Bishop Bruce will be leading a diocesan-wide women’s retreat on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Further information will be released soon.

2022 Memorial Service at Walkup Grove Cemetery

When: May 29, 2022, at 11 a.m.
Where: Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County, Missouri
For: All welcome.

A Memorial worship service will be held at Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County on Sunday, May 29, at 11 am. The worship is sponsored by St. Oswald’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, with Fr. Jonathan Frazier presiding at this special service.

Godly Play Teacher Training – St. Paul’s, Kansas City

When: June 18, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.
For: Anyone interested in teaching using the Godly Play Foundation’s resources

You are invited to attend a Godly Play teacher training event Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City Missouri.

Proclaiming Your Mission – Making the Case for Stewardship

When: May 14, 2022, 11 a.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committees and anyone interested in stewardship.
Join The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) for this webinar on creating materials, brochures, and case statements that communicate your values and showcase your ministry.

Leadership Essentials – Clergy Transitions for Churches

When: May 19, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Online.
For: churches that are starting, or will soon be starting searches for clergy
Join Fr. Chas Marks, the diocesan Transition Missioner, for a review of our diocesan clergy transition process, and an opportunity for you to ask questions. This will be a good beginning resource for churches that are starting, or will soon to be starting searches for clergy.

Clergy: Church Pension Group – Planning for Wellness

When: June 14, 2022—June 15, 2022
Where: In-person. Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
For: Clergy & spouses
Planning For Wellness will give you and your spouse/partner the knowledge and confidence to take charge of your finances, and the inspiration to live a healthier life.

End of School Bash

When: May 15, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: In-person. HJ’s Parking Lot, 6425 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113
For: Everyone.
Be part of the carnival at St. Andrew’s Church to celebrate the end of school and Blessing of the Feet! Enjoy inflatable slides and carnival games along with ice cream and hot dog trucks.

Leadership Essentials – Human Resources

Where: Online
When: May 5, 7 p.m.
For: Church Administrators, Clergy, Senior Wardens, Bishop Wardens
Legislation, taxes, insurance, and pensions, are a few of the HR balls you may have to juggle. There is no doubting that the scope of things you need to be aware of to manage human resources is many and varied. Elaine Gilligan the diocesan Human Resource Administrator and Finance Assistant is here to help you.

2022 – Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Where: In-person & Online. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.
Join the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, the clergy and people of the Episcopal churches of West Missouri on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in a Holy Eucharist celebrated to commemorate the Tuesday of Holy Week, with a renewal of baptismal and ordination vows, and the blessing of Holy Oils.

Leadership Essentials – Church Administration

Where: Online
When: March 31, 1 p.m.
For: Church administrators and anyone with church administration responsibilities.
Join Emily Davenport (Bishop’s Assistant) and Gary Allman (Communications Director) online at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, for the second installment of Leadership Essentials, when we’ll focus on Church Administration.

Spring Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

When: Two Saturday Workshops: April 23 & 30, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Online
Who: Diocese-wide
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 as well as other forms of diversity present within the human family.

Leadership Essentials – Church Finance

Where: Online
When: March 24, 7 p.m.
For: Treasurers, Finance Committees, Clergy, staff and volunteers with financial duties

Join us for an informal discussion on church finances, and we’ll share what we’ve learned over the years and chat about how we can help. We’ll look at covenanted portions, the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, discretionary funds, audits, and anything else that you need help with.

Easter: the Day of Fifty Days

An exploration of the theology and liturgical planning for Easter.

When: Wednesday, March 9, at Noon
Where: Online, Zoom meeting.
For: anyone involved in planning worship and liturgy.

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