Event News

Renewal of Ministry to be Held for The Rev. Jon Behen

You’re invited to join Christ Episcopal Church for a special worship service on October 19. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., a Renewal of Ministry with the Welcoming of a New Rector service will be held for The Rev. Joe Behen, who will officially be installed as our new Rector by The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce.

St. Andrew’s Will Be Hosting a Be SMART Presentation

On Saturday, October 14, at 11 a.m., St. Andrew’s is hosting a Be SMART presentation in the Community Room at HJ’s Youth and Community Center. This 20-minute presentation will offer knowledge on how individuals can take steps to help prevent shootings by and of children.

St. Mary’s Mass for First Responders

St. Mary’s will have a Mass to celebrate the Feast of Saint Michael and honor our first responders, military, and veterans on September 29 at 6:00 p.m. The Rev. Adam James, Deacon at St. Andrews and former firefighter, will deliver the sermon.

St. Oswald’s to Celebrate 125th Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the 125th Harvest Festival at St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church of rural Skidmore. This year’s celebration will be held on Sunday, October 1, beginning at 11 a.m.

KC Pride 2023: deadlines, help needed, and information

Five-minute read. KC Pride 2023 is just around the corner. The Episcopal Church will be present at the three-day Festival, marching in the parade together and hosting a Pride Mass that Saturday morning. All churches are welcome to join us and make our voices heard. We need volunteers to help share God’s love and invite others to join the Episcopal Church in proclaiming the Gospel.

Memorial Service 2023 at Walkup Grove Cemetery

A Memorial worship service will be held at Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County on Sunday, May 28, at 11 am. The worship is sponsored by St. Oswald’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, with Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce and Fr. Sidney Breese presiding at this special service.

Save the Date

Make a note of the upcoming ordinations, picnics, and other events happening over the next few months.

Coronation Day: A Celebration

On Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m., The Marvin Byas Singers will be performing at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to celebrate the coronation of Charles III in their inaugural concert.

Register for Title IV training

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is hosting a Title IV training on April 28 and 29, 2023, at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael & St. George in St. Louis.

March & April Events for Church Leaders

One-minute read. We have two upcoming events that clergy with cures Bishop’s Wardens and other church leaders can share with their staff and volunteer leaders.

Gun Violence Legislative Advocacy Day

Three-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri Peace and Justice Committee is teaming up with the Missioner for Gun Violence from the Diocese of Missouri to attend the lawmaker Advocacy Day for common sense gun legislation in Jefferson City. We would like to invite you and anyone in your parish who is interested in gun safety legislation to join us.

Join Forma Online Next Week

One-Minute read. As “Called to Covenant” is taking place next week on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary, You and yours can attend free online by using a West Missouri registration code.

Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure? Opportunity to express an interest extended until until January 15, 2023.

A win-win for you and your church

One-Minute read. Attending the Forma Conference is a win for you and your church. Consistently regarded as a valuable ministry experience, here are a few solid reasons I hope you will attend.

Forma 2023: Called to Covenant

One-Minute read. West Missouri invests, encourages and develops Spiritual Formation Leadership with free-to-you Forma Conference registrations!

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.

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