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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.

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.

Recapping the Women’s Retreat

One-Minute read. It’s been years since the women of West Missouri have been able to gather for a retreat, read how it went!

Rain fails to dampen spirits at the Southern Deanery Picnic

Five-minute read. Well, it poured down rain most of the day (rain which people in the south of the diocese need!), but the rain stopped in time for the picnic. A faithful 90+ people were in attendance on the cool (72 degrees!) overcast afternoon.

Central Deanery Picnic makes a splash

Five-minute read. What a wonderful afternoon at St. Anne’s in Lee’s Summit! Approximately 120 members of the deanery were there on Saturday, July 23. Both Mother Kary from Trinity, Independence, and the Rev. Meg from St. Anne’s were good sports and tried out the water slide too!

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.

The Episcopal Church at Kansas City Pride 2022 — June 10-12

One-minute read. Will you join us in affirming God’s love to all this June? Three churches of The Diocese of West Missouri have taken the lead on The Episcopal Church’s presence at Kansas City Pride 2022, and are inviting you to join them.

Retiro Espiritual De Cuaresma

One-minute read. El Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de West Missouri y Arkansas. Grace Church Carthage, San Nicolas Noel, La Iglesia de Todos los Santos en Bentonville, San Andres en Rogers y San Tomas en Sprindales.

Recording — Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

90-minute video. On Sunday, February 6, 2022, a service celebrating Absalom Jones was held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The service included recorded video messages from the Union of Black Episcopalians, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

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