June-2018

Contents — June 2018

Spirit Volume 10, Issue 2. In This Issue Editor’s Letter Keeping Watch Features News About How to contact us, submit articles & pictures  About Spirit  Directory A directory of all the churches in the diocese  Directory 

Recharging Spiritual Batteries

Eight-minute read. A reminder not to forget to look after your volunteers (and yourself!) General Convention is almost upon us! That Wedding (and I have a whine.) Why you can expect to see more on Human Trafficking, and when May becomes June.

A Message of Love

Five-minute read. The Presiding Bishop has handed us a gift in his Royal Wedding address, now it is up to us to make the best use of it.

General Convention is Coming!

Ten-minute read. How General Convention works, and some idea of what to expect from the 79th Convention of The Episcopal Church.

General Convention 101

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.

Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Saint Francis Community Services Reach Out to Youth in Kansas City

five-minute read. Working in partnership with the school district and with the nursing programs at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Metropolitan Community College, Saint Francis Community Services focus on prevention by identifying potential health problems before they grow more serious. That includes mental health issues.

Youth Ministry

Five-minute read.A look back at my first year as diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator plus an introduction to this summer’s interns.

How Can You Not Be Changed?

Ten-minute read. Part Two on Deepening Your Relationship with God by Worshiping with Other Faiths.

Interview With Dean Peter DeVeau

Five-minute read. An interview with Dean Peter DeVeau, who recently concluded his ministry at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.

Area Confirmations at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Two-minute read. Saturday April 7, 2018, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of St. Andrew’s, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; St. Mary’s Kansas City, St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City; and Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs.

Area Confirmations at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

Two-minute read. On Saturday April 21, 2018, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of Christ Church, Springfield; Grace, Carthage; St. Nicholas, Noel; St. Philips Joplin and All Saints, Nevada.

Area Confirmations at Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia

Two-minute read. On Saturday May, 5 2018, Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of Calvary, Sedalia; Christ Church, Warrensburg; and St. Peter’s, Harrisonville.

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