Kim Snodgrass

Kim Snodgrass is Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation.

Advent Walk

Five-Minute read. Why not create an Advent walk in your church’s grounds? Create posters for the five stops and invite people to visit your Advent Walk. However, it doesn’t need to be organized, an Advent Walk can begin anywhere outside. The purpose is to offer you moments of stillness, reverence, contemplation and beauty.

COVD-19 – Advent and Christmas worship planning

What has been learned about leading worship and music from six months of COVID-19 disruption? What is at stake theologically and pastorally? And perhaps most importantly, how are we being made new in this wilderness?

Everything Holy

Three-Minute read. Beginning in January a special monthly formation package will reach out in a tangible, friendly, and fun way to West Missouri households of all shapes, sizes, and ages. We feel that this is such an important project that the monthly packages will be provided at no cost to the participants.

15 Thanksgiving Prayers and Table Graces

One-Minute read. Offering a blessing before meals or on special occasions is a good thing. One of these 15 Thanksgiving prayers and table graces might bring something extra special to the table this year.

More Advent and Christmas Resources!

One-Minute read. Sometimes it seems there are more wonderful Advent and Christmas resources than stars in the sky so the list below is pared down to just a few favorites. Links to these free resources are yours for the clicking.

Advent and Christmas Resources

One-Minute read. Advent is right around the corner. Many of you are already working on Advent boxes or care packages for households. If you’re just getting started, we can offer a few tips and suggestions.

Never lose hope.

One-Minute read. Find inspiration, hope and formation for Election Day.

With Malice Toward None

One-Minute read. With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds..to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Read more about the With Malice Toward None initiative.

Fear

three-Minute read. Sometimes fear seems to hang in the very air we breathe. Whether as an emotional response to danger or an experience of awe, fear is formational.

Live into a new way of thinking

One-minute read. “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” Richard Rohr and more about the process of formation.

Friluftsliv – free air life

One-Minute read. Embrace friluftsliv! It’s a fun word and once you get the pronunciation down friluftslive practically flies off the tongue.

Faith and casting our vote

Four-minute read. Holy Scripture is very clear that we are not to put our trust in rulers (Psalm 146:3), though we can take our political beliefs seriously and with passion.

Let’s get planting!

Two-minute read. The 130th Diocesan Convention made it our goal is to see at least five hundred trees planted within the boundaries of West Missouri before by November 2020. September and October are a great time to plant!

Public Theology Matters? This sounds interesting

Two-minute read. Feeling discouraged or frustrated and wondering how you can make a difference? Attending the Basics of Public Policy Advocacy is an easy something we can do to get started.

Parenting with Mindfulness Small Groups Forming Now!

One-minute read. Hats off to the 100+ people who engaged with the Parenting with Mindfulness weekend workshop. Now, you can follow up by participating in a small group!

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