News Update 05-05-2022

New Spirit Update, May 5, 2022

In this issue: Fr. Steven King is officially welcomed as the rector of St. Paul’s, Kansas City, and Bishop-elect Tharakan receives his ordination consent. Plus, the Daughters of the King’s Spring Assembly, the diocese is 133, a request for postcards, lots of events, and so much more!

Bishop Bruce’s official picture

One-minute read. An official photograph of Bishop Bruce has been made available to the churches of the diocese. The picture by Mary Ann Teschan, a member at St. Andrew’s, Kansas City, was taken at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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 Session 4 – 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.

A request from St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Riga, Latvia

One-minute read. Greetings from St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Rīga! Each year in Latvia at the end of May we have a country-wide event called “Baznīcu nākts” (Night of Churches), we would like to create a wall/display of postcards from many different churches throughout the Anglican world…

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.

Bishop-elect Jos Tharakan’s ordination receives consent

One-minute read. The Episcopal Diocese of Idaho has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Jos Tharakan has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3.

Episcopal Service Corps seeks applicants for remaining posts

One-minute read. The Episcopal Church invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 to join Episcopal Service Corps, a nationwide movement focused on transforming the world through leadership, community building, and personal and spiritual growth.

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.

The Cross – April 2022

One-minute read. The April edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

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