News Update 05-18-2023

New Spirit Update, May 18, 2023

In this issue: Profile and call for nominations for the next presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church issued, KC Pride 2023 information, plus help needed, Juneteenth pilgrimage to Springfield lynching site, and so much more …

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.

Nominating committee presents a profile for 28th presiding bishop, calls for names

Three-minute read. The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop on May 15 issued the following letter to the church announcing the availability of the “Profile for the Election of the 28th Presiding Bishop” and inviting Episcopalians to submit the names of bishops for the committee to consider as nominees. The deadline is July 15.

Juneteenth Pilgrimage to Springfield lynching site

On Monday, June 19, the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission of The Diocese of West Missouri invites anyone able to embark upon a pilgrimage to Park Central Square, Springfield, Missouri, the site of the April 1906 lynching of three African American men, Horace Duncan, Fred Coker, and William Allen.

Webinar: Getting Ready for Your Fall Stewardship Campaign

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7 p.m. — Online. Our webinar will focus on careful planning and joyful solicitation.  We will discuss ways to engage your leaders and members, structuring your campaign to acknowledge that not all give in the same way, different ways of asking, and including gratitude and follow-up.

El Comité de Nominaciones presenta el perfil del 28º obispo presidente e invita a proponer nombres de posibles candidatos

Three-minute read. El Comité Conjunto de Nominaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal para la Elección del Obispo Presidente anunció el 15 de mayo la publicación del “Perfil para la Elección del 28º Obispo Presidente” en una carta dirigida a la Iglesia Episcopal. En dicha carta, se invita a los episcopales a presentar nombres de obispos para su consideración a candidatura por parte del comité. La fecha límite para hacerlo es el 15 de julio.

Trinity Sunday

One-Minute read. Three different ways we experience the one God we worship.

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.

The Season of Pentecost

One-Minute read. We are a universal community celebrating the “free gift of God to go and be a new thing in the world – a witness that all of life could be different for everybody …”

Episcopal Relief & Development on how mapping assets builds resilience

Five-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development shares their first-hand experience on the importance of the Episcopal Asset Map and how the collaborative project between Episcopal Relief & Development and The Episcopal Church allows congregations to respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the US. 

Are you up-to-date on your AED equipment?

Three-minute read. AEDs are an important piece of rescue equipment that can improve the survival of cardiac events. It’s important for you to review and maintain your AED equipment each year. Here’s what you need to know.

New Spirit Update, May 4, 2023

In this issue: “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence, the West Missouri Chapter of the Order of Naucratius, a new Dean for the Central Deanery, and lots more.

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