News Update 05-19-2022

New Spirit Update, May 19, 2022

In this issue: With an increase in COVID-19 cases, The Episcopal Church plans for a shorter General Convention,St. Anne’s Afghan Refugee family settles in. Plus, Bishop Bruce on Dobbs VS Jackson Women’s Health Organization, meet Rachael Orth our new Events Coordinator, lots of upcoming events, and more!

Introducing Rachael Orth

Two-minute read. We are pleased to introduce Rachael Orth, who joined the Diocesan Staff on May 16 in the half-time position of Events Coordinator. Rachael will be responsible for the logistics (registration, venue bookings, contracts, and organizing refreshments and meals, etc.) for diocesan-wide events, and events of interest to a wider diocesan audience.

Leadership Essentials – Stewardship

When: May 26, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committee chairs and members, clergy, and anyone interested in stewardship.

Are you the new stewardship chair or clergy interested in expanding your church’s conversation and activities around Stewardship? Or, are you just curious about what we call “Stewardship” in general?

Diocesan-wide Women’s Retreat

Bishop Bruce will be leading a diocesan-wide women’s retreat on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Further information will be released soon.

2022 Memorial Service at Walkup Grove Cemetery

When: May 29, 2022, at 11 a.m.
Where: Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County, Missouri
For: All welcome.

A Memorial worship service will be held at Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County on Sunday, May 29, at 11 am. The worship is sponsored by St. Oswald’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, with Fr. Jonathan Frazier presiding at this special service.

Godly Play Teacher Training – St. Paul’s, Kansas City

When: June 18, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.
For: Anyone interested in teaching using the Godly Play Foundation’s resources

You are invited to attend a Godly Play teacher training event Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City Missouri.

The Cross – May 2022

One-minute read. Take a look inside the May edition of The Cross and see some great news about new Brotherhood chapters and re-chartered chapters.

Doing your bit for Saving God’s Creation — Some practical tips on dealing with young wild animals

Four-minute read. Part of our responsibility to take care of creation is to make sure we know how to handle things when our lives intersect with the wild critters. You need to know what, if anything you should do to protect them and yourself. Especially when children, dogs, and cats often present families with an unplanned wild animal “gift” that must be dealt with.

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