News Update 05-21-2020

News Update May 21, 2020

In this issue: churches to ring bells to honor the heroes and the victims of COVID-19, The Joy of Worshiping … Online, Recognize graduates, teachers, and end of the year programs, and much more!

Will you proclaim the Good News of God in Christ?

One-minute read. Embracing Evangelism, a new six-part evangelism video course, is a resource to help Episcopalians grow in their own relationship with Christ and to help others do so as well.

Backyard Vacation Bible School!

One-Minute read. Even in a COVID-19 world we can creatively bring children (and families) from all over the diocese together. Let’s do Backyard VBS!

The Episcopal Youth Community in West Missouri Summer Events Update.

One-minute read. In cooperation with youth leaders from around the diocese and Bishop Field, we have made the decision to host all youth events online through July. We are developing plans for “long-distance” offerings, including online Small Groups that will meet throughout the summer, as well as potential new ways to gather in person when we feel it’s safe to do so.

The Joy of Worshiping … Online

Seven-minute read. Worship changed with an abruptness we’ve not seen before. On March 15, we were in our church buildings, on March 22, we were worshiping online. Read of Carolyn Thompson’s joy and hopes for future of online worshiping.

Recognize graduates, teachers, and end of the year programs

One-Minute read.
The traditions and rituals of spring will be different this year in new and creative ways. Here are some ideas on how to recognize and celebrate graduates, teachers and end of year programs in meaningful and memorable ways – even in the midst of a pandemic!

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