On Saturday, September 22, Church of the Good Shepherd hosted the second diocesan Youth Game Night. Kids in 6th-12th grade from across the northwest-metro deanery got together for food, games, and fun!
On Saturday, September 15, St. James Episcopal Church hosted the first diocesan Youth Game Night. Kids in 6th-12th grade from across the southern deanery got together for food, games, and fun!
One-Minute read. Our next door neighbors in Kansas have invited youth and children to participate in two opportunities this summer. Full and partial scholarships are being offered for both events.
Two-minute read. La Oficina del Ministerio Juvenil de la Iglesia Episcopal anuncia la apertura del plazo de inscripción para las delegaciones de jóvenes y chaperones que tienen previsto asistir al Evento de la Juventud Episcopal (EYE, por sus siglas en inglés) entre el 4 al 8 de julio en la Universidad de Maryland en College Park.
Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Office announces open registration for delegations of young people and chaperones planning to attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) July 4-8 at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.
Your input will help develop the youth programs in West Missouri. The youth survey will close on Sunday, November 28. Act quickly!
Three-minute read. For the past 14 years youth, their families, clergy, volunteers, and others have gathered to celebrate the previous year at the Bishop’s Ball. Unfortunately, we were unable to reschedule the Bishop’s Ball this year. There was still some celebrating to do though.
Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation, in collaboration with the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) planning team and Episcopal Church leadership, announced today that the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will not be convened this triennium due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español
Today MissionPalooza @Home is focusing their outreach efforts on eldercare, serving those that live in nursing homes and are homebound. In the past volunteers at MissionPalooza have visited nursing homes in the Kansas City area. While there, volunteers spend time with the residents playing games, crafting, serving food, and visiting through conversations. Since COVID-19 has made it difficult for family and friends to visit their loved ones living in nursing homes, the MissionPalooza Design Team has found a way we can be able to engage with the residents through homemade cards.
Every year at MissionPalooza we take a small group of teens and adults to volunteer at various pet shelters in the Kansas City area. Last year we spent time at both Unleashed Pet Rescue and Midwest Animal Resq. While at these shelters we spend time cleaning cages, engaging with the animals through playing and walks, and one of the biggest projects, helping with the laundry. Pet shelters go through an enormous amount of washing. We also take time to bake dog treats and make blankets. The dog treats are super easy to make, and most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry.
July 20-24, is MissionPalooza @Home! As the video states, everyone is encouraged to participate as you can. Bishop Marty and Josh Trader have challenged the entire diocese to participate; challenge your friends and neighbors too. Even though we can’t be together in-person for MissionPalooza this year, the design team has been hard at work to help you bring MissionPalooza to your home. Even the smallest acts can have some of the biggest impacts on those around you.
Even in the midst of a pandemic where we are physical distancing, life can be busy. There is Zoom call after Zoom call, chores, maybe a job, friendships, family, and so many other things that keep you busy throughout your day. This weekend is designed to help you to slow down your life and listen to God.
Two-minute read. Read on for an update on WEMO Youth summer events. Happening will be postponed and Camp WEMO will now be an at home experience.
Three-minute read. 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.