Kurt Knecht and Forrest Pierce in Dialogue

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The event will feature an exchange of ideas about Islamic and Christian mysticism with a special focus on daily practices. The dialogue will be both verbal and musical. Forrest and Kurt have each written new music for the event that will be performed by soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson.

Recording & Photographs – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Three-minute read, 105-minute video. On Saturday, January 14, the diocese held its first annual service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The recording of the service includes a 1967 interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made 11 months before he was assassinated, and an extract from a sermon he delivered at the Washington National Cathedral.

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and the St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.

Annual Stewardship Campaign Webinar

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Where: Online
For: Stewardship Committees, Church leaders and anyone interested in stewardship.
With annual budgets being finalized and adopted, church pledge drives may seem to be a fading memory. However, giving ample time for both preparation and reflection on our practices of stewardship allows us to discern more deeply what it means to be God’s stewards all year round.

National Day of Racial Healing (January 17, 2023)

Four-minute read. The National Day of Racial Healing is observed each year following the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. In 2023 many churches across the diocese are opening their doors to those who wish to pray and reflect on this day.

Blue Christmas Services

While most of us are getting ready for happy family reunions during the holidays, we may forget that Christmas can be a time of great sadness for many. Here are details of Blue Christmas services being held in Joplin, Kansas City, Liberty, Ozark, Sedalia, and Springfield.

La Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

When: Sunday December 11, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard St, Carthage, MO 64836.
For: All

Journeying the Way of Love

When: Sundays: December 4, 11, 18, at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 and Online. For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.

Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure? Opportunity to express an interest extended until until January 15, 2023.

Annual Convention Business Session

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. In person and Online
For: Anyone.
Watch this year’s annual convention live online. This year’s convention will be streamed live in both English and Spanish starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, with Morning Prayer. 

Annual Convention Opening Eucharist and Reception

When: Friday, November 4, 2022.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, In person and Online.
For: Anyone.
Watch the opening Eucharist of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, live from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 4. 

133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri

When: November 4 – 5
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. In person and Online
For: Anyone
he 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri commences with the Opening Eucharist at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. The convention business session starts with morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. of Saturday, November 5.

A win-win for you and your church

One-Minute read. Attending the Forma Conference is a win for you and your church. Consistently regarded as a valuable ministry experience, here are a few solid reasons I hope you will attend.

Annual Convention Technology Training

We are offering three sessions at various times to capture as many participants as possible. It is important that all convention delegates attend at least one training session. Please use this time to ask any questions you may have. You may attend more than one session.

When: October 25, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. October 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Online Training Sessions via Zoom

Invitation to study the Gospel of John

The Seven Miraculous Signs in John’s Gospel: What are they telling us today? Presented by the Rev. Susan Kennard and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Fayette, and online.

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